How to Make Your Fruits and Veggies Last

Fresh produce is a must at every meal, and many pay a premium for organic, so it’s a shame to ever let it go to waste. Here’s a complete guide to making your fresh produce last, whether you have just a grocery bag or crates full of it. This guide will help you enjoy succulent stone fruits and rosy red tomatoes throughout the summer and beyond. Short-Term Solutions: For moms who need to make Read more ...

Traveling Over Labor Day? Here’s How to Save

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With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, many of us are packing our bags and hitting the road. Whether you’re headed to the lake, the campground or off to Grandma’s house, follow these tips and you’ll have a painless road trip that won’t break the budget before you even get there. 1. Pack for fuel efficiency. Keep luggage inside the car. A loaded roof rack can decrease fuel efficiency Read more ...

Cool Things to Buy at a Farmer’s Market

The USDA recommends filling half your plate with fruits and vegetables, but that can get boring if you stick to apple slices and broccoli. Farmer’s Markets are the perfect opportunity to give your plate a makeover. Not only is there a huge variety of the freshest, locally grown produce, but you’re likely to see fruits and vegetables you never knew existed. So, the next time you head to the Read more ...

Germ Fighters to the Rescue

As kids head back to the classroom, parents want to stock up their cleaning arsenal to keep their families healthy and their homes germ-free. Fortunately, we’re seeing a plethora of savings on germ fighters to help do just that. Apples are so last year. Budget-strapped teachers are all about practical gifts their classroom needs. Buy a big bottle of hand sanitizer and create your own label Read more ...

Summer Slim-Down Tips

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer—have you hit the beach or pool yet? If you’re still waiting for those last five pounds to come off before you put on your favorite swimsuit, here are a few summer slim-down tips to help accelerate your weight loss. Eat five times per day. We’re not talking full meals here—more like three normal meals and two snacks. Spreading your calories out over Read more ...

How to Dress 10 Pounds Lighter

Black clothing is a staple in almost every wardrobe. It goes with everything, doesn’t show stains, and most importantly, it’s slimming. But it is possible to bring some color and pizzazz into your life while still looking absolutely fabulous. Here’s how you can dress 10 pounds lighter in any hue. While solid colors generally do your waistline wonders, it is possible to look lean in a printed Read more ...

Tips for a Hassle-free Camping Trip

Long days and warm nights—summer’s in full swing! Take advantage of the season’s easy living and spend a few nights camping out under the stars. Your camping trip guide starts here!  Use your old dryer lint as a fire starter. Simply wad it up and stuff it into an empty toilet paper tube.  Avoid stuffing it too tightly to allow for optimal oxygen flow and the best burn. Store pre-cracked Read more ...

What to Eat When You’re Camping

Foil packet meals are one of camping’s greatest allies—it’s simple cooking at its best. You take delicious ingredients (think meat, veggies and seasonings), wrap them up in foil pouch, and place the pouch on a campfire’s coals to cook. The beauty of foil packet meals is, you can prepare them before you head on your trip, and they require no pots and pans, no plates, and no clean up when Read more ...