@moneymountainmama - Angela, Blogger

- I blog about Money Conscious Living including frugal food, fun and lifestyle. 🏞️🐿️🌲🦋👩‍❤️‍👨 I ❤️ my 🐕🐕🐕 And some foodie splurges too!🍷🌮

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A great family craft chocolate business in my mountain community. 
I look forward to my visit every weekend 

There is a difference between cheap and frugal. I save money were it doesn't matter so I can splurge on the best!

#elbuencacao #idyllwild #chocolate
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A great family craft chocolate business in my mountain community. I look forward to my visit every weekend There is a difference between cheap and frugal. I save money were it doesn't matter so I can splurge on the best! #elbuencacao #idyllwild #

BYOIC!

Brought leftover  this morning and added ice! Can't beat free!

From my coffee club @blkmtncoffee (the best coffee)! #idyllwild #blkmtncoffee #bringyourowncoffee #bringyourcoffeetowork
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BYOIC! Brought leftover this morning and added ice! Can't beat free! From my coffee club @blkmtncoffee (the best coffee)! #idyllwild #blkmtncoffee #bringyourowncoffee #bringyourcoffeetowork

Today's lunch - leftover salad fixings with thin sliced roast beef and smoked Gouda ($1.50) just sliced from the supermarket deli.
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Today's lunch - leftover salad fixings with thin sliced roast beef and smoked Gouda ($1.50) just sliced from the supermarket deli.

Leftovers for lunch
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Leftovers for lunch

Welcome September!
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Welcome September!

Something good inside!?! What the heck is Rakuten you may be wondering?

Formerly Ebates! Guess who got their big fat check?

Yours truly. Every penny counts.

See the link in my profile for money saving tips using Ebates now Rakuten!

#bigfatcheck #ebates #rakuten #moneysavingideas
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Something good inside!?! What the heck is Rakuten you may be wondering? Formerly Ebates! Guess who got their "big fat" check? Yours truly. Every penny counts. See the link in my profile for money saving tips using "Ebates" now Rakuten! #bigfatche

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Happy Friday!

#tgif #lovemydog
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Happy Friday! #tgif #lovemydog

Just another awesome weekend in the mountains! Slept in. Breakfast at home. Then pilates, picked up my club coffee @blkmtncoffee rented a video, picked up this book at the library and enjoying it with a ghost shake @elbuencacao 
#idyllwild #blkmtncoffee #elbuencacaoidyllwild #mybestlife #mountainlife
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Just another awesome weekend in the mountains! Slept in. Breakfast at home. Then pilates, picked up my club coffee @blkmtncoffee rented a video, picked up this book at the library and enjoying it with a ghost shake @elbuencacao #idyllwild #blkmtncof

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Dang it, forgot to add my coffee pics to the last post.

The best coffee in Idyllwild 

#idyllwild #blkmtncoffee #blkmtncoffeeclub #lovethemountains  #lovewhereyoulive
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Dang it, forgot to add my coffee pics to the last post. The best coffee in Idyllwild #idyllwild #blkmtncoffee #blkmtncoffeeclub #lovethemountains #lovewhereyoulive

BYOBB!

Save money by bringing breakfast from home.

Bring your own banana bread 

#bananabread
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BYOBB! Save money by bringing breakfast from home. Bring your own banana bread #bananabread

#happiness
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#happiness

Start planning for Christmas now!

See the link in my profile for more information about planning and saving for Christmas by starting early.

#ChristmasinJuly #planforchristmas  #saveforchristmas #moneymountainmama
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Start planning for Christmas now! See the link in my profile for more information about planning and saving for Christmas by starting early. #christmasinjuly #planforchristmas #saveforchristmas #moneymountainmama

Summer Flowers!
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Summer Flowers!

Alternate cheap and healthy breakfast idea!

