Archive for June 2011

Buying Gifts for Weddings Without Going Broke!

Buying Gifts for Weddings Without Going Broke!
Hey your BFF is getting married and your other BFF is engaged! You can substitute BFF for cousin, friend, brother, sister, Mom, etc….whatever! What you really need to know is that it’s June and that means wedding season!  Showers, engagement parties and Weddings all equal you buying gifts for people you love!  If you’re broke,... Read more »

The Cheapest Cubs Game Ever!

The Cheapest Cubs Game Ever!
So a couple weeks ago my hubby and I went to a Cubs pre-party, Cubs Game (Bleacher Bum seats!) and after party with snacks for under $10 TOTAL!  The biggest cost was taking the EL which we realized later, it was such a nice day, we could’ve just biked down to Wrigley from Evanston! After... Read more »

6 Free Things To Do During Power-Outages!

Okay, so the power went out due to a crazy summer storm…now what?   FREEZER FOOD FEAST!  Everything’s thawing, so eat up now…or else!  OLD SCHOOL BOARD GAMES  Sorry, Clue, Settlers of Catan, and Bang! are my favorites   GO OUTSIDE (As long as it’s not dangerous weather still!)  Especially since your home doesn’t have AC... Read more »
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Get TANK-ed This WEEKEND!!!

Get TANK-ed This WEEKEND!!!
My summer outfit generally consists of comfy jeans or Capri pants and a choice of colors of the classic standard, Old Navy tank!   This Sat + Sun you can get them for just $2.00 each at the “Old Navy Tankathon!”  My favs are just simple black or grey tank, because you can just add sunglasses... Read more »

How To SAVE @ The Taste of Chicago!

How To SAVE @ The Taste of Chicago!
All Chicagoans LOVE the Taste of Chicago!  Especially when you can save money while enjoying all the delicious Chicago foods!  The Taste runs June 24 – July 3rd (11 AM – 8:30 PM, closes early on the 3rd @ 6 PM) in Grant Park with Free Admission.  Find new and old favorites from the Taste listed here!... Read more »

Fru-Girl in Chicago ON AIR with Frank Fontana!

I was on air with Frank Fontana’s The Down and Dirty DIY Show at the Craftsman Experience Studio!  Listen in to hear my frugal tips on saving money this summer on drinks and cool summer treats!  Frank also says, SING SOMETHING!  and I end up singing a bit of Gershwin’s “Summertime”!
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THE MAKE-UP SHOW CHICAGO - Deals!

THE MAKE-UP SHOW CHICAGO - Deals!
Calling all make-up obsessed people and fashionistas!  The Make-Up Show is in Chicago today – last day only!  It is today, June 13th 9 AM – 5 PM located near Harpo Studios.  As a frugal minded person….you would want to check this out for 50% off new name-brand makeup products!   I took my BFF and we... Read more »

Fun and Frugal - TopGolf!

What is TopGolf you ask?  It’s a driving range experience set up with a twist located in Wood Dale, IL!  It has a fun atmosphere, delicious food, lots to do and affordable prices!  If you were baffled on what to do for your Dad this Father’s Day, you can make up for it and take Dad... Read more »

Free Chicago Museums This Week!

Free Chicago Museums This Week!
School’s out!  Don’t let your brain turn into mush – after all, if you’re not learning, you’re dying!  I don’t know who said that, but it scares you enough to keep learning, right?   Anyway, there’s a slew of free museums this week!   The Field Museum of Natural History, FREE ENTRY, Today – Friday, June 10! ... Read more »
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Cheap Eats: DIY Magic Shell Topping!

Cheap Eats: DIY Magic Shell Topping!
You want to eat healthy this summer and cheaply….well both can’t be done buying that bottled Magic Shell Topping!  It’s almost 4 dollars a bottle and is full of ingredients you can’t pronounce!   Here’s my solution…. 1/2 cup chocolate chips 2 tsp Coconut Oil (I use Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil bought on Amazon) ... Read more »