5 Simple Ways to Cut Down Your Grocery Bill (Without Coupons)

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5 Simple Ways to Cut Down Your Grocery Bill (Without Coupons)

We all know that cutting and using coupons can help you save money at the grocery store. But, what are some other ways you can save money? I know for me, I cannot go to the grocery store hungry or I will spend a lot more than budgeted! According to Dave Ramsey,  here are 5 simple ways.

1. Make dinner simple. Dinner doesn’t mean you have to make everything from scratch and serve a 5 course meal. It’s okay to have one-item only meals like salads, omelets or sandwiches.

2. Buy the Store Brand. When your favorite brands are not on sale and you don’t have a coupon for it, choose the store brand. They taste the same.

3. Choose the best store. We shop at two grocery stores – one for meat and the other one for everything else. Why do we shop at 2 stores? The closest store to me rarely runs great meat deals and I find the prices to be out of my range. So, I buy all my staples at that store and then about once a month a make a trip to my second store for all our meats.

4. Make a List. This should probably be titled Make a List and stick to it! I used to joke and put at the end of my list “and anything else that looks good”. That way if I went off the list, it would still technically be on there…lol I don’t recommend that approach at all! If you make a list, you will be more apt to stick to it.

5. Pay with Cash. This is an important step that I don’t do very often but I should. If I know I only have a certain amount of cash in my purse, I won’t go over it. If I am paying with my debit card I am more likely to make an impulse buy.

What are some other ways that you can think of?


 

13+ Amazing Uses For WD-40!

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13+ Amazing Uses For WD-40!

When you think of WD-40, you probably think of it being in a mechanics garage. But did you know there are actually many uses for it?

Here are some things you can use WD-40 for:

  • Use WD-40 to protect a bird feeder
  • Exterminate roaches and repel insects
  • Remove chewing gum from hair
  • Remove tough scuff marks
  • Wipe away tea stains

Find this and many more uses here!

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25 Delicious Soup Recipes

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25 Delicious Soup Recipes

Cold winter days always have me longing for a nice, hot bowl of soup! I especially love the kind I can throw together in my crock pot. But, the stove top works great too on the days where every minute of my day isn’t jammed packed (there are a few of those every now and then…lol). Our favorite are the hearty soups that are full of great meats and veggies! What are your favorites?

25 Delicious Soup Recipes

51 Insanely Easy Ways to Transform Your Everyday Things!

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51 Insanely Easy Ways to Transform Your Everyday Things!

Reuse the items you have! I am constantly looking for ways to re-purpose items we already have around the house. I love these ideas on how to transform your everyday items to different uses. When you can use something you already have on hand, you are saving money because you don’t have to go out and buy something. I love that!

I especially love the magazine rack one!

51 Insanely Easy Ways to Transform Your Everyday Things!

DIY: 6 Healthy & Delicious Oatmeal Smoothies!

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DIY: 6 Healthy & Delicious Oatmeal Smoothies!

Don’t have much time for breakfast or hurrying to make a meeting or school function? Check out these 6 make-ahead Healthy & Delicious Oatmeal Smoothies!

These are great for boosting your energy, giving you a complete nutritious meal in a glass. Plus, you can make them ahead, so you can just pull them out of the freezer!

Here are the ingredients and items you will need for these recipes:

  • Pint (2 cup) mason jars
  • Blender
  • Fruit juice
  • Milk
  • Yogurt
  • Chia Seeds
  • Oats
  • Fruit
  • Sweeteners
  • Sweet spices, extracts, flavors
  • Fruit sauces, purees, and butters
  • Jams, preserves, spreads

Ingredients for these smoothies:

Apricot Orange Oatmeal Smoothie-

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats (old fashioned rolled oats recommended; do not use steel cut oats)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk* (plain or vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt recommended)
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots (or 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned apricots*)
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey, optional (or substitute preferred sweetener)

Apple, Peanut Butter, Cinnamon Oatmeal Smoothie-

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats (old fashioned rolled oats recommended; do not use steel cut oats)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt recommended)
  • 3/4 cup applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey, optional (or substitute preferred sweetener)

Cherry, Vanilla Bean Oatmeal Smoothie-

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats (old fashioned rolled oats recommended; do not use steel cut oats)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup cherry juice
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt recommended)
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries (or 1 cup fresh, frozen, or canned cherries*)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 teaspoon honey, optional (or substitute preferred sweetener)

Pineapple Coconut Milk Smoothie-

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats (old fashioned rolled oats recommended; do not use steel cut oats)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt recommended)
  • 1 cup frozen, fresh, or canned pineapple pieces (not necessary to thaw frozen fruit)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey, optional (or substitute preferred sweetener)

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Smoothie-

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats (old fashioned rolled oats recommended; do not use steel cut oats)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt recommended)
  • 1/2 cup fresh quartered strawberries
  • 1/2 cup fresh banana slices
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey, optional (or substitute preferred sweetener)

Pomegranate Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie-

  • 1/4 cup uncooked oats (old fashioned rolled oats recommended; do not use steel cut oats)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup low-fat yogurt (Greek yogurt recommended)
  • 1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries (not necessary to thaw frozen berries)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 teaspoons honey, optional (or substitute preferred sweetener)

Find the full tutorials for these amazing smoothies here!

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10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money On Vacations

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10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money On Vacations

Vacations can be really expensive, especially when you have kids. Whether you travel by car or plane, money can be tight.

I know from personal experience that fast food, hotels, and merchandise can really add up. Vacations can easily cost over $1000.00 just in travel. If you’d rather spend your money on fun, then check out some of these offers below:

1. Go Off Season
2. Book Through Point Earning or Rebate Sites
3. Use Daily Deal Sites
4. Look For Coupon Books
5. Book A Place With A Kitchen
And More!!!

10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money On Vacations

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25 Festive Life Hacks for a Stress-Free Holiday

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25 Festive Life Hacks for a Stress-Free Holiday

The holidays can be really stressful with money, family, and mess. Last holiday, I felt overwhelmed with organization and some lifestyle hacks would have been useful.

Even though it is not the holiday season yet, these tips and tricks would have been really useful last year. So, I thought these hacks that I ran across on a popular article. would be helpful to our readers.

Here are a few of the hacks below:

1. Place a file label on gift cards to track the balance.
2. Use an empty chip bag if you’re out of gift bags.
3. Make your home smell festive by bringing some water so a boil with clove and cinnamon.
4. Store lights on a hanger for easy storage and unraveling.
5. Store lights on a piece of cardboard.
6. You can also re-purpose old wrapping paper rolls with lights.
7. Store ornaments in coffee tins for easy and safe storage.
8. You can store the small ornaments in egg cartons.
9. Use a toilet paper roll to store your leftover wrapping paper.
10. Easily twist tree supports with a car jack screw.

25 Festive Life Hacks for a Stress-Free Holiday

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Frozen-Inspired Olaf Cupcakes Recipe!

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Frozen-Inspired Olaf Cupcakes Recipe!

In the mood for cupcakes? If so, then make the Frozen-Inspired Olaf Cupcakes recipe!

Ingredients:

  • Cupcakes: 12 cupcakes, baked and cooled (your favorite mix or homemade)
  • Buttercream Frosting (ingredients below)
  • Orange pliable candy, such as taffy, cut into 12 narrow triangle “noses”
  • 24 Candy eyes or mini chocolate chips for eyes
  • 6 small, rectangular pieces of chewing gum, cut in half horizontally
  • Several strands of black licorice, cut into “hair”
  • Frosting: 2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, slightly softened
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • Black food coloring

For additional details on how to make this tasty treat, click here!

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