Stockpiling means not having to shop in a Polar Vortex

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You know, I tried spraying the Glade around but it doesn’t seem to be working… So, how many of you also thought about hitting the grocery store today but then realized it just.wasn’t.worth it? Yeah, I’ve been out with the kids at the bus stop (brr) and activities, but why add pushing a cart through a frozen parking lot if you don’t have to?

Signed,
YesIreallydoliveinChicagobutIamaweatherwuss

Skipped CVS shopping today — How about you?

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I had a whole CVS plan for this morning, but decided that I didn’t need anything badly enough that it couldn’t wait until the blizzard was over! How about you — did you brave the elements this morning or wimp out like I did? :)

Library Day

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Can’t beat our afternoon for cheap entertainment…

Let me pick your brain: What would you like to see here as we start year 7?

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On this the occasion of our 6th anniversary, let’s talk about what you want to see as we embark on year number seven of Mashup Mom-ness. (Oh hey, and don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a celebratory Kindle Paperwhite!)

  • Anything specific you’d like to see added to Mashup Mom?
  • Anything you’d like to see done differently?
  • Anything that bugs the heck out of you?
  • Anything you love and never want to go away?

Consider this your open invitation to sound off in comments here, and I’ll look forward to hearing your suggestions!

Mashup Mom turns SIX today — happy blog-iversary!

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Think back to a cold January day in 2009… when Mashup Mom was born! Six years ago today I launched a little blog on the side (who here remembers the raspberries?), and now I’m constantly amazed and inspired by the community it’s grown into. So I want to say a huge thanks to those of you who have stuck around over the years, and a huge welcome to everyone new: At the risk of sounding all mushy, I love you guys!

I love your willingness to share deals, ideas, and suggestions with each other in the daily reader deals and more. I love that you help keep me honest, keep me on track, and catch my mistakes. I love that as a group we always help each other out and adapt to a constantly changing couponing environment. Mashup Mom would still be just a little blog on the side (or the wayside by now) without all of you, and I love that it’s grown to something so much bigger than just me and my coupon rambling.

Thanks, everyone, and happy blog-iversary to us all!

Pretending it’s spring…

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It may be 9 degrees outside, but here’s Mr. 7’s after-school snack: He specifically requested fruit! A few days ago at ALDI I picked up: Blueberries for $1.99 (pint!), blackberries for $.79, 3 lb clementines for $2.29, and clearance sugar snap peas for $.99. Not bad for the middle of winter — and blackberries and blueberries remain the same price in tomorrow’s ad while 4 lb navel oranges are $1.99, if you want to create something similar. 😉

What’s on tap for your New Year’s Eve?

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Some nice family time here on our quiet new Year’s Eve — here’s MashupDad and Mr. 7 in the middle of a rousing game of Guitar Hero, with Junior High Guy’s feet sneaking in the back. Mini quiches are currently in the oven, and we’re about to graze on a bunch more appetizer-y type stuff I picked up at Target and Costco. What’s on tap at your house? :)