This Frugal Family

One Big Happy Family Being Frugal

Garlic Lovers Sale

Posted on April 15, 2017 in Announcements

davesgourmet

davesgourmet

Check out this amazing sale from Dave’s Gourmet, on All Things Garlic.

You will love all things Dave’s Gourmet, so if you haven’t tried it, get yourself some Garlic Flavored sauce.  You will love it.  (The spaghetti sauce is great)!

Voltron Easter Findings

Posted on April 14, 2017 in Announcements

voltron-easter

voltron-easter

Click on the Picture Below:

Tags: , ,

[Top]

Godiva Giveaway

Posted on in sweepstakes

godiva-giveaway

godiva-giveaway

 

Click Here To Enter.

[Top]

Aromatherapy Beauty Guide ~ How To

Posted on April 11, 2017 in Reviews

aromatherapy

aromatherapy

The Aromatherapy Beauty Guide (Using the Science of Carrier & Essential Oils to Create Natural Personal Care Products) is amazing.  You can find everything essential oil in this book.  My 19 year old, Sarah, is having so much fun with this book.  She stated she wanted to get into this stuff for a while, but didn’t know how.  Now, she has the perfect Guide to help her.

There are 4 parts to this guide:

  • Part 1:  The Foundations
  • Part 2:  Basic Ingredients
  • Part 3:  Essential Oils
  • Part 4:  Formulations

Part 3:  Essential Oils is Sarah’s favorite Part.  So, What are essential oils?  “Essential Oils play a significant role in natural personal care products.  Not only do they add the enhancement of scent, but they are also rich in a wide variety of therapeutic properties.  I’m not overtating it when I say that every drop of an essential oil contains a unique natural pharmacy.”  Says Daniel Sade, BSC, CAHP and author of the Aromatherapy Beauty Guide.

There is so much more to add, but you should just get a copy of the book.  You won’t regret it.  My daughter is so happy to have the Aromatherapy Beauty Guide.  As I stated above, she’s wanted to try this type of therapy, but didn’t know where to start.  Now she has a good idea.

This comprehensive book provides a wealth of evidence-based information that provides a sensible and sound approach when it comes to creating your own natural product formulas. With clear and easy-to-follow directions, you’ll be able to create your own signature products that will complement a natural lifestyle as well as meeting your individual skincare needs.

Connect With The Armotherapy Beauty Guide:    Shop

Disclaimer:

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

[Top]

Baking Eclairs

Posted on in Reviews

eclairs

eclairs

I know I love Eclairs, and so does my dad.  So, we came across this Eclairs (Easy, Elegant & Modern Recipes) book.  I can’t believe how easily Eclairs are made.  I love making them, especially getting to share them with my dad.  My wife is jealous, because I haven’t let her touch the book.  I’m afraid she’ll ruin it.  There are so many Eclairs to choose from.  If you are an Éclair lover, you need to buy this book.

So, there’s a chapter on getting started.  It’s super, and easy to read, and understand.  I really love this book.  It’s so easy to follow, and I get the perfect Éclair every time, from the start.

There are Caramel Eclairs, Apricot Eclairs, Black Currant Eclairs, Chocolate Coconut Eclairs, Chocolate Eclairs, and many more.  You really need to get this book.

Christophe has created 25 innovative recipes that are perfect for everything from casual gatherings with family and friends to formal celebrations. With his easy-to-follow instructions and some practice with the basic techniques, you’ll soon not only be mastering these recipes but also inventing some new ones of your own.

Christophe also provides a complete list of utensils and a few simple rules, along with helpful tips sprinkled throughout the book, making this an invaluable tool for both novice and experienced bakers.

Connect with Eclairs (Easy, Elegant & Modern Recipes):   Shop

Disclaimer:

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

 

[Top]

Gravity Cakes So Fun To Make

Posted on in Reviews

gravitycakescover

gravitycakescover

My daughter, age 19, loves making these Gravity Cakes, for the book we just received.  With the bright, colorful pictures, it takes barely any effort to make the perfect Gravity Cake every time.  We work at them for an hour or so, and whala, perfection.

There are 45 Amazing Cakes to choose from in this book by Jakki Friedman & Francesca Librae.  They’ve really made it an easy obsession, to make Gravity Cakes.  I’d never even heard of a Gravity Cake, until receiving this book.  They are so much fun to make, with my daughter.  And, easier than I could’ve ever imagined.

My favorite is “Beach Party”.  My soon to be 6 year old loves the beach, so this is perfect for his birthday.  Sarah, my daughter, and I have been working hard to get this one down pat, so that Jacob has the perfect Gravity Cake for his birthday.  I’m all about freezing it, once it’s fit to perfection.  We started it last night, and we said we would finish it today.  The instructions couldn’t be clearer, and the colorful pictures help to illustrate exactly what to do.  We got this!

