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Easy (Last-Minute) Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas! (Good for Christmas too!)

A few years ago I was in a bind, and needed last-minute Thanksgiving appetizer ideas in a big way. I put a call out to my Freebs on social media and was BLOWN AWAY! You all gave me the best ideas! To this day, they are some of my favorite recipes. I compiled them into

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5 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving Dinner!

I am currently en-route to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving dinner with family. Since I have no service, I enlisted the help of my dear friend (and foodie GENIUS) Shandra, from Deals to Meals, to give us some tips on how to save SERIOUS dough this Thanksgiving! Just as you would try to find a good

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Freebs Night Out: Party Bus Edition – Event Recap!

You all have been patiently waiting our final recap from the fun events we held over the summer. I definitely saved best for last! If you remember, we held our second Ladies Night event that at  Jane.com. I woke up one day with the crazy idea to end the summer with a BANG. At the Ladies Night

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No Eating Out Challenge! (Focus on Finances Month)

Before I recap how my “Say No To 3” week has been going, I want to introduce you all to next week’s  Focus on Finances challenge. This week we are saying NO to eating out…of any kind. Coffee, drive-throughs, gas station drinks, lunch money for your kids, ordering a pizza, even bottled water…you name it.

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How to Hold a Finance Date Night (or “Money Date”) …and Why You Should!)

How is Focus on Finances Month going so far for everyone? Hopefully you’ve been committed to the spending freeze this week and it’s been going well for you! I love a good spending freeze, it’s a great way to kickstart a new financial path. If you’ve been following along on the month calendar and see

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10 Minute Meal: Smothered and Baked Tilapia Recipe (healthy and easy!)

Last week on my Vlog I showed you the EASIEST Sunday meal I made…10 minute smothered and baked tilapia. It was seriously one of the easiest recipes I’ve made in a long time, and one of the tastiest…and healthiest! (Enter slow clap for Jordan actually making a healthy meal.) Several of you asked for the

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25 No-Recipe Meals (with a FREE printable!)

Are you a fan of no-recipe meals? I am. In fact, I almost always cook without a recipe. I find it easier to look in my fridge, pull out everything I need to use up, and make something out of it. I especially love anything I can dump in the slow cooker and walk away from. However…sometimes

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7 Reasons Why I DON’T Believe in Couponing…(and What I Do Instead!)

It’s no secret that I am not a couponer. In fact, you could consider me captain of the Anti-Couponing Team. I was recently interviewed for CNBC on WHY I don’t coupon (nor recommend couponing) at the grocery store. I realized I hadn’t talked about it for a while on here, and thought I’d remind you why I DON’T coupon, and

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Homemade Ham Dinner made COMPLETELY from pantry, fridge, and freezer! [Foodie Tuesday]

If you are subscribed to my newsletter (which, you should be if you aren’t! See gray box on the top of this page to make it happen!) then you might’ve read about the internal dilemma I had on Sunday over a simple ham dinner. Imagine, if you will, finally moving (what fills like) millions of boxes and

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Brown Sugar Slow Cooker Ham Recipe! [Foodie Tuesday]

As you read in my first post, we had a family of 5 over for dinner on Sunday…on a whim…without having gone grocery shopping at all that week. Potentially a BAD idea, but it turned out amazing! It forced me to get creative and search my pantry, fridge, and freezer for ingredients I had on-hand,

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Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe [Foodie Tuesday]

As you read in my first post, we had a family of 5 over for dinner on Sunday…on a whim…without having gone grocery shopping at all that week. Potentially a BAD idea, but it turned out amazing! It forced me to get creative and search my pantry, fridge, and freezer for ingredients I had on-hand,

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Strawberry Spinach Salad + Homemade Honey Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe! [Foodie Tuesday]

  As you read in my first post, we had a family of 5 over for dinner on Sunday…on a whim…without having gone grocery shopping at all that week. Potentially a BAD idea, but it turned out amazing! It forced me to get creative and search my pantry, fridge, and freezer for ingredients I had

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