Saturday, October 31, 2015

Save 25% On Unique And Personalized Holiday Gifts from Wendell August

Decorate your home and give unique and personalized gifts this holiday season with handcrafted, American-made products from Wendell August. The artisans at Wendell August, America's oldest forge, hand create every piece of giftware in their collection. Choose from ornaments, Christmas decor, personalized gifts, entertaining accessories, or jewelry. 

Don't Forget to Fall Back Tonight for Daylight Savings Time!

Daylight Saving Time starts overnight which means you get one extra hour of sleep tomorrow morning!  Most of the United States begins Daylight Savings Time at 2:00 a.m. on the second Sunday in March and reverts to standard time on the first Sunday in November.
In addition, now is the also perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Unique Christmas Gift Idea ~ AdoramaPix Metal Prints

Are you looking for a unique holiday gift idea?  I think I just found the perfect gift...


AdoramaPix helps people turn their digital photographs from abstract computer files into beautiful keepsakes designed to last a lifetime. Their contemporary metal prints capture memories in rich color and vibrant detail. 

Because your images are infused right into the metal, and not painted on the surface, their metal prints are extremely durable. Not only will your metal image be water and weather proof, but scratch resistant as well. You can even clean it with glass cleaner. Your memories deserve to live in true, archival luxury with AdoramaPix metal prints.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Three For All Spooktacular ~ Earn DOUBLE Points Just in Time for Christmas!

You've probably seen me talk about Swagbucks before, but if you're not a member yet, you're in luck. Swagbucks just announced their newest way to get double the points (called SB) when you sign up!

I just ordered three Christmas presents from Amazon this afternoon with points that I've earned through Swagbucks that I redeemed for gift cards!  This is the 5th year that Swagbucks has helped me pay for Christmas!

What IS Swagbucks? It's the biggest rewards site out there, where you get points / SB for doing things online and turn those into gift cards! They actually just hit $100 million in rewards given out to their members, so this site is the real deal. Want to know how you can join in on the rewards, plus get a bonus that will double your SB? Here's how it works:

Sign up for Swagbucks today. When you earn 300 SB by Saturday, 10/31, you (and the person who referred you to join) will also get another 300 SB bonus, so your SB will be automatically doubled!

2015 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Reviews & Giveaways Just in Time for Christmas!

I'm excited to finally announce that the 2015 Holiday Gift Guide is set to launch on November 1st, right here at Being Frugal and Making it Work.  I plan on providing you with some fabulous holiday gift ideas, reviews and giveaways for everyone on your holiday gift list. 

This is the 4th annual holiday gift guide here at Being Frugal and Making it Work, and my goal is to make it even bigger and better than last years holiday gift guide!

Products have already arrived, are in transit, and are ready to ship soon. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your holiday gift shopping.  It doesn't get any more frugal than FREE!

Have you thought about winning some holiday gifts this year?  This is one of the ways I've been making my holiday budget stretch farther for several years now.  I enter blog giveaways and contests on a daily basis in hopes of winning.  Some of them I enter because they are perfect for my family and others I enter because they will make the perfect gift for a friend or family member on my holiday shopping list.

The holiday gift guide will include:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Tricks & Treats for Less!

It's October and you know what that means... HALLOWEEN!  Halloween means costumes, scary movies, trick-or-treating, and candy!  Growing up, Halloween was one of the funnest nights of the year.  Who doesn't love dressing up, walking around town with your friends, and getting free candy?!  Then, the icing on the cake was dumping out your bag of goodies onto the floor, sorting them, and seeing exactly what you got!

I'm the co-leader for my daughter's Girl Scout troop and I wanted to do something fun for them at their October Halloween meeting!  With a little help from Oriental Trading Company, I knew I could pull it off! 

The girls are all 6th graders this year, so I decided to go with the bright, colorful, and bold Day of the Dead pails.  These adorable little pails are the perfect size for party favors and each dozen contains three different designs!  Of course, that was just the beginning... now to fill them up!

Inside each adorable Day of the Dead pail, I put assorted pink and purple candy sticks, hillbilly missing teeth hard candy,  surprise cans (a coiled up snake pops out when they are opened) and a pack of pumpkin spice gum!  Fun, right?!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Zahler REACH Whey Protein Shake Powder ~ Review

It seems like I'm in a constant battle to eat right, exercise, and make the right food choices.  Drinking a protein shake in the morning helps keep me fell and helps curb my appetite. Protein is essential to a healthy diet and can be consumed in a variety of different ways.  Protein shakes just happen to be one of my favorites because they are delicious, come in a variety of flavors and are convenient to enjoy anytime... anywhere!

Reach, Zahlers active nutrition line, Restores Energy And Cuts Hunger. With Reach you'll eat better, exercise harder, do more, be more, you'll REACH for your goals, then you'll REACH further. Then you'll REACH for another REACH. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Sign Up To Receive a FREE Papa Murphy's Pizza!‏

We enjoy a pizza  night at our house once a week.  The only thing better than pizza is FREE PIZZA!


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Sunday, October 4, 2015


Gifting is fun and very nice, but sometimes it can be a little struggling too. Especially if your loved ones want something special and one of a kind. But don’t worry! For the coming gifting season (Christmas!) and for other special occasions, bellow you will find some tips how to afford gifts much better. So get to it right away! 


By using coupons! 
One of the easiest ways how to afford gifts is to find a way how to reduce the price of it. And the best way how to do it, is to use various coupons! These coupons, whether they are online or off, always give you a huge discount and let you afford stuff. For instance, look at these Overstock coupons you can find at Chameleon John. It will let you enjoy many great items at the much smaller price and also give you more ideas of the perfect gift. So definitely get a few of these coupons and stay on a budget while looking for gifts! 

By making it by yourself! 
I do believe that the best gift ever is the one you made by yourself! It can be whatever you think you are the best at or whatever you can think of. From homemade cookies to personalized clothing or albums - I do believe that everything you made will be an amazing way to say “I love you” for every person. And also, this type of gift really shows that you were thinking about that person and truly know him or her. So – if you are capable – definitely make a gift by yourself.  

101 FREE Photo Prints from Shutterfly!

Homecoming was this weekend and as a result I have lots of photos that I need to print.  My son is a freshman and since this was his first semi-formal dance and the fact that he had a date... this mom wanted to capture the moment with photos!


Enjoy 101 free prints of your most heartwarming memories to keep you cozy this season.  Just enter code TAKEAPEEK at check out!  

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Global Handwashing Day

How many times a day do you wash your hands?  Did you know that October 15th is Global Handwashing Day?


You can support Global Handwashing education in developing countries by simply logging or signing up at Dial Rewards and use the code "WASH9"! Dial Brand will donate $1 for every code entered (up to $50,000) to support global handwashing education.