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Here Are 5 Reasons You Should Start A Blog!

I wanted to share with you a post that I originally wrote for my website KelliBrink.com, because I know a lot of you out there are interested in starting a blog, too, but haven’t taken the leap yet. Hopefully this post will inspire you to join the millions of other bloggers across the globe! We all dream of working from home, where we can be our own boss. As a blogger, it’s possible! Now that I’m officially in year 3 of my blogging career, I’m really beginning to feel confident…

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Week 4: Healthy Clean-Eating for Under $50 A Week

If you like my frugal meal plan series, you’ll LOVE my Ebook! 1 Month of Dirt Cheap Dinners brings you an entire month of easy, frugal & delicious recipes, along with meal plans and shopping lists! Best part, it’s only $1.99! This is Week 4 in my Frugal Weekly Meal Plan series, and I’m mixing it up a bit. As you may have noticed in Week 1, Week 2, & Week 3, my family and I tend to gravitate towards comfort food. I love the meals in my previous weeks…

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Let’s Save: Your Inexpensive At-Home Gym

With the holidays fast approaching, what better way to save money than to ditch the gym membership and create your own, frugal, at-home workout space?! It’s a great way save up for Christmas gift-giving without neglecting your health. I’m excited to have contributing writer, Josh Anderson (M.S., Personal Trainer) from Always Active Athletics, join us today to share some great tips on how to create a money-saving at-home gym! Let’s Save: Your Inexpensive At-Home Gym What’s your go-to excuse for ditching the gym? If you are like the majority of…

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Easy Frugal Fall Centerpiece

Here’s a super simple -(AND FRUGAL!)- table centerpiece made from Dollar Tree supplies. For just a few dollars, your Fall & Thanksgiving table will be looking fabulous! Here’s what I used…(all from Dollar Tree) Fall print paper napkins 3 glass pillar candles Faux flowers/foliage Ribbon Ceramic pumpkins I lined the middle of my table with the pretty Fall napkins, making sort of a table runner. Next, I tied burlap ribbon and raffia around my pillar candles. Then, I hot glued some faux Fall foliage onto the ribbon. Finally, I placed…

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My Money Saving Meal Plan Ebook Will Save You 75% On Your Next Grocery Bill!

  I’m thrilled to share with you the launch of my cookbook 1 Month of Dirt Cheap Dinners. If you are looking for money saving meal plans, be sure to check this out. I just know it’s going to save you and your family BOAT LOADS of money on next month’s grocery bill! Following this plan actually reduced our family’s grocery bill by around 75%…can you say, “LIFE CHANGING”?! This simple and enjoyable cookbook is a spin-off of my popular money-saving-meal plan blog posts. This 30 day meal plan ebook gives…

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I Drink Cheap Wine (& that’s OK)

So, I’d like to talk briefly about something that I love dearly, I hold very close to my heart, and I’ve had a secret passion for for the last 13 years… It’s something I’m also a little scared to bring up. WINE. Oh, dear sweet wine… Fermented grapey love…Purple goodness in a glass…Mom juice at the end of a crazy day. I really, really love wine. And here’s the thing. I don’t know much about it, so it makes me a little scared of talking about it for fear that…

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Food, Wine & Poopy Diapers Featured in Woman’s Day Magazine

Over the Summer, I had the huge privilege of working with Woman’s Day magazine as a contributing blogger on an article titled, “Secrets of the Super Savers“. I was honored to be featured in the September 2015 issue, where I shared some of my favorite frugal ideas and thrifty finds. You can click here to read the entire article online! This article also featured some fantastic money-saving ideas from the gals over at The Frugal Navy Wife, Cheapsters, Live Like You Are Rich, His And Her Money, Stacking Benjamins, and L Bee And…

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20 [Mostly] FREE Things to Do With Your Toddler This Summer

Summer’s here. Actually, it feels like it’s almost over. July has just started, but it’s already a blur on the calendar, filled with one event after another. And by the time August arrives, I’ll feel like it’s practically time for school to start! The days have a way of getting away from me too fast, only realizing at dinner time that we really didn’t do anything fun today. That’s why I made this list of some fun (and mostly free) things to do with my little ones during the day.…

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How I Turned a $30 Goodwill Cabinet into a Pottery Barn Look Alike!

As you know, I’m sort of a Goodwill Groupie. I frequent all 3 of my local stores, looking for deals. I especially love getting cool pieces of furniture there that are in major need of some TLC. I’ve recently been looking for the perfect piece to complete our screened-in porch. I needed a spot for the TV to sit. I was looking for a specific style and height, so I jumped on it (pretty much literally) when I found this piece at Goodwill! Was it nice as-is? Sure. But it…

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Week 3: How I Fed My Family For Under $50 This Week!

If you like my frugal meal plan series, you’ll LOVE my Ebook! 1 Month of Dirt Cheap Dinners brings you an entire month of easy, frugal & delicious recipes, along with meal plans and shopping lists! Best part, it’s $1.99! Hi guys! It’s been FOREVER since I posted meal plans for Week 1 and Week 2, and I’m so sorry for the long delay! Life, ya know?! Without further adieu, here is Week 3! Be sure to check out Week 1 & Week 2 if you missed those! The details:…

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