Practical Frugality - 2/35 - Save where you can, so you can splurge where you want!

Painted Clay Pot Planter Craft

In need of a fun and easy project to do with your kids for Mother's Day? Try this painted clay pot planter that's a snap to make two different ways. Surprise mom with one or both and give her keepsake that lasts. Mother's Day is just around the corner! The most precious gifts I receive are those made by my children. I'm especially fond of those featuring their hands, feet, etc. because they capture their size in the moment, and it's so much fun to compare them from year to year! They grow so fast, and are only little for…
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Stella & Dot

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist for $199 and get $750 in FREE accessories when you sign up in April! I have several friends that I grew up with, who rave about Stella & Dot, and a couple of them have signed up to become Stylists, because it's something they are passionate about. Some of them do in home shows, others prefer craft fairs, and some prefer a mixture. There are many possible ways to personalize your business.…
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Monopoly at McDonald’s $25 GC #Giveaway {CLOSED}

It's Monopoly Time at McDonald's! One of my favorite PR Teams to work with, is the McDonalds of Eastern New England. They sent us this fabulous Monopoly Package to help us celebrate Monopoly Time at McDonald's. One of my son's is a Special Olympics athlete, and the other two volunteer to serve as Unified Partners when needed (we are fortunate to have SO MANY partners that sometimes a few of them need to sit out an event so they don't outnumber the athletes!). McDonald's is a sponsor of the Special Olympics in our area, and we appreciate their support and all…
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Keep your medicine cabinet armed and ready to battle your child’s next cough & cold.

Keep your medicine cabinet armed and ready to battle your child's next cough & cold. The Pfizer Pediatric Platform products, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own. Although winter is over, we are seeing a late flu season here in our area. Strep throat, sinus infections, and colds are also rampant in my kids schools. The kids are in the midst of State Testing, and I'm not sure if the stress of taking tests for hours, having so many children in smaller rooms sharing computers, or what combination of…
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Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers #Giveaway {CLOSED}

Welcome to the Green Your Routine Giveaway Hop hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro! We’re encouraging everyone to green their routine and help make the world a little more eco friendly with great giveaways! You’ll have until Earth Day to enter all of the great greengiveaways, in the linky below, and don’t miss the two amazing Grand Prizes from our hosts! The prize at this stop is a set of Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Savers. I love using these. I bring the produce home, wash it, store it in these containers on the top shelf, and it's ready for the…
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$10 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 3/27} #SpringCleaning

Welcome to the Spring Cleaning Giveaway Hop, hosted by Bookhounds. This event will run from March 20 - 27. When determining a prize for this particular hop, I realized that the physical books I purchased over the course of last year, are all books that contribute to collections I have. ALL the other books I bought were e-books to read on my kindle. I can't pass those along, so I thought I'd offer an Amazon GC so you can either purchase electronic copies of books you enjoy to free up space on your bookshelf, or a new book to enjoy…
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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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