Simply Brianna Joy

Frugal living tips from family to fun!

August, 2014

Don’t want to pay full price? Negotiate!

A few years ago, we were in the market for someone to install a garage door opener. When I got my quote, the man asked me, if I would be paying cash. It suddenly dawned on me to ask him, “Why? Is the price different?” He then explained to me they give a discount when […]


County Fair Fun

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Today we went to the county fair for some fairly cheap family entertainment. We paid $10 for my husband, 2 sons and me. As soon as we enter, we are greeted by dealerships for tractors, 4 wheelers, small backhoes…everything young boys love to climb on.   We head over to the animal buildings, where friends […]

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Save with Savings Apps


There are a lot of savings out there to be had with your smartphone. It can be nerve wracking trying to search out apps for savings because you don’t know what you are getting yourself into before you try it. I’m always asked, “Which ones do you use?”. So I thought I would share the […]

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Pepperoni Pasta Salad

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In my previous post about Making Mozzarella at Home, I had done just that….made mozzarella at home. Now that I have plenty of mozzarella and the garden is full of fresh tomatoes, I decided it was time to make a pasta salad for supper. I looked in the fridge to see what else I had […]

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