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Gifts that Give Back {as seen on Talk of the Town TV}

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 For years I’ve been looking for gifts that give back as a way to both shop for people I love and support causes I believe in. After all, what better way is there to make your dollar stretch further than to know it’s doing double duty? In an effort to help with your holiday shopping AND giving, I’m sharing ways …

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Sweet & Savory Sweet Potato Bites Recipe {ALDI Freindsgiving}

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Disclosure: This post was created in partnership with ALDI. As one of my favorite places to shop, I was thrilled to develop this original recipe for sweet and savory sweet potato bites using the wide variety of affordable options available at ALDI for a quick and simple Friendsgiving get together. Chances are you’ll be traveling all over to meet up …

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Themed Fall Break Road Trips
{Driving from Nashville}

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This fall break, my husband and I are each taking one of our kids for some individual travel time together, so today I want to share some themed fall break road trip ideas to destinations within just a few hours drive from Nashville that would be fun with (or without!) kids or grandkids. The key to these fall break road …

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How to Organize Receipts for Better Budgeting

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Afraid of a budget? Here is a simple way to start: learn how to wrangle your receipts! Before you can start telling your money where to go, you need to see where it’s been, and your receipts are that roadmap. The problem exists when you can’t even get your receipts all in one place to study them. Here are a …

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Easy Dairy Free Dessert Recipes
with Summer Fruits

With the holiday weekend coming up, I’ve created some easy dairy free dessert recipes to make with all the summer fruits that are plentiful these days. And when produce is plentiful, that also means it’s affordable, especially when you find it at ALDI. Just check out some of the prices I found on my recent trip: It’s a good thing …

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How to Start Saving for Summer

How to Start Saving for Summer

On my latest Talk of the Town appearance, I shared practical tips for how to start saving for summer. Let’s face it, summer only truly lasts about two months: June & July. This means that if you want to have family fun in these two summer months, you need to start saving and planning beforehand (aka May). The original Talk …

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Easter Family Feast on a Budget {with ALDI & Better TV/KCTV5}

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[Disclosure: I am a paid spokesperson for ALDI, but the thoughts within this post (along with the tips I share below and on TV) are all my own. You know I love partnering with brands I love to help you live better, save money and make more memories with your family!] It’s my privilege to share with you how to …

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Unconventional Birthday Party Ideas {Talk of the Town}

Unconventional Birthday Party Ideas

Every year we struggle with the same dilemma: how do we celebrate each other (especially our kids) on our birthdays without breaking the bank? Not only that, but we want to get creative and celebrate our kids’ individuality. One challenge we always face is where to gather. It can be super expensive to rent space and if your home isn’t …

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Eating Out Cheaply in Nashville

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Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice eating out at some of the best restaurants here in Nashville. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be able to, literally, have your cake and eat it too! Eating Out Cheaply in Nashville Do Your Research Before Leaving the House: * Follow your favorite restaurants on social media …

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How to Set Yourself (& Your Family) Up for Success This Year

With the New Year underway, some of your resolutions may have already come and gone. But with these simple tips to help you plan ahead, you can rest assured both you and your family will be on the same page moving forward into 2017. How to Set Yourself (& Your Family) Up for Success This Year 1. Hold a Family …

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