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Using old Christmas Cards for Gift Tags

Each Christmas I collect all my old cards and put them away for the next year. Not because I am sentimental, but because I know they can be re-purposed for the next year’s gift tags! It’s really easy to do. Read more about creating gift tags from Christmas cards.

Added by Kristi West on December 21, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Couponing 101

If you are new to couponing or looking to learn something you may not already know, please check out my Couponing 101 series:



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Added by Kristi West on October 17, 2010 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Don't forget to get your FREE cookies tomorrow!

Nabisco give Facebook Fans a coupon for FREE Cookies the first Monday of the month:

Added by Kristi West on October 3, 2010 at 8:07pm — No Comments

My First Blog Carnival

Each Friday, I will be hosting a Blog Carnival where you can share your Favorite Five of anything!
It can be your top 5 deals, favorite 5 blog posts, your favorite 5
sites, etc. Only rule is that this list must be family-friendly and
must link back to the carnival.


I would love if you would join me on my first Blog Carnival.

Added by Kristi West on September 17, 2010 at 10:03am — No Comments

What clothing items sell well on eBay

In order to supplement my income, I sell clothes on eBay. After doing my research I have found that certain name brand items sell better than others. Here are a few of the brands that do well:

  • Ralph Lauren (anything with pony logo on the chest)
  • Banana Republic
  • Lacoste
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Tommy Bahama
  • Juicy Couture
  • North Face
  • Ed…
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Added by Kristi West on August 27, 2010 at 9:31am — No Comments

Saving Time & Money When Packing Your Child's Lunch

We are less than 2 weeks away from going back to school this year and so I wanted to give you some tips on how to save both time & money when packing your child's lunch. Read about it here.

Added by Kristi West on August 15, 2010 at 6:25pm — No Comments

30 Days, 30 Ways to Save Series

Each day during the month of July I will be posting a new way to save money! Most are pretty simple practices to put into place. Do them all, or chose a few & you will be on your way to saving money this month! Read my posts so far HERE.

Added by Kristi West on July 20, 2010 at 9:58pm — No Comments

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Kid Friendly Recipe

Looking for an easy recipe to make with your kids? They will love these Chocolate Chip Cupcakes and they will learn some valuable skills while making them. Check out the recipe HERE.

Added by Kristi West on June 28, 2010 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Babies on a Budget

If you are a mom, you know very well that babies aren't cheap. New moms have so much to buy to get ready for their new bundle of joy and it is hard to weed through the "must haves." We are programmed to buy everything brand new, but there are some used items out there that can save you quite a bit of money. Read more....

Added by Kristi West on June 22, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Grocery Shopping with a Plan

Grocery shopping can be a chore and incredibly frustrating if you go unprepared. I can't tell you how many times I have run into the grocery store without a list, only to have to go back a day or two later to pick up the items I've missed or left the coupons I intended to use at home. If you want to get the most for your money, you need to do a few key things before you go shopping:


  • Make a list. You should never go to a store without a…
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Added by Kristi West on June 21, 2010 at 9:24am — No Comments

Spend Less and Save More by Planting a Garden this Summer

One of the things I love most about this time of year is gardening. I am no green-thumb, but I do enjoy the fruit of my labor! This year my garden includes tomatoes, red peppers, zucinni, yellow squash, green beans, and several types of herbs.



Start up costs for gardening is not cheap. Each plant was around $3.50 at Lowes Home Improvement and I purchased 2 large bags of Garden Soil at BJ's for about $5.99 each. The result however will be…
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Added by Kristi West on June 6, 2010 at 5:56pm — No Comments

10 Ways to Cut Down on Energy Costs this Spring

In an effort to not only conserve energy, but to save money, I encourage you to give some thought into doing some (if not all) of the following things:






  • Wash clothes in cold water. I have been doing this for the past year & my clothes are just as clean as they were when I used hot water.

  • Turn down your water heater. While it is nice to take steamy showers in the winter, you will find that your body will…
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Added by Kristi West on May 12, 2010 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Disney On a Budget: Accomodations

When traveling to Disney World, you have a few different options as far as accommodations: stay at a Disney property resort, stay at a hotel, or rent a property nearby. If you are on a budget, you may think that your best best is one of the first two options, but today I want to tell you why you should consider renting a home or apartment near the Disney Resorts.



When looking for details on saving on accommodations, I turned to my close friend Crystal, who is a…

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Added by Kristi West on April 2, 2010 at 11:11am — No Comments

List of Top 5 Ways to Make a Extra Money on the Internet

Outside of my blog, there are several ways that I earn a little extra money on the side. Here is my list of top 5 ways to earn money on the internet:

1. Survey Sites- There are several sites I use to earn Gift Cards. Most surveys take between 10-20 minutes or your…
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Added by Kristi West on March 16, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Couponing beyond Inserts

I am often asked by those behind me in the check out lane, "Where do you find all of those coupons?" It seems like an easy question to answer, but really I could spend 20 minutes going through all the ways one could find coupons. Because so many people, especially those new to couponing, think that the Sunday paper is the only place to get coupons, I thought I would compile a list of great ways to get coupons other than the Sunday…

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Added by Kristi West on March 11, 2010 at 7:48pm — 1 Comment

Dining Out on a Budget

One way to save money is by eliminating or cutting down on dining out. My family of four has put a limit on dining out to once a week and even with that, we almost always use a gift card, a coupon, or dine at a place where kids eat free.



Where do the gift cards come from?



  • Mostly from doing…
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Added by Kristi West on March 10, 2010 at 8:11am — No Comments

Lots of Facebook Deals

This has been the week of Facebook Deals! Who knew you could coupons or items for free just by being a Facebook Fan?

Here are some of the most…
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Added by Kristi West on March 7, 2010 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

Free Skittles & Starburst for Facebook Fans!

Get a Free Pack of Starburst & Get a Buy One Get Free coupon on Skittles for becoming a Facebook Fan of each!

Added by Kristi West on March 3, 2010 at 9:53am — No Comments

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