Wanted a donut but I quickly reviewed what snacks I had at work. Thankfully I had this waiting for me.
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Alternate cheap and healthy breakfast idea! Wanted a donut but I quickly reviewed what snacks I had at work. Thankfully I had this waiting for me.

What could be better than waffles on Sunday morning in the mountains?

Waffles and bacon 

#ilovewaffles #wafflesunday #waffle #idyllwild
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What could be better than waffles on Sunday morning in the mountains? Waffles and bacon #ilovewaffles #wafflesunday #waffle #idyllwild

My summer favorite splurge.

Ghost Shake - sweet and spicy 

#elbuencacaoidyllwild
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My summer favorite splurge. Ghost Shake - sweet and spicy #elbuencacaoidyllwild

Awesome breakfast this morning at The Sugarloaf Cafe. Thank you @eatatthesugarloaf

#sugarloafcafe #eatatthesugarloaf #frenchtoast #palmstopines #idyllwild
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Awesome breakfast this morning at The Sugarloaf Cafe. Thank you @eatatthesugarloaf #sugarloafcafe #eatatthesugarloaf #frenchtoast #palmstopines #idyllwild

Happy 4th of July!
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Happy 4th of July!

Switching it up this week. Went to Pilates, then picked up coffee and had an iced cold brew at Black Mountain Roasters ️, then to the library and now at El Buen Cacao! I love my life!

#pilatesinthepines #blkmtncoffee #blkmtnroasters
#coldbrew #idyllwildlibrary #paulocoelho #thealchemist #elbuencacao #ghostshake #ilovecoffee #ilovechocolate #ilovetoread
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Switching it up this week. Went to Pilates, then picked up coffee and had an iced cold brew at Black Mountain Roasters ️, then to the library and now at El Buen Cacao! I love my life! #pilatesinthepines #blkmtncoffee #blkmtnroasters #coldbrew #idyll

Nothing like splurging on a tasty, healthy and delicious lunch with my son before he leaves tomorrow for his first real job straight out of college!

#greatcompany #greatfood #ilovemyson
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Nothing like splurging on a tasty, healthy and delicious lunch with my son before he leaves tomorrow for his first "real" job straight out of college! #greatcompany #greatfood #ilovemyson

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband who happens to be the best father I know ️
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Happy Father's Day to my wonderful husband who happens to be the best father I know ️

My latest library book!

I borrowed this to browse for ideas while I wait for The Automatic Millionaire to come in from a different branch.

It would have cost me $29 to buy this book.

I am finding some great small space ideas for our remodeling projects.

What are you reading right now?

#freebooks #ilovetoread #librarybook
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My latest library book! I borrowed this to browse for ideas while I wait for The Automatic Millionaire to come in from a different branch. It would have cost me $29 to buy this book. I am finding some great small space ideas for our remodeling pro

Take a moment. Be still, close your eyes and take in the sound of birds chirping. Feel the breeze on your face.

I love living in the mountains.

Do you love where you live?

#mountainliving #takeamoment #reflectionnotdeflection #moneymountainmama
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Take a moment. Be still, close your eyes and take in the sound of birds chirping. Feel the breeze on your face. I love living in the mountains. Do you love where you live? #mountainliving #takeamoment #reflectionnotdeflection #moneymountainmama

My son graduated from college last month. 
After doing his thinking man pose he did this one The Stressed Man pose.

The pressure of school is gone but now starts real life. Where to live, where to work, buy a car? 
I gave him a copy of David Bach's latest book, The Latte Factor, Why You Don't Have to Be Rich to Live Rich as a graduation gift. 
A month later he is giving copies to his friends!

See the link in my profile for a review of the book.

#graduation #reallife #graduationgift #thelattefactor #liverich #davidbach #bookreview #moneymountainmama
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My son graduated from college last month. After doing his thinking man pose he did this one "The Stressed Man" pose. The pressure of school is gone but now starts "real" life. Where to live, where to work, buy a car? I gave him a copy of David Bac

Plan for the future!

