January 30, 2012

COOK! | DIY Homemade Yogurt FAIL!

For 2012, I have a number of DIY Homemade recipes for grocery items that I plan to make in my kitchen.

Not only can you save money making pricier items at home, you can also control the ingredients and the quality of the ingredients, a must for many folks on special diets.

My January DIY Homemade Recipe Project was Crock Pot Yogurt.

January 28, 2012

Coffee & Clicks | January 28, 2012 {Edition #27: Knitting, #Ashamed, and Chili!}

Welcome to Coffee & Clicks, my weekly roundup of posts from my Google Reader and beyond that captured my attention.

If you find a few minutes to click around this weekend while you sip your coffee (or whatever fills your mug), wander through these posts and enjoy reading, reflecting, and relaxing.

January 27, 2012

Freebie Roundup! | {FREE Lettuce Wraps at PF Changs, FREE Prilosec, FREE Calcet Creamy Bits Supplements, & More!}

It's Friday, time to do some clicking so that your mailbox will be loaded with FREEbies in the coming weeks!

Keep reading to see this week's best freebies...

January 26, 2012

Recyclebank | Earn 25 FREE Points!

Login to your Recyclebank account and watch the short video from Hellmann's to earn a quick 25 FREE Recyclebank points!

Be sure to check out the other opportunities to earn points at Recyclebank while you're there.  Then head over to the Get Rewards tab at Recyclebank and check out the available printable coupons.  I'm using my points to print a $2.00/1 any Kashi food coupon (175 points).

Don't have a Recyclebank account? Sign up for one right here.

Enjoy!

*Disclosure: This post contains my Recyclebank referral link. Thanks for your support of this site!

CLIP | Sunday Insert Preview, January 29, 2012 (3 Inserts: 1 RP, 1 SS, 1 PG)

It's that time of the week - time to look ahead at the anticipated Sunday insert coupons so you can start planning for next week's store deals. 

It's always useful to know how many coupon inserts to expect each Sunday and even more useful to know which coupons you'll find in those inserts so you can decide as early as possible if it's a good week to order coupons from a clipping service*.

CLIP | *HOT* Printable Coupons {Oscar Mayer, Kraft, Ball Park, Johnsonville, Coffee-Mate, International Delight & More!}

Here are some of the newest *HOT* printable coupons released this week! 

Be sure to check Coupons.com, Red Plum, Catalina Network, Smart Source, Cool Savings  for even more new printable coupons as we head into February - a new month means new coupons!  

January 24, 2012

CLIP | *HOT* High Value Printable Coffee-Mate & Nescafe Coupons!

If you're a big fan of the happy bean (coffee!!), there are some great new printable coupons available on Coupon Network that you'll want to print soon before they hit their limit.

$1.85/3 Nestle Coffee-Mate Creamers

$1.10/2 Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Creamers

$1.50/2 Nescafe Tasters Choice or Clasico

If you're headed out to Target, Money Saving Mom has a great deal scenario on how you can get Coffee-Mate Creamer for $0.92 ea.

Enjoy!

*Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support of this site!

Let's Go Krogering! Week of January 23, 2012 {Game Day Greats Mega Sale Begins!}


Wondering what's the deal with my weekly Let's Go Krogering! (LGK!) posts?  Click here for more information.

Read on to see what deals I found at my Kroger this week...

Kroger Game Day Greats Mega Sale 1/23/12-2/5/12 | FULL Participating Items List (LINK)

Image courtesy of Kroger
Are you as excited as I am about the new Mega Event sale at Kroger?  Woohoo!

Many bloggers have already walked their Kroger stores and posted unadvertised Mega Event item lists with coupon matchups. (You can see this comprehensive list courtesy of Southern Savers.)

Because I like to know ALL the items that are participating, I did some clever Googling and located the official Kroger store list of participating items.  While I won't be doing a full matchup for the list (it is HUGE!), I did want to share it with you so you could bookmark it and reference it when planning your Mega Sale couponing extravaganza.  ;-)

Kroger Game Day Greats Mega Event Shopping List with ALL Participating Items

Enjoy!

January 21, 2012

Coffee & Clicks | January 21, 2012 {Edition #26: Handling a Job Loss, SOBA?, & Printable Budget Worksheets}

Welcome to Coffee & Clicks, my weekly roundup of posts from my Google Reader and beyond that captured my attention.

If you find a few minutes to click around this weekend while you sip your coffee (or whatever fills your mug), wander through these posts and enjoy reading, reflecting, and relaxing.

January 20, 2012

Freebie Roundup! {Parent's Choice Formula, Chick-fil-A Breakfast, Stayfree, & More!}

It's Friday, time to do some clicking so that your mailbox will be loaded with FREEbies in the coming weeks!

