Hello… anyone out there?

It’s been just over a year since I hung up my frugal hat. We posted a few things around Christmas. But for the most part, this site has been collecting dust. I’ve seen so many great deals that I’ve wanted to share, but I just haven’t had much time.

I think I finally set up a good routine here at home, and I may be able to post here at Frugal Day on a limited frequency. My oldest daughter is in school four days a week, and my baby is finally starting to take a nap now and then. I won’t be posting every day, just a couple days a week, and only really good deals.

So, if you’re still here… I’ll be seeing you soon!


Misc Jan 28, 2013

Disneyland on a budget

I originally wrote this post for my site, No Thank You Please but thought the content was appropriate for my frugal readers as well…

I went to Disneyland a few times as a kid. When I was in college in San Diego, I went to Disneyland a few more times. Now that my husband and I have children, we’ve been going to Disneyland as a family more often. Our older daughter is almost four, and she’s been to Disney at least five times. Our little one is only 3 months old, and we’ve already been with her as well. We have a blast each time. Our first daughter, Emma, experienced her first visit to Disneyland (as a non-infant) when she was 15 months old. We love that we are able to experience the fun as a family. continued

Misc Jun 16, 2012 in

Bittersweet: Why I am taking time off.

Many of you may know we are expecting another baby. She was a surprise but we couldn’t be happier. Our 3 year old is going to be such an awesome big sister.

Yesterday we got some unexpected news that has changed the course of my pregnancy. I need to rest as much as possible for the rest of the pregnancy, along with other “fun” things ahead. I’m telling you this because I’ve decided to take time off from Frugal Day. I’m not going to be able to interact with my daughter the way I normally do and I want to spend as much time with her as I can before the baby is born.

Frugal Day has been a huge project for me and it’s really hard for me to walk away even for a short time. I’m sure you’ll see me on here from time to time but for now I have to focus on my family. You can always find me over at No Thank You Please for updates.

If you are looking for another great frugal blogger make sure you visit Julia, The Frugal Find. She is an amazing person and a great resource for frugal deals.

Misc Jan 12, 2012 in

Do It Yourself…

I’ve always had a very crafty mother. Crafty might be an understatement actually. She is crazy with craft projects. She has always had the “Do It Youself” (DIY) attitude. I didn’t get that gene. It obviously skipped a generation because both my sister and I are lacking in the creativity department.

My daughter LOVES craft projects. I love the idea of them. But the more I think about it, the more necessary it’s becoming to have the DIY attitude. With another baby on the way, we really can’t afford to spend money on things that I can make at home for less. Next week I’m going to show you several ideas that you can make from home for less than what it would cost you to buy it! Plus, you’ll get to do something fun with your family!

If you want to get a head start and see some great ideas, check out two of my favorite sites. Pinterest.com and Craftsy.com (an awesome daily deal site just for crafts!) are two really fun sites to check out if you are looking for fun ideas.

Are you crafty? Do you have an amazing DIY project you’d like to share? Email us at [email protected]!

Misc Jan 4, 2012

Happy New Year 2012!

I wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year. I wish each of you all the best for the year ahead. Last year brought us many surprises and this year we anticipate the arrival of our new little girl.

I don’t know what this year will bring, but FrugalDay has truly been a huge blessing. I love hearing from all of you and how you’ve saved over the year. It really warms my heart to know I’ve helped in a small way. I’m hoping to continue on your next adventure too.

Frugal Day is officially two years old. It’s hard to believe since the time goes by so quickly. Plus, without you I wouldn’t be here. I owe all of you a huge thank you! Here’s to a very healthy and safe year ahead!

Happy New Year!


Misc Jan 1, 2012 in

New “Holiday” feature on the home page

Just like we did for “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” we’ve added a special “Holiday deals” tab at the top of the home page and on the side bar. This way, you can find all the hot deals in one place without having to search for them.

If you are looking for a deal on something this holiday season and want a little help, email me at [email protected]! You can also post comments on our Facebook page and Twitter account throughout the holidays!

Misc Dec 11, 2011 in · Expired!

Cookie exchange on a budget

I love the season leading up to Christmas. It’s the only time of year when I make all my favorite cookies, and then they’re gone before I know it! This year, I decided to do a Cookie Exchange. After starting to plan and looking into the details, I thought it might get a little expensive. So I began looking into ways to have a beautiful, fun party… on a budget. continued

Misc Dec 10, 2011 in , ,

Happy Thanksgiving

I wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for this year. You have helped make this year fun and exciting for me. I am thankful for all of you who keep coming back, leave comments, and share deals with your friends and family so they too can live a better life.

Today we will spend a quiet day at home as a family, nothing I enjoy more.  I will see you all back here very soon. Until then, from my family to yours, have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Misc Nov 24, 2011 in , · Expired!

Welcome CBS 5 Viewers

Welcome, CBS 5 viewers! I hope watching the segments last night really helped you start down the path to saving and finding the best holiday deals for this season! As the tagline on my site says, I love to save, and I save to live. If you’re new to smart shopping, or just want a few additional tips and ideas, visit the Getting Started section of our site.

If you are interested in finding the best “Black Friday” deals and price comparison, visit the “Black Friday Deals” at the top of the home page.

I will be happy to answer any questions and help you find the products you are looking for. Just send me an email or post your questions on Facebook and Twitter and I will get back to you.

Here are other ways to stay connected…

Misc Nov 23, 2011 in ,

Frugal Day will be LIVE on CBS5 Today

I’m so excited to be part of the CBS5 Black Friday Consumer Call-In event today. I will be at the CBS5 studio taking calls from viewers and answering questions about finding the best Black Friday deals throughout the week.

I will be on air anytime between 4-7pm  but will be taking calls from viewers the whole time. I hope you all get to watch or call in even! Ask those questions you’ve been emailing in! I’d love to finally get to talk to some of you LIVE!

Call 1(888) 5-HELPS-U with your questions. Make sure you ask for Cam from Frugal Day!

Misc Nov 22, 2011 in , , · Expired!

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