2014 Complete List of Summer Camps in Acadiana

Complete List of Summer Camps in Acadiana Do you live in Acadiana?  Are you looking for something fun to keep the kids busy and happy this summer?  Well, you have come to the right spot!  Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has rounded up the biggest list of camps in Acadiana around!  Be sure to check back often; I will be adding more as I find them 🙂 Acadiana Cane Cutters summer baseball camp ~  Head Coach Lonny Landry and the Acadiana Cane Cutters will be hosting baseball camps for all youth ballplayers

10 Ways To Save Big On Summer Snacking

Thrifty Summer Snacking Can you believe it?  School will be out NEXT MONTH!  Now is the time to start thinking about how you’re going to feed three meals and snacks every day all summer without breaking the bank.  I have some great tips and ideas on how to do just THAT!  One thing I always try and keep in mind is planning is key!  If I plan ahead, things always seem to go smoother 😀 Package them yourself: You will likely come out better when buying snacks if you forego

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WIN 4 TICKETS to the Monster Jam at the CajunDome

  Guess what moms?!   It’s that time of year again!  The Monster Jam is coming to the CajunDome in Lafayette.  Right now you can get tickets for just $5.  If you’ve ever been; you know that there are NO bad seats at this show.  We have sat up high and down low; all of the seats gave us an amazing view of the trucks and drivers.  Be sure to get your seats now before the $5 seats SELL OUT!  Get your tickets HERE!  Current Line Up (Subject to change

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Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday 2013

What is the Sales Tax Holiday? The Louisiana Sales Tax Holiday provides an exemption from state sales tax on the first $2,500 of the purchase price of most individual items of tangible personal property for non-business use. The state sales tax is payable on the portion of the purchase price of any individual item in excess of $2,500. The holiday will apply to the 4 percent state sales tax, but will not apply to the sales taxes levied by parishes, municipalities, school boards, and other political subdivisions of the state.

Saving BIG on Fresh Produce

One question I get asked a LOT is how to save money on fresh produce.  Well, there is really only one good answer: buy them in-season.  The best way to save money on fresh fruits and veggies is to know when the harvest season is for that item and purchase it then.  Freezing fresh produce is a great way to lock in all of their great flavor and nutrients.  You can blanch them and seal them in freezer bags or flash freeze them (This is my favorite method.  You can

Making your own milk for as low as 10¢ per gallon!

As many of you already know, I bought a soy milk maker a couple of weeks ago in an attempt to eat healthier without breaking the bank.  Well, I’m happy to report that it was a HUGE success!  Since receiving my Easy-Clean Automatic Hot Soy Milk Maker, not only have I made soy and rice milk; I have discovered that I can also make almond milk with this amazing machine!  I was a little skeptical because my family is very particular about brands with soy milk.  We only drink Silk because

6 Thrifty ways to FIGHT THE BITE ~ Don’t Get Bitten By Mosquitoes

6 Thrifty ways to FIGHT THE BITE ~ Don’t Get Bitten By Mosquitoes Here in south Louisiana, there are few things that BUG us more than mosquitoes. We deal with them year-round, yes we even have them in January! I have compiled a list of easy, homemade ways to repel and treat mosquitoes. Wear light color clothing ~ Mosquitoes prefer darker colors. Long pants and long sleeves are not as uncomfortable as you may think in the middle of the summer. Catnip ~ Use catnip! Catnip is an herb that

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YOU’RE OUT!!! When Children’s Sports are Ruined by Bad Adult Behavior

I don’t voice my opinion about political issues often on my blog, but I think this is going to be a hot topic since so many of you have children in sports. We live in a very small town in south Louisiana and our children play baseball/t-ball on the community league along with about 400 other children. My husband and I have coached and helped coach for the past three years and we LOVE IT! Our son made the all-star t-ball team last year which was a load of fun

Get Staycation FEVER Acadiana!

Get Staycation FEVER Acadiana! Get Staycation FEVER Acadiana!  Summer is quickly approaching and spring break has come and gone for many of you. There is no better time to start planning your very own staycation right her in Lafayette or anywhere in Acadiana.  My favorite way to save money is with a super fun staycation! My husband says I’m the “Staycation Queen” LOL I love to get out in our area and explore all the fun things there are to do right here in Acadiana. You can do it too,