Friday, March 20, 2009

2009 Ultimate Blog Party!


Welcome Ultimate Blog Party readers! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

My name is Sara and I am a wife and SAHM of 4 boys. I entered the blogging world about 2 years ago with a personal blog to keep my family updated of all that goes on in our life.

In January of 2009 my family and I decided to go on a "30 Days of Nothing" challenge. We cut back on all our expenses and only spent money on things that were necessary. We spent a total of $30 for the month on groceries and the things we learned from this challenge changed our lifestyle forever. After the 30 days a new blog was born from that experience called Learning the Frugal Life.

Here is where I talk about saving money, frugal living and I also write weekly deal posts for Fareway and Hy-Vee as well as posting deals for other stores like Target and Walgreens. My goal is to help others find ways to save more and spend less. I hope you stay awhile and check out some of my favorite posts here, here and here. If you like what you see feel free to subscribe via email, reader or become a follower.

Please leave a comment so I know you were here and I can come visit you!

Thanks for stopping by and partying! Have a great day.

My Lists of Preferred giveaway winnings...

#19 $50 Target Gift Card from Shoot me Now
#21 $50 Target Gift Card from Agoosa.com
#22 $50 Target Gift Card from Beginner Baby Blog
#26 $30 Target Gift Card from Little Miss Hannah
#56 Surprise Box of Art supplies from KV Creative Designs

32 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you! I can't wait to look around...I really need some tips on how to save money in this economy!

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  2. I am here from the blog party. Glad to meet you...and I plan to be back again.

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  3. I like that idea of a 30 day challenge..something to think about.

    So nice to meet you. I'd love to invite you to swing by my site, The IE Mommy, to read my UBP post.

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  4. Stopping in from UBP09! I love reading frugal blogs, so will be back to read more!

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  5. Hi from another frugal blogger! Nice to meet you! You have a such a nice blog and hopefully we can trade some tips. :)

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  6. Nice to meet you! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'll be sure to check back with you again!

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  7. Hi! thanks for stopping by - nice to meet you, too!

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  8. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I hope you have great success with your planting. I am now up to 10 teeny sprouts ;).....

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  9. Nice to meet you popping over from UBP09!

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  10. Oh I am loving your blogs... despite being on the other side of the world and wishing I could be a part of some of your great shopping tips... I am still learning heaps from my little browse!

    Thanks!

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  11. Wow- $30 on groceries for a month! That amazes me!! Way to go! I definitely have some stuff to learn from you!

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  12. I enjoyed visiting your blog! Sounds like you have a lot of great advice to give.

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  13. what a need idea! I wish I could get my family to participate in something like that!!

    Happy UBP!!!!

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  14. I'm party hopping! Hope to see you at my party!

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  15. Happy UBP '09!!! Thanks so much for stopping by my party...have a wonderful weekend :O)

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  16. Found your blog from UBP - sounds like we have similary blogs. We also did the "no buy" idea for a couple months, and that really is what jump started our budgeting .. nice blog!!

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  17. Hello from the UBP! Love your site. I have signed up as a follower. I would love for you to stop by my site at http://grocerysavingsforrealfamilies.blogspot.com and put your link in my Frugal Links Mr. Linky.

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  18. Hey there fellow partier and frugalite! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a fun party week and enter some contests at my pad! Clair at Mummy Deals

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  19. Oh, I can't wait to get some tips on being frugal! Come visit if you can, I'll be back for sure.
    Jessie

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  20. Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I'm quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

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  21. Good Sunday Afternoon! And Happy Ultimate Blog Party blog hopping! :)

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  22. oooo - I am so jealous of the bargains Americans can get at the grocery store - your coupon systems are out of this world! Your blog is filled with inspirational ideas and I am excited to keep reading!! Love the Blog Party - this is my first and it is proving to be a blast.

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  23. OK we need to talk! How could you live off 30 bucks for the month!
    I need to know more about this challange. I have a mission trip coming up this summer and what a great challange for all of us going!
    Glad I stopped by your blog for the UBP.
    Now do you have an archived post about this ;O) ;O) ;O)

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  24. Nice to meet you! Have a great week! Stop by my blog and say hi!!
    :)
    Kim
    www.shopwithmemama.com

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  25. Such a great story! Thanks for sharing. I would love to add your button to my blog and or add you to twitter. In the meantime, I will certainly RSS you.
    ~Deal Fanatic
    www.dealfanatic.blogspot.com

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  26. Your blog is AWESOME! I would love to hear more about your 30 day challenge. I will definately be looking around! As a Mom to 5 kids I am seriously trying to figure out how I can cut back on expenses!!! This is great information.

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  27. I'm glad to discover your blog via the Ultimate Blog Party!! I look forward to reading your past posts and those to come. Have a great week!

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  28. Hello there. Knocking on your door from the blog party. Hope you don’t mind.


    Mike
    http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com

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  29. I love reading Frugal Blogs. I'm glad I found yours. Have fun at the UBP!

    April E.
    http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/elcloud

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  30. I am another frugal mom! Nice to meet you, found you through the UBP.

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  31. Hi Sara-

    I need to be more frugal. I love your blog.

    I am just stopping in from The Ultimate Blog Party to say hello. Come by my place to enter to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System and some books. :)

    Stacie
    The Divine Miss Mommy
    http://www.thedivinemissmommy.com
    http://www.twitter.com/stacieinatlanta

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