Eat Well, Spend Less: Preparing for Busy School Weeks

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme is -- of course -- back to school, as we share strategies for eating on a budget during the school year! One of the ways we ensure we're eating healthy during the school year -- when our daily schedule suddenly includes 3-4 hours of school time! -- is…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Hospitality on a Budget

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is summer entertaining! I shared my ideas for throwing a party on a budget earlier this week, and everybody in the group is sharing their best entertaining tips as well. Hospitality is not necessarily one of my gifts, but I want to want to, and I love the…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Throwing a Party on a Budget

This month’s Eat Well, Spend Less theme is entertaining on a budget! Some people are born entertainers, but it takes a little more effort for others of us! My mom loves to throw a good party, and she's really good at thinking of all the little details and special touches. I, on the other hand,…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Summer Menu Planning Tips

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is summer menu planning! I shared my tips for preparing your kitchen & pantry before vacation earlier this week, and each of the other participating bloggers is sharing their best summer tips as well. This topic really hits home for me. We are on-the-go a lot this summer,…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Things to Do in Your Kitchen Before You Leave

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less theme is summer menu planning, at home and while traveling. While the other participating bloggers are talking about food for airplane travel, hot-weather mealtime solutions and more, I'm going to talk specifically about preparing your kitchen and pantry for your time away...and for your return. I don't know about…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Food Storage Tips

This month's Eat Well, Spend Less topic is food storage! I shared my tips for an organized pantry earlier this week, and each of the other participating bloggers is sharing their best food storage tips as well. There are some really good tips here for every size kitchen and situation! I'm especially interested in Tammy's…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: The Power of an Organized Pantry

As you know, I participated in the three-week Eat Well, Spend Less series in April. Well, the feedback to that series was so great -- and the nine of us participating had so much fun! -- that we've decided to continue with monthly posts for the forseeable future. When someone suggested food storage tips for…

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Eat Well, Spend Less with a $50 Kroger Gift Card Giveaway!

Throughout April, I participated in the Eat Well, Spend Less series with eight other bloggers. Each week we shared tips from our own experiences to help you eat well on a budget! This giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to Angie Garcia! Because there was such a great response to this series, we've decided to continue…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Shopping by Region

This month I’m participating in the Eat Well, Spend Less series with eight other bloggers. Each week we’ll be sharing tips from our own experiences to help you eat well on a budget. Earlier this week, I shared how I shop for food since we live in the boonies. The rest of the Eat Well,…

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Eat Well, Spend Less: Grocery Shopping When You Live in the Boonies

This month I’m participating in the Eat Well, Spend Less series with eight other bloggers. Each week we’ll be sharing tips from our own experiences to help you eat well on a budget. Our family shoots for a grocery budget of $100-125 a week, including household items, diapers and other personal care products. Out of…

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