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I don’t think I’ll ever run out of money-saving ideas to share! Freecycle.org is a network of people that is run through yahoo groups. The idea is that people can give the things that they no longer want to people who do, and snag things that they do need- for free! Go to Freecycle.org to see if your area is included. You will be instructed to join their yahoo group, which will be approved by the moderator (to ensure that you live in the area). Freecycle is great when you have something to get rid of, but don’t want to haul it off, or have it end up in a landfill. My best score was five pair of shoes for my daughter. They were still in great condition, and saved me from spending money on something she would only wear for six months. So join today and start freecycling! The moderator from your city will send you instructions on how to post, and all the do’s and don’ts.


Great coupons can be found in unexpected places. Here are a few places to look:

  1. Vocalpoint.com– An online program for women created by P&G. Sign up to receive free samples, coupons for free products, and high value coupons. You are able to give feedback on products, and have your opinion heard. The concept is, the more you participate, the more offers you receive. Make sure you log in often and open the emails you receive so you can snag the offers while they are still available! Since this is P&G, the products are for big name brands, and you don’t receive spam.
  2. KraftFirstTaste.com– This is another great source. It’s a lot like Vocalpoint, but the products are from Kraft.  I love both of these sites because I can trust the companies. They only want you to try their products, maybe get your opinion, and it doesn’t cost you a dime! Sign up if you haven’t, because you have nothing to lose!
  3. Recyclebank.com– Earn points by watching videos, taking quizzes, and making pledges. The purpose if for members to learn about the environment and take actions to protect it. It’s very easy to earn points, and you redeem the points for coupons to name-brand products, discounts, and gift cards.


Ahhhh Pinterest. You have been in my life for less than a year and like a child I can’t imagine life without you. It was simple once I decided to redecorate Fiona’s room because I already had a virtual room for her. It would have been easy to go out and spend hundreds on new items, but I chose projects that included things I already had. The plaques on her wall were inexpensive at hobby lobby and I already had the paint. I’ll be mod podging photos of people she loves to them soon. A lot of the items you see in the picture are from thrift stores or were gifts. Stay tuned for more pics!