I have a job full time…Blogging! WIth an actually salary!!

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Hi friends,

Where has Lina been? Well I’ve been MIA a little bit for a good reason. I’ve accepted a full time job offer blogging and I wasn’t even looking for a full time gig! They approached me! So…. I get to do what I love and receive a really great salary all from home!!! Wait what??! I know!

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I am now doing all the creative DIY and recipe posts for a fabulous couponing and frugal living website http://hip2save.com/. I hope you follow me along here in the future. We are sharing some awesome crafts and recipes 🙂 Collin and her sister Bryn run this fab website and have been so great to me already.

I’ll still be freelance writing and managing the website Central Valley Moms very part time as well, So I’m super duper busy and don’t sleep as much!! Ha

When I left the advertising sales industry five years ago and started a little blog for fun as a stay at home mom, I never thought it’d turn into a full time opportunity…and it has!!! Whoohoo.

I wanted to share my good news because I’m so grateful for those of you who have commented, liked, followed, pinned, and encourage me and my creativity along the way!! I’m especially thankful for all the awesome bloggers who have featured my posts for the last few years! You rock!

Here’s all the recipes I’ve posted to far and all the DIY and crafts I’ve written for Hip2Save so far.

Also here’s a pinterest board I’ve created for all the projects and recipes I’ll be doing at Hip2Save in case you’d; like to follow along.Lina-Hip2Save's Modern MarthaFor now things will be pretty quiet on Fancy Frugal Life, although I’m determined to get the before and afters of our master bedroom up. I still have a few more things to finish. And with the holidays it’s gonna be a little crazy! I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and I am so grateful for you and the wonderful opportunities this site has brought me 🙂




Fall Means Allergies for our Family

Kleenex for Fall Allergies“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Kleenex but all my opinions are my own. #KleenexAllergy #pmediahttp://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO

Fall means pumpkins, chilly weather, hot apple cider, soccer, leaves changing, oh and allergies. Yuck! All of us are officially on prescription allergy nasal sprays since moving to central California, where we have some of the worst air for allergies and asthma in the country. My daughter has it the worst though. She wasn’t breathing through her nose at all and snoring up a storm at night, poor thing.

The only thing worse than having allergies is a kid who has bad seasonal allergies coupled with an odd aversion to blowing her noise! Yep. She just won’t do it. And if she does it’s so weak nothing comes out. Ahhh, Have you ever heard of such a thing?

Last month we were in a fancy restaurant with my dad trying to have a nice dinner and she sneezed and clearly needed a tissue. Instead this chica ran away from me whaling. “Don’t touch me!” as if I was really hurting her, with snot all over her face, and the whole place turned around watching… Fun times! lol

This is the face you get if you come near her with a tissue.

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It’s pretty frustrating because not only is it a big crying tantrum when she clearly needs to blow, but if she doesn’t then it turns into a sinus infection. So mean mom has to use netty pots, saline spray, and even resorting to the aspirator at times! (Yes the blue baby booger sucker outer.) It’s an ongoing problem we struggle with, but using Kleenex, the softest tissue that doesn’t irritate sensitive skin, definitely helps.


I keep these handy Kleenex travel packs in my purse for when we are on the go,

Kleenex to go

We have Kleenex in almost every room of our house!

Kleenex all through home

 Fight Fall allergies this season with Kleenex Tissue from Target.

Target Kleenex Coupon 2013

While supplies last, print out this coupon to Buy Kleenex 4pack, get free wallet pack (2-pk) or pocket pack (3-pk): http://goo.gl/186og3 at Target!

Hooray for free Kleenex!