The Blog-Couldn’t Resist This One

If you follow me on Twitter you know where I headed on Friday morning. Yes, the local library ‘end of year’ book sale. It was a cold morning which kept a lot of folks away which meant browsing with ease. I stocked up on paperbacks…some were brand new. And yes, I couldn’t resist the odd cookbook or two. One was on canning so I figured it would save me money in the long run.

I just finished reading the latest issue of All You magazine. One of the features was the winners of their Grocery Challenge. (Spend no more than $25 per family member per week for four weeks on groceries). Some great ideas and they’re running the contest again in the spring. If you’re up to the challenge check All You in the coming months.

Another magazine I love to read is Woman’s World, lots of great recipes and tips. And here’s some shameless self promotion, pick up the December 12th issue and you can read a mystery story written by yours truly.

Remember the Eco Bags from the first gift guide? They’d like to offer you a 20% off coupon for all your purchases at www.ecobags.com (Enter code FF09 at checkout)

And here’s yet another gift idea, The Joy of Green Cleaning by Leslie Reichert www.thejoyofgreencleaning.com It’s full of green cleaning recipes you can make at home. Leslie will be sharing some of her money saving cleaning tips with us in the New Year.

And finally, Marlene who’s a BSG reader in Canada is venturing into a new job as a coupon converter. She’d like to hear from other Canadian readers who have food coupons they’re not using. She’s looking for coupons for items such as Betty Crocker products, Bisquick, Jet Dry Rinse, Campbells soups etc. Contact Marlene directly at goldenopportunity@yahoo.ca for more details.

This week on Budget Smart Girl…only a few more weeks left until Christmas, so it’s time for the annual stocking stuffer gift guide, lots of good stuff this year. And as requested by many, more ideas for budget friendly parties.

Have a good week.

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