As a busy mom, I prefer to do a lot of my family’s shopping online in the comfort of my own home, especially at this time of year when it’s cold and snowy outside! Right now I’m doing some spring cleaning and shopping for some new spring clothes for our family (especially where I can […]
Attention moms! If you like getting great deals on clothes, toys and more for kids and babies, READ ON to find out about three upcoming Just Between Friends (JBF) Children’s Consignment Sales in the Twin Cities area. PLUS – Enter to win a $10 Gift Certificate right here at Twin Cities Frugal Mom to use at […]
Universe of Light is a 9-minute interactive light show that takes place every night at 7:30 p.m. at the Mall of America. It has music and smoke effects and can be seen from all four levels at the south entrance of Nickelodeon Universe. We took our kids to the Mall of America last night – […]
You know what I’m talking about. Everyone goes through tough times when money is extra tight, like when income goes down for a while, you have an unexpected $1200 in car repairs, the washing machine breaks down and needs a $500 replacement, or you need to buy an $800 plane ticket to visit an ill family […]
Here’s a recipe for chocolate hazelnut muffins that I came up with by varying a favorite chocolate muffin recipe and adding chopped hazelnuts. I buy and use a bag of “Oregon Hazelnuts” from Trader Joe’s, then chop them in a food processor. » Read more..
Here is a list of some of the best educational freebies this week of March 2nd, 2014. Just click on the link to download or print the freebie! (Thanks to www.howtohomeschoolforfree.com for this list!)
Multiplying with LEGO bricks printable
Free pancakes at IHOP will be offered on Tuesday to raise money for charity!
Since beginning its National Pancake Day celebration in 2006, IHOP restaurants have raised $13 million to support charities in the communities in which they operate. » Read more..
Disney on Ice presents “Let’s Celebrate!” at the Target Center from February 27th – March 2nd.
We went on Thursday which was opening night and had a fun time! I took Heidi and Thor and our friend Mary from church. Mary is in her 80s and had never seen Disney on Ice before and she LOVED it as much as the kids! » Read more..
YMCA Summer Rally Days kicks off Friday, February 28th and goes through Sunday, March 2nd.
These three days you can SAVE on Y Summer Programs for ages 3 – 18. Here are the discounts they’re offering:
- $50 off Summer Power Kindergarten, Summer Power and Uproar registration fees
- $30 off Camp Sessions
- $15 off Day Camp or Sports Sessions » Read more..
Here’s a press release that just came out from Hy-Vee, Inc.
Hy-Vee, an employee-owned grocery retailer, is planning to open grocery stores in the Twin Cities area. This will affect all grocery deal-seekers as new stores = new ways to save on your groceries!
Currently, there are 17 Hy-Vee grocery stores in Minnesota, spread throughout the lower portion of the state including Albert Lea, Faribault, and Mankato.
Ninja small, Ninja large
Ninja duck, Ninja charge.
Ninja run, Ninja chop
Ninja, Ninja never stop!
Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop is a fun children’s book for preschoolers ages 2-5, published by Abrams Books. We received a copy for review recently and it’s been a favorite at bedtime, especially for our 3-year-old Thor.
Ninja, Ninja, Never Stop is about a strong-willed, energetic little ninja who sneaks up on the family dog, swipes a cookie from his brother, and escapes from Granny’s kiss…only to be unexpectedly out-ninja-ed by his younger brother’s sneak attack! » Read more..
As a busy mom, I prefer to do a lot of my family’s shopping online in the comfort of my own home, especially at this time of year when it’s cold and snowy outside! Right now I’m doing some spring cleaning and shopping for some new spring clothes for our family (especially where I can find great deals!).
What are you and your family shopping for this month? Are you planning a spring break vacation and in need of some new luggage or a new camera to take pictures on your trip? Are you looking to buy a new TV? Or are you starting your spring cleaning, too, and looking for some new home decor or kids’ clothes? How about a Keurig coffee maker to help you get through this long winter?
Saturday, March 1st, 2014 is Try Hockey for Free Day.
On March 1st, 2014, Minnesota Hockey and over 55 local associations across the state will encourage kids, ages 4 to 9, to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey as part of the NHL’s Hockey Weekend Across America, presented by CCM, and USA Hockey’s Try Hockey For Free Day. All locations have a limited amount of equipment available for use.
Attention moms! If you like getting great deals on clothes, toys and more for kids and babies, READ ON to find out about three upcoming Just Between Friends (JBF) Children’s Consignment Sales in the Twin Cities area.
PLUS – Enter to win a $10 Gift Certificate right here at Twin Cities Frugal Mom to use at any of the three sales! » Read more..
There’s a fun family event happening at The Works Museum in Bloomington this Saturday, February 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.:
Tech Fest, the Twin Cities’ biggest family engineering event celebrating National Engineers Week, will feature hands-on activities and demonstrations from The Works Museum and science and engineering partners from all over the Twin Cities. It’s the 10th Annual Tech Fest event at the museum.
Activities this Saturday will include Tech Take-Apart, where kids destroy old electronics to explore components inside, plus there will be high school robotics teams and demonstrations from corporations. » Read more..
Today’s a great day to shop the thrift stores in your area!
Presidents’ Day Sales – Monday, February 17th
Savers - 50% off clothing, shoes, accessories, and bed & bath. Excludes new merchandise (red tags). Sale excludes new merchandise (red tags), jewelry, books and items tagged housewares or furniture. May not be combined with any other coupon or discount. Regular in-store discounts not available on sale day. “Join our celebration as we turn 60 years young!” 9:00am-9:00pm. » Read more..
It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and there are a number of family activities taking place in the Twin Cities – many of them free! Here are some to consider:
Kids at the Castle at the American Swedish Institute - February 14
Friday, Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to noon
Introducing Kids at the Castle at the American Swedish Institute select Fridays this spring!
In the hour before the museum opens, join ASI for visual play, storytelling, music, and movement inspired by the exhibition Papercut! that will encourage creative young minds and active hands. Recommended for ages 2–5.
Kids at the Castle is free to all participants. Registration not required; check in at the Information Desk by 11 a.m. on the day of the program. Adult accompaniment required. Kids at the Castle Winter/Spring Dates: Feb. 14 and 28; March 14 and 28. » Read more..
There are many financial books out there – about money management, investing, paying off debt, and frugal living. I’ve read dozens of these, but never anything quite like The Joy of Financial Security by Donna Skeels Cygan, CFP, MBA.
The Joy of Financial Security’s subtitle sums up the book’s unique angle on the topic of money: The Art and Science of Becoming Happier, Managing Your Money Wisely, and Creating a Secure Financial Future.
The art and science of becoming happier? Before discussing investing and retirement – all the topics her clients come to her for as one of the top financial advisors in the U.S. – she discusses happiness and its relationship to money. She gets to the root of who we are and why we make the financial decisions we do by connecting research from the fields of psychology and neuroscience to real-life stories and experiences.
I shared a couple months ago that I was raising funds for my first CD of my piano compositions – well, I succeeded! My CD was completed and my CD release concert event is tonight – Friday, February 7th at 7:00pm at my church in New Hope. It’s free and open to all. Free childcare will be provided as well. Details are on my website at www.lisabakermusic.net.
My CD is called “Believing is Seeing” and contains 13 of my compositions. Titles include “Dwelling in Possibility,” “Lament” and “A Hundred Miles Away.” They can be purchased or downloaded on my page at cdbaby.com.