Friday, August 29, 2014

Tips to Live Frugally

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Today I am going to give you some tips and ideas for living frugally. It seems like we can all use more tips these days. I'm open to learning about anything that can help me save a dollar. My husband and I are getting closer to retirement, although we still have some time left, and want to save every bit of money we can. So, here are a few idea for you that I have found around the internet and implemented and some other things that we do as well. 

This first one is from Life as You Live It and something that I really love. I got one of these jars for each of our kids and one for us as well and I taped the simple chart Kaylie has for you to print out. It is a great way to save $1378 over the course of a year. My kids thought it was a great idea. I didn't actually give it to them until the end of the second week, so I added the money for the first two weeks. The idea here is that you add money each week, following what ever week of the year you are in. For example week 1 you add $1 and week 25 you add $25. 


Tips for Living Frugally - Fearlessly Creative Mammas


Thursday, August 28, 2014

We'd Love Your Vote!!




Hello friends! We got some fun news this morning and wanted to share it with you, so we have an extra post today. 

Fearlessly Creative Mammas was nominated as one of the Top 50 Review Blogs by VoiceBoks and we're pretty excited. VoiceBoks is a community that we work with on product reviews and they are always so great to us. We would LOVE your votes! 

You might be wondering why we want your votes. Well, the better we do in the voting, the more exposure we will get through VoiceBoks. That is great for our blog. PLUS, the winning blog wins $1000! That would be so awesome because it is awarded right around the holidays. 

The voting is going on from now until September 28th and you can vote once each day. We are entry number 14. We would love it if you would vote for us in your daily internet happenings. You don't have to come back to this post to vote. I added a button to the sidebar that looks like the one above and you can just click on it and get to the right page. 

So, if you would please take the time to vote each day, we would appreciate it so much! You can vote at THIS LINK today and then just click on the sidebar button every other time. Thanks so much for your time and vote!! 

Kathleen and Samantha
(The Mammas)

Hot Toddy-Cold Remedy


Yesterday I mentioned that I haven't been feeling very well. I have a mixture, I think, of a cold, bronchitis, and a sinus infection. I've been taking cold medicine like crazy and it helps, but I needed something to go along with it. 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway!!

Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway!


Do you have a Kitchen Aid Mixer? I do and I absolutely LOVE it!! I use it for so many things, mixing a cake, making cookies, shredding cooked chicken breast, making bread, mashing potatoes and just lots of other things. It's so fantastic. So...

SURPRISE!  We're participating in a giveaway for a Kitchen Aid Mixer PLUS, everyone who enters can get a free copy of a recipe book just by clicking on THIS LINK! Each of the bloggers participating have a recipe in the book, so I'm positive it will be a good one! 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Tips and Tricks Link Party 8/26

It is officially the last week of summer around here, the kids go back to school next week. It is feeling more like spring though, with the cooler temperatures and all the rain. Seriously, a lot of rain and flash floods. We live in the dessert, so this is very unusual for us and I pray it clears up so the farmers can get their crops in before they are ruined. 

If you're checking in on Monday night, be sure to come back tomorrow for a big giveaway! You don't want to miss it, but I can't tell you what it is. 

This week's feature is from Two Little Cavaliers and it is a green all purpose cleaner called Lemon Basil All Purpose Cleaner. I have been trying to get away from using so many chemicals and I will be trying this one out for sure!