Thursday, March 28, 2013

Frugal Fit Family Linky Party!

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Fit & Frugal Family Friday Linky Party!

 This week has been super crazy around my household! It was spring break, the first week of soccer, a snowstorm, and not much time to blog! Maybe you have had that kind of week too! So Frugal Fit Friday is definitely for you....You can link up anything you would like....Etsy store, Pinterest, Facebook, Blog, website, twitter...or a few of them!

I hate rules so there really aren't many!
  •  Nothing x rated! 
  • Visit as many links as you can and leave comments! 
  • Follow other via twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, etc 
  • Link back if you can and when!   Not required but appreciated!
Nothing to Share???? Check out what others have going on!

8 "Health" Foods you Should Avoid!

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This "salad" has over 90 grams of fat and is LOADED with sodium...

I eat "healthy"..... 

Don't I ??!?!

Here are 8 "Health" Foods To Avoid!

Big companies and their marketing teams have caught on to our attraction to items labeled "healthy", "all natural", "low fat", "Multi-Grain", and other terms indicating healthy choices and boy have they risen the charge. Walking through the grocery store, you would assume that healthy choices are easy to spot and that your cart is full of high quality products offering amazing health benefits. This is not always true. Labels can be deceiving and sometimes when a product is altered to meet criteria or a takes away everything that WAS good about it.

Since labels are conusing, I thought I would break down a little about some popular labels.....
Click HERE to read more!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Add Money to your Savings

10 EASY ways to save money at home!

The trick with saving money is just like it is for can not be about's about making a lifestyle change that you can live with. Going cold turkey is why most diets fail and why we seem to save money for a week and then go back to spending. We all know that we can coupon, give our kids their haircuts, make our own coffee, etc... but we need more savings!


Monday, March 25, 2013

Mommy's Manic Link Up Party #2

Sometimes....Monday's just start out this way!

Mommy's Manic Monday Link Up #2

We're B-A-A-A-CK!

The weekend has come and gone and now we are back to the routine. ...
Share whatever you have handy!

Click HERE to join the Monday Madness!!!

10 Foods you should be eating

Are you Eating these 10 POWERHOUSE Foods?

It seems like everywhere you turn, there is information telling you why you should NOT eat something. Newspapers, blogs,television, websites, media outlets, and anywhere else you can find information are all conflicting each other when it comes to what is considered healthy. Don't eat this...don't eat that...blah, blah, blah. I finally decided that it was time to share what you SHOULD be eating. We all know that fruits and vegetables should be a part of our everyday diets so I am not going for these traditional ones. These are the items that you see in the health food aisle and wonder what they are and why they are there....You may not know about them but these 10 items which are undeniably healthy and if you aren't eating them....then you should be!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Do you know what you are Eating?


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How "healthy" of an eater do you think you are?
Do you try to only buy things that are good for you?


Check out the cool app from Fooducate! Fooducate is a fantastic resource when making your food buying decisions. I just used it for the first time the other day and was shocked by the results! They offer a fantastic app that has a barcode scanner which will give you a letter grade ranking on food items. You can input different dietary factors - like organic, low sugar, etc. - ad it will tell you not only an items letter grade but WHY the item was graded that way!

Check out Fooducate at

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Save 20% on Disney Skincare!

Save 20% on New Windsor Disney Skin Care Baby Products at

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 USE CODE DISNEY20 at checkout

Friday, March 22, 2013

Earth Fare Deal ends 3/24


Expires 3/24

I LOVE Earth Fare! Not just because of the healthy foods or what they stand for...I LOVE THEM BECAUSE OF THE DEALS! 

Each week, I get a new offer emailed to me and I can share it with as many friends as I have!

Here is the Hot Deal for this week!

Yep...spend $10 and pick up 2 free pineapples. Click HERE to get the coupon - click on "get pineapples"

No problem! Write down PLU  80153 or email it to yourself.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Greek Yogurt Dough!

Can you REALLY Make dough with only two ingredients?

I have been watching recipes for 2 ingredient Greek dough go around Pinterest like mad lately. I have to admit that I was completely skeptical...could this really work??

The answer is yes! It makes a great dough that is healthy and extremely versatile! You can use this to make pizza crust, Pin Wheels, Biscuits, etc.

Fit & Frugal Family Friday Linky Party!

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Friday Linky Party!

 If you have a blog, website, pinterest post, etsy store, etc.... with any article pertaining to family, fitness, being cheap (I mean frugal), or is just plain fun....
Get connected!

This week, the link with the most likes gets a 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ibotta Offers End 3/21

Get CASH back on your groceries with Ibotta!

