Tuesday, March 6, 2018


I have been living my FRUGAL LIFE doing everything I can that "makes cents" in Anjie's World.... everyone knows that I use discounts, clubs, coupons, sales, thrift, DIY, support local, enter sweeps, mystery shop, barter, etc to make my life as full as I can
and continue my WORK HARD = PLAY HARD  mantra.


THRIFTING and EBAY have sparked my recent interest
Thanks to my Friend ,   Jason , that pointed out a few things
to me at a local Thrift store... RIGHT NOW ... EBAY has a FREE LISTING DEAL
and I am ON IT!

One of my favorite things to do is to combine .... coupons with Gift Certificates ,  especially if you earn getting the gift certificate.  I am a member of several sources that sell you GIFT CERTIFICATES at less the amount that is listed on them.   Stay tuned to my FRUGAL PAGE on FB & sign up for email notifications here  to get in as soon as I post them so that they do not go away.  I also collect GC from my Credit Cards (points for GC) , sweepstakes, Search to Win and more.  I talk about them RIGHT HERE and on FB so that you too can CASH IN!   Longhorn had a FREE Appetizer coupon if you signed up for their AP ... we did that and combined with GC to eat, drink and take home some goodies... now thats a HOME RUN DEAL!   you too can CASH IN ... follow me!   (no worries I don't eat like this ALL of the time,  scroll down for some healthier options!)

Shop the RIGHT stores!  Shop the stores that offer QUALITY for discount prices!    I recently (yesterday) got the items photographed above and wrote about it on ANJIES WORLD  check out the post on how I got all of what you see for FREE.  As unintended as it was, it was very welcomed!  Sign up for notices from that blog as well for a little bit of "this" and a little bit of "that."

HEALTHY AT A DISCOUNT?   everyone says that in order to eat more healthy , you have to spend more money, right?   If you have been following along I have been trying boxed meals and reviewing them.  This one was reviewed on ANJIES WORLD  and is my newest venture.  I love love love the Curry Styled Soup and the Smoothies that have helped me to eat healthier... get 3 free with your order RIGHT NOW ... thats the offer I signed up with!

Other Savings for FEBRUARY

MYSTERY SHOPS :    5 recent shops for some ALMOST free meals,  can't beat that !

Online Bill Pay:   save gas, checks, late charges etc... I use this almost exclusively now!

Barter:   Bartered : photographed a Wedding in February for Martial Arts lessons for my Grandson !  

Deals:   The BOX MAN COMETH and will keep on coming as I have ordered several items for my photography business at a great discount!  I will share more on that with another blog post!

Budget Payments:  with the extreme weather in the USA our utility bills .... well they vary hugely.... I have my electricity set up to be the "same" every month and now my gas too (its a phone call) and poof , its done!

NO TRASH PICK UP :   we take our own trash to the  dump ,  free..... this is one bill that I would opt to pay if I were rich ... but for now we take our own.  Composting the "live" stuff and burning leaves (allowed in our county)

LEARNING:    drying flowers now for a REALLY COOL DIY project that I hope "pans out"  stay tuned for more on this!!!   

Sunday, March 4, 2018

MORE "LITTLE THINGS" .... Back to the BAY...

So sometimes its all about the photos...and now is one of those times
these are a few of my recent finds.... BACK TO THE BAY...
going to throw somethings on EBAY to make a few BUCKS
Wish Me Luck

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sometimes it's the little things.... Like Ketchup!

Ketchup!    Have you ever thought about Ketchup?    I have.   Read your labels on your ketchup bottle and see that there are some ingredients in MOST ketchups that I don't know what they are or nor do I want to.    BUT .... I love ketchup!    I don't like to spend a lot of money just to be healthy but I like everyone else enjoy being healthy, participating in healthier lifestyles and not paying more money than I need to at the grocery store.   

I make many of our salad dressings (thousand island, italian, ranch), condiments, cocktail sauce,  BBQ sauce and anything else that I can to save money,  when I can't get free or close to free at the grocery store.  To that point,  people often speak of how inconvenient it is to go "scratch" rather than pre-made.   In this recipe I am using a pre-made product (tomato paste) that can and would be scratch except that I paid about 4 or 5 cents for a boatload of tomato sauces and pastes at Food Lion a while back.  

ALL OF THE ITEMS BELOW WERE ALREADY IN MY CABINET except the White Wine Vinegar.   I picked that up on sale and it will go a long way for this recipe and a couple of others that I have on the list to make next (mayo etc)!!!  SO HERE IT IS : 


Of course you can alter , add, subtract to any of the ingredients I used to make it your own...
Everyone's Tastes are Different!


6 ounces Tomato Paste
1/4 cup Dark Brown Sugar  ( I used Truvia Blend)
1/4  teaspoon Dry Ground Mustard
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4  scant teaspoon Cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon  of Ground Clove
1/8 teaspoon of  Onion Powder
2 pinches of Allspice
Grind some Garlic (to taste)
1 pinch of Cajun Seasoning
1/3  cup Water
4 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar

Mix them ALL UP ... its that easy , some measuring spoons , whisk and some jars is all you need.

The Finished Product!!!  Will last about a month in your FRIDGE!

My Ketchup will not last that long.... but if you need it to last longer then you can "can" them to seal and store.  This is especially helpful if you have a bunch of tomatoes in the summer! 

I will be posting more of these easy smeasy recipes for you in the future to help with your "little things" that adds up to SAVING MONEY and KNOWING what you are putting in your body, all of the ingredients I used I can pronounce!!!

Saturday, February 3, 2018


first time buyers get $$$ for first purchase (this counts)

LOOK UP SHUTTERFLY .... there are 11 coupons   (especially good for NEWBIES)
but one of them says .......

Pick 2. Get One 16x20 Print, One 8x10 Art Print, One Notebook or One Set of Address Labels at Check Out 
Coupon Code: LOVEGIFTS
Expires: 2/4/2018

PAY S&H ONLY ........
pick one or two gifts today ONLY!!!