Hundreds of Ways to Enjoy Your City on a Budget




Mid Atlantic

NW (or all), Connecticut :: Parenting Miracles
Boston (or all), Massachusetts :: Maven of Savin
Central, New Jersey :: Our Good LIfe
Adirondak Mountains and Central, New York :: For This Season
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York :: Ann’s Entitled Life
Syracuse, New York :: I am THAT lady
Erie, Pennsylvania :: Growing Kids Ministry
Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania :: Family Balance Sheet
Hershey, Pennsylvania :: Good Deal Mama
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :: Beyond the Cover
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania :: The Coupon “High”
Poconos, Pennsylvania :: Bucktown Bargains
Scranton, Pennsylvania :: Bucktown Bargains


Des Moines, Iowa :: Make the best of everything
Aurora, Illinois :: A Savings WOW!
Central, Illinois :: The Homeschool Scientist
Chicago, Illinois :: Chicagoland Homeschool Network
Naperville, Illinois :: The Sensible Mom
Schaumburg, Illinois :: Ravings By Rae
Fort Wayne, Indiana :: Simplified Saving
Indianapolis, Indiana (Metro Area) :: In Good Cents
Muncie, Indiana (Central IN) :: the daisyhead
Northern Indiana :: So Dough Savvy
Kansas City Area :: Kansas City Mamas
Metro Detroit, Michigan :: Saving Dollars and Sense
Grand Rapids, Michigan :: Give Me Neither
Oakland County, Michigan :: Bargain Shopper Mom
Minneapolis, Minnesota :: Creative Couponing
Rural Minnesota (either Southern our Lake Country) ::
St. Cloud, Minnesota :: Frugal Finders
Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas :: Kosher on a Budget
Springfield, Missouri :: Getting Freedom
Cincinnati, Ohio :: Family Friendly Cincinnati
Columbus, Ohio :: Cleverly Simple
Dayton, Ohio :: Savings Lifestyle: Dayton
Mansfield, Ohio :: The Traveling Praters
NE Ohio :: Raising Lifelong Learners
Northeast Ohio (Canton, Akron, Cleveland) :: Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring
Black Hills, South Dakota :: Little House Living
South Dakota :: Moms Mustard Seeds
Oshkosh, Wisconsin :: Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom


Phoenix, Arizona :: Mom Endeavors
Scottsdale, Arizona :: Saving For Someday
Tucson, Arizona :: Desert Chica Ramblings
Colorado Springs, Colorado :: The Greenbacks Gal
Denver, Colorado :: Bargain Blessings
Helena, Montana :: The WiC Project
Omaha, Nebraska :: Mom Endeavors
Reno, Nevada – Lake Tahoe (Northern Nevada) :: Saving in Nevada


Fresno, California (Central Valley) :: NerdFamily Blog
Los Angeles, California ::
San Diego, California :: Good Cheap Eats
San Diego, California :: Life as MOM
Portland, Oregon :: Frugal Living NW
Seattle, Washington :: Thrifty NW Mom

South Atlantic

Arkansas :: Discovering Arkansas
Washington, DC :: Kidventurous
Clearwater Beach, Florida :: Bargain Briana
Jacksonville, Florida :: Saving The Family Money
Southwest Florida (Ft. Myers area) :: Chaos Is Bliss
St. Augustine, Florida :: Simply St. Augustine
Tallahassee, Florida :: SwagGrabber
Atlanta, Georgia (metro area) :: Hodgepodge
Atlanta, Georgia (metro area) :: The Couponing Couple
Annapolis, Maryland :: The Happy Housewife
Hagerstown, Maryland :: Cheryl Pitt
Asheville, North Carolina :: Paradise Praises
Charlotte, North Carolina :: from our front porch lookin’ in…
Raleigh/Southeastern, North Carolina :: Upside Down Homeschooling
Upstate South Carolina :: The Tween & Me
Charlottesville, Virginia :: How to Have it All
Richmond, Virginia :: Teachers of Good Things
Smithfield, Virginia :: Walking in High Cotton
Virginia Beach, Virginia :: The Coupon Challenge

South Central

Coastal Alabama :: Meet Penny
Huntsville, Alabama :: The Traveling Praters
Northern Kentucky :: Simply Sherryl
Chattanooga, Tennessee :: Living Chic on the Cheap
East Tennessee (Smoky Mountains, Knoxville) :: Finding Joy on the Journey
Nashville, Tennessee :: Montessori Tidbits
Arlington, Texas :: Grocery Shop For FREE
Austin, Texas (Hill Country) :: Ponder the Path
College Station, Texas :: How to Homeschool My Child
Dallas, Texas :: Surviving The Stores
East Dallas, Texas :: Funky Faith Girl
Fort Worth, Texas :: Coupons & Freebies Mom
Houston, Texas :: MomsToolbox
Houston, Texas :: MyLitter
Katy, Texas :: Moms Confession
McAllen, Texas (Rio Grande Valley) :: iLoveMy5Kids
San Antonio, Texas :: Melissa’s Bargains

Staycation Ideas in North West Arkansas


Trying to have fun with the family without spending a lot of money?  Look no further than the state of Arkansas, your own state, for some great places to visit and explore!  These can be day trips or one night excursions that won’t break the bank and the entire family will enjoy!

Terra Studios



Terra Studios, home of the Original Bluebird of Happiness, is a must see attraction in North West Arkansas.   The property has a ten acre art garden and soon they will have a Troll Garden.

Devil’s Den State Park


Devil’s Den is one of my favorite places in the whole wide world.  The trails are easy for kids to hike, clean and well taken care of and the views are amazing!  I usually go as a day trip, (as seen here)  but there is camping, cabins, paddle boats, horseback riding and much, much more!  For all state park info, check out the Arkansas State Park website (here).

Crater of Diamonds State Park


If you got the chance to dig for diamonds, would you do it?  If so, check out the only diamond producing site, in the WORLD,  that is open to the public! Start you adventure today!  Check out the Crater of Diamonds State Park website for what to bring and where to go! (here)

Clinton Presidential Library

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Are you a history buff?  The Clinton Presidential Library features exhibits, special events, educational programs and replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room.

Crystal Bridges


Crystal Bridges is another one of my favorite places to go in North West Arkansas!  Take a lazy walk on the art trail or step inside the magnificent walls of the museum and experience art from the 19th century to modern day treasures.


Gentry Wild Safari


Lions and Tigers and Bears… Oh my!  Check out exotic animals at the Gentry Wild Safari less than an hours drive away  from anywhere in NWA.

Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks



Take a moment to get immersed in nature by visiting the Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks.  Moonflowers and Mojitos returns to the gardens Thursday, June 13 and includes mojitos, music of the band Got It Covered, nibbling on hors d’ouevres, viewing the art work of Greg Moore and Kathy Snodgrass, all in the beautiful summertime atmosphere of the Garden.  Check out all events (here).

Farmer’s Markets


The Farmer’s Markets in North West Arkansas are fantastic.  Fayetteville farmers market (here), Springdale farmers market, Bentonville farmers market (here) , Eureka Springs farmers market (here) and Madison County farmers market (here).  For other Farmers Markets, check out this site.