Hillbilly Housewife

United States
January 4, 2007 2:03pm CST
Now that I'm a stay at home mom, we have a limited budget. I'm always looking for new ways to save money. A friend directed me to this website that I found both interesting and amusing. I am vegetarian and I even found some low cost recipes to try. It includes several interesting articles including how to feed your family on $45 a week. Check it out at: www.hillbillyhousewife.com
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@tbomb2002 (269)
• United States
4 Jan 07
Great site, thanks for sharing it. I don't think her prices on the grocery list were very accurate though...I don't think there are any stores in my area that have groceries for that cheap. .25 for salt and .50 for pepper?? 1.50 for peanut butter? I wish! LOL
• United States
5 Jan 07
I agree completely about the prices. She definately is not living in Upstate NY!
@imsilver (1669)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
maybe if you buy them in bulk? I normally get my spices and stuff that way (well the ones i don't grow myself). It's WAY cheaper.
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I have used this web site many times. She has tons of info on there. I have found many sites that are similar. I try really hard to be frugal
• United States
8 Jan 07
Please share your other sites! I need all the help I can get!
@ladyljs (1303)
• United States
13 May 07
Great site! Thanks for sharing that with us! I have twins and many of the ideas will come in very handy! I didn't see any dog items, but then I just took a brief look...it would be great to make my own dog food!
@carolscash (9502)
• United States
10 May 07
I will check this site out! I love the name of it and I think just by that I will for sure like the site. I used to be able to feed my family for that, but I don't think that I could now ! I will have to see how she does it and maybe I can at least cut some costs on mine. It never hurts to try!!
• United States
7 May 07
that has been one of my favorite sites for over a year! That site is fun and factual. I agree her prices are out of date majorly, but for the most part, shes spot on. I will say that we have tried a good portion of her recipes, if you need a recommendation, let me know!
@elisa812 (3033)
• United States
5 May 07
Wow, that sounds like a good site. I've heard the name before, but I didn't really know what was on it. I am all about being frugal, so I'll definitely check it out! lol Thanks for sharing the link.
@shirgie (231)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Thanks so much for posting this website. What an interesting site for frugally minded people. I also am a stay at home mom. Unfortunately, I have a household of picky eaters lead by their ring leader and fellow picky eater father. Hopefully, I can use some of the tips anyhow. I know they all love Wendy's frosty's so those would be great if we make and they really like them. Thanks again.
@mnksmommy (302)
• United States
4 Feb 07
Thank you very much for sharing the link with us. I am always looking for frugal tips, recipes, etc. I really enjoy looking at websites like this one. However, I do have a long way to go before I am truly frugal which is what I would love love to accomplish!
@lyndaj70 (293)
• United States
3 Feb 07
That website is a very handy place! I have used their site to learn out how to use a breadmaker I had acquired. It has really helped me!
@imsilver (1669)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
What a great site! Thank you very much for the link :)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I love this site. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I will definately try the tips out. I will test it for a while and report back here. Thanks.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
3 Feb 07
Thank you for the link, I'm a stay at home mom also and always looking for ways to save. Howeve the prices for food are way off base. I might be able to get small bottles of salt and pepper pack for $1.00 at a dollar store. LOL I will try the recipes, but where I live in Sac, CA no way are the prices even close. Good luck to you here at mylot!
• Grand Junction, Colorado
3 Feb 07
Thank you for the link, I'm a stay at home mom also and always looking for ways to save. Howeve the prices for food are way off base. I might be able to get small bottles of salt and pepper pack for $1.00 at a dollar store. LOL I will try the recipes, but where I live in Sac, CA no way are the prices even close. Good luck to you here at mylot!
@cutepenguin (6458)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
I've seen that site before, I mostly found it amusing. it's a good way to keep your mind focused on being frugal, though.
• United States
2 Feb 07
what a cool site, thanks for sharing as we too are on a limited budget! Thanks soooooo much!
• United States
14 Jan 07
Great site! Some other good ones are www.livingonadime.com , www.frugalmama.mysite.com , and www.frugalliving.com
• United States
5 Jan 07
Thanks for the website- I will have to look at it. I am a stay at home mom, too and we too have a limited budget. That is just something that you sacrifice for being able to spend the time with your kids and watch them grow up. I am always looking for all the ways I can to save more money!
@classy56 (2884)
• United States
4 Jan 07
i checked out this site an the prices are a little low.an im a hillbilly so i know all the recipe in here.you can make cheap meals so add a few cents to her list an you will end up spending %55 instead of $45
@goldjay (465)
• United States
4 Jan 07
wow, that looks interesting, thanks for the link. I will check it out when I get a chance.
@armywifey (883)
• United States
4 Jan 07
I think it is great that someone took the time to come up with and share their ideas on saving money on a budget. I think it is a wonderful concept. It would be a good place for people who are struggling to feed their families to get some ideas on saving money. Thanks for sharing.