Cleverly Simple Top Ten 2014

Cleverly Simple TOP TEN of 2014

Cleverly Simple Top Ten 2014

Hi all!  I want to say THANK YOU for another fun year here on Cleverly Simple.  As I look back on 2014, I wonder where did the time go?  I’ve switched things up a bit on you this year, and you stayed around.  Thank you for that.  I know that what I get to do, […]

Disney Back to School Preschool #shop

Disney Junior Back to School Preschool Fun (In The Backyard!) #shop

Disney Back to School Preschool #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Ready4Preschool #CollectiveBias This fall I’ll have two kids in preschool.  Let me rephrase that, I’ll have two BOYS in preschool.  Having boys means getting them ready for preschool is no easy task for this momma.  “Sitting” is not […]

Columbus Staycation Ideas Budget

Staycation : Enjoy Columbus, Ohio on a Budget

Columbus Staycation Ideas Budget

[pinit] If you’re looking to spend your time in Columbus, Ohio this summer as a staycation then you will want to check out this list of things to do.  I am amazed at how many free and inexpensive things there are to do around Central Ohio.  Whether you want an adventure for the kids, or […]

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Follow Our Thrift >>>> Week 12

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DIY Shelves :: Save The Family Money Crockpot Chicken Pot Pie :: Eating On A Dime What To Plant When Chart :: Saving Dollars And Sense Homemade Granite Countertop Cleaner Recipe :: Passion For Savings Frugal Slumber Party Ideas :: Passionate Penny Pincher I’m so excited to share with you this week with Follow our Thrift […]

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Follow Our Thrift >>>> Week 6

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

Last week’s Follow Our Thrift was a hit!  I decided to highlight some great Valentine’s Day ideas for you this week.  Who doesn’t want to save money on this fun and romantic holiday!?  Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom to see all the ideas that are added today.  And stop by later as […]

Thrifty Ideas

Follow Our Thrift >>>> Week 5

Thrifty Ideas

Last week on Follow Our Thrift, we had some fabulous ideas!  There were so many it was hard to narrow it down, but I’m sharing some of my favorites below. Valentine Recycled Hearts :: Saving The Family Money Chicken Pot Pie Soup :: Frugal Family Home How To Make Your Own Diaper Rash Cream :: […]

Thrifty Ideas Week 4

Follow Our Thrift >>>> Week 4

Thrifty Ideas Week 4

Here’s my favorite thrifty ideas from last week! How to Make Homemade Butter : Crazy Coupon Girl Frugal DIY Valentine’s Day Centerpiece : Stretching A Buck Blog Slow Cooker Smore’s Cake :: Pink Coupon Cafe DIY Pallet Wall Shelf :: Thriftily Domestic DIY Valentine’s Day Wreath :: Joy In These Moments Organic Guacamole Recipe :: […]

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Follow Our Thrift >>>> Week 3

seven money saving ideas follow our thrift week 3

I’m so excited to share with you our third week with Follow our Thrift and today we are linking up to more awesome blogs to help you save money this year. I have joined forces with 3 other amazing bloggers to bring you the BEST DIY projects, delicious recipes, frugal tips to you every week […]

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Follow Our Thrift >>>> Week 2

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It’s our second week of Follow Our Thrift!  Are you excited to see what thrifty ideas we’ve come up with to inspire you?  Not only that, but this week we’ve opened up to you! I have joined forces with 3 other amazing bloggers to bring you the BEST DIY projects, delicious recipes, frugal tips to […]

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Your 10 Favorite Posts of 2013

your favorites

Happy New Year – a day late.  I thought it would be fun to list the top 10 posts of 2013 here on Cleverly Simple.  These 10 posts received the most traffic this year from you!  And what a year it has been!  I’m looking forward to more recipes, DIY and savings to share with […]

Happy Thanksgiving Quote

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Quote

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!  I’ll be spending today with family and I hope you have a wonderful day doing the same! See you tonight! – Lynette If you feel the urge to shop online please check out the Black Friday deals that are already available below. Already LIVE Online Kohls Best Buy Amazon Lowe’s Sears Macy’s […]

Aldi Test Kitchen Reality

My Trip To Aldi HeadQuarters

Aldi Test Kitchen Reality

A little over a month ago I received a personal invitation to visit the Aldi headquarters.  The invitation was to fly to Chicago for a few days to hear more about Aldi.  I had received a tour of Aldi by Aldi this past summer, but was excited to visit their headquarters to learn more.  Seriously, […]

Aldi Headquarters Invite

Aldi Headquarters – Here I Come!

Aldi Headquarters Invite

I’m going to Chicago and it will only take me 10 minutes to get there with the time change!    Tomorrow (Thursday) I am heading to the Aldi headquarters in Geneva, Illinois!  Among other things I’ll be getting an advanced preview on Aldi seasonal items! What’s your favorite Aldi product?   You all know that […]

Bathroom Black Mold

Black Mold, Carpenter Ants and Doughnuts

Bathroom Black Mold

Let me just tell you about my life right now.  It is complete craziness.  It makes dumping pumpkin spice latte on your head before your driver’s license picture a piece of cake. I knew this morning when my son’s speech therapist called and wondered why we weren’t at our home, that I had completely lost […]

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Stoplights, Dirty Car and Subway

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A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to tour Ricart in Columbus, Ohio, a Columbus car dealer.  My first memory of this huge car dealership was when my dad bought a Dodge Colt in the 80’s.  This car would later become my ride in high school.  It only had an AM radio.  Yes, […]

The Day I Dodged The Security Camera At Big Lots

I don’t even know how to start this story, except to say this week has been completely crazy and God has a sense of humor. My birthday is this weekend and in celebration I had to renew my driver’s license.  I only had a few more days to do that so I made plans to […]

Grocery Shop

How Living In A Rural Area, Helped Me Save Money

Grocery Shop

[pinit] How do you save money when you live in a rural area?  How do you minimize your costs, when the cost of the gas diminishes the savings from a single coupon? This reality is never far from my mind.  When my husband and I moved back to Ohio, we moved to a very rural […]

How to Clean washing Machine

How To Clean Your Washing Machine

How to Clean washing Machine

[pinit] I have never in my entire life cleaned a washing machine. There, now you have it.  Have you cleaned a washing machine?  I mean, it cleans clothes so the thought of cleaning it, seems somewhat redundant.  But there I was again on pinterest and what did my eyes see?  Someone shared details on cleaning […]