5 Back To School Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity #BackToSchool

5 Back To School Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity #BackToSchool

5 Back To School Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity #BackToSchool Back to school is such a fun and exciting time of year.  The kids are nervous and excited to see all of their friends and moms and dads everywhere are looking forward to a little quiet time in the morning after the kids leave for school.  My kids are looking forward to wearing all of their new clothes to school.  Although they wear uniforms, they still look forward to the new-ness of it all.  As you may have noticed

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Follow Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom To San Francisco To Explore Disney/Pixar & COCO #PixarCOCOEvent

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Follow Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom To San Francisco To Explore Disney/Pixar and COCO #PixarCOCOEvent *I received an all expenses paid trip to San Francisco for the coverage of this press event for Disney/Pixar.   All opinions are 100% my own and I only recommend events and shows that are a great fit for my readers. I am so excited to fill you in on my next adventure!  I have been invited to a very special Disney & Pixar press event, Wednesday, August 2nd through Friday, August 4th for the release of Disney/Pixar’s COCO at Pixar Animation

Great Summer Family Fun For Under $5 In Acadiana 2017

Great Summer Family Fun For Under $5 In Acadiana 2017

Great Summer Family Fun For Under $5 In Acadiana 2017 We live in south Louisiana; home of big families and big fun!  When you have a big family, though, having fun can be a real strain on your budget.  I am always looking for ways to have a ton of fun with my three kiddos and not break the bank.  I have compiled a list of some great ways to keep your young people busy and happy all summer long.  Most of these programs are even FREE!  So, get out

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Acadiana’s Grocery List Starting August 16, 2017

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* * * Acadiana’s Grocery List * * * Acadiana’s Grocery List Starting August 16, 2017 My favorite grocery prices around Acadiana this week starting 08/16/2017 Print your list Albertsons Boneless skinless chicken breast ~ $1.99 lb USDA bone-in Ribeye steaks ~ $6.99 lb Fresh whole Atlantic salmon fillets ~ $6.99 lb Jumbo Cantaloupes ~ 2/$3 Northwest Bing Cherries ~ $1.99 lb Fresh Large Prima peaches ~ $1.99 lb Fresh red, green, or black grapes ~ $1.99 lb Lucerne large eggs (1 dozen) ~ 59¢ (w/in-ad coupon/limit 1) Yoplait Greek

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What Should You Buy And Stock Up On In September?

What Should You Buy And Stock Up On In September?

What Should You Buy And Stock Up On In September? In September, summer officially comes to an end.  I know, I know, I hate to see summer end too, but it’s a great time for sales!  Summer clothes and equipment have huge discounts everywhere you turn. Lawn equipment ~ Summer will be officially over this month and everything summer will be going on sale.  This is a great time to buy that lawnmower you’ve had your eye on.  Since we live in south Louisiana, you will still have plenty of

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5 Tips To Help Your Child Survive Their First Weeks At College

5 Tips To Help Your Child Survive Their Weeks At College

5 Tips To Help Your Child Survive Their Weeks At College Okay, we have our little ones back in school, now it’s time to focus on the big kids!  Starting college is such an exciting and challenging time.  Your young adult is likely experiencing some growing pains and Mom and Dad probably are too.  Should they work?  Should they live on campus or get an apartment?  Should they drive to school, ride the city bus, or have parents drop them off?  These are all great questions and the answer to all of

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Let Riddell Help Your Child Play Smarter Football This Season #SmarterFootball

Let Riddell Help Your Child Play Smarter Football This Season #SmarterFootball

Let Riddell Help Your Child Play Smarter Football This Season #SmarterFootball This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Riddell.  All opinions are my own. Football season is here and I’m not talking about the NFL.  It is that time of year when moms everywhere cringe in excitement.  If you have a son who loves the game, you know what I mean.  You’re excited he gets to reconnect with all of his football friends and play the game he loves, but you cringe at the thought of injuries.  I was so excited

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Acadiana’s Grocery List Starting August 9, 2017

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* * * Acadiana’s Grocery List * * * Acadiana’s Grocery List Starting August 9, 2017 My favorite grocery prices around Acadiana this week starting 08/09/2017 Print your list Albertsons USDA Choice T-Bone steaks ~ $6.97 lb Boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs ~ $1.99 lb Pork country style ribs ~ $1.99 lb Fresh whole Atlantic salmon fillets ~ $5.99 lb Fresh Tilapia fillets ~ $6.99 lb Large raw shrimp ~ $6.99 lb Fresh California strawberries (1 lb) ~ 2/$4 Jumbo whole seedless watermelons ~ $3.99 ea (w/in-ad coupon ~

You Can Travel With Confidence And Save With Ibotta #gopadfree

You Can Travel With Confidence And Save With Ibotta #gopadfree

You Can Travel With Confidence And Save With Ibotta #gopadfree This is a sponsored post on behalf of Poise ® Impressa ® and Walmart.  All opinions are 100% my own. If you have been following my blog for any time at all, then you know that I love to save money.  Something else you probably know about me is that I crave simplicity in everything. I love simple recipes, crafts, and simple money saving tips!  One app that I have been using for years does just that; KEEP THINGS SIMPLE!

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‘Knock Twice’ To Save Time And Money With The New LG Insatview Refrigerator From Best Buy #BestBuy

'Knock Twice' To Save Time And Money With The New LG Insatview Refrigerator From Best Buy #BestBuy

‘Knock Twice’ To Save Time And Money With The New LG Insatview Refrigerator From Best Buy #BestBuy Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Oh my goodness!  How many times, in a day, do I yell at my kids to close the refrigerator door?  Do you do that too?  I think it’s one of the universal signs of being a mom.  Well, HALLELUJAH, Best Buy and LG have a solution for us

Your Kids Can Power Their Day With Jif® and Smucker’s® From Walmart #PBLove

Your Kids Can Power Their Day With Jif® and Smucker’s® From Walmart #PBLove

Your Kids Can Power Their Day With Smucker’s® and Jif® From Walmart #PBLove This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. Summer is here and in full swing!  If you’re like us and so many other families, you are always in search of ways to keep your kiddos energy tank full while on the go.  Your kids can power their day with Jif® and Smucker’s® from Walmart and you won’t have to spend a fortune or all day in the

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Acadiana’s Grocery List Starting August 2, 2017

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* * * Acadiana’s Grocery List * * * Acadiana’s Grocery List Starting August 2, 2017 My favorite grocery prices around Acadiana this week starting 08/02/2017 Print your list Albertsons Pork Butt roast or country style ribs ~ $1.99 lb Fresh whole Atlantic salmon fillets ~ $6.99 lb Crafish tail meat (16 oz frozen) ~ $11.99 ea Northwest Bing cherries ~ $1.99 lb Green or red seedless grapes ~ $1.99 lb Olathe sweet corn ~ 5/$2 Hass Avocados ~ 3/$2 Lucerne shredded or chunk cheese (16 oz) ~ $1.99 (with in-ad