There’s a Party Going On Right Here!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009
Do you like to boogie woogie? Then come join me this week as we Partttttttttteeee! In conjunction with 5 Minutes for Mom’s Ultimate Blog Party 09, I thought we Mummy Dealers would have some fun of our own. So, I’ve arranged for a giveaway every day for the next week! Well, except Sunday that is (I gotta have one day off!) There’ll be party favours to grab, giveaways galore and some other fun stuff going on. So, go ahead and grab my button below (ok so it’s a picture right now but by 11am this morning it’ll be a button!) and pop it on your blog and join in the fun! Invite your bloggy friends, invite your Facebook friends, stop by and comment and meet and greet!

If you’re new around here, Welcome! It’s good to have you around. My name is Clair and I’m a Frugal Mummy originally hailing from England who’s now living in the Chicagoland area. I’m a wife to Tim and Mummy to 1-year old Isaac. About 6 months ago I got diapers for 20 cents a pack and when I shocked my friends I decided I needed to teach others how to do it. Besides, it’s free therapy right, girls??!! I love my little man but I’m a stay at home Mum and blogging keeps me sane some days!

I love writing about bargains I find, like free stuff at CVS or Walgreens, or great deals on makeup. One recent find was Kraft cheese at 7 for $1! Whenever I spot a deal I get giddy and love sharing it here. I cover national and local deals and we’ve always got tons of fun going on. Most of the time I have the ads for CVS, Walgreens and Meijer up before they even hit the Sunday papers!

Besides that, I love writing about how to save money on things like making your own hand soap, or how to be a savvy shopper. I’ve also got some ways to make a little money on the internet through doing simple surveys. Oh, and then there’s Granny’s Deals which are all the freebies I can find online and round up for you. As I like to say, “Cheap is great but free is better!”

So what’s going on at the Mummy Deals party? Well, every party needs gifts right? Starting later on this morning, we’ll be having SIX giveaways right here! Yup, I’ll be giving away something Friday, Sat, Mon, Tues, Weds, and Thurs. We’ll also have Party Favours which are freebies that everyone can get. Every party needs good food and I’ll have some great party recipes for ya’ll. To top it off, I’ll have frugal ways to plan parties, and maybe some craft ideas. If you’re itching to get going already enter to win some awesome See Kai Run shoes here.

So, pull up a chair, don your party hat and come party with Mummy Deals and me, Clair!


  1. Tarasview says:

    super cute pic of baby & laptop 🙂

    I'm just party-hopping- glad to find your blog!

  2. Munchkins and Music says:

    Awesome, looking forward to the giveaways! And you baby is super cute!

  3. I’m just going blog to blog to see how others do it, thanks for sharing
    have a great weekend
    I’ll be sure to check back in the rest of the week

  4. I look forward to reading more. I am a new CVS’er and I love hearing from the “experts”!!

  5. Free is better!

    Nice to meet you, too!

  6. The Surrendered Scribe says:

    I just love Walgreens!

    What a cute blog, I’m so glad I stopped by!

  7. Jennifer says:

    I LOVE the picture. I’ve definatly bookmarked your blog.

  8. I’m so glad to find someone in my neck of the woods. I have several family members in the Chicagoland area. Thanks for stopping by my blog too. What an adorable pick of your little one and I completely agree with you…blogging definitely helps my sanity!

  9. Lisa Mom of 2 Boys says:

    Stopping by to say hello! Great party…stop by for your chance to win my door prize.

  10. OK that pic of Isaac is soooo cute!!!! PARTY!!!!!!!WOOHOOOOO!!!

  11. HappyHermit says:

    I love that photo !!
    Have a Happy Party Day !!

  12. Tamara B. says:

    Such a beautiful picture of the baby. Happy Party Day

  13. Happy UBP!!! I am a professional blog hopper:-) Nice to meet you!

  14. Michelle says:

    What an adorable pic of the baby! I’m blog hopping from UBP!

  15. Love saving money! I wish you had a follow option along with feedburner I only follow :>(

  16. Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) says:

    I love your tips for CVS and WAGS deals…I have not done those in several months and looking forward to getting started again. I started following your blog!

    Just blog hopping the UBP way!

  17. kristi_runwatch says:

    You extreme deal-finders are so inspiring! Looking forward to your great tips! 🙂

  18. Party On! It’s just the old hippie in me coming to the surface. hehe.

  19. i a UBP newbie i think it great and alot of blogs to look at 😮

  20. Meshellyn says:

    It’s so nice to meet you! I love to save money, great blog! I think I’ll stay and have a look around awhile!

  21. I’m a regular follower just partying with UBP’09! 🙂

  22. Michelle says:

    Stoppin by for the party. Hope I win so the party can continue!!

  23. cent_saving_mom says:

    Darling pic of your lil’ one partying it up UBP09 style.

