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Budget Friendly Halloween Activities For The Family!

I really love making the holidays special for my family. I think it is so easy to get sucked into the mundane, so I love that holidays provide us with an opportunity to just be out of our ordinary! Plus, I love candy. So, it's easy to see why I'm a big Halloween fan. Kids love to dress up and go run around, I love the fall colors, and the list just goes on and on! Place your holds at…

My favorites at Aldi & Trader Joe’s

I had to get this up for you guys, because in stories you guys seemed really excited! For the month of August, I'm challenging myself to shop only from Aldi & Trader Joe's. I really think this will help bring down my grocery bill that went up a little bit over the summer with these growing boys home all day! I'm going to be sharing here my dinner ideas, breakfast ideas, snack suggestions, and lunches for lunchbox/home. I'm pretty lucky…

Frugal Friday: Why You Need A “Gift Closet”

So, I really sat the intention to get back into deal blogging this year! Personal finance is something I care so much about, and over the years I feel like I've gotten away from it.  For me, it has been one of those topics I can never tell if people read or not.  BUT.. whatever, I love personal finance, I love good deals, and I love doing it simply and easily so that saving money doesn't also become something that…

Tuesday Top 10- Freebie Edition!

You guys know Mrs. Bishop and I have been having a blast doing these Tuesday Top 10's for you guys! So, this weekend we are bringing a new blogger on board for this, Andrea from Andrea AKA Mommy-- you can find her Tuesday Top 10 right here! I made a last minute decision to make my TT10 a special edition, freebie edition. So, I'm sharing 10 free things from the internet that I am loving!1) This Free Printable Poster from…

How To Successfully Road Trip With Kids!

This post is sponsored by Sensible Portions but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.We travel a lot as a family, so it is crucial to us that our travels be efficient and affordable.One way we are able to cut back on our travel expenses is by taking road trips whenever we can. Pack Snacks- Packing snacks is crucial for planning a peaceful trip with kids! My kids Veggie Straws love Sensible Portions for car rides, beach trips,…

Tips For Going Back To School With A Young Family

Disclaimer: I'm not a professional, I'm writing this from the perspective of a mom/wife whose husband got his masters while we had two little kids. I've been meaning to sit down and pen my best thoughts on returning to school with young kids for over a year now.  So, here I am, finally doing just that.  So, most of you know my husband left his job as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer in the Navy to get an MBA back…

Trader’s Joe Shopping List & Menu Plan

I want to dedicate this blog post (I can do that, right?) to my dear friend Rebecca, thank you for sharing Trader Joe's with me and giving me the confidence to shop like an organic, budget boss by sharing your favorite products. So, I recently discovered a magical place called Trader Joe's.  I want to confess to you guys that until a few weeks ago, I thought TJ's was a place only fancy, rich people shopped.  In the Midwest, I know…

How To Save Money On Experiences As A Family

Access pass- many states now offer families living within poverty guidelines the option for reduce admissions and memberships.  This is a wonderful thing, if you qualify for it.  Utilize it! Memberships- If you can afford an annual membership, buy it!  It is so worth it, and if possible splurge for the option to bring friends.  We can bring two people with each membership we have, and by doing it every time I'm allowing my friends the opportunity to go somewhere…