Frugal Lifestyle

I hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving! As you return out of your food coma from yesterday, you’re likely wondering what to do with all the leftovers? Although I think Thanksgiving leftover sandwiches taste good, that can get a bit dull. My family and I have made these burritos for years and it is […]... read more


I love frugal experiments, and I definitely am head-over-heels in love with everything Fall-ish & Autumn-esque! So I decided to test out something I had been wondering about for years, but had never tried myself: What is the cost of a canned pumpkin vs. DIY baked/pureed pumpkin? Which saves more money? How much? And how […]... read more


Summer is slipping away, and even though you may still be sweating under the hot August sun, fall’s cool breezes will be here in just a month… and you know you’ll be seeing the pumpkin & autumn-themed displays popping up in stores any day now… and the Christmas decor! If you’re like me, summer has […]... read more


Guest Post: Save Money With Social Media by Cheryl Pitt I’m raising what most consider to be a large family. With five children, ages 1-17 (and three of them teen boys), I want to save money as often as possible. I love to save with coupons and other discounts! However, I don’t always have time […]... read more

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Don’t bust your budget on holiday decor, when you can create your own frugal Christmas decorations inexpensively (and sometimes close to free!) Today I’m so excited to feature a very talented friend of mine, Diana Nguyen of Yours Truly Art, with a tutorial on how to make your own FREE elegant Christmas decorations... read more


If you’re like me, you’re gearing up for the holiday season, and trying to figure out how to capture the perfect family photos (for Christmas cards, photo gifts, scrap booking, etc). It’s the most wonderful (and perhaps stressful) time of the year, and we’re trying to savor the magic of these moments with our family […]... read more

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It’s summer and that means many families are sending their kids off to camp! If you’re searching for a camp, I’m excited to share a great online resource, created by local mom Brooke Salkoff (who also happens to be a former NBC News Correspondent). It’s a new online tool that will help you find the […]... read more


Mother’s Day is coming up soon, and I happen to have a few friends with new bundles of joy, including my own “baby” sister. Maybe you know a new mom and are wondering ways you can help, without busting your budget. Whatever the condition of your finances, your time is worth so much to a […]... read more


I had the pleasure of guest posting for the DC Goodwill Fashionista last week (please be sure to check out my “Beltway Bargain Mom’s Favorite Vintage Pieces” guest post and leave a comment letting me know your own vintage frugal finds!). Today, I’m pleased to have the DC Goodwill Fashionista guest blogging here at Beltway Bargain Mom! […]... read more


Image courtesy of Need a new wardrobe, but don’t have the wiggle room in your budget? Then you’ll be excited to hear that this Saturday, January 21st, 2012 is World Swap Day! You can trade in your clothes for some new-to-you items! This sounds perfect for any frugal fashionistas out there. Here are some local […]... read more