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Vacation Planning: What Will We Eat?

Vacation Planning: What Will We Eat?

Vacation Planning: What Will We Eat? So you have the hotel booked, and your attractions thought out, now it’s time to plan what food you are going to bring on your vacation. Just because you are on vacation, is no reason to completely throw your budget down the drain, and eat out every meal. For an average vacation, a family of 4 spends $132 on food, PER DAY. I don’t spend that much on food for a week, no way…

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How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family Of 6

How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family Of 6

How Much Does It Cost To Feed My Family Of 6 Last week I posted a video on how to meal plan. I had a good reception of that, but did get asked a few times, how much groceries my family of 6 goes through in a week. This is actually something, I get asked, or gets mentioned on a regular basis. Even though we are a family of 6, the first thing someone needs to realize is that my…

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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning I know, this is a day late and a dollar short. Taco Tuesday was yesterday. Well, this gives you enough time to add anything you may need to your grocery list, and get it in plenty of time for next weeks Taco Tuesday. The taste of this Homemade Taco Seasoning is better than anything you could ever buy at the store. What’s In Commercial Taco Seasoning? First let’s take a look at the common ingredients in commercially…

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Vacation Planning: Finances

Vacation Planning: Finances

Vacation Planning: Finances You may be wondering why I didn’t start the vacation planning series with finances. Well that’s because, I am going to say if you are looking to take a vacation, then you are confident that you can afford one. You should also already have a good idea of what you can afford. This is more about planning your vacation expenses, and not budgeting for it. Related Post: Vacation Planning: When and Where Step 1 – Know Your…

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How To Meal Plan (With Video)

How To Meal Plan (With Video)

How To Meal Plan (With Video) I grew up doing a meal plan. When I left for a summer job while in college, I made a meal plan. After I was married, I still made a meal plan. Now as a family of 6, meal planning is even more important than it was before. Having to make extra trips to the store for an ingredient or two every night, or even just 2 or 3 nights a week, is going…

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Travel And An Education

Travel And An Education

Travel And An Education Running a blog is not just slapping together some words and hitting publish. A lot of research goes into what I do. Maybe it is looking up a new recipe to try, or a seasoning mix I want to try to make myself. Other times I am fact checking something before I publish it. Sometimes while searching for something, I will see an interesting link that I will go back to read later. I am consistently…

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The Right Way To Coupon

The Right Way To Coupon

The Right Way To Coupon Do you coupon? No. Well you should. I know you are probably thinking, but it just makes you buy things you don’t need. Or there are no coupons for the products you use. I am happy to tell you that there is a right way to coupon. If you are thinking that there are no coupons for the products you buy (maybe you only use organic items), the rest assured that organic products are becoming…

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Vacation Planning: Accommodations

Vacation Planning: Accommodations

Vacation Planning: Accommodations I wanted to say that finding and booking our accommodations, is one of my favorite parts of vacation planning. But the truth is, I love all aspects of vacation planning. Even packing. When packing I get to think about how much fun we are going to have, and how cute everyone will look in each outfit. If I had to rank all of the vacation planning activities, finding our accommodations would be second. Losing out only to…

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DIY: Disinfecting Spray

DIY: Disinfecting Spray

DIY: Disinfecting Spray The flu has officially been reported in our area, so I thought this would be a good time to talk about making your own DIY disinfecting spray. I know your first instinct is to run out and grab a thing of Lysol, and I have used that A LOT in the past. But really the smell. I can’t handle the artificial smells, they give me a headache. Plus store-bought disinfecting sprays have SO, so many chemicals in…

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Vacation Planning: When and Where

Vacation Planning: When and Where

Vacation Planning: When and Where This post is the first post in a 8 part vacation planning series. Make sure you check back every Monday, for a new installment. Topics will include how to find the best accommodation deal, planning your budget, and meal planning for vacation. So you have decided to take a vacation this year. Or maybe you take one every year, and it’s now time to decide when and where you are going to go. So how…

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