I’m just taking some time today to wish you all a Merry Christmas for tomorrow! I have decided that in the spirit of the season I am going to take a break to rest and recuperate for the next week. I’ll be spending time with my wonderful husband and kids, doing crafts and projects I… Keep Reading
Archives for December 2011
Fried rice is a great dish to make when you have lots of bits of leftovers to use up. Most adults and kids enjoy the flavors, it is economical to make, and it’s filling. A sure fire frugal winner! Although you can use a recipe to make fried rice, learning the basic idea of how… Keep Reading
If you are still wrapping gifts, then this round up of over 100 Free Printable Gift Tags over at Mel Stampz is just what you are looking for! Trust me-with all the different styles, colors and types you will find something that works for you. Just head on over to Mel Stampz for the Free… Keep Reading
Here’s another “Video Response”-this time from Suzy who asks about Christmas Traditions and giving gifts second hand. If you are reading this via email, then make sure you click through to see the Christmas Traditions Video Response. Do you have a question you’d like me to answer in a video response? Ask away!
Dear Frugal Upstate, Love the site! I am a Kindergarten teacher who will be baking Gingerbread cookies with her class this holiday season and would love to use your recipe. Just a quick question – how many cookies does your recipe make? Thanks!!! Melissa Well Melissa, that is a very good question! Personally I… Keep Reading
Congratulations to Rita W who won the ADLI $25 giftcard!
Only 6 days till Christmas! Believe me–the kiddos have been counting down 🙂 So you know that this week is a frenzy of chaos and fun. So it’s time to get back to menu planning to try to take ONE bit of chaos out of the equation. I was a bad little blogger last week… Keep Reading
It’s that time of year again when Walmart Challenges me to see how well I can do shopping for Charity at Christmas time! Again this year Walmart generously offered $50 for me to spend on the charity of my choice. Last year I tried to see how much I could stretch the $50 to get… Keep Reading
You guys all know how much I love ALDI. I frequently mention them here on the blog, on Facebook, in tweets, during menu plans. . . well you get the idea. I think that for low cost, decent quality food staples you cannot beat ALDI! And when they have $.89 five LB bags of flour… Keep Reading
It’s time for the annual stocking stuffer challenge from Walmart! Stockings are such a fun part of the holidays-but let’s face it, they can be a BEAR to fill. This is the second year that the Walmart Moms have been challenged to fill a Christmas stocking for under $20. I like a challenge, so I… Keep Reading