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Frugal Photo Friday (on Monday!): Anything Goes!

Welcome to Frugal Photo Friday!  All this month I have been partnering with Rebekah from Each Friday we’ve been sharing pictures of simple ways that we save money. This week’s theme is: Anything Goes! For our last week, we want to see any kind of savings you have to share.

So um, I was speaking at a conference on Friday. And I was just a wee bit distracted by all the wonderful people who were there.

People like Rebekah from Simply Rebekah, who is hosting this series with me. Here’s photographic proof we were together — I just wish we had gotten her adorable little Noah in the photo, too!

In the process, my Frugal Photo Friday post never went up. Because I never got it finished. 🙂 But I figured you probably wouldn’t mind if I posted it on Monday. So here goes:

As I’ve mentioned many times in the past, we’re huge fans of oatmeal at our house. It’s quick and easy, it’s filling, and it’s nutritious. Best of all, it’s very inexpensive. I got a 25-pound bag of organic oats from Azure Standard awhile back and we’ve not gotten to the bottom of it yet!

We love to make our own homemade instant oatmeal packets as it makes it so easy for the girls to make their own oatmeal. Plus, it’s just more fun to have it all pre-measured out in a little packet.

The freebies that come in our mail are always fun. You never know what will be showing up next in the mailbox. And every once in awhile, it will be a pretty fantastic freebie like a free razor, or a coupon for a free bottle of Herbal Essence, or I’ve even gotten free Starbucks gift cards before!

The best thing about the mailbox freebies is that they cost me absolutely nothing — just 15 seconds or so a few times per day to sign up for the freebies that are available. It’s totally worth that to me for the surprises that arrive in our mailbox on a regular basis!

Head over to Simply Rebekah to see her Frugal Photo Friday post. And thanks so much for participating in this series; it’s been fun!

Now it is your turn to share the simple ways that you save.  Share your link below or on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #FrugalPhotoFriday. All of the link-up details can be found here.

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  • Christy S says:

    My husband walked in with the mail earlier and asked what I had ordered from Target… It was the freebie bag! It was so exciting!

  • Stacy @ A Delightful Home says:

    It’s fun to see a picture of the two of you together. Rebekah was one of my favorite people from last year. (I like you lots, too. Although I haven’t met you in person, yet!)

    Oats are a favorite around here, too. I’ve purchased that 25-pound bag from Azure Standard as well. It’s wonderful to get it in bulk. We were always running out.

    • J says:

      So my question is, exactly how do you store 25lbs of oats? In the bag? Containers?

      • Stacy @ A Delightful Home says:


        I store some of mine in large jars int he pantry and the rest goes in the freezer. We have a big free-standing freezer, so there is room for the whole bag if I need to put it all in. Before I had that there were oats in jars all over the kitchen 🙂

      • Jenny in UT says:

        We store our bulk food (including oats) in airtight containers in the basement.

    • Rebekah from Simply Rebekah says:

      Stacy, you are so sweet! I’m glad we were able to meet last year, too.

  • Great ideas here! Thanks for the link up. I’m sharing one way I connect with my kids without spending much at all! It’s fun and they love it – use some of those mailbox freebies and it could be FREE!

  • Jenny in UT says:

    Thanks to website, I am now onto the freebies. Lots of fun getting them in the mail. And they are perfect for traveling!!

  • Gretchen says:

    I wish we all liked oatmeal. I really try to like it but I just don’t so I never feed it to my kids. I loved baked oatmeal though – is it as healthy?

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