Ibotta is another app for your smartphone that can put cash back into your pocket! Ibotta allows you to "earn" cash back for product purchases by completing quick "tasks". The tasks are things like taking a poll, learning a fact, watching a commercial, and even sharing on facebook!

If you don't have it HERE to get it!

Here are some of the deals that expire this week!

$1 Back on Dayquil
$1 back on Kleenax
$.50 back on Choibani
$1 back on smuckers
$.75 back on lysol
$1.00 back on classico alfredo
$.50 on various Kellogs Brand cereal
$1.00 on 2 different Butoni items
even a few coke items again this week have cash back offers

These are in ADDITION to coupon savings! There are many coupon matchups this week so you get both the manufacturers coupon AND the deposit into your account! Check it out and start saving!

Hot Deals from Endorse! 3/15-3/20

If you don't have the Endorse App, you could be missing the boat on some major savings!
While Endorse will ask you weekly what you may be planning to buy and will tailor deals around those are some of the great deals available this week!

If you don't know what endorse is....its an app that actually will give you CASH back (10 -100%) for your items that you purchase at the grocery, retail locations, and even forte items you buy online! It isn't always brand specific so you can buy your favorite AND you can use this on top of coupons!
If you don't have Endorse CLICK HERE to get the APP!

Diapers - Up to 50% back
Fast Food - ANY BRAND 10% back
Nature Valley - 20% back
Pet Food - 10% back
Yoplait Yogurt - 10% back
Cookies - 10% back
Sobe Lifewater - 20% back

If you have questions about Endorse...I will answer them the best I can! START SAVING MORE TODAY!

What Up?! Wednesday Linky Party

What's Up With You?!?

What Up?!?!?

Wednesday Linky Party!

This is your chance to show whats up in your world!

Gettin' Crafty?
Gettin' your Bake On?
Is Fitness your thing?
Fun Family Time?
Just have something to say?

Link your blog post most relevant to what you are passionate about today!

Click Here to Link Up!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Gourmet Pizza Gone....... Healthy?!?!

The O-O-Mushetta Pizza

(Organic, Onion, Mushroom & Feta Pizza)

My new family favorite!

Recently, on a vacation, my husband and I experienced our all time favorite pizza. This was no regular pizza-It was a yeast crust topped with caramelized onions, multiple types of mushrooms, 2 types of cheese, a garlic oil base, a drizzle of truffle oil, and was finished with garlic aioli. My friends....I am talking about the Holy Shiitake pizza from Mellow Mushroom. To me, The Mellow Mushroom is a fantastic place. They have a "hippie" vibe and serve organic, fresh items with TONS of vegan and vegetarian options. Craving this pizza, I decided to look up the nutritional information...bad idea. This culinary masterpiece that we love so much is certainly not an option for our new healthy eating plan! 1 small slice has about 680 calories and 40 grams of fat...YIKES.

Something had to be done...I want my pizza! 

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mommy's Manic Monday Linky Party!

Is this how your hair looks on Monday Morning?

Join Frugal Fit Family for it's First


Life is hectic...especially on a Monday! What are the things that help to get you through? It can be a recipe, tip or trick, craft or project, workout, relaxation idea....heck, Monday's are nuts so anything goes!

Click HERE to Join the party!

Friday, March 15, 2013

8 steps to a Healthier Burger Night

Ready To Have a Healthy Burger Night?

We are doing our best to only put organic items into our bodies and are working on healthy eating. I have to admit that our children are doing a FANTASTIC job with the new routines! They have always been fruit freaks but until the last few months, received 3-4 fast food meals a week (served with love...of course). I am happy to report that we are down to 1 "eat out meal" per week or two. So...we deserved a reward..... Burger night!

It still had to be healthy and it always has to be easy...I would say it was a success!

CLICK Here for 8 Steps to a Healthier Burger Night!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


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Frugal Fit Family is Proud to Host it's first 

Frugal Fit Friday Linky Party!

If you have a blog or website with any article pertaining to family, fitness, being cheap (I mean frugal), or is just plain fun.... Click below and add your name to the list!

There are no real rules-except nothing x rated! Visit as many links as you can and leave comments!
Its my first event and I don't have a true badge or button so please just let people know where you came from and get connected vial twitter, google+, facebook, etc! Link back to if you could!

Join us on Monday for Mommy's Manic Monday Linky Party!

If you don't see the "You're Next" message....Click the Purple Title of this article for the linky tool to come up! 


Are you Looking to Make Some Extra Money Online?