  24. i would like “little hunter” shades for my son who just turned 1. thanks! dawn

  25. Happy Blog Party! Great site! I’ll be back for more!


  26. StacieinAtlanta says:

    Hi Clair,

    I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party to check your blog out and fave you on Technorati. What a great week we are in for!

    Check out my place for your chance to win a LeapFrog Tag Reading System. 🙂

    The Divine Miss Mommy

  27. Nightowl Mama says:

    Hi stopping by for the Party. Cute pic of the baby with the lap top. Looks like you have a great blog…I need to follow you around for a few months. Newbie here so I need to learn it all.

  28. Karrine aka HerMedia says:

    Happy Blog party -ing.

  29. I am having so much fun at this Blog Party it is my first. I am a new blogger and am enjoying reading everyones blogs. Thanks for the invite.
    I am Aunt Rene from
    I am going to be giving away a Surprise Door Prize on the last day of the blog party. If you get the time stop by and leave me a comment.
    Have Fun!!!

  30. Hi Clair, visiting from UBP! Nice blog! I am having a special discount that i’ve posted on my blog just for party hoppers 🙂 Check it out if you can!

  31. Manic Mother says:

    Hello, stopping in to check out your party, please stop by and say hello.

  32. The World's Dresser says:

    Love the blog layout and a ton of great info here! Super glad I found you!

  33. Happy UBP 2009
    you are starting her out right she will be blogging before you know it, how cute.

  34. Sooo cute of your baby and the laptop! Nice to meet you!

  35. Team Garza says:

    I love your site. The shoes are so adoreable I would love the Astrids for my Kaley and the ALL of them for my son Sam.

  36. You have a lovely blog. I enjoyed reading about you.

    Have fun at the parties and I hope you stop by mine.

  37. Yummy Boy Mummy says:

    Love your blog! Found you via UBP. 🙂

  38. Robynn's Ravings says:


    Found you through UBP09. I’m a mom writing a humor blog. Drop on by anytime. 🙂

  39. Comfort Joy Designs says:

    Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.

    I am hosting a Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower May 15 – June 8…INTERNATIONAL! 🙂 You are invited. Visit my blog for more details.


  40. Sandier Pastures says:

    The baby looks so cute with the party hat! Thanks for the party, I am inviting you to mine, in Dubai!

  41. LinesFromTheVine says:

    You have a beautiful baby and a lovely website! It’s been nice to drop by for a visit. : )


  42. MelissaT says:

    Just stopping by for the UBP

  43. Happy Mama says:

    What a cute picture and it’s nice to meet you!!!

  44. Cute pic! I bet your baby knows as much about laptops as me!

  45. Love your blog. I have a frugal blog as well. Hope you have a great weekend, happy blogging!

  46. i’m party hopping ! check my site

  47. I enjoyed visiting your site today. You’ve been added to my Following list!

    Your #11 visited – I am posting a list of Blogs I Visited for UBP 2009 – have a look …

    I’m excited to announce the very First
    Prize Giveaway* by

    The Giveaway is in honor of the

    Come on over for a visit … LUV Needed! =)

    *This Giveaway is exclusively for UBP 2009 Participants who, comment on my blog! Comment URL:

    Twitthis URL for my Giveaway:

    Best Wishes for successful Partying and Blogging!

    Follow me on Twitter:

  48. 20 cents for diapers? you’re kidding! i’m sooo subscribing to your blog.

    happy partying!

  49. I’m new to blogging, and just found you through the UBP! Happy partying!!

  50. I love that picture!! I am so interested in learning more about your savings and tips!

  51. Christian Frugal Mama says:

    Nice to see you again! Love the pic and excited about the giveaways and freebies! Happy Partying!

  52. Great picture. Cant wait to see what the week brings.

  53. Kath at Shoot Me Now! says:

    Your party button is soooo cute!

  54. Agoosa Elizabeth says:

    I hate mean comments.. there is no place for them. But I’m sure you won’t find them in the ultimate blog party! 🙂 Such great blogs and great women!

  55. Arline@Pregnancy Blog says:

    Happy UBP – I was so happy I got in on this early… last year I was late! 🙂

  56. JamericanSpice says:

    Nice to meet you!

    Talk about a party!

    I’m quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

    Just stopping by from 5minutes for moms blog party!

  57. Love the picture! Hope you have a wonderful bloggy party!

  58. Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen says:

    Thanks for hosting a blog party! You have a great blog. I love frugality and couponing blogs. I am sure I will be back to check out your recommended deals. I am looking forward to getting to know you.

  59. shumaker clan says:

    It is so much fun to see every ones blogs. just stoped by from 5 minutes for mom party. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Poppin in from UBP such a cute lil guy!!! My lil guy loves the laptop too

  61. Christina Gleason @ Cute Mom Clothes says:

    Hehe… I agree. Free is definitely better than cheap. 😉 Nice to meet you!

  62. ~~tonya~~ says:

    Blog hopping from UBP09! LOVE the picture of you baby on the laptop. So cute. Come visit me!

