Category Archives: Deals and Steals

Six Reasons to Shop at Deseret Industries this Weekend!

I'm a penny pincher when it comes to shopping, but that doesn't mean I skimp on quality. How do I do it? Places like Deseret Industries are my secret weapon and I am beyond excited to have a new one opening up just 10 minutes away from me in Springville, Utah! Here's six reasons that I LOVE thrift store shopping at Deseret Industries and why you should, too! KIDS GROW FAST! I swear that it wasn't long ago that Lily was this size. I blinked my eyes and now Lily is almost 10!                   PS Read more [...]

How to Score Ridiculously Inexpensive Halloween Costumes!

Seeing my little ones in big-bellied Halloween costumes makes my heart go pitter patt! Not only did all three of my kiddos find the exact Halloween costume they wanted this year, but we scored all three of them for under $30 - TOTAL! Want to know my secret? Deseret Industries! Instead of buying a brand new costume, I checked out Deseret Industries selection of like-new items. This cute frog prince costume that turned out to be brand new - $12 buckaroos! And the fun didn't stop there! Read more [...]
Back to School Shopping at Deseret Industries

Back to School Shopping at Deseret Industries

This week we are in full-blown back to school mode. All summer I've been pulling out the too-small clothing items from the kiddos closets. I finally bagged them all up in anticipation of our back to school shopping at Deseret Industries. Our shopping trip did not disappoint! Not only did we drop off bags of no-longer needed clothes, but we picked up 19+ clothing items for under $50! That's two complete outfits for each child as well as some mix and match extras. Not bad, eh? We Read more [...]

Disney Bucket List: Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast Experience

Do you have a Disney bucket list? Mine includes Club 33, a room with an ocean view on a Disney cruise, and the recently announced Jungle Cruise Sunrise Safari Breakfast. As soon as my brother told me about the once in a lifetime opportunity to dine in a classic Disney Adventureland attraction, I knew it had to go on my to-do list for our next trip. The Sunrise Safari Breakfast takes place on the African veldt on select dates from September 21 to December 2 this year. Don't tell me that Read more [...]

Potty Training Tips and Tricks for On the Go

With my first child I blocked out a nice long break from all activities that required leaving the house so that we could focus solely on potty training. Now that I am potty training my third child, we no longer have that luxury! From car pools to weekend camping trips, I've got to be able to potty train on the go - especially after the first week! So how do I do it without pulling my hair out and cancelling everything on my calendar? I make sure that I have all of our favorite on the go potty Read more [...]

Back to School at Wal-mart #BTSLikeABoss

New pencils, crayons, paper products, tissues - I love Back to School shopping! But if I have all three of my cuties with me - it's got to be fast. I am so lucky that a new Wal-mart was built right after we moved to Spanish Fork - it's the easiest for picking up everything I need for back to school. Plus I am a big fan of the Wal-mart Savings Catcher app and price matching policy. It saves us lots of money! Here's a few tips that help me keep my sanity during Back to School shopping. 1. Read more [...]

Seven Reasons to Visit Disneyland in 2015 + Discounts on Disney tickets!

Let's be honest. It doesn't take much to convince me that a Disney vacation is needed! Give me my mouse ears and I'll be on my way. In case you do need an excuse to visit Disneyland in 2015, here are seven reasons you do not want to miss out! Plus - scroll down to get an AMAZING deal on Disneyland tickets. 1. It's the Disneyland 60 Years Diamond Anniversary Celebration this year. Disney is pulling out all the sparkly-studded stops to celebrate 60 years from the grand opening on July 17, Read more [...]

A Day in the Life of a Frugal Blogger

Are you ready for the good stuff? I hope you are enjoying the sneak peeks into a Day in the Life of a Blogger. Today I am sharing posts from a few of my favorite bloggers, who also happen to be frugal bloggers. 1. Crystal from Money Saving Mom is possibly the very first blogger I started following. My initial visit was for her grocery store deals, but I was quickly drawn in by her family and goal-setting posts. If I could choose someone as a motherhood and blogger mentor - she would Read more [...]

Family fun at Fat Cats + Coupon!

I'm going to let you in on a little secret. I won a bowling tournament at my husband's work party. Me - who typically bowls under a 200 - took home the trophy. Didn't even have to use bumpers. I'm attributing the luck to the place we were at - Fat Cats in Provo. Apparently with a little Costa Vida and chips with salsa, I become a bowling champ! Ever since the work party, I knew I wanted to take my kids back. Excited to take my kids to Fat Cats this month for bowling, giant slices of pepperoni Read more [...]

Winter Palooza Family Four Pack #Giveaway

    During the cold winter months my children get a little stir crazy if we spend too much time indoors. So when an event like Winter Palooza comes along, you know where to find us! Bounce houses, rappelling ropes courses, Anna and Elsa, Darth Vader - my kids are going to love it. Ready to have fun with us? Grab your calendar! Winter Palooza is Saturday, January 24, at South Towne Expo Center in Sandy, Utah. Tickets at the door are $10, but you can get them for $7 in advance Read more [...]