It seems that everyone these days has a need for extra money….I know that I do! Everywhere you look, you are bombarded by stories and websites boasting to make you quick money and the next “instant internet millionaire” if you purchase their simple system! Are these legit? My gut tells me no and that if it promises quick money, there may be a scam involved. So what should you do if you want to be an online entrepreneur and make extra money while in your pajamas? Do not fear! If you are looking to add extra money to your bank account, it can be done online and from the convenience of your kitchen table at little to no cost. It will involve work and dedication but there is online money to be made. Please know that it will take some time to earn money through these methods…or for you- it may happen overnight!

 CLICK Here for 5 simple ways to make money online that cost you nothing but your time and patience!

Make your own Mayo in Minutes with only 5 Ingredients!

My 1st try!
As a family, we recently began reading labels and learning more about the foods that we were putting into our bodies. Am I a "hippe"? No, my husband likes to call me that though! We simply decided that our family ate too many convenience foods and WAY too many things that we couldn't pronounce! If my grandmother were alive today, she would shake her head at my old shopping carts. The woman lived 77 years and I am certain did not think that biscuits came from cans!

So, armed with a few hundred websites and a family of 7 behind me...I began tackling each item on our shopping list. This week, it was mayonnaise.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Linkin Up Today!

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Fun Craft to Do With Your Children

 How to make a Homemade Snowglobe!

If you are looking for a quick and easy craft to do with your children....Check out this Homemade Snowglobe project! It takes only a few minutes to make, uses mostly recycled items, and children LOVE THEM!

It is a great project for a child's birthday party or just a lazy day around the house!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013


Easy to make

Whole Wheat Yeast FREE Pizza Dough is only minutes away!

This is an easy recipe for those avoiding yeast and for those who are just looking for a great crust. This is an "all-purpose" dough and can be used for homemade calzones, garlic rolls, and breadsticks too!

Add your favorite seasonings to the dough and make it your own signature crust.

It takes only 8 minutes to make and 20 to bake!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Frugal Fit Fridays Link Party!

It's Our First Link Party!

Frugal Fit Fridays is Proud to Host a Friday Link Party!
If you have a blog or website with any article pertaining to family, fitness, being cheap (I mean frugal), or is just plain fun.... Click below and add your name to the list!

The party is this Friday so get on the list!
Click the Purple Title of this article for the linky tool to come up! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

UPGRADE your Stale Bread 8 different ways!

This is french toast made with leftover zucchini bread!

STOP!!! Don't Throw Away Your Stale Bread!!!

If you are one of those people who buy fancy bread and then end up tossing it because you never got around to using it....there is hope! i can't even count the number of times I have done this myself but when I decided to buckle down on my family's budget...I realized that throwing food away was just like placing money in my trash can!

Click HERE to Read 8 Ways to UPGRADE your Stale Bread!

Click HERE to get the Recipe for Healthy French Toast

Friday, March 8, 2013


This Week at Kroger!

Purchase 4 Selected products from
Kellogg’s, General Mills, Post, Quaker, Kashi, Silver Palate
and get a FREE GALLON of Milk or 1/2 gallon of Organic Milk.

Kellog's cereal this week is already 4 for 12
Check out the Coupons tab on this site for more savings on Kellogs Products and Kashi!

Are you a member of Ibotta?
If so, there is $1.50 in Kellog's products! Sign up for Ibotta by clicking HERE! Complete the quick activities, buy the products,and upload your receipt. They will put $1.50 back in your account.

Use a coupon on each item and get your money back from Ibotta....
You will get 4 boxes of cereal & A gallon of milk for $6.50! 
There are also coupons from kellogs under the coupons tab for free juice with a purchase of specific Kellog's cereals!


Build Your Pizza Offer from EarthFare!

Check Out This Super HOT  Deal From


Make  your Own Pizza Kit
$1 Organic Pizza Dough
$1 Pizza Sauce
$1 Fresh Ball of Mozzarella

Hurry!!! Offer Expires 3/10

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

10 Things you THROW AWAY that you Could be selling on Ebay!

Have you ever watched the television show "Hoarders" ? If you have then I know that you have seen someone refer to an item as trash and throw it in the dumpster only to have the homeowner sneak themselves into the dumpster and come out carrying their prized possession. To a true hoarder, nothing is trash and everything has value or a purpose even when others don't see it. For my husband, this battle is everyday life.
Am I true "Hoarder".. not really. I do, however, tend to see value in items that others do not. Each day, I find something that has been tossed in the trash that I KNOW I can do something with.....

Click Here to Read the List ......10 Things you THROW AWAY that you could be selling on Ebay!