Frugal Tips & Tricks

Join Me On A Post Holiday Detox Adventure

Like most people we splurge a little during the holidays, both financially and calorically, and I always try to offset that spending/eating by having at least one detox week following every major holiday. A post holiday detox plan is a great way to lose any extra pounds you’ve gained, consume all of your leftovers, and… Continue reading Join Me On A Post Holiday Detox Adventure

Weekly Grocery Update

Weekly Grocery Update: What I Spent, Bought, & Ate (12.24.2015)

Last week I spent $42.78 on groceries. I stocked up on pantry staples, fresh produce, and cashed in on some great sales. Here’s what I bought for our family of 2 in New York City: 1 crate clementines, 1 dozen eggs, 2 lb. oats, 1 plain yogurt, 2 lb. cornmeal, 2 packs instant yeast, 1… Continue reading Weekly Grocery Update: What I Spent, Bought, & Ate (12.24.2015)

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My Favorite Frugal Purchases

I do a ridiculous amount of research before buying almost anything. My favorite purchases are things that: Last a really long time. Save money by cutting down costs in an alternate category. Markedly improve our overall quality of life. Here are the best purchases I’ve made (I do not make money from this blog or… Continue reading My Favorite Frugal Purchases

Weekly Grocery Update

Weekly Grocery Update: What I Bought, Spent, & Ate (12.17.15)

Last week I spent a grand total of $19.25 on groceries for our family of two in New York City. That’s the power of the pantry my friends! Here’s what I bought: grapes, popcorn, eggs, half and half,  tofu, frozen snap peas, frozen green beans, frozen garden peas, frozen mixed veggies, frozen broccoli We ate eggs and fruit… Continue reading Weekly Grocery Update: What I Bought, Spent, & Ate (12.17.15)

Frugal Tips & Tricks

4 Tips For Urban Grocery Shopping Without a Car

I’ve been a city dweller my entire adult life, and over the years I’ve really honed my pedestrian grocery shopping strategy. I hope these tips help make your car-free grocery shopping (and other errands) a little easier! Buy a good cart. I know, I know, the weird discount store down the street sells those metal… Continue reading 4 Tips For Urban Grocery Shopping Without a Car

Weekly Grocery Update

Weekly Grocery Update: What I Bought, Spent, & Ate

My shopping bill varies between $25 and $50 a week for two adults (in NYC).  I supplement my weekly shopping with food from my pantry and freezer, which I stock during sales and bulk shopping trips. When you add up all of our food expenses (including the bulk trips) and divide by 12 our family… Continue reading Weekly Grocery Update: What I Bought, Spent, & Ate

Frugal Tips & Tricks

Before & After: Fixing My Living Room Table DIY

A while ago I set out to improve my living room table situation. It was pretty much my first DIY/craft attempt and it turned out…just ok. To be fair I did successfully hide all the gross stuff under the table, but I have never been satisfied with the results. I started hating the fabric the second… Continue reading Before & After: Fixing My Living Room Table DIY