Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ringing in 2016 - Happy New Year!

The Being Frugal and Making it Work family would like to wish you a Happy New Year!  I hope that the New Year brings you success and happiness.  Make 2016 a year to remember.


 Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

How will you be welcoming the New Year?  I'll be totally honest here... my husband and I will be sleeping when the ball drops at midnight.  That's right, we are a couple of hard-core party animals!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Get Cheesy! Sonic 50¢ Grilled Cheese, Tomorrow 12/30

Get cheesy, all day, December 30th. Tomorrow Sonic is offering 50¢ Grilled Cheese sandwiches ALL DAY long!  

I think I the kids and I are going to have to make a special trip to enjoy some grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch.

End the Year With a FREE 6" Sub From Subway!

How would you like to enjoy a FREE lunch?  That's right!  You can grab yourself a FREE 6" sub from your favorite Subway restaurant!

Swagbucks Search & Learn: Mind, Body, Spirit

The New Year is right around the corner. Take a minute and reflect back on all the goals you set your for yourself for 2015. Did you accomplish all of your goals? Great! Did you fall short on a couple? Not a problem, it’s important to always try and better yourself! 

New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition. There’s is nothing better than giving yourself an official start date to a new you. And what better date than January 1st!

It’s no secret that better health is at the top of most people’s New Year’s resolution lists. Improving the health of your mind, body, and spirit is an integral part to success in almost all facets of life whether it be in your relationships or business! Hopefully this month’s Search & Learn from Swagbucks is a step in the right direction:

Swagbucks Search & Learn: Mind, Body, Spirit

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas From Our Family to Yours!

The Being Frugal and Making it Work family wants to wish you a very Merry Christmas!  


I hope you have a day filled with joy, happiness, love, and most importantly MEMORIES!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Track Santa on Christmas Eve ~ FREE NORAD Santa Tracker

Santa Clause is coming to town... Can you believe that Santa comes tomorrow night?  Here is something super fun for children to do on Christmas Eve before they head off to bed... they can follow Santa and his every move with the FREE NORAD Santa Tracker.  


It won't be long now!  We are SO EXCITED for ‪#‎NORAD‬ to start tracking ‪#‎Santa‬ on his trip around the world!!

Official NORAD Tracks Santa! Starting Dec. 1, visit for games, videos & to track Santa on Christmas Eve!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hot Chocolate Cocoa Mix Ornaments ~ The Perfect DIY Holiday Gift!

Are you looking for a fun and festive homemade Christmas gift for friends, teachers, or coworkers?


I have always loved simple homemade Christmas gifts that I can make with my children.  I recently ran across several different Hot Chocolate Mix Ornaments on Facebook and Pinterest and couldn't resist!  I knew I had to make them with my kids this year for Christmas gift giving.

These adorable hot cocoa mix ornaments are such a cute idea and a great way to give a little love this Christmas.  Not only are they super easy to make, they are also a frugal gift that you can afford to hand out to everyone on your list...  you will want to give one to everyone you meet!

Whether you decide to give them alone or with a decorative mug, they are sure to be a hit this Christmas.  Perfect for family, friends, co-workers, your child's teachers, or holiday craft fairs!  They are perfect alone, or tie on a chocolate dipped spoon or candy cane with festive ribbon for an extra special touch.


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Finding a Healthy Balance ~ Staying Active and Healthy in the Winter!

A special thanks to the Dr Pepper Snapple Group for partnering with Being Frugal and Making it Work for today’s post. All opinions are my own.

With every new year comes new promises, new choices, and New Year's Resolutions.  Finding the balance between everything that life throws your way can prove to be a challenge.  Healthy living depends on balance, balancing the calories you consume through food & beverages with the calories you burn through physical activity


Instead of making resolutions (that I probably won't end up keeping), I try to strive to make better choices each day, even if it's just one.  Something as simple as choosing to drink a glass of water with a slice of lemon in or walking to check the mail instead of driving.  

During the summer months it's easier to be active due to the weather.  However, as a parent, I know how important it is to be active with my kids year- round.  That's why we don't let the cold winter weather keep us inside.  We play in the snow, have snowball fights, build forts, go sledding, and so much more...


Saturday, December 5, 2015

Spice Things Up This Christmas ~ Give the Gift of a Monthly Pepper Box!

Do you like it a little hot?  Your best friend in the pursuit of all things hot sauce, Monthly Pepper Box is like having a miniature hot sauce festival delivered to your door every month. Each month discover savory gems of artisan hot sauces for only $22. Every box, you'll get 3 bottles of succulent heat ranging from a "Low Burn" to "Call the Fire Department" from hot sauce companies you've never heard of. 


Just in time for the holidays... My readers can save 10% off your membership (Gift & Ongoing) at Monthly Pepper Box. It's the perfect box for the Pepper Head in your life, especially if that Pepper Head is you! Use special code: 10HOLIDAY

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Give the Gift of Coffee This Christmas & Save 25% ~ Single Cup Club!

The perfect friend in the pursuit of amazing coffee, Single Cup Club is like having your own "guy" in the coffee world. Each month, a box of artisan coffees is shipped right to your door for just $19. You'll experience three small batch roasted coffees with each month's box in the convenience of Kuerig compatible single serve cups. 


Get 25% off your Single Cup Club membership (Gift & Ongoing Membership). It's the perfect box for the coffee lover in your life, especially if that coffee lover is you!