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Tips for a Mix and Match Wardrobe

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A Mix and Match Wardrobe has a lot of benefits, including time and money savings. Here are some tips to help you mix and match your wardrobe so that you look and feel great every day. I am the last one to claim Fashionista status. In high school and college, my favorite “outfit” was sweats […]

Microwaveable Heat Packs: DIY on a Dime

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Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric for cute and cozy gifts. This project is a super simple way to give affordable presents. As you may know, we’re total wimps here in Southern California. Some of you are weathering extremely cold temps where you live and I’m wearing fingerless gloves as I type. I am […]

A Cheat Sheet for Freezing Baked Goods

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Ready to get baking for the holidays? Here’s a cheat sheet for freezing your holiday baked goods. Make them now and enjoy them later. Ever pull something out of the freezer and find that it’s covered in a thin crust of ice? Ever thaw a loaf of banana bread to find that it’s gone mushy and weird? […]

Freezer Cooking: What Can You Freeze and Still Enjoy?

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Freezer meals have changed over time. Now they are diverse and versatile and super easy to make. Wondering what can you freeze? Here’s what: Carnitas Soft Tacos with Fresh Guacamole Often when people hear the words, freezer meal, they imagine a cold, hard slab of a casserole covered in ice crystals. Ick. Makes freezer cooking […]

This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less: Comfort Foods

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This  week’s meal plan is full of comfort foods, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70. What’s not to love? Hey everybody! This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less is back! I’m so excited that these budget-friendly, kid-friendly, sanity-friendly meal plans are so popular. I made […]

This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less: Pretty Meaty

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This meal plan is pretty meaty, can be shopped at Trader Joe’s (though you don’t have to) and comes in under $70. Ready to get cooking, save money, and serve your family some tasty meals? I’m here to help. Gosh. I could go on an infomercial, couldn’t I? Only that would mean you’d need to […]

Dinners for $70 or Less: What Would You Like to See?

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Last month I introduced a new resource here on Life as MOM: This Week’s Dinners for $70 or Less. It’s a weeklong meal plan that not only watches its dollars and cents, but also makes sure you can prep ahead or on the spot easily and quickly throughout the week.

Each meal plan feeds four people for $70 a week for seven meals. The plans can be shopped at Trader Joe’s as well as any regular grocery store, including Walmarts and Targets that have groceries.

Mostly Meatless: A Free Printable Freezer Cooking Plan

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Last week’s Dinners for $70 or Less turned out to be a very freezer-friendly plan. You could easily buy twice as much ingredients, make double batches almost every night, and end up with a week’s worth of meals without too much extra work. We decided to reduce your work load even more by adapting that […]