About Monica

As one of the founders of Fabulessly Frugal Monica has been writing fab blog posts for a long time.  One of her favorite series teaches the new couponer how to coupon. For the more visual learner she and Cathy developed their popular coupon class on DVD. Learn More About Monica

How to Recycle Jeans

Jeans can be repaired, handed down, and worn again and again, but there comes a point when it is just time to do something more!I have a big pile of jeans that have holes in the knees and are too small for my kids now. I've just been letting them pile up for a year or two now because I didn't want to throw them in the trash. Seems like a waste to get rid of all of that good fabric. I have been hoping that some crafty friend or relative... …
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Super Simple Meal Planning

I have been working really hard the past few months to feed myself and my family healthy foods. As part of my arsenal, I have been using a meal planning tool called eMeals to help me with budgeting, choosing good food, making my grocery list, and finding good recipes. I have loved eMeals because it has made it easy to plan and shop for healthy meals. It is so nice to just have an email tell me what to do. No more wondering what to make for... …
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Best Water Bottles: 18 Hours Cold!

If you know me you know that wherever I go I bring a water bottle. I have discovered the difference drinking the right amount of water daily can make in your life.  That is why I am so excited to tell you about my new favorite water bottle. I was at the park with my friend that other day in 100 plus weather and she was showing me how cold her water was staying in her water bottles. I was amazed. She was telling me that they stay cold for up... …
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It’s SO Hard to Say Good-Bye

Before I tell you where I am going I think it is important to tell you where I have been. My hope is that in hearing my story you might be able to glean one last lesson in frugality and what it means to me. I have hesitated in the past to share this information about myself because I do not want people to think that I am bragging or something. I have been trying to be better at sharing in hopes that I can possibly inspire more.My senior year... …
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Prime Day: NERF Toy Deals!

Hot deals on NERF toys! With the holidays over, my gift pile has been depleted. I like to find things on sale throughout the year to fill my stash back up. Not just for Christmas but for the birthdays throughout the year too! NERF is always popular with the little ones and deep discounts on NERF is always popular with me! Check out some of these deals I spotted...Nerf N-Strike Elite Tactical Vest Kit $17.99 Ships Free with Amazon Prime (Try... …
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All Natural After Sun Spray

Sitting in the sun too long can result in some discomfort. Regular Aloe Vera Gel has all kinds of extra ingredients, alcohol, water, glycerin, 4 more ingredients I've never heard of and THEN Aloe leaf... plus a bunch more chemicals and colors after that!  With just a few all natural ingredients you can skip the chemicals and get relief with either a soothing spray or salve (or both).  Eating a whole foods diet with lots of leafy greens, healthy... …
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Pineapple Corer/Slicer Under $3 Shipped

Pineapple Corer and Slicer Only $2.43 Shipped!  The pineapple corer and slicer is one of my favorite tools in the kitchen. Watch this video where you can see me showing Cathy how easy it is to use the pineapple corer slicer. I am enjoying this video because we made it over a year ago before I remodeled my kitchen. It is amazing how much different my kitchen looks now. :)You do not have to get the exact same slicer that I have,... …
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I Can’t vs I Don’t Eat Sugar!

  I Can't vs I Don't Eat Sugar! There is a difference. Can you hear it? Can you feel it? Above you see my friend Cathy. Doesn't she look incredible? So much younger and healthier. Can you believe she had 8 children? She understands this idea that I am about to share.Last year when I was about 6 months into my own health journey I stumbled upon a book called Successful People Think Differently in my audible account. In the book the author... …
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Syma R/C Helicopters as low as $15!

Snag a Syma R/C Helicopter for as low as $15!!!*My boys have these R/C Helicopters and we love them!  Kids of all ages like them (husbands included). I have bought many brands of R/C helicopter and I have not had much success with getting them to fly like they should until I bought some of these!  They will fly right out of the box without having to calibrate them so they are very user friendly and the price can't be beat!My sons friend... …
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Our Favorite Healthy Snacks to Keep At Home!

Have a snack without guilt! I am always looking for some good healthy snacks. I try to eat 6 small meals a day so that I can keep my metabolism going. Fruits and veggies are optimal snacks, but sometimes I still need to have convenience snacks to curb my appetite. Snacks I can just throw in my bag or keep in my car all day. My two favorites are the Kind Bar: Oats & Honey and the Cliff Bar: Cool Mint Chocolate. When I start to feel hungry I... …
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