Freebies and Delicious Eats: Follow These Blogs

I’m a holistic couponer. I like life and simple things. Which is why I love learning from bloggers who live and eat on the cheap, Screen Shot 2013-04-17 at 2.52.47 PMwhile having tons of fun with their families. I love collecting recipes and DIY ideas. And I also love learning how to make over my favorite foods to save money and calories at the same time. So, today, I’d love to share with you some of my favorite frugal living/delicious eats blogs. When you’re living the good life, it never hurts to have a guru.

My Sweet Savings: Heather from My Sweet Savings writes a really fabulous blog that is always up-to-the minute on ways to use coupons and store promotions to get (almost) anything for free or close to it! Heather’s blog is extremely well organized and comprehensive; just today she’s posted deals for free food, drug store products, and even a free baby sling for new moms.

Mom’s Blog at Mommy Enterprises: Stefani is pretty much supermom; she has four kids and she’s also a student, super product reviewer, and chef. Her blog is a beautiful collage of her life as a mom and it’s filled with fun recipes (S’mores pizza, anyone?) and parenting inspiration. You can find more of Stefani’s recipes at her other blog: This Mom Can Cook

Simply Real Moms: Emily, Erin, and Jasmine are all totally real moms to young children who write a real mom friendly blog about everything under the sun, from fashion, to parenting advice, to craft ideas, to pregnancy survival tips.

Life with The Crust Cut off: Parrish is a blogger faithful to what life as a mom is really like. I’m most in love with her gorgeous, ultra-comprehensive recipe section filled with kid-friendly (Read: super-busy-grown-up-writer friendly) eats like three ingredient butterfingers.

Snack Girl: Lisa is a Ph.D. who is passionate about healthy eating. Her blog is funny, witty and full of wonderful food makeover recipes (my favorite is this Lighter Cheese Danish recipe) and honest healthy food product reviews.Screen Shot 2013-04-17 at 2.52.17 PM

Frugality for Less: Vera is a Philly mom who’s passionate about sharing freebies and up-to-the-minute coupons. Her blog is also dedicating to teaching  new couponers the r opes with easy beginner tips and tricks.

We Use Coupons: Nathan is a young dad and husband who is crazy about couponing – in a good way. He started couponing to pull his family out of debt and hasn’t looked back since. His blog is full of couponing motivation and inspiration, plus hot deals, coupon match-ups, and freebies.

Sonya’s Happenings with Gracie’s Tween Thoughts: Sonia and Gracie are an extremely adorable mother/daughter couponing/frugal living machine! Their blog is frequently updated with hot coupons, web giveaways, and product reviews. If you’re a mom, and you’re looking for inspirational ways to raise entrepreneurial, frugal kids, this is the blog to follow.

Mo’ Money’s Top 5 April Fools Food

It’s almost April 1st! Do you have any pranks in place? I’m still trying to find the best torture tactics to trick various friends and family members, but I think food jokes are always a great place to start. When I was a kid, I used to April Fools my parents by telling them I ran my bike into the car or threw the houseplant out the window. But, now, in the Pinterest age, there’s plenty of creative inspiration for artistic, culinary pranks that are safe and won’t get anyone too upset (turns out, dads are very protective of their cars). I found a lot of really convincing food swaps on Pinterest and some of my favorite cooking/crafting blogs so, to make your April Fools Day that much more entertaining, I present my top five fake food finds!

1. Meatloaf “Donuts” and Gravy “Coffee”: Jill from Kitchen Fun with My Three Sons came up with this awesome donut/coffee combo which is much more savory than sweet! The donuts are made out of turkey meatloaf and mashed potato icing.

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2. Peach Halves and Yogurt “Eggs”: Charissa from Colorful Palate has a super simple, healthy recipe for a peach and yogurt parfait that perfectly resembles sunny side eggs. If you want to pull a prank but still serve a delicious, healthy breakfast, this is the recipe for you.

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3. “Snow Cone” Cupcakes: Liz from Hoosier Homemade has a pretty mean recipe for cupcakes that masquerade as snow cones. This is such a cool idea for April birthday parties!

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4. “Spaghetti and Meatball” Cupcakes: Sara and Kate from Our Best Bites recreated some really fun cupcakes recipes from Hello Cupcake. Among them are these pretty sweet “spaghetti” cupcakes with Ferrero Rocher “meatballs.”

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5. “Hamburger Cookies”: These may be my personal favorite because I have a mild obsession with both Nilla Wafers and Keebler cookies, which (along with some red and yellow frosting) are basically all you need to create these mini faux hamburger sweet treats from Recipe Shoebox.

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Want to go out for some real food this April Fools? Make sure you follow me in the SnipSnap app and subscribe to my restaurant coupon bundle – so you don’t have to pay the real price.

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Get Crafty This St. Patrick’s Day with Coupons

Have you been drooling over all the adorable leprechaun-themed crafts on Pinterest lately? I have. If you’re planningScreen Shot 2013-03-12 at 2.42.14 PM on getting crafty with the kids or a group of girlfriends this weekend, you’re in luck: I’ve collected some of the cutest craft ideas, as well as some high value craft store coupons you can use to score your supplies. Make sure you follow me in SnipSnap 2.2 and subscribe to my St. Patrick’s Day and Crafty coupon bundles to see all the best craft store offers you can use to make the following for next to nothing!

  1. Sequined Clover Pony HolderScreen Shot 2013-03-12 at 2.27.38 PM
  2. REAL Lucky Charm BraceletScreen Shot 2013-03-12 at 2.26.12 PM
  3. Pepper Shamrock StencilScreen Shot 2013-03-12 at 2.45.12 PM
  4. Luck7 Clover NecklaceScreen Shot 2013-03-12 at 2.49.23 PM
  5. Woven Ribbon CloverScreen Shot 2013-03-12 at 2.52.40 PM

What are you making that’s sparkly and green?