Practical Frugality - 2/34 - Save where you can, so you can splurge where you want!

Ipsy #Giveaway {Ends 3/31} #SubscriptionBox

Welcome to the Subscription Box Giveaway Hop, hosted by The Mommy Island & The Kids Did It. Each participating blog is giving away a prize of a subscription box or gift card to purchase your own subscription box. This even is running from March 17 through March 31. The prize at this stop is one Ipsy Box. You'll need to set up a profile there, because from what I can tell, the boxes are personalized to your preferences, skin tone, skin type, etc. I'll help you out, if needed, and if you're already a member, I'll just send you paypal…
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Living on a Fixed Income: Frugality Can Make it Easier

Living on a Fixed Income: Frugality Can Make it Easier Even if you've been good about saving and investing, you will likely find yourself on a limited income when you hit your golden years. You've stopped working (aaah!) and you have only your savings and (perhaps) social security to live on. That means that you can't go out to eat all the time or buy the latest gadgets as soon as they are introduced. But that doesn't mean that your life has to stop, either. You should be able to actually enjoy your retirement, and if you live frugally, you…
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7 Easy Ways to Reduce Household Costs

7 Easy Ways to Reduce Household Costs Do your bills make you cringe? I know mine do. To me it seems like for every penny I earn there are at least two service providers or bill collectors ready to take it. Yet as I learn to be more financially aware, I’ve come to find that there are a LOT of things my family and I could be doing differently to cut back. With a few lifestyle changes and creative thinking, we could actually have money left over each month to do something we enjoy. So here’s what we did: 1.…
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$25 Walmart GC #Giveaway {Ends 3/30}

Welcome to the Irish You Good Luck Giveaway Hop! Hosted By: Mama Smith's & Women and Their Pretties Co-Hosted By: Dorky's Deals Joyful Gifts by Julie Wild Redhead Homestead The Mixing Bowl Seasonal Family Fun I Don't Have Time for That! A group of bloggers has put together some amazing giveaways for you (with the minimum value of $15 each – but some are much more than that!). Be sure to enter them all – there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK! The prize at this stop is a $25 Walmart GC. Entry-Form Don't miss…
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$25 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 3/28} #SpringHop

Thank you for stopping by the Hop Into Spring giveaway hop hosted by The Anti-June Cleaver and Our Piece of Earth. Spring is just around the corner and it's time celebrate warmer weather and longer days! We have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you a bunch of great prizes to get you in the mood for fun and sunshine. As always, after you have entered a giveaway visit the linky at the bottom of each post to visit the other blogs for more great ; The prize at this stop will be a $25 Amazon GC. Entry-Form Disclosure: The…
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Mix It Up in March #Giveaway {Ends 3/28}

Welcome to the Let’s Mix It Up in March Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro. We’re mixing up March, with a host of other bloggers, by bringing you fun (and in some cases delicious) giveaways in this Food and Kitchen themed Giveaway Hop! Be sure to hop around to them all and don’t miss the amazing Grand Prize to help little ones mix it up in their own kitchen - a Mixin' Up Magic Kitchen from Step2! The prize at this stop is a $25 Bed, Bath, & Beyond GC, where you can find a fabulous…
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ChapStick® saves my lips! #Giveaway {Ends 3/25}

"All ChapStick® products deliver skincare for lips, but each product has its own benefits for every lip need." ChapStick® generously sent me a wonderful supply of their products recently, and luckily they arrived right as the weather was hitting a rough patch. My poor lips do not do well with the extreme cold temperatures we often have during New England winters, and I make a point of keeping a ChapStick® at my desk, in the living room, on my nightstand, in my purse, in the car, in my gym bag, and in the pocket of my coat. Between the wind and…
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Thomas & Friends #Giveaway {Ends 3/18}

Enjoy these great Thomas & Friends themed crafts, snacks, movies, party supplies, school supplies, & gift ideas Thomas & Friends Kids are excited about the release of Thomas & Friends: Start Your Engines! Movie today, and I'm excited to offer a copy to one lucky reader! I've gathered some Thomas & Friends themed ideas, such as crafts, snacks, movies, party supplies, school supplies, and gift ideas for you as well! I know when my own kids become fascinated with a movie, they really enjoy doing crafts, making snacks to look like the characters, and then want to have parties around…
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$25 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 3/17} #UnderTheRainbow

Welcome to the Under the Rainbow Giveaway Hop Event, hosted by the Lindsey Blogs at SEBG and Viva Veltoro! Who doesn’t love finding gold under the rainbow? I’ve joined with a group of bloggers who will be offering great prizes for you, just waiting to be found under the rainbow! So, hop along to all in the giveaway hop linky below to find your gold and don't forget to check out the great Grand Prizes for this event including a Venta Airwasher on Lindsey Blogs and an adorable baby nighttime trio of prizes on Viva Veltoro! The prize at this…
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5 Funny St Patrick’s Day Photos

St Patrick's Day is special to me, because I have Irish heritage in my family. If you see one that makes you chuckle, use the Social Media share buttons to give your friends and family a laugh too. It'll share to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and more! Be sure to visit and follow my St Patrick's Pinterest Board to find great St Patrick's Day Themed Items, Food, Recipes, Crafts, Etc. Follow Karen Puleski's board St Patrick's Day on Pinterest. I've seen some pretty funny pictures floating around, so I thought I'd share my favorite 5 Funny St Patrick's Day Photos with…
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Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

This cute Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame is a really fun and easy to make St. Patrick's Day Kids Craft Project! Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame This is a really fun and easy kids craft project! You can easily swap out the graphic in the middle to use this craft idea for any holiday or special occasion during the year! It would work well for pre-school, kindergarten, or early elementary aged kids. For younger kids, you'd need to provide a bit more assistance, while the older kids could show their creativity with more independence. Materials Needed: (Amazon Affiliate links included to show you…
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Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project

This Shamrock Magnet is a fun and easy St. Patrick's Day Craft Project for kids! Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project It can be so much fun to celebrate holidays, such as St. Patrick's Day, with children by making fun craft projects. While they may not understand fully the original purpose of the holiday, most usually do know and enjoy the traditions of the day, such as wearing green, leprechauns that grant wishes, shamrocks are for "good luck", or certain foods that your family eats each year on March 17. This can be a great opportunity to explain what the holiday is about, and the…
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