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Frugal Month – week 2 recap

We’re halfway there! Day 8 – $271.81 (Chuck E Cheese) + $1.30 (extra can of frosting for cupcakes) Day 9 – $31.25 (gas) + $6.20 (grocery) + 13.99 (Netflix) Day 10 – $79.10 (Costco) Day 11 – $8.39 (grocery) Day 12 – $24.43 (grocery) Day 13 – $50 (monthly internet) + $5 (parking fee) Day 14

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Science City

We LOVE Science City.  Seriously love this place – enough that we splurged on a season pass, which more than pays for itself over the course of the year and means we don’t feel like we need to stay a long time during any one visit to “get our money’s worth,” particularly important in the

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Deanna Rose Farmstead

We took advantage of a warm sunny day, and again went outdoors. I’d heard about Deanna Rose Farmstead from friends and coworkers, but had never actually taken the kids before – today was a perfect opportunity! Admission is free from 2-5 pm Monday-Thursday, and otherwise reasonably priced at $2 per person. Certain attractions such as

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Cave Springs

We were fortunate to have warm temperatures and a bit of sunshine today, which meant lots of outdoor time. We spent the morning on a trail next to our gym, and after lunch decided to check out a new spot. Since we had other plans taking us toward the eastern part of KC, we swung

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Attack of the sock monster!

Have you seen those lost sock holders on Etsy, that are a piece of wood with some clothespins at the bottom and say something cute such as “single, seeking mate” or “free dobby?” I want to meet the people who only have around 5 or 6 unmatched socks at a time, which is the max

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Overland Park Arboretum

Spring finally arrived today, which meant we took the little robots outdoors to enjoy the sunshine and warmer temperatures. Our destination? The Overland Park Arboretum. Admission is free every Tuesday, although still reasonably priced the rest of the week ($3 per adult, $1 child 6-12 yo, free 5 yo and under). Let’s just say the

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Frugal Kansas City Staycation – Money Museum

I’m off work this week, so the name of the game is frugal family fun. We started the morning with a mix of the usual activities – gym, piano lesson, Lego club. Since spring refuses to show up, we opted for an indoor activity this afternoon, and hit up the Money Museum at the Federal

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Frugal Month – Week 1 Recap

A recap of our first week, inspired by the Frugalwoods Uber Frugal Month: Day 1 – $99 annual credit card fee + mortgage Day 2 – $20 babysitting + $108.78 electric bill Day 3 – $91.53 groceries + $25 gas (Mr. BPR’s car) + $13.65 for mailing a package Day 4 – $29 gas (Mrs.

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What We Bought: Day 06

I spent $13.06 at Aldi today buying groceries. While I was there, I broke my cardinal rule and purchased something that was not on the list. GoGoGadgetGreta begged me to buy a bag of baby carrots. For those non-parents out there, let me offer you a pro-tip: if your 5-year-old ever asks you to buy

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What We Bought: Day 05

I gave the bartender at a charity event a tip of $1 in cash when Mrs. Butter Passing and I got a couple of drinks. And that was it for today.

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