Shop Target Deals-Get Your Last Minute Gifts

Check & Shop the New Target Deals for Next Week!

Shop Target Deals
Shop Target Deals

Here comes another round of Target deals!  Take a look at these deals now before the ad comes out and plan to shop on Sunday.

This week Target has a lot going on! People will be out last-minute gift shopping and Target is ready for you!  Shop online or in stores but paying attention to sales will help you stay under budget! I hope you find what you are looking for during this pre-Christmas week and I hope you got a great deal on boots last week! Here we go!

This will definitely help if you need a last-minute gift for the lady in your life!!


Gift Guide for the Lady in Your Life

Gift Guide for the Lady in Your Life

Gift Guide for the Lady in your Life
Gift Guide for the Lady in your Life

Still need to do your Christmas shopping? Wondering what to get the lady in your life? I know I am still not done. I tried so hard to stay organized this year but it looks like I’ll be making another trip out to the store.

If you don’t want to brave the retail lines this week, shopping online is still a great option. I’ve compiled a list of gifts for you that are budget friendly and a one stop shop… Amazon!  There is still time to shop all these gifts listed below and you will receive them by Christmas if you act fast!


Frugal Living Blog – Why I Started Mine

Why I Started A Frugal Living Blog – My Story

Reading through my posts, it occurred to me that I haven’t given you, my readers, much information as to why I chose to start a blog.  I’ve been posting my recipes, deals and tips, but before I go on… Let me tell you a bit more about myself!!

Why I Started a Blog!
Why I Started a Blog!

Since I was young, I have always had an interest in writing.  I aspire to write a book one day. (As I continue to research about blogging, I’m finding it is possible with an e-book). I know I am not the best writer out there, but I enjoy it, so that is good enough for me – and hopefully you too 😀.

I have also enjoyed writing in journals through the last few decades of my life. Writing is so therapeutic and relaxing.  It feels good to put those words on paper!

Life as a Mom

Fast forward, I am now a former special education teacher turned homemaker! Yet, I really never dreamed of being a stay-at-home mom.  I used to tell my mom that I would go back to work when I had the baby, no problem. She advised me I would change my mind once I saw my baby… And once again, mother knows best.


Christmas Budget Brunch – Yummy & Frugal

Christmas Budget Brunch

Looking forward to Christmas brunch this year?  Me too!  I love the Holidays and food is a very important part of all the celebrating.  After watching the kids open gifts, a yummy brunch is a great way to feel full inside and out.  Prepare your brunch with love and the family will love it!

Christmas Budget Brunch
Christmas Brunch on a Budget! Enjoy!

Maybe you are hosting guests and would like to have something to offer them as they wake up on Christmas morning.

I’m thinking of memories of Dad making his infamous pancakes, sausage scent filling the house and that special syrup reserved only for Holidays, Mom would whip up.  This is making me hungry!

Christmas brunch is a special time to sit as a family and remember what the Holidays are all about.  After spending money on gifts, decorations and Christmas cards, it is usually the last thing on one’s mind…to buy more food for the morning.

If you enjoy living a frugal lifestyle or the Holidays are hitting your budget hard this year, this post will help you come up with a great brunch, that will break your belt buckle and not your bank!

Let’s try to keep our cost down to under $12 for our entire Christmas brunch.  (Remember brunch is breakfast and lunch, so that is $6 per a meal.)  Here are some awesome food ideas that will wow and keep your loved ones, big and small, full all Christmas morning.

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Target Sales 50% OFF BOOTS ONE DAY ONLY!!!

Did someone say BOOT SALE??

You asked for more Target deals and you’ve got it!! (Well, it may have just been my mom because this blog is fairly new and she is the only one following me!! Thanks Mom!! Lol) Nonetheless, Target is having an awesome boot sale this Wednesday, December 14th only!!

All boots will be 50% off on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 only!! That’s right! 50% off!! If there is something you have been eyeing, get up early to shop because this is the time of year boots sell out!!

Click here to take you directly to Target’s Boots!

Target Boots Sale and other great dealsTarget Boots Sale and other great deals
Target Boots Sale and other great deals

The Target Deals Listed Below are Valid 12/11-12/17

Here are some other fabulous deals Target is offering this week!! (Click the link to take you right to the deal page!

If shopping online, don’t forget to use EBATES and sign up for Target’s REDcard to receive 5% off all your purchases! Also, check out one of my favorite couponing sites for Target coupon match ups, The Krazy Coupon Lady! These ladies are awesome at finding you the best coupon deals! If you would like to hear more Target deals, please subscribe to my website! 🙂

This site contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchasing I will receive a small commission at no cost to you, so I thank you dearly!!

Related post:
1. Target Savings Secrets
2. Ebates review

Top 3% Saver at CVS – Extra Bucks

Saving Money at CVS

How did I become such a saver at CVS??? and make it into that 3% category of all CVS shoppers?  Two words…. Extra bucks.

