Sunday, April 17, 2011

Welcome to my Blog

I am excited to be featured in our local Des Moines Register paper today in the "green" issue. If you are just visiting my blog for the first time, welcome! Here is a brief summery of what you will find here at Learning the Frugal Life.

I have been blogging for about 2 years. Our family is on a mission to live a simpler, greener, more frugal lifestyle. We want to be as self suffiecient as possible. We grow a lot of our own fruits and vegetables and raise backyard chickens. I would love to some day move to a farm where we could raise our large family and all our own meat.

I blog about lots of different things. Chickens, frugal tips and ideas, recipes, gardening, you name it. I also have a Grocery Rules Ebook that I wrote that you can purchase for only $1.50. In this book I list ways to save money, use coupons as well as meal plan.

On Mondays I always post our menu for the week. It is important to me to stick to this menu plan because that prevents us from spending additional money when we are hungry and don't have a plan. Tuesdays I, along with 2 other local bloggers host a Frugal Tuesday Tip. This is where people can link up frugal ideas and tips to share and we can all learn a little something. Wednesdays I post coupon match-ups for both Hy-Vee and Fareway. I try and post what I think is a good deal in the current weeks ad and list any coupons that may apply. For the rest of the week I usually just try and post whatever is on my mind.

I love finding new ways to save money or be a little more earth friendly. I am always looking for new ideas and ways to help myself as well as others. Feel free to have a look around and if you have any questions please email or leave a comment.

I am also having a great giveaway right now for an eco-friendly resusable snack bag. You can enter a chance to win here.


  1. That is an awesome article. Congratulations on becoming a celebrity! :) I hope you get lots of new traffic here. I am sure once they come they will stay.

  2. WHOOOOOP WHOOOP!! congrats!! :) how exciting!

  3. YAY!! I'm going to have to find the article, that is SO AWESOME! :)

  4. Oh you linked to it, I'm dense, lol!!