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How I save on Groceries and Deals to Meals Special Pricing!

Hey Freebs! I am still recovering from our amazing week in Italy. I wanted to be sure to share this awesome sale Deals to Meals is doing.  I have used Deals to Meals for many years and have mentioned them many times in my grocery shopping tips. Exciting news for us all…they are celebrating 10 years of Deals

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Freezer Hacks! + Things you (most likely) didn’t know you could freeze…

You may or may not know that I have a crazy addiction to freezing things. Like, it’s bad. I won’t even tell you how many freezers I have, because you will judge me. …he’em…cough…SEVEN!…cough… What can I say?? We have the space, my husband loves me anyway, and it just makes my life SO MUCH

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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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Kitchen Organization Tips! (and the world’s largest collection of spices…)

Happy Wednesday, y’all! The presidential election last night was a bit crazy, so I thought I’d switch things up and bring in a bit of lightheartedness to your life. Truth be told, I’m not the most organized person on the planet. But I sure do try! I’ve had lots of questions about my kitchen and

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Love your leftovers!

How has your “No Eating Out Challenge” been going? If you’ve been following our Focus on Finances month, you’ve probably been cooking at home this week; and if your fridge looks anything like mine, I bet its packed with LEFTOVERS! (PSST – if you need some inspiration for cooking at home, I did a HUGE post

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100+ Dinner Ideas for busy nights! (+ FREE PRINTABLE)

To kick off our week of no eating out it seemed like the perfect time to share my 100 dinner ideas for busy nights with you (have you joined our Focus on Finances challenges this month? If not, why not now? It’s never too late to start!)! I am all about easy, no fuss, kid-friendly food

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Pantry tour + my organization, storage, and food tips!

Truth be told, one of my favorite parts of our new house is my pantry. I’ve gotten lots of questions about it on social media, so I thought I’d do a detailed pantry tour to show you exactly what I keep in there, how I organize it, and most importantly, how it saves me MONEY!!

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Grocery shopping Q&A! How to freeze fruit, use leftovers, food tips GALORE! [Ask Me Monday]

Aaaah, that beloved grocery bill. Kicks you in the pants a bit, doesn’t it? Putting it lightly…how much you spend on groceries can make or break you. If you go to the store several times per week, wander the aisles, tossing whatever sounds good in your cart…I hate to break it to you, but you’re

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Does grocery budget include eating out? + Grocery budget tips! [Ask Me Monday]

I get hundreds of questions every week between emails, social media, blog comments, and just being asked in-person. Answering them is one of my FAVORITE things about doing what I do! I love taking what I know and being able to help make it personally apply to Y-O-U. One common feedback in the survey you

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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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