About Cathy

A mother of 8 who thinks there should be a "like" button at dinner time. In her pre-blogging days, she loved to read, dabble in photography, and play in photoshop. She is the founder and CEO of FabulesslyFrugal.com and loves shopping on Amazon.

50 Ways to Save $50

50 ways to save 50 dollars
Each of these tips could save you $50 a month! Just think, if you did each of these ways to save $50 a month, you would save hundreds each month and thousands each year! Honestly, some of these things may even save you a lot more than $50 per month.A few years back, we told you about this book by Robert G Allen, “Multiple Streams of Income.” In his book he highlights 50 Ways to Save $50 a Month. We love saving money and want you to... …
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How I Saved $1,000 in 2 Hours

Have you ever wondered if you were getting the best deal on your wireless, satellite or internet services? My friend Shelly did just that! Check out how easy it was to save big money!Let me start by saying, I consider myself a pretty frugal individual all around. I am drawn to those beautiful yellow clearance stickers, select date night based on what I have a coupon for, and purchase birthday presents months in advance because they are on... …
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25 Super Easy DIY Baby Shower Gifts

If someone you know is about to start or add to their family, it is the PERFECT opportunity to show them how much you care by giving the new baby something special. While store-bought gifts are great, DIY baby gifts are a thoughtful way to show your love and support for the new parents (PLUS, ARE MORE AFFORDABLE!) All you need are some craft supplies and a little patience, and you’re ready to design the perfect gift.  PS - If you decide to... …
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Five Steps to Creating a Simple Budget & Sticking to It!

Trying to manage your finances without a budget is like trying to find directions in new city without a map, GPS, or smartphone! AKA: BASICALLY IMPOSSIBLE!  Creating a monthly budget is a necessary step in taking full control of your finances. It’s a quick and easy snapshot of where you stand financially. A budget will help you to successfully stay on track, pay off debt, protect your credit, effectively save, and achieve your financial... …
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Work From Home Idea Plus 15 Free Recipes for Finicky Eaters

I'm sure all of you moms have seen just how hard it is to get your kids to eat healthy. In a world full of such sugary sweet and salty treats, why would they ever want to eat their vegetables? OR maybe you've got AMAZING kids who actually love to eat healthy, but it's not easy for you to cook healthy all the time... enter Healthy Hands Cooking. Healthy Hands Cooking Just what is Healthy Hands Cooking? More on that below, but when you sign... …
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The $5 Savings Challenge

I'm not sure about you guys, but I am always looking for new ways to save money. It is SO important to have a little cash lying around in case of emergencies, but a lot of times it seems it's hard to FIND that money!  Since today is Valentine's Day, I decided to give you an inside scoop on a challenge that could end up giving you THOUSANDS of dollars... it's called, the $5 Savings Challenge. The $5 Savings Challenge About a year ago, my friend... …
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How I Save Loads of Money on Meat

With a large family, we eat a LOT of meat! That's why I insist that we purchase all of our boneless skinless chicken, ground turkey, ground beef, bacon, pork (and a whole lot more) through ZayconFresh!Save Big and Buy in Bulk! I have tried almost every product they offer and have been VERY SATISFIED about the quality, freshness, and the amazing price! You might be wondering how their prices are so low... well this is why:Cut out the middleman...... …
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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day!This recipe for Sour Cream Sugar Cookies has been my go to recipe for cut cookies ever since I can remember.  You can make the dough up to 3 days ahead and chill.  I love to make some when I know my grands are coming to visit so they can help me make and decorate them.  Yesterday I baked a batch and we dipped them in Dulce de Leche Fondue, so yummy for dipping.  You don't always have to frost... …
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How to Teach Your Children About Money (and why it’s so important!)

How to Teach Children About Money When my first born started talking, walking, and growing I was quick to pick up the educational toys and books to help teach him shapes, colors and the alphabet. These things are important, right? At two years old, I noticed that he became fascinated with money.  This made me really start thinking about how I could teach him and the rest of my children about money.I have found that far too often the... …
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Amazon Pantry: Tips Tricks and Your Burning FAQ’s

Many of you Amazon Lovers have probably heard of Amazon Pantry. And maybe you've even used it... whether or not you have, today I want to talk to you about why this is a great little way to save... I think there are a few things you possibly have not considered!Remember this? The time you decided you needed to go to the grocery store to get laundry detergent and toothpaste because you were FRESH out. Remember how it took (what seemed like)... …
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