  63. Alexandra says:

    oh my, that picture is too adorable!!!

  64. You got me with the cheese bargain. I love bargains. Teach me. Thanks for helping. I am signing up.

  65. janetfaye says:

    Hi from UBP 2009!

    It is nice to meet you!

  66. icefairy says:

    Thank you for adding fun to the big party! I entered your giveaways.

  67. She Became A Butterfly says:

    Stopping by to say hello!


  68. Mrspoofa says:

    Party hopping, but will definitely return.

  69. I’m new to blogging and having lots of fun with this party! I can’t wait to read about your ideas (making soap, etc)

  70. Mama Snow says:

    Visiting from the party! I love finding deals myself and try my best to save the money. What a great site you offer. Also thanks for donating a prize!

    Mama SNow

  71. Hi Clair!
    I love the blogging baby!

    Stop in on my party if you’ve got a minute!

  72. thevolzword says:

    I love the 3 rings for $50.00. What GREAT jewelry! I love them. Leslie

  73. Organizing Mommy says:

    That baby looks like he runs the house–as do all babies! Nice to meet you. I live in Rockford, just two hours west of Chicago. I write about organizing.

  74. Mrs. Nichole J. says:

    Love your blog!
    Came in off UBP09!

    Keep it up!

  75. I’m dropping in from UBP! Have a great week partying!


  76. Nancy Neeley says:

    just found your blog…love what i’ve had a chance to see so far.

  77. Sew Simple Mom says:

    Oh that is such a sweet photo of the baby. I’m just checking in from the UBP’09. Glad to find your blog.

  78. Paty-Hopping!
    Happy UBP 09!

  79. stopping by from the blog party. Love the picture of the baby with the computer – a blogger in training. LOL so cute!!!
    I have three give-aways at my place if you have time to stop by.
    Sweet Blessings!

  80. Venti Nonfat Chai Latte says:

    Baby with a laptop….. priceless.

  81. Great blog. I love finding bargains!

  82. just blog hopping!! great site!

  83. Katy Lin :) says:

    what a great party! i love a good bargain! so glad to have met you through UBP, i will certainly be back!

  84. I love frugal blogs like this! I just did a Kmart run yesterday and I got $17 worth of stuff for 97 cents! Fun! Making the party rounds!

  85. Leland's Mama says:

    I’ll be checking out your giveaways in a minute. I just wanted to take the time to say hello and let you know about the month long giveaway event going on at my blog. I am holding the Girly Giveaway Extravaganza. I hope you stop by and try to win something…I will be adding one or two giveaways everyday until April 22. Nice meeting you…and your baby is so cute on the laptop. My seven month old always tries to get at mine!

  86. Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan says:

    I’m stopping by from the UBP. Thanks for inviting me in and introducing yourself!

    We’d love for you to stop by and see what’s going on at our blog.

    Find out how we’ve received over $175 in FREE Amazon gift cards in just 2 months. (No Surveys or Emails!) You can,too. (top left sidebar)

    Happy Partying,

  87. Stopping by from the UBP! Your blog sounds GREAT! I’ll definitely be stopping by again!

  88. Cooking by a kid says:

    You have a nice site. I am going to show it to my mom. She told me about the blog party at 5min4moms, so I wanted to visit your site. My name is Becca and I have a website about cooking and easy recipes for kids. Have your kids who love to cook come by for a visit. We have videos of other kids cooking to make cooking easier. Thanks happy party time!
    easy recipes

  89. Breezy's Mom says:

    Just came from the UBP…have tagged your blog so I can return. Love to find out about super deals. Have a good one!

  90. TwinHappyJen says:

    I love finding frugal ways to throw parties (especially since I throw so many of ’em :-p) I’ll definitely have to check out your blog more later… (I’m just bookmarking everyone right now, while I blog-hop my way through the party :-p)

    Feel free to check out my blog, too! While I found the party too late to be part of the official prize giveaways, I do have a door prize at my blog: I’m giving away a free print copy of my book, “Two Snowflakes.” Here’s my address:

    It was nice to meet you!

  91. What a cutie pie in the pic – they start on computers so early now!
    believedreamcourage (at)

  92. WiJoyMom says:

    Hi, glad to see ya at the party =)

  93. Blog hopping.What a cutie!

  94. Brimful Curiosities says:

    Stopping by for this HUGE party. Wow. First time I’ve been to your blog. Enjoying my stay.

  95. Exploramania says:

    Very cool blog, I’m sure I will become a frequent visitor!

  96. ThriftyPuppy says:

    Such a cute pic! I didn’t get my first computer until I was in college, so they sure are starting early now. I found you via the UBP, so please stop by my blog if you get a chance.

  97. Hi! Awesome blog and giveaways! I have an online store, Announcements Galore, and we’re sponsoring a prize for the party. Check us out!

  98. Never2Late2Save says:

    I was just on your blog wednesday, i had no clue you were part of the party glad I stop back by.

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