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

Summer Fun With Ice Chalk Recipe

Summer can get pretty long! Especially those first few weeks when the kids are just out of school and we haven't settled into a summer routine.  I like to keep them busy with new activities that they can learn from and enjoy. We tried this ice chalk recipe and it was super fun, especially on a hot day!  Frozen chalk makes a great art, science, and sensory experience all in one.Ice chalk is very simple to make, you will have to plan... …
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Camping with Kids: 16 Games and Activities

Camping with your kids can be lots of fun. They usually do not require much entertainment, but it is good to have a few activities on hand to help create some extra special memories for the family. Here are 16 ideas we have that will make your time more memorable and exciting!1. Bow and Arrow : We have a bow and arrow set for our kids that is ONLY a camping activity. They look forward to using it each time. It will require some adult supervision... …
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5 Must Haves When Camping with Young Kids

Even when my kids were young, we did a lot of camping. It was fun! I have learned from experience that there are a few things that make a big difference when camping with young children though. Things you may not think about unless you have actually camped with young kids before. So, I am here to help you learn from my mistakes so you can KNOW without a doubt, the essential things you need to bring when you go camping. Top 5 things to pack when... …
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15 Pool Noodle Activities For Kids

My kids are always looking for new ways to be entertained, especially in the summer. Lately I have been collecting  ideas for cub scouts and girls camp and I came across so many things to do with POOL NOODLES. Here are some fun and inexpensive activities that they can do with just these little noodles!  These are not only great for entertaining the kids in summer they are also great for for family reunions, birthday parties, cub scouts, girls... …
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Easy Fly Trap!

Get rid of fruit flies in the house.
How to get rid of fruit flies and house flies! The summer brings a lot of great things like fresh garden food, pool parties, and all those awesome BBQs. It also brings flies. I don't think there is anything in this world more annoying than flies. Not even the kids chasing you through the grocery store begging you for everything they see and that is really high up on my list of annoying things!Here in Idaho we have had weeks of HOT weather... …
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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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