I bought these beautiful steaks on sale and put them in the freezer for Father's Day!
 #planforthefuture #livingthedream #moneyconsciousliving
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Plan for the future! I bought these beautiful steaks on sale and put them in the freezer for Father's Day! #planforthefuture #livingthedream #moneyconsciousliving

My two favorite work companions!

One for hot and one for cold.

An easy and consistent way to save money is by being prepared.

Free water and ice and I make my own coffee and tea.

#drinkwater #homemadecoffee #bringyourowncoffee
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My two favorite work companions! One for hot and one for cold. An easy and consistent way to save money is by being prepared. Free water and ice and I make my own coffee and tea. #drinkwater #homemadecoffee #bringyourowncoffee

Yes, that is me with David Bach!

Another thing to cross off the bucket list... Thank you so much for all your books.

#davidbach #thelattefactor #payyourselffirst
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Yes, that is me with David Bach! Another thing to cross off the bucket list... Thank you so much for all your books. #davidbach #thelattefactor #payyourselffirst

Just hanging out at home with my favorite wine and cuddling with my girl watching the finale of The Voice (on Hulu). I love all four so it doesn't matter who wins. 

What are you doing this weekend?

#rainydayathome #lovetherain #wineathome #ilovemydog #mountainlife #idyllwild #idyllwildca #thevoice #finale #masiadelavinya #thegoodlife
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Just hanging out at home with my favorite wine and cuddling with my girl watching the finale of The Voice (on Hulu). I love all four so it doesn't matter who wins. What are you doing this weekend? #rainydayathome #lovetherain #wineathome #ilovemyd

Pilates and now my weekly Mexican Hot Chocolate and writing/reflecting on my gratitudes!

What are you grateful for?

#elbuencacao #elbuencacaoidyllwild  #chocolate #chocolat #grateful #mybestlife #livingthedream #livinghighspendinglow
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Pilates and now my weekly Mexican Hot Chocolate and writing/reflecting on my gratitudes! What are you grateful for? #elbuencacao #elbuencacaoidyllwild #chocolate #chocolat #grateful #mybestlife #livingthedream #livinghighspendinglow

One of my all time favorite movies!

My souvenir is this picture. Don't need to own it!

#chocolat
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One of my all time favorite movies! My souvenir is this picture. Don't need to own it! #chocolat

Wow, we got snow today!

#snowinmay #snowday #idyllwild #mountainlife #cabin #snow
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Wow, we got snow today! #snowinmay #snowday #idyllwild #mountainlife #cabin #snow

Another tasty breakfast at home!

Rained all night and so far all day. Just another cozy day at home in the mountains ️️ #idyllwild #lowcostbreakfast #moneymountainmama
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Another tasty breakfast at home! Rained all night and so far all day. Just another cozy day at home in the mountains ️️ #idyllwild #lowcostbreakfast #moneymountainmama

A little reading and Mexican Hot Chocolate 

What are you doing this afternoon?

#davidbach #thelattefactor #elbuencacao #elbuencacaoidyllwild
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A little reading and Mexican Hot Chocolate What are you doing this afternoon? #davidbach #thelattefactor #elbuencacao #elbuencacaoidyllwild

Happy Mother's Day to those smiling down upon us 

See the link in my profile for tribute to mom and other special ladies that helped shape the woman I am today.
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Happy Mother's Day to those smiling down upon us See the link in my profile for tribute to mom and other special ladies that helped shape the woman I am today.

Celebrated our son's college graduation last night. Saw this on campus this morning!

Great message to graduates everywhere!

#asu #adventure #adventuretime
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Celebrated our son's college graduation last night. Saw this on campus this morning! Great message to graduates everywhere! #asu #adventure #adventuretime

Thanks a latte!

Love this new book by David Bach.

A great short story that can shift the way you live the rest of your life.

#thelattefactor #davidbach
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Thanks a latte! Love this new book by David Bach. A great short story that can shift the way you live the rest of your life. #thelattefactor #davidbach

Yummm 

Nothing like breakfast at home, it tastes amazing and is amazingly low cost too!

