Did you ever notice how one project leads to another and every project, no matter how clean your home is leads to more cleaning? I simply don’t know where all the dirt, dust, debris and piles of things come from, but I do know that I have to keep things, clean and organized. [Read more...]
Get your bobble’d water, that phrase is so catchy and fun! A New Year, A New You is my focus on starting something new and there are a lot of ways to kick in the new year with a positive note and the product I am about to present will have you filling up on water, helping your body stay hydrated and flushed, as well as saving the environment one bottle at a time! The greener you live now, the better the future will be for our children. My latest find will help you save 300 water bottles from being tossed into recycle bins or just tossed into landfill and it should help you save money as you stop buying water at the store and start using plain old tap water and refilling a bottle that can meet all the challenges of that water. Meet bobble!
Bobble is a refillable water bottle that offers a carbon-based filter to reduce odor, chlorine and organic contaminants from tap water. The bobble is recyclable(after you have just used it too much), made in the USA, and is BPA Free.
The fact of the matter is that we use too many plastic bottles of water in the USA and they are filling up our landfills. We have children that we are bringing up and if we continue to create the fill that we are currently making it will overtake the healthy areas we have left to live in. We want our children to prosper and grow and enjoy our great country so we need to take care of it and bobble will help as it is a reusable water bottle. Additionally, filling your own bottle of water is a lot more frugal than buying a bottle every-time you are thirsty. Your body needs to be hydrated in order to function properly, so bobble it and do the world and your body some good!
Get ready to have a great new year as you start off with this great new resolution to help the planet and help yourself. Happy New Year and get ready to bobble.
Before, during and after the holidays there is stress in many households because of the unbearable financial pinch that is about to bite more out of a budget that already has some serious chomps in it! How you fight off debt, or make the season tolerable is completely your choice, but these tips and tricks might just help you survive the season of the money!
The holiday season is incredibly fun, happy and seriously crazy with its demands on us as parents, people, and monetarily! Here is how some of your favorite bloggers get creative, crafty, and really frugal with the demanding season! Pittsburgh Frugal Mom, Natural Hair Latina, and Pittsburgh Frugal Mom have gotten down and dirty with savings and getting the most out of your holiday with money, gifts and enjoyment!
First up, let’s get crafty and remember the true spirit of the holidays with some well-voiced thoughts from Mommy’s Memorandum who knows there is more to the season of gifting than buying those commercial gifts! Mommy’s Memorandum offers some great insight to the season of gifting!
- dipped plastic spoons in flavored chocolate and caramel for coffee stirrers
- created ornaments–as simple as tracing our new baby’s hand on construction paper or using clothes pins to make reindeer
- Taken #10 cans, add cord and made Puddle Hoppers.
- Made neck warmers with rice and dishtowels
- drawn circles on paper and colored the center red for target practice
Holiday shopping reality is setting in. You know your family deserve all the gifts in the world, but perhaps you’re not sure just how you’ll pay for them. You could max out your credit cards, but debt doesn’t sound like the brightest ideal. You need to set a budget.
Setting a realistic holiday shopping budget, simply means you need to prioritize and plan how you will spend your money.
Decide how much you will spend on on each person and remember If you overspend in one area, you’ll have to make up for it by spending less on something else. Also, be creative. Think Frugal and DIY!
Setting a realistic budget doesn’t mean you can’t have the perfect holiday on a budget. It is only a means of making it affordable so you can enjoy your holiday, without worrying about how much it cost. Learn more about How Do You Avoid Sinking Into Holiday Debt with Latina and join her for the GiveawayExpress a website committed to finding the best contest, sweepstakes, giveaways, instant win prizes, promos, deals and special offers on the web.
Pittsburgh Frugal Mom loves the holiday season and her insight is all focused on earning while you spend! Pittsburgh Frugal Mom loves gift cards as they are a one size fits all and the choice is vast! Many grocery stores across our great nation offer future discounted gasoline purchases when you buy gift cards in their store for gifts or your own use, but how you actually manage these cards will make the difference in your spending habits. Buying a gift card and stashing it in your purse is a waste, don’t let balances go unspent, use a great app to mange those cards!
