Living Greener On a Budget!

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Living Greener On a Budget!   Turn off the appliances and lights when you leave a room. Such a simple way to save money and be green all at the same time.  Turn off all appliances and lights before exiting a room, even if its only for a few minutes.  Another great tip is to put electronic devices such as computers and printers on sleep mode to help save energy as well.   Switch to an energy-saving program or energy-efficient light bulbs.  If your electricity carrier does not … [Continue reading...]

Simple Relaxation, Pick-Me-Up, and Mood Booster Tips!

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Simple Relaxation, Pick-Me-Up, and Mood Booster Tips!   Find some "you" time.  Believe it or not, even you are allowed to have time to yourself.  Make it a point to find a few minutes a day to cater to yourself and do whatever YOU want to do, even if it's just sitting quietly by yourself.   Make a list of things you are grateful for.  Putting together a list of all that you are grateful for is a great exercise to help you surround yourself with positive energy.  This list is … [Continue reading...]

Budget Friendly Spring Activities For The Family!

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Budget Friendly Spring Activities For The Family!   Get out there and garden!  Head to the front or backyard and garden!  This is as simple as pulling weeds from the sides of the house.  You could even offer to help spruce up your neighbor or family member’s yards, too! Don’t forget your sunscreen!   Head […]

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Tips For Spring Cleaning!

Spring Cleaning Tips

Tips For Spring Cleaning!   Make Spring cleaning fun!  Some find cleaning to be already be fun and therapeutic and that’s great, in fact, it’s encouraged! However, to some, Spring cleaning is time consuming and a lot of work, in which if you feel that way, this tip is for you!  If you feel Spring […]

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It’s Giveaway Time!

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It’s Giveaway Time!   A fun giveaway just because! To Enter:  “Like” A Lot on Your Plate on Facebook or follow us on Twitter! Giveaway ends March 9, 2014. The winner will be contacted via Facebook or Twitter. Good luck!

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Sliced Strawberry Banana Cakes

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Sliced Strawberry Banana Cakes   Ingredients: 1 strawberry (sliced) ½ banana (sliced) 1 pinch of sugar (or natural sweetener) 2 tablespoons of whip cream angel food dessert shells or sliced cake Optional: chocolate or caramel syrup   Instructions: 1. Thoroughly wash and slice the strawberries and banana. 2. Place the fruit on top the cake. 3.  Add […]

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Simple Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Chili

Simple Slow Cooker Chili   Ingredients: 2 lbs of ground turkey 1 packet of chili seasoning 1 can of diced tomatoes 1 can of tomato sauce 1 bag of shredded cheese 1 can of kidney beans (red or white) drained 1 cup of diced onion 1 cup of chopped red bell peppers   Instructions: 1. […]

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Hosting Valentine’s Day On A Budget!

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Hosting Valentine’s Day On A Budget!   Red, pink, and white, everything!  These colors are the Valentine’s day staple!  If you incorporate these colors by using items you may already have in your household such as candles and table cloths, you can save a bundle on decor!   Balloons, streamers, and garland, oh my!  Balloons, […]

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