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Laughing Cow Light Blue Cheese wedges. This cheese tastes just like real blue cheese, only it is lighter in calories (35 calories per wedge). I love blue cheese and this helps me get my fix without going over my calorie allotment.
Before I head to the check out, I've learned to ask myself re: everything I'm planning to purchase: "Do I really need this?" If not, put it back! "Do I really need this TODAY?" If I don't need it until next week, don't spend the money until I have to. Asking these questions helps me be more mindful about spending.
Getting stuff for free can be really easy if you know where to look. There are lots of "mommy" blogs out there that list free or very low cost deals . I have already started my Christmas stash for next year with 100% free toys for the kids and Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks! I saved over $850 dollars last year just from watching for deals and free offers on stuff I would have purchased in the first place.
I buy plain no fat yogurt and vanilla low fat yogurt in the large containers. I pour them both into a bowl to blend. This way I get half the sugars. I then put them back into the containers and take 1 cup servings. The vanilla yogurt gives just enough flavor to the plain yogurt.
Instead of using expensive boot stuffers to keep boots from flopping over, I got one of those long, dense foam pool toys called “noodles” that kids play with in the swimming pool. Cut it in two and voila!, perfect boot stuffers. They're a lot cleaner and easier to handle than rolled up newspaper.
Buy spiral Notebook... Sort recipes into categories... divide book into sections (Entree, Mexican, Recipe to try, Salad, etc)... Add recipes (in your spare time)
I tried some healthy recipes and they really don't taste good enough to give in my gift baskets. I decided to make half of each of my favorite recipes which will give me enough cookies for the baskets but not leave enough left to tempt me for days on end.
To water your poinsettias, other flowering plants, or even houseplants: throw a couple ice cubes in the pot every 3-4 days. If it's a big plant, you would need more, I guess. Easy and no water spills!