Girls’ Night IN

I so enjoy spending time with friends.

There’s always so much to do in New Orleans, but there’s nothing wrong with a good old girls’ night in!

Yesterday, I was able to have breakfast with a friend who was in town for a conference and then wrapped up my day with a game night with my girlfriends.


Bible Taboo got HEATED! One of my friends got this candid shot of me clutching my pearls with the church fan going! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

We had a ball playing Bible Taboo and enjoying a few snacks.


What’s a game night without snacks?!?

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3 Tips for Saving on Christmas Clearance


This post is almost reaching the point of becoming outdated, but I promised I would publish it this week and I didn’t share these tips last year, so I’m going to keep my word πŸ™‚ . Even still, there are a good number of stores that still haveΒ clearance items out for sale, so this may help a someΒ of you!

Earlier this month, I went out and picked up a few clearance items of my own. Β I’m shopping small this year. VERY SMALL. Β I purchased 16 items for a total of Β $14.12 (before tax) and a savings of $55.26. Β I believe I have a photo of my receipt from 2014 floating around here somewhere. Β I’ll do a longer strategy post next year and recap that haul. Β (Stay tuned).

My local Wal-Mart had their items marked down toΒ 75 percent off on the day I visited so they may be at 80 or even 90 percent off to get that final push before clearing the holiday inventory. Here’s a copy of my receipt!


There are threeΒ simple rules I follow when it comes to holiday clearance shopping. No matter what the holiday is, the rules remain consistent.

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Learn How to Cook Healthy Recipes Without Breaking the Bank

Are you looking to do more healthy cooking in the New Year?

I’ve seen lots of posts and conversations about adopting new eating plans.

I told you a bit about my Low-Carb eating, and how I use Pinterest and Home Chef, but I like to switch it up when it comes to “Healthy Eating” because I can easily get bored and that will leave me open to unhealthy habits.

It’s always fun to look at new cookbooks, but those books AREN’T CHEAP!

So, how can you save on their costs?

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The Christmas Wrap Up!Β 

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are enjoying the New Year!Β 

For this year’s family dinner, I was responsible for a few of the side dishes and some desserts.

I decided to cook smarter and not harder with the goal of minimizing my kitchen clean up. πŸ˜‰

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3 Tips for Embracing a Low-Carb Diet

The StoryΒ Behind This Post

Many people have asked me what I’ve done to lose the weight (and keep it off) this last go round. Β I don’t have one simple answer, but I do know what I was doing that probably contributed to my weight gain. Β 

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