Keep reading to see this week's best freebies...

January 19, 2012

CLIP | Sunday Insert Preview, January 22, 2012 {2 Inserts: 1 RP, 1 SS}

It's that time of the week - time to look ahead at the anticipated Sunday insert coupons so you can start planning for next week's store deals. 

It's always useful to know how many coupon inserts to expect each Sunday and even more useful to know which coupons you'll find in those inserts so you can decide as early as possible if it's a good week to order coupons from a clipping service*.

CLIP | *HOT* Printable Coupons {Hormel Pepperoni, Kraft Cheese, Brawny, Quaker, & More!}

Here are some of the newest *HOT* printable coupons released this week! 

Be sure to check Coupons.com, Red Plum, Catalina Network, Smart Source, Cool Savings  for even more new printable coupons because it's the beginning of a new month and a new year!  

January 18, 2012

Meijer Deals | Week of January 15, 2012

After scanning the ad matchups this weekend, I noted that there were some *stellar* deals to be had at Meijer this week.

Read on to see how much I saved....

Let's Go Krogering! *UPDATED!* | Week of January 16, 2012 {10/$10 Sale!}


Wondering what's the deal with my weekly Let's Go Krogering! (LGK!) posts?  Click here for more information.

Read on to see what deals I found at my Kroger this week...

January 15, 2012

Weekly Deals Roundup | January 15-21, 2012 {Best Deals + Links!}

Check out these sites for the best ad matchups around SW Ohio this week:

January 15-21, 2012

CLIP | *HOT* $1.50/2 Planters Peanut Butter Printable Coupon

There's a HOT high value peanut butter coupon available that you'll want to print soon because it won't last long.

:: $1.50/2 Planters Peanut Butter, any variety or size

Peanut butter has been rising in price due to issues with the peanut crop in 2011.  This coupon paired with a sale will help you save big on this pantry staple.

Don't forget to check out some of the other HOT printable coupons I found this week.

Enjoy!

January 14, 2012

Coffee & Clicks | Janaury 14, 2012 {Edition #25: Surviving a Pay Cut, More Pinterest, and Blogging Perks}

Welcome to Coffee & Clicks, my weekly roundup of posts from my Google Reader and beyond that captured my attention.

If you find a few minutes to click around this weekend while you sip your coffee (or whatever fills your mug), wander through these posts and enjoy reading, reflecting, and relaxing.

January 13, 2012

Freebie Roundup! {Nescafe, Eucerin, Benefiber, Shout Color Catcher & More!}

It's Friday, time to do some clicking so that your mailbox will be loaded with FREEbies in the coming weeks!

Keep reading to see this week's best freebies...

January 12, 2012

FREE Starbucks Coffee Samples! | Starbucks Stores, January 12-14, 2012

Image courtesy of Starbucks.com
Here's a great FREEbie for all my fellow coffee addicts!

From today, January 12, through Saturday, January 14, you can get a FREE sample of Starbucks coffee in-store.

Click to see the samples I got today at my Starbucks...

CLIP | Sunday Insert Preview, January 15, 2012 {1 insert - SS}

It's that time of the week - time to look ahead at the anticipated Sunday insert coupons so you can start planning for next week's store deals. 

It's always useful to know how many coupon inserts to expect each Sunday and even more useful to know which coupons you'll find in those inserts so you can decide as early as possible if it's a good week to order coupons from a clipping service*.

CLIP | *HOT* Printable Coupons {Nabisco Crackers, Jenny-O Turkey Sausage, Hormel Natural Choice Deli Meat & More!}

Here are some of the newest *HOT* printable coupons released this week! 

Be sure to check Coupons.com, Red Plum, Catalina Network, Smart Source, Cool Savings  for even more new printable coupons because it's the beginning of a new month and a new year!  

January 11, 2012

How To U | Make a Finger Knitted Flower Headband

How to U is a new weekly feature at TNFM on Wednesdays. 

Each month, I'll feature a simple DIY project from start to finish with posts showing you how to do it as well.

For January 2012, I'm getting crafty!

Read on to see the project...

January 10, 2012

Top 25 Couponing Mom Blogs at Circle of Moms | Vote for Me!

I opened my email this afternoon to a pleasant surprise - I've been nominated as one of the Top 25 Couponing Mom Blogs at Circle of Moms!

I'm in good company on that list - some of my favorite bloggers are featured as well.

I'm truly honored to be included among such fine company and I have you to thank, my dear readers, for this nomination. Helping YOU is what inspires me to keep working hard at becoming a better blogger.

