Monthly Archives: August 2016

  • How to Host the Perfectly Priced Backyard BBQ

    How to Host the Perfectly Priced Backyard BBQ

    Backyard BBQs are the pinnacle of summer gatherings. They’re easy, fun, and a great place to catch up with family, friends, and neighbors.

    If you want to close out the summer with one last backyard shindig, don’t worry about putting a dent in your wallet. You already have the venue, now all you need to do is plan the party on a budget.  Follow these few simple tips to throw an amazing backyard BBQ at an amazing price.

  • Perfect Mid-Day Snacks for the Office

    Perfect Mid-Day Snacks for the Office

    If you eat an early lunch, odds are you need a little pick-me-up or hold over come mid-afternoon. There are plenty of tips for healthy, energizing snacks, but are you really going to eat “four whole grain crackers spread with one tablespoon of hummus?” No, you’re not.

    Luckily, there are easier mid-day snacks to keep you going. Whether you like to plan ahead, or want something always on hand last-minute, here are some easy, healthy mid-day snack ideas that don’t require a lot of time to prepare while you're at the office.

  • How to Organize Your Shopping List

    How to Organize Your Shopping List

    Going to the grocery store is a necessity, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be an onerous chore. The key to a successful shopping trip, like most things in life, is planning. If you’re like most people, you create your grocery list by writing down the items you need on a pad in whatever order they pop into your head. But this method doesn’t capitalize on any particular organizational methods, and so it can only be effective in a limited manner. Here are some suggestions to help you organize your shopping list and make going to the grocery store more fun and less frustrating.

  • Things You Never Thought You’d Grill

    Things You Never Thought You’d Grill

    As the sun sets late in the evening on a warm summer’s night, grills across America are lit and prepped for dinner. Atop most of these coals will go chicken, steak, or vegetable-laden kabobs. But these classic items aren’t the only way to serve a delicious meal from your grill. Try tossing a few of these ingredients on the barbie – you won’t be disappointed.

  • Eating Organic on a Budget

    Eating Organic on a Budget

    Many people who want to eat organic produce lament over the prices. The price difference between an organic item and it’s conventionally grown counterpart is often noticeable, leaving many shoppers agonizing over whether the extra money is worth it. Luckily, there are a few ways to can eat organically on a budget. It all comes down to planning your shopping trips and prioritizing what you buy organic.

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