6 Tips for a Budget Friendly BBQ

  This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of KalynBrooke.com To me, Summer means long days, warm nights, bare feet, and barbecues. It’s one of my favorite seasons, and though it gets quite hot here in Florida, there nothing better than a day at the beach, charbroiled hamburgers, and a glass of ice cold […]

How to Create a Financial Plan for the Year – July

Smart Money | Financial Plan for July | Summer Financial Plans | Summer Savings Ideas
Smart Money | Financial Plan for July | Summer Financial Plans | Summer Savings Ideas

Working on creating a financial plan for the year that actually works? Believe it or not, July is the perfect time to save! Luckily our 3 step action plan will help you save a bundle without missing out on any fun. This month you’ll work on building your emergency fund, hosting a backyard party (for less!), and enjoying simple meals at home. Don’t miss your chance to get your finances on track this year!

Host the Best Backyard Parties

Summer Parties | Backyard Party Tips | How to Host a Summer Party
Summer Parties | Backyard Party Tips | How to Host a Summer Party

Summer is upon us, and one of the very BEST parts of summer is all the great weather–and the excuse to throw impromptu backyard gatherings with friends and neighbors! If you are ready to host the BEST backyard parties this year, don’t miss our 10 smart tips on how to throw together simple, stress-free summer gatherings in your own backyard.

Five Fantastic Family Weekend Trips

Fantastic Family Weekend Trips | Family Road Trip Ideas | Family Travel | Vacation | Weekend Getaways
Fantastic Family Weekend Trips | Family Road Trip Ideas | Family Travel | Vacation | Weekend Getaways

Want to plan a family getaway without breaking the bank? Don’t miss these five fantastic family weekend trips! From Cape Cod to Monterey Bay, no matter where you live, one of these family-friendly destinations is probably within driving distance (and more affordable than you might think!) We’ve got the scoop on what to see, where to eat, and even a few tips on how to keep your budget in check. All you need to do is decide when to go!

15 Things to Buy at ALDI (& Five to Avoid)

ALDI Buying Tips | Things to Buy ALDI | Products to Avoid ALDI | ALDI | Great ALDI Finds | Grocery Tips
ALDI Buying Tips | Things to Buy ALDI | Products to Avoid ALDI | ALDI | Great ALDI Finds | Grocery Tips

Did you know shopping at ALDI can cut your grocery bill in half….without having to clip a single coupon? Get the full scoop on exactly which items are a STEAL at this budget-friendly store (as well as which items you should probably avoid.) This can’t-miss post also includes some great pointers for a few things you should know before you go! (Fair warning–it’s long!)

Easy Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup

Easy Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Freezer Meals | Slow Cooker Soup
Easy Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking | Freezer Meals | Slow Cooker Soup

With just a few budget-friendly easy ingredients, this ridiculously delicious slow-cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup comes together in minutes, then freezes beautifully until you’re ready to throw it in the crockpot, no pre-cooking, pre-soaking, or thawing required. It seriously could not be any easier! My family gave it rave reviews & I guarantee yours will too!

Weekend Wandering

Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fantastic weekend!  Ours has been relatively uneventful, which has actually been really nice!  For the past two months I have been a little obsessed with watching reruns of House, MD on Netflix, and I am happy to say that I have almost finished the series!  Maybe now […]

10 Minute Meals: 5 Ways to Get Food on The Table FAST

10 Minute Meals | Quick Meals | Easy Quick Meals | Get Food on The Table FAST | Breakfast for Dinner | 10 Minute Dinners | Freezer Meals
10 Minute Meals | Quick Meals | Easy Quick Meals | Get Food on The Table FAST | Breakfast for Dinner | 10 Minute Dinners | Freezer Meals

Need dinner in a hurry? Great meals don’t have to take hours in the kitchen. These five tried and true kitchen strategies will help you get dinner on the table in just ten minutes flat. #1 is sheer genius!