How we save money on groceries

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Have you ever sat down to take a hard look at your budget to see what you can trim? Depending on your situation, you may not have much wiggle room in any of your budget categories. But there is almost always one you can manipulate: FOOD.  Continue reading “How we save money on groceries”

How to put on THE BEST Buffet!

How to put on THE BEST Buffet!

We are pretty excited about doing something new this Thanksgiving. After talking about how crowded and cramped our table is with all the people and food, we decided to risk our lives (and tradition) and give buffet style a try.

Instead of waiting so long for the sweet potatoes to get passed to you that your food is cold, or eating your food as you get it (resulting in a perpetually empty plate), you can skip along the line and fill your plate as you please.

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10 Tips for Planning Dinner for a Crowd

10 Tips for Planning Dinner for a Crowd


Planning Dinner for a Crowd

A couple of months ago my husband and I were selected to help with a fundraising gala out our church. Between the two of us, we have quite a bit of experience planning dinner for a crowd, including groups of over 200 people.  Continue reading “10 Tips for Planning Dinner for a Crowd”

Four Expertish Tips on Planning your Holidays

Expertish Tips on Planning your Holidays

I love the holidays – and I love planning for holidays. When I first started seeing holiday planners all over Pinterest, I thought it was a great idea. But as I looked through the 12+ pdf pages of highly detailed information, I realized that this great idea was not for me.

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The only Napkin Fold you ever need to Know

The only napkin fold you ever need to know

Last week we talked about planning attractive meals, and part of that involves table decor. Now, we always have far too much food on the table to bother with decor, but napkins are showing up to dinner either way. We might as well use them to our advantage.

I have always loved napkin folding, but I also find it all just a tad overwhelming. Each year around the holidays I make plans for a beautiful Thanksgiving/Christmas table with elegantly folded cloth napkins.

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