Michelle P. is a full-time working mom who stays busy chasing after her 2 year old son, Kyran, with the help of her wonderful husband, Sam. She's a not-so-extreme couponer and an avid DIYer. Michelle is a graduate from the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) and a Sigma Delta Tau alumni. You can keep up with her family's monthly challenges to simplify, organize, and stay on a budget at http://www.mskhappylife.blogspot.com/.
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A Complete Thanksgiving Meal for 6 for Under $35

Thanksgiving is so close! It’s time to start planning that Thanksgiving feast. I have hosted Thanksgiving for family and friends for the past 10 or so years. I love to cook, so this is...

Holiday Entertaining on a Budget

The holidays are coming up quickly, and if you’re like me, that means soon you will be hosting family and friends for holiday meals. I absolutely love entertaining during the holidays. I love to...

Kids Eat Free Night: A Guide to Deals in Tampa Bay

As a mom that budgets down to the penny, I’m always looking for a great deal.  Dining out is a luxury in our house.  That said, my husband and I each try to have...

Kickoff Fall with a Trip to Sweetfields Farms

It's that time of year again - the temperature has dropped below 90 and we are bringing out the pumpkins and embracing Fall.  An excellent way to get into the Fall spirit is with...

Happy National Coffee Day!

Did you know that today, September 29 is National Coffee Day!  Woo hoo! There's only a handful of things I could not live without and near the top of that list is coffee!  I...

Monday Meal: Rice Bowls

After a long day at work and an even longer drive home, the last thing I want to do is cook dinner!  If I thought I could get away with making microwave popcorn every night,...

Roadside Produce Stands: An Affordable Way to Shop!

Growing up in a small town, the sight of someone selling produce out of their truck bed on the side of the road was common.  My mom and I would stop by one of...

How to Start a Family Budget

Starting a family budget can be a bit overwhelming.  You might not know where to start, what to include, or how to stick to it.  Here's how to get started: Why start a family budget? Each family has...

Introducing Michelle: A Working Momma on a Budget

Hello fellow Tampa moms!  I am so excited to part of the Tampa Bay Moms Blog.  Sometimes, life hands us something special just when we need it most.  That's exactly how I feel about the opportunity...