Saving Money When Eating Out

We don't eat out at a sit down restaurant often, but when we do most of the time we pick Ruby Tuesday's. They have a wonderful salad bar to keep the kids happy while the food arrives! Plus they seem to have coupons out often. Here are some tips for eating our on a budget. 6 Tips to Save Money When Eating Out by Mrs. Not Made of Money Dining out is like a gift we like to give ourselves and our families after a long week of working hard. It doesn’t have to be an expensive gift if you go to the ...

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Ask A Party Planner: How do you throw a kids party on a budget?

It is that time again my children are having their birthdays. This is one of those times when I spend money. I coupon shop so I can spend money on the “things” that are important to me. The one thing that is most important to me is making memories with my family. We always have a big party for the kids so we can invite everyone important to the kids and our family. It is unfortunate that our families do not live closer so our friends are like family to us. I try my best to have a budget and I ...

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Halloween Costumes on a Budget

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It is mid September and October will be here before we know it! I love fall- the cooler nights and changing colors are delightful! This also means that it is time to start thinking about Halloween costumes. I try not to spend very much money on my kids costumes. I can get away with it pretty easily since they are still young. I still allow them choices but guide them in the choice of costume based on what is available. I am sure this is not easily done when you have older kids! So here are a few ...

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Mussels Recipe

How to Cook Mussels

How to cook mussels What’s for dinners has become the most dreaded question after my crazy day balancing a newborn and a job. It is the first question our five year old asks and our almost two year old repeats when I pick them up from school. It is the question that I attempt to answer once a week with something different. I really try to make one new meal each week to keep it interesting. I decided I would learn how to cook mussels. I have to make dinners that are quick and it has to be ...

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Tips For Spending Less & Saving More

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Recently my husband and I have been working on ways to spend less. We are going to need a new vehicle soon but we need to pay some other bills off first. Below you will find a few simple ways to spend less and save more! 4 Tactics To Help You Spend Less by Mrs. Not Made of Money We all want to spend less, but it is tough to do so without a good strategy. Just like anything else, with some good strategy it becomes easier to make good decisions when it comes to spending money. Following these ...

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Canning Salsa

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I have been researching salsa recipes for canning for a few weeks now. It turns out that tomatoes are one of those borderline foods on the acidity scale. Some recipes are fine for a water bath canner and others require a pressure canner. I recently bought an All American Pressure Canner but I still need to learn how to use it properly. I came across a great deal on organic tomatoes for $0.75/lb. and decided it was time to take the plunge into canning salsa. I bought both the red tomatoes and ...

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