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Sign up to host a Nabisco, Stouffers, Green Works, Maxwell House, or Alexia House Party!

House Party currently has five different House Party opportunities you can sign up for! If selected to be a host, you’ll receive high-value coupons and free products to host the party and share with those who come. I’ve never hosted one of these before (I keep getting rejected every time I apply… bummer!), but I’ve heard rave reviews from those who have hosted them.

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::Sign up for the Alexia Party here — This party includes: 4 free coupons for Alexia Products, Bamboo Tongs, Wood Cooking Spoon, cocktail napkins, coupons for your guest, and more.

Thanks, Money Saving Methods!

An afternoon with frugal friends


Yesterday, I had the privilege of getting to spend the afternoon with Erin from $5 Dinners and Amy from Amy's Finer Things. Erin was in town for a wedding so it worked out for us all to meet up for a few hours at Borders. It's always fun to meet fellow frugal zealots and Amy and Erin are every bit the real deal.

Erin has a brand-new cookbook out, she's been on the Rachael Ray show, and she's being featured on Good Morning America tomorrow and yet she's as down-to-earth and unpretentious as they come.

And Amy, well, she's just as kind and gracious as can be. She's a minimalist after my own heart and I'm so glad she lives somewhat nearby so that I have the opportunity to see her every other month or so.

It was fun to chat about everything from babies to photography (Erin gave us tips on how to make better use of our un-extravagant cameras!) to keeping computer time in check, managing three little ones, and laundry! I only wish we'd have had about three more days to hang out together.

My favorite thing of all, though, was Erin's precious baby boy. Isn't he just the most adorable little guy? At only 5 weeks old, he made my Silas (now 7 months old) look like a budding football player. I was reminded all over again just how quickly time flies and how much I don't want to waste this fleeting years of being a mom to little ones.

Be sure to stop by Erin's blog and Amy's blog, if you're not regularly reading there already. They are two of my favorite bloggers!

Not exactly simple, but seriously cute: Miniature Gingerbread Houses


I found these Miniature Gingerbread Houses today from a link that Good Life Eats posted on Twitter. Are they not the cutest things ever?

I don't know that they qualify as being "simple" and I doubt I'm crafty enough to be able to create them (I was not born with an artsy bone in my body!), but I just had to share them here since I am positive that some of you could pull them off beautifully!

Go here for many more pictures and full instructions.