Less than $2 a serving.

Check out the link in my profile for additional low cost breakfast options.

What is your low cost go to breakfast?

#cheapeats #lowcostbreakfast #lowcostbreakfastideas #eatathome #breakfastathome #byobreakfast #moneyconsciousliving #moneymountainmama
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Yummm Nothing like breakfast at home, it tastes amazing and is amazingly low cost too! Less than $2 a serving. Check out the link in my profile for additional low cost breakfast options. What is your low cost go to breakfast? #cheapeats #lowcos

Come on Mom, put down that stupid phone and pet me
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"Come on Mom, put down that stupid phone and pet me "

Taking a moment to relax and reflect with a delicious Mexican Hot Chocolate.

#elbuencacaoidyllwild #elbuencacao
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Taking a moment to relax and reflect with a delicious Mexican Hot Chocolate. #elbuencacaoidyllwild #elbuencacao

Thanks to my sister for giving me this book for Christmas ️ I have written three gratitudes for each day. Something as simple as sleeping in or bigger like setting and achieving a money saving goal.

I love looking back and re-reading what I wrote from the previous weeks as well.

Nothing like an attitude of gratitude!
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Thanks to my sister for giving me this book for Christmas ️ I have written three gratitudes for each day. Something as simple as sleeping in or bigger like setting and achieving a money saving goal. I love looking back and re-reading what I wrote fr

This is one of my splurges!

Stopped by El Buen Cacao to check out their new digs!

Looks awesome!

Be sure to check them out here or online. You won't be disappointed!

To find out more about splurges compared to habits see the link in my profile.

#elbuencacao
#elbuencacaoidyllwild
#idyllwild 
#splurge #moneymountainmama
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This is one of my splurges! Stopped by El Buen Cacao to check out their new digs! Looks awesome! Be sure to check them out here or online. You won't be disappointed! To find out more about splurges compared to habits see the link in my profile.

A little cabbage soup
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A little cabbage soup

Happy Earth Day!

See the link in my profile to find out how we celebrated Earth Day when my son was growing up.

Planted these flowers and herbs yesterday!

#earthday #idyllwild
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Happy Earth Day! See the link in my profile to find out how we celebrated Earth Day when my son was growing up. Planted these flowers and herbs yesterday! #earthday #idyllwild

Spring in the mountains...
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Spring in the mountains...

Breakfast at home!

Save money by making breakfast at home. My waffle maker was one of the best food prep purchases!

I love waffles. They are very versatile. You can add fruit or just butter and syrup. (Or add ice cream for dessert ) See the link in my profile for other low cost breakfast ideas.

#waffles #cheapbreakfast
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Breakfast at home! Save money by making breakfast at home. My waffle maker was one of the best food prep purchases! I love waffles. They are very versatile. You can add fruit or just butter and syrup. (Or add ice cream for dessert ) See the link in

Happy Friday!
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Happy Friday!

Taking a snow day!

Staying inside today. I made chili and cornbread earlier this week and I have a new library book so I am all set.

Being home bound (and prepared) has saved us a lot of money!

#snowday #snowdaylunch #homemadechili #cornbread #cheapeats #frugalfoodie
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Taking a snow day! Staying inside today. I made chili and cornbread earlier this week and I have a new library book so I am all set. Being home bound (and prepared) has saved us a lot of money! #snowday #snowdaylunch #homemadechili #cornbread #che

Who else is still eating pumpkin flavored seasonal stuff in February?

Got these and pumpkin pancake mix at Aldi's for next to nothing. Why only have pumpkin in the fall?

#pumpkin #ilovepumpkin
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Who else is still eating pumpkin flavored seasonal stuff in February? Got these and pumpkin pancake mix at Aldi's for next to nothing. Why only have pumpkin in the fall? #pumpkin #ilovepumpkin

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