October 2011

Halloween DiY: Bumblebee Costume {Part 2}


A few weeks ago I posted part one of this year's bumblebee costume for the girls.  The pillowcase dress design turned out cute, but my little bees were sadly lacking in necessary bee accessories.  They needed wings and antennae!  I found some cute options at Gymboree, but even on sale, the total cost for 2 [...]

How to Save Big on Groceries at Walmart


Today I'm happy to welcome my friend Jenny to LWSL.  Jenny is not a blogger, but she is an expert at saving money on groceries--especially at Walmart!  I'm so happy to have her hear to share her expertise! This is a guest post from Jenny Camp Ever since starting a family, it had been convenient [...]

Pumpkin Coconut Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Muffins

pumpkin cream cheese muffins recipe

Sometime last winter I found canned pumpkin on clearance at Walgreeens.  It made the perfect "filler" item to complete my multiple transactions, so I stocked up and bought all the cans they had left.  I'm so happy fall is finally here so I can start to use it!  (I am incapable of eating pumpkin anything [...]

10 Thrifty Ideas for Getting Organized

How to Organize Cords and Cables

I am headed off to NYC (for the first time EVER!) this morning to attend Save Up '11 with my fellow Savings.com DealPros. Can I just tell you how excited I am?  Tomorrow all 50 of us will be posting our unique Savings Stories on our respective blogs, so be sure to come back and [...]

DIY Bumblebee Costume


I have never attempted to sew a costume before, but my daughter Maggie really wanted to be a bumblebee this year.  When I started looking at the bee costumes that were available, I was appalled at the idea of anyone spending $25 or $35 per child when I knew I could make it for much cheaper. [...]

Black & White Chili with Roasted Butternut Squash

black & white chili with roasted butternut squash

Remember that butternut squash I bought on a whim last week?  Well, I have a teeny tiny confession to make:  I have never actually cooked a butternut squash before, at least not one that wasn't already peeled, mushed, then frozen.  I had no idea what I was supposed to do with it.  So it just sat [...]

How to Look Your Best Without Breaking the Bank


Do you ever feel like you are on a never-ending quest for that perfect piece of clothing?  You know the one--the super flattering dress that will instantly make you look 10 pounds slimmer, or the ultra-cute top that makes your eyes sparkle, or the to-die-for boots that make perfect strangers stop just to tell you [...]

Operation Christmas Child


One of the very coolest things about using coupons (besides saving crazy amounts of money on groceries) is being able to give back and donate to charity.  I'm sure those of you who have an abundant stockpile built up probably already donate a lot to local food banks and shelters, and hopefully those of you [...]