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Is “10 Meals in an hour” the real deal? A LWSL meal plan review

My “10 Meals in an hour” freezer to crockpot meal plan results There are fourteen different “10 meals in an hour” meal plans on the Living Well Spending Less blog. You can even buy a digital download of them all bundled together.) I would see these Living Well Spending Less meal plans pop up frequently in my Pinterest feed. Every time I saw one of these meal plans advertised, I’d wonder if it could be as amazing as it sounded.…

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Easy Halloween Decorations from Your Christmas Stash

Easy Halloween Decorations from Your Christmas Stash

Let your Christmas decorations do double-duty this holiday season by using them for your Halloween decorations! We have a lot of Christmas decorations in our family. Christmas is the holiday that we “overdo it” on decor, if that’s possible. 😉 But my daughter also really loves Halloween. She wanted to decorate more this year, and I needed to come up with some ways to make it happen. Walking through the stores, it was tempting to buy some of the neat…

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Ways to Save at the Doctor's Office and Pharmacy

11 Ways to Save at the Doctor’s Office and Pharmacy

We all could use some doctor deals and discounts. You’re in luck! There are doctor deals and discounts out there. You just have to know how to find them. Here are some ways to get the best deals for medical appointments, prescriptions, and health care supplies. 11 ways to save at the doctor’s office and pharmacy Make Sure Your Doctor is “In Network.” First off, you want to go to an in-network doctor so your insurance pays the most possible…

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Never Have Spoiled Fruits and Vegetables in Your Home Again

Do This One Simple Thing to Avoid Spoiled Fruits and Vegetables in Your Home

You Only Need One Tip to Avoid Spoiled Fruits and Vegetables! Do you ever throw out fruits and vegetables because you haven’t gotten around to eating them before they spoil? That’s always a rotten deal. And it’s a waste of your good money. Well, no more! Sure, there are a lot of ways to avoid spoiled fruits and vegetables and prolong their freshness by modifying the way you store them… There is advice out there about storing every fresh fruit…

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Our Family Budget Results on My One-Year Quitting Anniversary

Our Family Budget Results on My One-Year Quitting Anniversary

My last day working in the corporate world as a salaried employee was August 31, 2017. I can’t believe it’s already been a whole year! That means I officially made it to my one-year quitting anniversary. My husband called it my “Quit-iversary” because he loves portmanteaus. 😜 He has also been the sole breadwinner for our family this past year because of me. As an elementary school teacher, he was pretty concerned about this situation, and the added pressure on…

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Transform Your Bathroom with Paint

Transform Your Bathroom with Only Paint

You can completely change the entire look of a room in your home simply by changing the paint on the walls. Conveniently, it’s also one of the cheapest things you can do to change up the look of your home! In fact, painting a room can often be just a weekend project! I was visiting a good friend over Labor Day weekend. She had moved out of state about a year ago and I was finally getting a chance to…

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Make your own farmhouse table - part 2

Make Your Own Farmhouse Table for $75 – Part 2: Finishing the wood

So you now have a farmhouse table with unfinished wood. (If you don’t and want to make your own, get instructions here. Or if you have any project with unfinished wood, read on for simple instructions to finish it.) That table wood definitely needs to be finished before use. Otherwise, you’re going to stain or scratch the table with things that you did not want to stain and scratch it with. Like food, crayons, water rings, milk, any liquids soaking…

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Make your own farmhouse table for $75

Make Your Own Farmhouse Table for $75

Our family dining table seated only 4 people comfortably. If we had any guests, it was embarrassingly small. We’d have to set up a folding table to make enough room. You can see what I mean in the image below.  That little dining table was bought for my first apartment after graduating from college.  I think I bought it and the dining room chairs for about $200 from Kmart nearly a decade and a half ago! So I did some…

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Save on all your online shopping with Ebates

Save on all your online shopping with this one simple tip

I was just recently reminded about a free way to easily get cash back on online purchases. I have been using Raise, Honey, Ibotta and Checkout51 to great success this year, and have saved more than $200 in the last 5 months. But I could’ve been saving even more that whole time! My sister actually sent me a referral for this other free cash back service nearly two years ago and I cringe when I think of how much money…

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Save on Salon Fees and Cut Your Long Hair Yourself

Long Hair? Save on Salon Fees and Cut It Yourself

Do you have long hair? Is it getting split ends? Does it just need a trim? Then cutting it yourself is the way to go. A few months ago, my long hair severely needed a haircut, but I wanted to save some money on salon fees. I don’t spend much time on my hair (or makeup, for that matter), partly because I don’t care and partly because I’ve never been able to figure out how to do it myself (ha…

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