What Should You Buy in November? My Local CBS Morning Segment

We're heading into the biggest shopping season of the year and it’s time to ask: What Should You Buy in November? This morning I appeared on our local CBS station to discuss the items that you’ll find at great prices all month long. Before we get into what you should buy all month long, one thing to … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Produce + a Rubbermaid FreshWorks Giveaway!

When it comes to buying groceries, the amount of money we spend on fresh produce can add up quickly! It's an important expense, since we all know how healthy fruits and veggies are, but it's also an expense we can keep in control if we take a few precautions. Try a few of these tips to save money on … [Read more...]

Family Fall Activities That Won’t Break the Bank

So, Labor Day has come and gone, the kids are gone back to school and the cooler weather is moving in. This can only mean one thing: it is fall season! Fall is a great season for families to do things together, get outside and enjoy the crisp, cool fall air. Here are a few family fall activities … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in September? My Local CBS News Morning Segment

As we move into fall, it's time to take a look ahead to the changing seasons AND to the deals autumn will bring. There are certain items that are great to buy in September, saving you money and helping you to plan ahead. If you’re wondering “What Should You Buy in September?” that was our topic … [Read more...]

I Love How the Food Lion Mobile App Saves Me Time and Money! + Shrimp Alfredo Fettuccine Carbonara Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Food Lion. All opinions are 100% mine. I used to do the grocery shopping alone. One day my husband asked if he could come along. I said of course! He wanted to contribute his input for our meals for the upcoming week. As we are striving to be … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Upcycle Plastic Bottles and Bags

Some of the very best craft and DIY ideas start with items you already have around the home. Not only does that mean you don't have to spent a lot of money at the craft store for supplies, but it also means that old items that are basically trash get a brand new life! While recycling is great, … [Read more...]

Save Money AND Time When You Stock Up

It's hard to believe that the back-to-school season is just about here! Luckily we still have more than a month before school starts again, but I know some of you with kids who start early will be seeing the school buses rolling through your neighborhood again in just a week or two! Getting ready … [Read more...]

Budget Envelope System: How to Get Your Budget On Track

Let’s take a minute to look at the spending habits of two people: Michelle and Sarah.  Michelle Michelle doesn’t consider herself to be a big spender. In fact, she thinks that she is pretty thrifty. She looks for deals on things that she buys and doesn’t buy things just for the sake of having … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in July? My Local CBS News Morning Segment

  It's time to kick off the month with a holiday AND plan for summertime deals. There are certain items that are great to buy in July, saving you money and helping you to plan ahead. If you’re wondering “What Should You Buy in July?” that was our topic today when I appeared on WCCO, our … [Read more...]

Qualify For a Discounted Amazon Prime Membership

Oh, Amazon Prime.  How I love thee.  This post could be pages beyond pages long but I will try to make it short and sweet.  Amazon Prime is an amazing service offered by none other than Amazon. I have had a membership for Prime for years now and I do not think I will ever let it expire.  Let me … [Read more...]