My name is Dannelle:
I started this site in 2010 when I was starting my mission to save $40,000 and we did it in less than a year! I now share ideas to help other families save money where they can, so they can splurge where they want!
They can pay off credit cards, home loans, bills or put money away for retirement and kid’s college funds. Simple, Small Steps really DO add up!
I am a professional chef who used to have a restaurant and catering company…that is why you see me affiliated with the Blogger Recipe Challenge group – it’s a natural tie in to how you can save money by simple meal
planning. I also am an Editor for Wisconsin Parent and write for Road Trips For Families.
Being savvy in the kitchen means I am a brand ambassador for several different companies. You will see a lot of product reviews and honest opinions…I tell you what we really do, or don’t like!
Besides writing, I am very active in my church, our local Homeless Ministry, a big supporter of food pantries, shuttle my daughter around to lots of activities, am a craft junkie and lecture on various money saving topics.
I often hear “How can you do all that you do?”
Easy, I have great people that I work with!
They help out behind the scenes to make all the great deals, coupon match ups, fun projects, neat reviews and more pop out every day. I literally couldn’t do it without them!
It’s funny that the broom is in her hand, she is always cleaning up after me, LOL!
Laura is my right hand gal, my personal assistant.
She cuts out fabric, sorts military coupons, schedules posts, makes Girl Scout certificates,
working on product reviews, and so much more!
She’s the mom of 2 girls who are close in age to Miss Sarah and has the same goofy sense of humor that I do.
It’s almost like having another sister, LOL!
We actually pick things up for each other when hitting clearance sales or garage sales because we know
each other that well now!
I ADORE her!
As you get to know her better, you will too!
She is mommy to two adorable little girls and a fellow frugalista.
I actually met her at one of my classes and kept running into her at different family friendly events.
(It was like having this really cool stalker!)
She is in charge of our Favado match ups — the goddess of HyVee!
She has a great sense of humor (I asked for a picture and got this back), is married to a guy who proudly wears a kilt, and does very cool projects with her girls. You will see reviews on items for younger children from her.
She is the newest member of our team and fills out my weak links. I usually only shop Amazon, Restaurant.com or Kohls.com and am oblivious to the world of Internet shopping. She scopes out a lot of the great bargains that are out there and brings them to us Monday – Thursday.
I don’t know about you, but she has helped me find a few things that were on my wish list – at an amazing price!
Meet Miss Sarah:
She is our official 7 year old toy tester! She also has a goofy food allergy so she can’t eat fresh fruits or vegetables…so we love trying new things that lets her add those to her diet. So far she has tried/reviewed:
Fruit Squish’ems, Outshine Bars, Fruchi, Z Bars and more!
Did we mention that she does modeling and commercials too?
( I know, those big green eyes just pop out! )
Miss Sarah also helps with toy reviews for my Wisconsin Parent articles and TV segments…it’s a rough job, but she constantly lets me know that she is up to the task!
Her current favorites are animated movies, anything from Frozen and My Little Ponies…at least that is true this week.
We are VERY PR friendly, love reviewing products and playing in the kitchen. If you wish to know more, just send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org