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How to Prepare Your First Thanksgiving Dinner

Preparing and hosting your first Thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming. Planning, preparation, and purpose can make it easier and more fun.

Now that you've decided to prepare your first Thanksgiving dinner, you need help with menu planning, shortcuts, shopping, and cooking tips. Wait - what was I thinking...I am hosting Thanksgiving!
Unlike Thanksgiving 2012, I will be preparing dinner this year.

Usually we eat dinner with family at one of their homes.

My grandmother has cooked and hosted our family’s Thanksgiving dinners for as long as I can remember.  No one was allowed in the kitchen.  Don’t offer to help, because she’ll just turn you down.  For the last couple of years, as her health has deteriorated, we’ve had dinner at my Aunt & Uncle’s.  All in all, for over 30 years, all I’ve had to do was show up, eat, and go home with leftovers.

This year (a couple of months ago to be exact), my husband asked me to cook Thanksgiving dinner. First. time. ever.

So. Here’s my plan for preparing my first Thanksgiving dinner. Continue reading…

Grocery Store Deals: November 5 – 11, 2014

Stretch your weekly grocery budget by shopping for the best grocery store deals each week. Featuring the top 10 nationwide grocery chains.

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Mom, I know you are busy! So, I’m including the best grocery deals at about 10 grocery stores nationwide. Please let me know if this is helpful and if there are other stores you are interested in. I will also be adding links to coupons you can use to maximize your savings. Read the series I wrote about using coupons and don’t forget to use these printable coupons.

Get the best deals at Walmart, Target, Food Lion, Kroger, Albertsons, Publix, Shoprite, Safeway, and Super Dollar this week! Continue reading…

How to Prepare for Next Halloween This Year

Now that Halloween is over, did you know that there are a few easy ways you can get ahead for next year. You will save time, money, and another shopping trip with these easy tips on how to prepare for next Halloween.

Now that Halloween is over, did you know that there are a few easy ways you can get ahead for next year. You will save time, money, and another shopping trip with these easy tips on how to prepare for next Halloween.
I don’t know about you, but I hate spending $30 on costumes. It’s a complete rip off for 1-2 hours of fun. There are some easy ways you can get ahead for next year. You will save time, money, and another shopping trip with these easy tips on how to prepare for next Halloween. Continue reading…

Orkin “Mouse in a House” Game & #Giveaway

Enter to win the Orkin “Mouse in a House” Game & #Giveaway.

Enter to win an Orkin #MouseInAHouse Cozy Fleece Winter Blankets (4'x6') at OutsideTheBoxMom.com disclosure-giveaway-compensated
Orkin is back with #MouseInAHouse – a choose-your-own-adventure game that puts you in the shoes of a rodent looking to survive the upcoming harsh winter season – try your best to stay alive and see how long you last!
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The Blair Witch Project #LionsgateHorror #Giveaway

Enter to win a UV digital HD download code for The Blair Witch Project.

Enter to win a Digital Download code for The Blair Witch Project at OutsideTheBoxMom.com disclosure-giveaway-compensated

Lionsgate is just in time for the creepy season with a slew of terror-tastic films!
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