My Spending Diet: Week Six

We’re going to skip the recap this week since I gave myself more leeway for spring break. Instead, I wanted to share some fabulous food and frugal living websites that I have recently discovered. The women (all moms!) who write these sites are ones who I recently interviewed for an assignment.

But first …

Something purely amazing happened this week: I started saving money again. It’s been a long time since I was able to pluck money from my income and squirrel it away. But when a received a payment this week, I quickly divided it between the kids’ saving accounts and my own. Although it wasn’t a lot, it was a very big and positive step in the right direction.

Another amazing thing: despite giving myself leeway, I mostly stuff to the rules and kept my spending down. Go me.

Now, without further ado, meet some fab food and money saving bloggers:

Carrie Rocha at Pocket Your Dollars: Is there a better place to get help learning to spend less and save more than from someone who did just that — and paid off $50,000 in debt in just two and a half years? Carrie Rocha is a public speaker and blogger who did just that. Her site, Pocket Your Dollars, is aimed at saying money all around. Check out Rocha’s Groceries section, which has links to many coupons for popular products. Like freebies? She has a section on those too.

Dawn Viola at Wicked Good Dinners: My husband’s family is from Massachusetts, so I know and love the term ‘wicked.’ Viola, who hails from New England, is a Floridian chef who blogs about her delicious dinners like the recent Rataouille Pasta Salad as well as her participation in cooking competitions — like the Crisco National Pie Championship this weekend (she’s the defending champ in the apple category!).

Katie Goodman at goodLife{eats}: Katie Goodman’s bright, beautiful site is filled with amazing food photography and mouthwatering recipes for the family. She also has great content like GrowCookEat, a weekly feature on growing food at home, and fun stuff too (Solar System Cupcakes! Love those!). She’s one of my daily must-reads.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. says

    Sarah – I am glad to have inspired you and am thrilled to hear that you are back to saving money. Diligence in the short-term will have big pay offs in the long-term. –Carrie

  2. says

    Cooking at home is such a great way to save extra money! I started cooking at home more to save money and it works!
    .-= Sook´s last blog ..Shrimp and Broccoli Stir-fry with Toasted Almonds =-.

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