Did you know that gift card purchases are up this year and sales continue to rise, but if you have gift cards in your wallet make sure you are using them! If you are stocking up on gift cards to cash in on the gasoline perks popping up at the different grocery stores in our area, make sure you have a handy app to manage those card balances: GoWallet. You can use the app from your computer or your smart phone. GoWallet is a one stop place for your gift cards to be managed in and it offers real time gift card balance for supported gift cards. Your information is with you all the time on your phone. GoWallet is a secure alternative to toting around your cards. The app provides access to your cards immediately and you have access to your cards, leaving you with no unspent balances, which is very frugal!
Save your money, think before you spend and remember the true spirit of Christmas is green, and that is only in the trees you see!
Holly Holiday Bargains and I am not talking about Cyber Monday deals even though that day is almost bigger than Black Friday! This deal might ‘electrocute you’ with energy! You can go online Monday, shop and find great deals for the holidays while saving a few dollars here and there or you can change your entire year budget with large amounts per month by changing up your energy provider! Do you live in Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania or Texas? If you do, your fingers should be hopping to the Choose Energy site! Get ready to save money without coupons and with only a few key strokes!
Saving a few dollars on holiday shopping and online fantastic bargains is wonderful, but in all honesty if I can save larger amounts of my outbound money(about 25% for the year) each month by simply plopping in my zip code and then selecting an energy provider that will best fit my budget, it really becomes a no-brainer! Did you know that just like you shop all other items for prices like shoes, cars, clothing, toys, and tech you can shop your energy provider?
1) Go to ChooseEnergy.Com , put your zip code in and look at the energy providers available. You don’t have to do anymore than pick the provider that best accommodates you and the switch is made for you by ChooseEnergy.com. This whole process is about 10 minutes long and will help you save up to 25% a year!
2) Do this by December 3 and you could win THREE months of free electricity from Choose Energy(up to $350)!
Before you let those fingers Cyber Shop this weekend and on Monday, make sure to shop your energy. Don’t forget, all that money that you save during the year can be used to buy more great items next year!
Challenge Yourself And See The Savings
Remember those holiday savings accounts banks used to offer? Create your own this coming year because you are about to save some serious cash! Take the amount you would have paid for your bill, and subtract it from what you actually are paying after switching your energy plan with Choose Energy and you will have a new savings account! The proof will be in the dollar amount you save and with Choose Energy you will save up to 25% and there are no coupons involved! This is the season of merriment and perpetual bliss, and making your energy bill work for you to carry on the savings merriment all year will provide you perpetual bliss rather than Bah-Humbugness when you open those energy bills!
Choose Energy will help consumers can choose from a number of the best energy providers, including suppliers with 100 percent renewable energy sources. Best of all, you can lock in the rate for one full year.
“Choose Energy is a nationwide energy marketplace that helps residents and businesses to switch energy providers and save money on their energy bills. Residents in deregulated states, including Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas can visit ChooseEnergy.com where they can compare plan rates and contracts, read supplier reviews and review savings figures – all in one place. ”
What You Need To Know:
Choose Energy is an easy-to-use online marketplace that helps residents and businesses comparison-shop for their ideal energy supplier. Powered by a friendly customer service team and an accessible, user-friendly site, Choose Energy is a free online platform that provides a convenient and secure way for consumers to compare rates and plans for energy suppliers in their area – and make the switch all in one place. Plans are curated from only reliable and trusted suppliers and provide renewable options as well as flexible pricing to ensure customers find the plan that best fits their needs. ChooseEnergy.com is currently available in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Ohio, Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland and New Jersey. For more information, please visit chooseenergy.com or follow us at @ChooseEnergy.
***In Pennsylvania, you can choose from up to 15 different energy providers to find one that fits your needs and lock in your low rate for a whole year.