4 Tips for Being Hospitable on a Budget

Don't let limited money keep you from being a good host. Here are 4 tips for being hospitable on a budget that will save you money, time, and stress!

Hospitality on a budget

Anyone who attempts to keep to a budget knows that so much of being successful at this takes planning. This spills into almost every aspect of life, including hospitality. If you are prepared for having guests over, you will be less inclined to making last minute purchases, such as sending your husband to CVS Pharmacy down the road for overpriced eggs (<cough cough>… of which I’m guilty for as of yesterday).

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A grocery rebate app that CAN be used at ALDI

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If you’ve been following my blog, you are aware that it’s no secret that I love shopping at ALDI because of the money that it saves our family.

Ever since my ALDI post went viral with over 3 million views, I think I have been esteemed by some as an expert on all things ALDI, which kind of makes me chuckle at times. 🙂 I only mention this because I have people … Read more

5 CHEAP meals you can get on the table in 30 MINUTES (or less!)

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True confession- I had never really cooked anything until we got married a few years ago. It’s funny how I barely remember what I survived on in the years preceding up to that event…although my roommate post-college can attest to the fact that I often would simply heat up a small package of frozen vegetables covered with grated Parmesan cheese in the microwave for dinner. (Disclaimer: I do not stand behind that as … Read more

How to make the most out of your Ebates experience

How to make the most out of Ebates

 

Ok, so you signed up for Ebates (and may have even done so with my tutorial and referral code for $10 free). Now what?

Apart from the basic concept of making online purchases through Ebates to get cash back, I wanted to share three ideas of how you can make the most out of your Ebates experience. The first two ideas have to do with convenience, and the last idea has … Read more

How to get cash back on (nearly) every online purchase you make

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For lack of a better introductory sentence, I give you this: If you are going to do any shopping online, this article is for you.

How to get cash back on nearly every online purchase you make

As someone who’s always looking to save a buck or two (and ideally more!), I am shocked that I just recently learned about Ebates. I am an avid online shopper. I’m sure many can relate to the reality that sometimes it’s just easiest to have an item … Read more

5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T shop at Aldi

With over 3.5 million views- Check out these reasons why you SHOULDN'T shop at Aldi.

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Anyone who is close to me knows how much I love Aldi.

PAUSE.

Yes, you read the title right- “5 reasons why you SHOULDN’T shop at Aldi”. Bear with me.

RESUME.

Growing up, my parents often shopped at an Aldi near our house. Without looking at packaging, I could always easily identify what had been bought at Aldi. The graham crackers tasted like cardboard. The marshmallows weren’t spongy. In reality, all … Read more

How I made $101 in 1 week by doing practically nothing

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Us Bacons are on a budget.  Most people are, I suppose, but this is a fairly new commitment for us.  We have gone through periods of extreme saving throughout the span of our marriage, but never quite had details set in stone to stick to.  It’s hard to fully follow through with something when you don’t have specific goals in mind.

So the second week of January (we were a little behind the … Read more