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    Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom
    Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom
    Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom

    Lydia @ Thrifty Frugal Mom

    Where Food, Family and Finances Meet-- Join me for simple recipe ideas, homemaking tips and money saving inspiration.

    For some mothers, formula is the only or best option they have for their babies. Unfortunately it can also be the most expensive option. But just like anything, there are still some great ways to save on formula. Check out these tips!

    here were plenty of dumb mistakes I made while paying off debt. Regardless, the story ends well and I paid off $7,661 in total debt while putting my hubby through school!

    Creamy Crockpot Mexican Chicken-- Short on time? This is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make! Plus it is also delicious, filling and inexpensive. It's no wonder it's a favorite!

    Seriously, what's not to love about an easy, healthy snack like this fudge? It's made with just coconut oil, honey and cocoa powder!

    In just 30 minutes you can have this tasty, satisfying Sausage and Creamed Potatoes on the table, ready to enjoy! Even the pickiest eaters will love it. And for really awesome flavor, use Shady Brook Farms Mild Italian Turkey Sausage! #ad #SimpleTurkeyDinners #IC

    How to Save Money and Build a Diaper Stockpile- includes approx. diaper usage for baby's first year plus other tips! (Saves us at least 50%)- from a mom who never pays more than $5 for a pack of name brand diapers!

    Looking for ways to let your husband know that you love and appreciate him? These creative, cheap ideas will help you say "I love you" loud and clear!

    Nothing warms up a cold winter day faster than a steaming bowl of delicious homemade soup but there's not always time to put in a full day of cooking to get it just right. This easy freezer ham & bean soup has all the flavor of the traditional version, but comes together in minutes and can be frozen ahead for busy nights!

    Stop living paycheck to paycheck! There are many reasons why reigning in your spending and being responsible with your money by setting a budget is definitely a smart choice, although it may not be a “fun” choice at first. Why you need to set a budget (and stick to it)!

    15 Easy, Inexpensive Valentines for Kids- what and awesome, fun collection! I love that there are both food and non-food ideas.

    Want to help your child learn responsibility and important life skills? Here are 10 chores that your 6 or 7 yr. old should easily be able to do by themselves. Includes helpful tips!

    The best grilled cheese sandwich recipe ever!! Loaded with 3 different cheeses, garlic and herbs, it's the perfect comfort food. #NaturallyCheesy #ad

    15 Easy, Inexpensive Valentines for Kids- what and awesome, fun collection! I love that there are both food and non-food ideas.

    This mom shares why her family of 5 has a $64 grocery budget, and why it used to be much less.

    Frugal Grocery Budget Tips Without Using Coupons- love how she lays out exactly how she makes her grocery budget work. Very helpful money saving ideas!

    This cute butterfly birthday cake is so easy that even an inexperienced baker can make it. I love that it is made using a round cake pan- no need to go buy a special pan to have a fun cake!

    Easy flower cake. SUPER easy and still adorable. Can't go wrong with that!

    Perfect for winter birthdays or parties, this adorable snowman cake is sure to bring smiles! And you’ll love how incredibly easy it is to make!

    15 Easy, Inexpensive Valentines for Kids- what and awesome, fun collection! I love that there are both food and non-food ideas.

    Great tips and inspiration for getting out of debt! These are the things we did to pay off $90,000 worth of mortgage in just 5 years time.

    How to follow Weight Watcher's for free. With links to lots of recipes to help get you started!

    15 Easy, Inexpensive Valentines for Kids- what and awesome, fun collection! I love that there are both food and non-food ideas.

    Mocha Meringues: Looking for a fun and easy dessert? This mocha meringue recipe is easy and delicious with just a few ingredients. It's gluten free and dairy free, making it a great allergy friendly treat.

    The Best Broccoli Cheese Soup (Better-Than-Panera Copycat) - Make the best soup of your life at home in 1 hour! Beyond words amazing!!

    Bursting with flavor and easy to throw together, this creamy white version made with chicken and Great Northern beans gives chili a whole new twist!

    Creamy Crockpot Mexican Chicken-- Short on time? This is one of the easiest recipes you'll ever make! Plus it is also delicious, filling and inexpensive. It's no wonder it's a favorite!

    In just 30 minutes you can have this tasty, satisfying Sausage and Creamed Potatoes on the table, ready to enjoy! Even the pickiest eaters will love it. And for really awesome flavor, use Shady Brook Farms Mild Italian Turkey Sausage! #ad #SimpleTurkeyDinners #IC

    Want to save money on your grocery bill? Having a grocery stockpile is one of the main things that allows us to live on a $200/mo. grocery budget. Want to get started building your own stockpile? Learn how here!

    15 Easy, Inexpensive Valentines for Kids- what and awesome, fun collection! I love that there are both food and non-food ideas.

    Having a grocery stockpile is one of the biggest things that helps us have a $200/mo. grocery budget. Find out why I think it's such an important way to save money on groceries and how anyone can easily do it!

    Made from just 3 simple ingredients, homemade real whipped cream is so easy to make and ridiculously delicious! You'll never want to buy the stuff from the store again.

    Struggling to make ends meet?  Here are 4 ways that you might be able to use to help find more money in your already tight budget.

    Do you consider yourself thrifty? Check out this list of 7 things a thrifty person will NOT do.

    7 Ways to Make Money by Selling Your Clutter- tried and true methods that will allow you to make some money while simplifying and decluttering your home! Awesome!

    Want to save money on your grocery bill? Having a grocery stockpile is one of the main things that allows us to live on a $200/mo. grocery budget. Want to get started building your own stockpile? Learn how here!

    50 awesome, fun gift ideas for kids that are $10 or less! Perfect for Christmas gifts, stocking stuffers, birthdays or just-because.