Friday, April 9, 2010

Welcome to the 2010 Blog Party!

I want give a big welcome to all of the new readers and future friends from the 2010 Blog Party over at 5 minutes for Mom! Thanks so much for visiting my site, I hope you find some great deals that help you and your family stay frugal!

To introduce myself, my name is Tracey and I'm mom to 3 sweet little girls, married to one fabulously funny man..and in love with all of them! I began my blog in Jan. 2009 with the challenge to spend only $100 a month on food/household and all our family needs! I just threw a crazy number out there, and it was indeed crazy! I ended up running out of my $1200 yearly budget in June, so I averaged $200 a month, for everything!!! I failed my goal, but succeeded in saving our family A LOT of money! We were spending about 1/3 of what we had spent before and I learned some valuable savings lessons on couponing, setting a budget, cooking from my pantry and so much more! I have continued to challenge our family to be frugal. We now have a $300 monthly budget for all our food, toiletries, household items (like papertowels and cleaners) and other misc. items. It now seems like a HUGE amount of money sometimes! So, come browse my blog, look for a few good deals and party with me by saving some $$$$!! The best way to party in our house! Thanks for coming by, say hello and let me know you were here! I look forward to new bloggy friends! You can check out my HOME Page to scroll through the current coupons, deals, sales, freebies and general fun that I've recently posted.

I will try to keep the deals coming all week for the great Bloggy Party!! So stay tuned!

And guess what? 5 Minutes for Mom is SO awesome, they are giving away prizes to the bloggers that are participating in the party! I've listed the prizes I would like to win, but then, I decided to give a prize away of my OWN! Whoo Hoo! In honor of my Grandmother Jessie, who turns 89 April 15!! Visit my GIVEAWAY HERE!!

The prize I want the MOST is the amazing 3 day 2 night stay from Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee, FL (less than 2 miles from Disney World) a value of $250!!! Provided by: Holiday Inn Main Gate and bloggin2noggin!! SWEET!
Also, I'd love to win a $150 shopping spree at A Rocking Horse To Love. Adorable!!! You have seen a rocking horse, but these rockers are awesome!!!
Or, I would love to get my hands on a Razor® Rip Rider™ 360!!! Provided by: Busy Mommy Media! My kids would LOOOOOOVE this!

If not those top three, then numbers 87, 57, 61, 49, 52, 46, or any other great prize from the U.S. continental list would be great! Also/or Intl 14, USC 15, USC 35, USC 39, USC 37, USC 17, USC 3, USC 36, ! Or any prize!! Especially anything that girls ages 7-11 would love as my girls fall in that age range. (And I DO love coffee, the beach and praise music, but not necc. in that order!)

Let's have a great week and keep this party going. Stop on over to 5 minutes for Mom and see what's planned for us!


  1. Stopping in to say hi from the UBP!!

  2. That's a huge challenge living frugally isn't it! Love your blog I subscribe by rss.

  3. That is such a creative way to challenge yourself. Even if you didn't meet your goal, it must have really changed your thinking. I need to do something like that to jump start my savings. I gave up on coupons for a while during our move.

    Thanks for stopping by to visit. Good luck on the prize. My kids are loving the Razor Rip 360. I'll have our full review up later today.

  4. Hi, Tracy, Thanks for coming by, you are a woman after my own heart when it comes to saving money and frugal shopping! I've been off my game lately, I need to stop by again for some inspiration!


  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm definitely following you now. There are tons of frugal living blogs but I love how you put the personal touches on it and make it your own. Love it! :)

  6. Am looking forward to keeping up with your blog!!
    Party on at UBP!!

  7. Just dropping by from the UBP 2010.

  8. Great blog and nice to meet you :) Happy party week!!!!

  9. thanks for stopping by and leaving a message, it's always so nice to meet my readers :)

    Thanks too for the post about the MacDonald's fries,,, I wonder if this is the same in Canada?

    Thanks again, Happy Blogging


  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I would love to learn how to live frugally and my Hubby would love me even more if I knew how! Lol :o) I love your blog...very good!

  11. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your site is great. Our budget is always thrown off with over spending, so I'm excited to follow and see how you do it!

  12. Great blog! Too bad I'm in Canada. I would kill for a Target here.
    thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. :)

  13. Hi there! Found your blog because of #UBP10 :) So glad to find you!

  14. I too love saving money for my family. I am a sahm of 4 under 5 years. I am new from the UBP, but I love your site. If you get a chance stop by my site:
    I am doing a giveaway in honor of the party.

  15. Hi Tracey,
    It's nice to meet you. Wow! That is a great accomplishment - $200 a month on all your household needs. Continue being a blessing to your family and enjoy the UBP.

  16. Just stopping by from the UBP at Five Minutes for Mom. You have a great site. I would love it if you visited my blog and left me a comment! I'm looking forward to reading more and getting to know you better.

    The Healthy Moms

  17. Always excited to read another frugal blog :)

    Life with Colin

  18. Anything with frugality has my attention - I've joined as a follower of your blog! Stopping my from UBP.



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