Finding Froggy


If you have spent any time with me you are aware of my complete love for my nephew P.  He is easily the funnest part of my life.

A very important part of P’s life is his friend Froggy (whose picture I have placed above).  Froggy is his bedtime buddy.  During the day he remains in P’s room waiting to help him at nap time and bed time to sleep well.

As all of you who are parents can imagine not having Froggy at home when it’s time for bed is a pretty traumatic experience.   There is wailing and gnashing of teeth.  Not to mention the tears outside of the washing machine as his little body goes round and round in the water when he needs a freshening up.  My nephew is convinced he is drowning slowly in front of his eyes.

Today we want to a local neighborhood that was having a community yard sale.  It was fun to walk from house to house looking for potential treasures.

As we walk up to one house P yells “Froggy!” and points to a pile of stuffed animals.  Lying on top of the pile in all of his green silky glory is Froggy’s identical twin brother.

My sister has been checking regularly at stores for a while now for a back up Froggy with no luck.  How much easier would it be to have a back up Froggy in the event he was left somewhere?

So my sister gladly coughed up the spare change to buy the back up Froggy.  Money well spent and my nephew proudly placed him in the stroller to be taken home and washed.

The moral of the story- you never know what (or who) you will find at a yard sale!  Be sure to keep an eye out for treasures- you may find an old friend.

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I Love My Kindle Fire


When it comes to technology I am usually the LAST person to have the newest gadget.  I was the last of my friends to get a cell phone, an MP3 player or a lap top.  I just got a smart phone in October 2011.  When it comes to electronics I am not a trend setter.

I have been mulling over the idea of an e-reader for a while.  I have this problem where I like BOOKS- the way they smell, the way they feel and the sense of accomplishment that comes from turning a last page.

BUT my little condo has become over run with books.  I am always just on the verge of returning a library book late.  And my night stand is overflowing so much that my alarm clock is having a hard time staking it’s claim.

About a month ago Amazon had a Gold Box Deal of the day I couldn’t resist- $139 for a Refurbished Kindle Fire.  Even though my frugal nature was screaming I bought it and anxiously waited for it to show up.

When it get here I pulled it out of the box, pushed the button on the bottom to get it started and everything was already done.  Amazon had synced the device with my account so all the books I had downloaded over the last 3 years were already there.  There was almost no set up required- it would be a great gift for someone who isn’t always good with technology.

It has been incredibly convenient having all of my books in one place.  Lying in bed at night I can read my Bible and then by pressing the screen switch over to my current reading for pleasure.  I can stream Netflix and plays Words With Friends while sitting on my couch.

I can not tell any difference between my refurbished model and my friends new models so save yourself the $30 if you are considering buying one!

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Today I Used My Whole Toothpaste Stock Pile


Today I reached the end of my current tube of toothpaste and had to use my WHOLE toothpaste stockpile to replace it.

Yes my toothpaste stockpile is ONE TUBE of toothpaste.

Here’s the thing- toothpaste is free almost every week somewhere.

It’s right up there with pasta and toothbrushes as items that are easy to get free.  So I don’t feel the need to have 5 tubes in my stockpile- it will expire before I can use it.

One tube per human in my household seems like a perfectly reasonable number to me.

So remember- friends don’t let friends keep toothpaste until it’s expired.  Don’t be a toothpaste hoarder!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities


Each week Charlotte at My Active Child finds the best frugal events for you and your family in Hampton Roads.  Here is what you can expect this weekend:

Saturday
  • 10:30am Pony Pedicures at Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
Sunday

Looking for more fun?  Check out the My Active Child Activity Calendar!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities


Each week Charlotte at My Active Child finds the best frugal events for you and your family in Hampton Roads.  Here is what you can expect this weekend:

Saturday
10am-12pm Lowe’s Build & Grow Workshop at All Lowe’s Locations
11am Swamp Stomp at First Landing Park Trail Center 2500 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451
11am “Turtle Painting” ($2/child, Registration Required) at Sandy Bottom Nature Park 1255 Big Bethel Rd Hampton, VA 23666
12-2pm Bluebird Country Hayrides- weather dependent at Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Road Hampton, VA 23666
12-3pm Second Saturday Family Day at Chrysler Museum of Art, 245 W Olney Rd, Norfolk, Virginia 23510
1pm Once Upon a Truffala Tree at First Landing Park Trail Center 2500 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451
2pm Zootime at Barnes & Noble Greenbrier 1212 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake, VA 23320
2pm “A Ballerina” Storytime Barnes & Noble TCC at MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510
2pm The Egg Seekers at Horace Downing Library 555 E. Liberty Street Norfolk, VA 23523
3pm Seaside Creations- Make a sculpture out of seashells! at First Landing State Park- Main Boardwalk 2500 Shore Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Sunday
10am “Have Knots”  ($2/person, Registration Required) at Sandy Bottom Nature Park 1255 Big Bethel Rd Hampton, VA 23666

Looking for more fun?  Check out the My Active Child Activity Calendar!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities


Each week Charlotte at My Active Child finds the best frugal events for you and your family in Hampton Roads.  Here is what you can expect this weekend:

Friday, April 6, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
  • 3pm Happy Bunny Day at Indian River Library 2320 Old Greenbrier Road, Chesapeake VA

Looking for more fun?  Check out the My Active Child Activity Calendar!

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Coupon Class Open To The Public: April 14th Hampton, VA


If you have been trying to attend a coupon class near Hampton, VA there is a coupon class open to the public!

April 14th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. I will be teaching a Couponing Basics class open to the public.

The class will be at the Monitor Lodge No. 197 at 212 E. Mellen Street, Hampton, VA 23663.

The class is free but you must reserve your seat by calling Jan at 757-851-8985.

I look forwarding to meeting you all!

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