PhotobucketWhy Be Frugal?

I consider frugality an art form and a religious conviction. I learned about paying cash for purchases, recycling and reusing just about everything and being generous to friends and those in need from my parents.

My faith instructs me all things are gifted by God and so I am compelled to be a good steward of my gifts. [The highest heavens belong to the LORD, but the earth he has given to man. Psalm 115:16]


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Cinderella Dreams Project Helps Richmond Area Girls Afford Prom Dresses

The Midlothian Junior Women's Club and 103.7 The River are joining forces to ensure that no young woman is denied her chance to experience a quintessential event of adolescence – attending her Prom.

The Cinderella Dreams Project aims to help shoulder the financial burden of attending this formal event by providing gowns and accessories for free to any girl who, like Cinderella, needs help obtaining a gown for the ball.

Have last year's gown you can donate? Donate new and like-new gowns and accessories at Local YMCAs and Puritan Cleaners. For more information, call Chrystal at 804-201-3332. Want to donate or help in some other way? Click HERE.

Find out where to Shop for a gown!

Suggested donation $5.00.

Friday, March 18, 2011 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Saturday, March 19, 2011
11AM - 3:00PM
Saturday, March 26, 2011
11AM - 3:00PM

For more information on the Cinderella Dreams Project or to find out about other projects of the Midlothian Junior Women's Club, you may reach them via e-mail: or on the web:

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Birthday Freebies

Some great birthday freebies, in honor of my daughter's 26th birthday on February 5! Register at the sites and receive a special gift every year on your birthday!

Free entree from India K’Raja (postcard)
Free entree from Mexico Restaurant (postcard)

Emails to print:
Free entree from Moe’s
Free burger from Ruby Tuesday
Free burger from Red Robin
Free bowl of noodles from Noodles & Co
Free smoothie from Tropical Smoothie Cafe
Free ice cream cone from Baskin-Robbins
Free creation from Coldstone Creamery
Free $10 gift card to Short Pump Town Center – Sign up for Shoptopia
Whole Foods Market – Free baked good on your birthday
Einstein Bros
– Free bagel and shmear
Express – $15 off card

Do you know of others? Leave a comment and let us know!