Full color throughout, these projects will spark your imagination and provide loads of decorating inspiration. There’s a cake for virtually every event and occasion — from Valentine’s Day to Thanksgiving and from baby reveals to poker parties, and everything in between. Once you’ve mastered the techniques, it will be no time before you’re using your imagination to create your own unique designs.

My daughter told me after we make this cake, for Jacob, the book is becoming hers.  So I better get this recipe right, but it won’t be hard with Jakki & Francesca’s step by step directions.  You really need to get this book.  It’s fabulous.

Connect With Gravity Cakes:    Shop   

Disclaimer:

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

[Top]

Clip for Thor: Ragnarok

Posted on in clip Disney

thor

thor

 

In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! THOR: RAGNAROK is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. They are joined by Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.

thor1

Like THOR: RAGNAROK on Facebook

thor2

Follow THOR: RAGNAROK on Twitter

thor4

Follow Marvel on Instagram

thor6

THOR: RAGNAROK opens in theaters everywhere November 3rd!

[Top]

Here’s a Sweepstakes for Wine & Dine

Posted on April 10, 2017 in sweepstakes

sweep_header_46391_eng

sweep_header_46391_eng

 

Click here To Enter.

[Top]

Baking Buttercream Basics

Posted on in Reviews

buttercream-basics-book

buttercream-basics-book

Buttercream Basics is a remarkable baking book.  My 19 year old hasn’t put the book down for a second.  She loves reading about the different Buttercream Icings.  Sarah recently found out that there are more than four different types of buttercream.  And, she can make vegan buttercream, which she’s extremely excited about.

The decorating techniques are easy to follow, and it’s that easy to make, as well.

Full color throughout and filled with absolutely gorgeous photographs, this book offers you 35 projects to choose from. So have fun, because everyone deserves to have their cake and eat it too!

Carey Madden has developed an entirely fresh, innovative and technically adept approach to cake decorating.  Her cakes and cupcakes have been featured in Vogue and Mademoiselle and enjoyed by countless celebrities and gourmets.

Chapters include:

  • Tools you can’t live without
  • cake and icing recipes
  • Getting Started
  • The Icing on the Cake
  • Borders and Inscriptions
  • Embellishment
  • buttercream blossoms
  • cupcake creations

There’s bits and nibbles throughout this Buttercream Basics book, telling you little hints, or guidance.

Sarah has already made a cake out of the book, and it was delicious.  We loved it.

The recipes are easy to read, and the pictures go a long way.  You will love this book.  You can order it at the above, or below links.

Connect with Buttercream Basics (Learn the Art of Buttercream Decorating):   Shop

Disclaimer:

This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post is my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion about this product.

[Top]

Filling your child’s Easter Basket made simple

Posted on April 9, 2017 in kids Reviews

Fluffy foxy rabbit in basket with Easter eggs isolated on white

There are a number of products that you can fill your child’s Easter Basket with, but do you know how to make it healthy, and simple?  I’m about to tell you some great choices.

easter-basics

Start with Welch’s Fruit Snacks.  I love these.  They are my favorite, I get them at work all the time.  The Welch’s Fruit Snacks will fit in your plastic eggs, and it’s an alternative to the unhealthy choices.  My son, and daughter, love Welch’s too, so this is a win, win for me.  This Holiday season, the Fruit snacks are shaped like bunnies and eggs.  So cute!

Welch’s Fruit Snacks are inexpensive, and again, a great alternative to the unhealthy snacks.

easter-basics-1

Another Healthy Choice is the Munk Pack.  The oatmeal is in squeeze containers, and is delicious.  I was skeptical, at first, but once I tried it, I was hooked.  I’ll be ordering lots of this oatmeal, in the future.  It’s quick and easy.  No GMO, vegan, etc.  This oatmeal makes my mornings when I’m on the go.  I couldn’t ask for more nutrition, and a faster breakfast.  This Peach Chia Vanilla is my favorite.

easter-basics-3

The Little Kernel is a great popcorn brand, that offers Pink Himalayan Salt, on their popcorn.  Talk about great tasting.  And, fits in the basket perfectly.  Jacob and Sarah will be so surprised this Easter.  All the good, healthy snacks, and they won’t even realize the healthy part.  You can also get Naked Popcorn, salt free, or sweet & salty, which would be my favorite.  There are a good amount of varieties, check out their page.

easter-basics-2

Lastly, you need a drink, to go in the Easter Basket, to follow all the goodies going down.  What better than Aqua Ball?  Aqua Ball is Sugar Free & Preservative Free, and perfect for your early morning Easter, with your kids.  Jacob loves the Grape, and Sarah goes with the Berry Frost.  With Disney Characters on the bottles, you won’t go wrong.

To find these products, simply click on the link, in each paragraph.

 

 

 

[Top]