If you frequently shop at CVS then extra bucks are familiar; however, if this is not your store, let me explain how this works.

When shopping at CVS, many sale products listed in the flyer reward a purchase with extra bucks, which when redeemed act as cash for your next purchase.

How I saved over $320 at CVS!
How I saved over $320 at CVS!


There are several different ways to earn extra bucks. First things first, you must join the extra care club and use your extra care card when shopping. Each extra care card member receives extra bucks quarterly for shopping at CVS.


A costumer can join the beauty rewards club which pays quarterly.  Spend $50 on qualifying beauty products and the customer receives $5 extra bucks.


Another way to earn extra bucks is to buy products listed in the flyer. If you lean how to read the flyer, you will find items that qualify for extra bucks. For example, for one gallon of milk purchased, receive $1 extra buck. Another example is to buy 3 bags of a certain cookie and receive $5 extra bucks. The flyer is your key to finding these sales and earning more.

The flyer will also list extra bucks rewards for spending a certain amount on a product (spend $12 on soap and receive $4 in extra bucks).



  1. Anyone feeling a little stressed out right about now?  Only a few more weeks until Christmas and it is crunch time for gift shopping. We are looking at that time of the year when most of us break our budgets because we needed that last-minute gift.
Ultimate Gift Giving Guide
Find all of your Holiday gifts on a budget!

Sure, buying ahead is great, but we don’t always know what to gift that certain someone and so we do what we humans do best, procrastinate!

YIKES! It is December 23rd and we need a gift for grandma…or our husband…or our neighbor that got us something and we didn’t get her anything. Sound familiar? What to do? What to do?

One option would be to crawl under a rock until Christmas is over; but that won’t solve anything.

All jokes aside, you’ve caught my gift giving guide early enough that there is still time to shop and leave those last-minute gifts as things of the past.  If we plan ahead, we can keep away from the mall crowds, keep to our budget and keep our sanity.




Target gift card sale
Target gift card sale

Need to buy a gift card for a friend, co-worker, boss, wife, husband, teacher (I used to be a teacher and these would make great teacher gifts!)… Well, you are in luck!

Get all your Christmas shopping done today!

Today only Target is running a sale!  Target gift cards are on sale for 10% off.

Click any link on the page to take you directly to the sale.  Hurry before the site crashes!



***Note***This site contains affiliate links. If you click a link and make a purchase, I will receive a small commission, so thank you!!

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Happy Holidays

Easy, Frugal Holiday Learning Art Projects for Kids

Easy & Frugal Holiday Art Projects for Kids

Looking for some Holiday art projects to keep your kids busy? Unfortunately yucky weather awaits us. During this time most kids love to run wild all over the house. Therefore it is nice to have a project or two up your sleeve to keep them occupied. Then maybe after being cooped up, they will sit still for a while!

Easy Holiday Kid's Crafts
Easy Holiday Kid’s Crafts

Fortunately there are many ways to entertain your kids that don’t involve screen time. Here are a few learning art projects I tried with my two-year old and four-year old this year!

The supply list is short…All you need is construction paper, markers and glue. (I love Target’s Up and Up brand for all of these). Cheap and easy!!

Nonetheless, my favorite kid art projects incorporate learning. (I was a teacher for 13 years.) These three projects help teach letters, shapes and name recognition. Not to mention, your kids will have fun, fun, fun!!

Just follow these instructions below and you are good to go!! After completing, hang them up as Holiday decorations.


Free Family Christmas/Holiday Activities


Free Holiday Activities
Free Holiday Activities

Free Family Christmas/Holiday Activities 

Looking for free things to do this Christmas/Holiday Season? The Holidays are such a wonderful time to show family you care!

Let’s be honest though…The Holidays can be super expensive too. Nonetheless, there are many fun activities for families that are low-cost or free. So even if you are on a budget, you can get into the Christmas spirit too!

Think about it this way…Spending time with your kiddos is way better than any fleeting toy of the moment that will be irrelevant the next year. The memories you make will last a lifetime, even after the toys have been donated. Furthermore, one thing you will always remember are those fun family Christmas traditions. (Even if they are frugal traditions.)

Christmas activities will hold a spot in your hearts for years to come…And the great news is these activities do not have to cut into your budget!

So I’ve done all the work for you and compiled a list of amazing family friendly activities that are very low-cost or free. Please use my list and enjoy!! Give your kids a toy or two, but give them the gift of time as well! Merry Christmas everyone!


1. Walk through the mall to view the holiday decor –  Have young kids? Bring the stroller & stop at the play area! Many malls go all out and have a lot of awesome picture opportunities as well.

2. Have a Christmas light hunt –   Let’s pack up the kids, bring some snacks and hunt for the best Christmas light displays in town. It is always fun to see how all your neighbors light up their yards with pretty decorations. I still remember doing this as a kid in our old, beat up station Wagon! It wasn’t the car we were driving or that there were four kids loudly singing carols (I’m sure my parents loved that part), but the fact that we were together as a family!