Great Festive Frames


I can’t believe that the holiday season is almost here again. I just love the decorations, colorful clothing, and great food. Now I have a really fun way to display my holiday spirit with eyeglasses. Zenni Optical is offering Holiday frames. They have a really great selection of fun and colorful eyeglass frames. I saw many red pairs and some with decorations on the sides of the arms like a rose or a funky flower print. They also have green frames and others that are more of a plaid. My favorite pair is the clear with red stripes since it reminds me of a candy cane. These frames are extremely affordable and priced right under $10. Nothing is over $30 so at these prices you can easily afford to change your frames to match your festive spirit. They also have plain colors for those that aren’t as adventurous.

I love how light these frames are while wearing them. I don’t even feel them on my face most of the time. My husband has also bought two pairs at this great website. I get lots of complements on my eyeglasses. If you want to save money this holiday season, then you really need to check out Zenni Optical. Give yourself a great bargain.

Don’t Gain Weight This Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching and we all know what that means. Lots of delicious food but fatty and starchy foods like rolls, stuffing, pies, and much more. That’s just the start with Thanksgiving. There will be even more eating and lots of candy and cookies during the Christmas season. Let’s not forget all the treats that will still hang around even after the first of the year. So get a jump with diet pills to help keep off those excess pounds. Starting an exercise program now will also make it easier to lose any weight you may gain. Skip those second helpings as your pants will thank you.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #46

Today’s thrifty tip is plan your meal the night before. I know that many experts want you to make up a 7 day menu, but that’s not realistic for us. Even if I did keep in mind all the activities or other planned events, that wouldn’t take into consideration all the last minute changes. Let’s be honest that things do change at the last minute. I honestly prefer to plan my meal either the night before or first thing in the morning. I thaw out all my meats or frozen leftovers in the sink with cold water by that afternoon. It still gives me plenty of time to cook a nice meal. This is what works for me, and maybe going by a weekly menu works better for you. Another benefit is if the weather is cold, then I know I can make a nice soup or something to warm us up. I don’t like to eat gumbo in the summer and this is the perfect weather for a nice bowl of it.

Losing Weight

I know many people that have trouble losing weight on their own. They use a diet pill to help them. Make sure you know what the ingredients are before taking it. Another good tip is know all the possible side effects. If you are still unsure, then please talk to your doctor first. It’s really better to be safe than sorry.

Recent Score!

I recently scored on some kids clothing for my son. I went to my church thrift store that was having a bag sale. I love these since you fill as much as you can for a set price. It was for a buck! I was able to fill two bags. Here is what I got for $2!

3 pairs of jeans
1 pair of pants
1 pajama top
9 shirts

The shirts were all Old Navy brand and one of them still had the tags. It was a $25 shirt. The jeans were Class Club and can’t remember what brand the pants were. He can wear a pair of the jeans, pants, and 2 tops now. Everything else is for either next year and for the near future. It was all winter clothes. I paid 15 cents per item. I just had to share since I’ve almost given up on buying him used clothing. I’ve been having a hard time finding him nice used clothing so this was great.

Save More with FindSavings.com

I love shopping online while sitting comfortably in my house. I save money by not having to drive from store and store, and there are no big crowds to fight. What I like most about online shopping is finding great coupon codes for a percentage off, free shipping, or both. Find Savings is a great website that has the newest coupon codes listed for your favorite online merchants. The site has a great variety of stores with over 400 merchants listed. I really love the different search options that is available. You can search either by merchant, category like Toys and Games, or by the type of coupon code. I can search for free shipping codes, dollar off amount, a percentage amount, and many other options. I find the site is very easy to navigate and well laid out.

As I was searching the site to get some holiday shopping done, I came across an offer for free shipping at Disney Shopping website. When I clicked on redeem this offer, it opened a whole window. I love this since I won’t lose my place on the site. Another store I love to shop is Target. There are many offers available right now including free shipping. Another great feature of this site is it shows the expiration date of the offer. So many coupon sites don’t put list the expiration date. You never know if it’s a current offer or not.

FindSavings.com is a valuable tool for your online shopping to get the best deals possible. You can also snag some great deals that will be ending soon by checking out their list of expiring coupons. I saw some great offers for airline and hotel deals. This is great if you are planning on doing any traveling this holiday season. Don’t miss out on another great deal, and check out all your favorite stores today.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #45

Today’s thrifty tip is to invest in an extra freezer. My freezer on top of the refrigerator is pretty small so I can’t really put much in it. I love to buy in bulk when I see a great sale on meats, frozen veggies, butter, cheese, and such. I also like to cook in double and triple batches to freeze the extras in smaller containers. I know some people are worried about the costs of running an extra freezer. The one I own only runs me an extra $5/mo in electricity. The savings in stocking up on great sales and not eating out will pay for itself easily in the course of a year. I got mine on a great clearance sale (less than $300) six years ago. It still runs perfectly. We are a small family of three, but I still like to have meals ready to go on those nights we don’t feel like cooking or don’t have time to cook. I also freeze some of the excess of my garden or if I receive fresh vegetables from a relative or friend.

If you still think it’s too expensive to own one, then ask yourself these questions.

How much could I save in a week if I had a nice frozen meal to cook instead of eating out?

How much savings did I lose because I couldn’t take full advantage of a great sale?

How much could I save on fresh fruits and vegetables I could grow myself to freeze?

How can you not afford an extra freezer?