In the music industry, there are the Grammys.
The movies have the Oscars.
TV has the Emmys.
And the frugal world now has The Frugallys. (Just a silly name I made up to honor the best frugal living ideas of the year).
And the winners are…
Drum roll please…
2014 Frugal Favorites – The Frugally Awards
Favorite Frugal Fitness Idea
FREE Yoga! That’s right, there are free yoga classes in every community…you just have to know how to find them. Try Free-Community-Yoga-Meetup.com or Yoga-in-the-Park-Meetup.com. Of course, donations are always accepted. If you strike out, enjoy yoga in your living room with free instructional videos from MyFreeYoga.com or DoYogaWithMe.com
Favorite Frugal Party Idea
Backyard Disney Party. Create your own Backyard Disney Party using common outdoor items like pool noodles, sprinkler, hula hoops and squirt guns.
Favorite Frugal Recipe
Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips. If you ever have leftover corn tortillas, it’s quick and easy to turn them into delicious homemade baked tortilla chips! The next time you serve chips and salsa or guacamole, let these Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips “steal the show”!
Favorite Frugal Dessert Recipe
White Texas Sheet Cake. If you’re familiar with Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake…this is the vanilla version of it. It’s BIG, YUMMY and FASTER THAN OF BOX CAKE MIX! So, the next time you need a big white sheet cake, BAKE IT…DON’T BUY IT! Add sprinkles to this White Texas Sheet cake recipe to make a festive and frugal birthday cake.
Favorite Frugal Halloween Costume
Charlie Brown. You probably have most of these items…yellow shirt, black fabric scrap or old black shirt that you can use to cut out zig zag to glue on the bottom of the yellow shirt, eye liner to add those classic Charlie Brown expression marks, and a stuffed animal Snoopy. P.S. – Super cute baby required!
Favorite Homemade Gift Idea
DIY Fort Kit. This is my favorite frugal gift of the year, and you’ll be mom of the year (or grandma of the year or aunt of the year) when you give this DIY Fort Kit.
Favorite Cheap Date Idea
Snuggle up on the sofa with a big bowl of popcorn and watch your wedding video or flip through your wedding album. That’s actually a free date night idea!
If there were an actual trophy for The Frugallys, it wouldn’t be as grand as a the golden Oscar statue, but rather something simple, recycled or repurposed like a 2-little bottle spray painted gold! Exciting!
What’s your favorite frugal idea of 2014?
Here’s to a happy, healthy and frugal new year!