If you'd like to vote for me over at Circle of Moms (and I thank you eversomuch if you do!), click on the button above to see the list of nominees at Circle of Moms.  You may vote once a day through January 31, 2012.

Many thanks!

Let's Go Krogering! *UPDATED* | Week of January 9, 2012 {P&G $4/4 & Kashi/FREE Milk Sales Continue + NEW 50% off Sale Begins!}


Wondering what's the deal with my weekly Let's Go Krogering! (LGK!) posts?  Click here for more information.

Read on to see what deals I found at my Kroger this week...

January 9, 2012

How To U | How to Create a Monthly Menu Plan (4 Part Series)

This four part series on How to Create a Monthly Menu Plan was published in the fall of 2011.


If getting dinner on the table each night is a stressful task or if you find yourself going to the grocery store every other day because you don't have the ingredients on hand to make dinner, creating a monthly menu plan can save you time, stress, and money.


Follow the links to the individual posts below:


:: Part 1 | Menu Planning Basics: Recipes


:: Part 2 | Menu Planning Basics: The Family Schedule


:: Part 3 | Menu Planning Basics: Create a Master List of Key Recipe Ingredients


:: Part 4 | Menu Planning Basics: Saving Money on Your Menu Plan Ingredients


I also have several of my 5 Week Menu Plans posted with recipe links for the meals.  Click the link below to pick and view those menu plans:


:: TNFM 5 Week Menu Plans

January 8, 2012

How to Create a Monthly Menu Plan, Part 4 of 4 | Saving Money on Your Menu Plan Ingredients

This is the fourth and final installment of the four part series on How to Create a Monthly Menu Plan that I began in September 2011.

Menu planning is an easy way to save time and money - and stress!

Weekly Deals Roundup | January 8-14, 2012 {Best Deals + Links!}

Check out these sites for the best ad matchups around SW Ohio this week:

January 8-14, 2012

January 7, 2012

Coffee & Clicks | January 7, 2012 {Edition #24: Forecasted Rise in Gas Prices, Pinterest, & Good Habits}

Welcome to Coffee & Clicks, my weekly roundup of posts from my Google Reader and beyond that captured my attention.

If you find a few minutes to click around this weekend while you sip your coffee (or whatever fills your mug), wander through these posts and enjoy reading, reflecting, and relaxing.

January 6, 2012

Freebie Roundup! {FREE $4 off at Kroger, FREE American Sign Language Online Course, FREE Mini Dustpan/Brush Set & More!

It's Friday, time to do some clicking so that your mailbox will be loaded with FREEbies in the coming weeks!


Keep reading to see this week's best freebies...

January 5, 2012

CLIP | *HOT* Printable Coupons {Kashi, Play-Doh, Kraft Cheese, Starkist, Enfamil & More!}

Here are some of the newest *HOT* printable coupons released this week! 

Be sure to check Coupons.com, Red Plum, Catalina Network, Smart Source, Cool Savings  for even more new printable coupons because it's the beginning of a new month and a new year!  

CLIP | Sunday Insert Preview, January 8, 2012 (6 Inserts - 2 SS, 1 RP, 1 GM, 1 Target, 1 Walmart)

It's that time of the week - time to look ahead at the anticipated Sunday insert coupons so you can start planning for next week's store deals. 

It's always useful to know how many coupon inserts to expect each Sunday and even more useful to know which coupons you'll find in those inserts so you can decide as early as possible if it's a good week to order coupons from a clipping service*.

January 4, 2012

How to U | How to Create a Household Command Center in a Kitchen Cabinet, Part 4 of 4 {Finished Project + Lessons Learned}!}

How to U is a new weekly feature at TNFM on Wednesdays. 

Each month, I'll feature a simple DIY project from start to finish with posts showing you how to do it as well.

For September 2011 Fall 2011, I'm tackling How to Create a Household Command Center in a Kitchen Cabinet. This week is Part 4: My Finished Kitchen Command Center + Lessons Learned.

January 3, 2012

Let's Go Krogering! | Week of January 3, 2012 ($4/4 P&G Sale + Buy 4 Kashi/Special K, Get FREE Gallon of Milk!)


Wondering what's the deal with my weekly Let's Go Krogering! (LGK!) posts?  Click here for more information.

Read on to see what deals I found at my Kroger this week...

January 2, 2012

Coming Up Tomorrow, 01/03/12: Let's Go Krogering!

Hello wonderful readers!

Just a quick note to let you know that I'll be back to posting tomorrow with the very first Let's Go Krogering! post of 2012.

I'm sure I'll have more to share with you as we move forward into 2012, more deals, more thoughts about frugal living, and more ways to save time and get organized.

Here's to a great new year - I hope the best for all of you in 2012!