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Brittany Cooper

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Easy Cesar Pasta Salad Recipe

What mom isn’t all about easy dinner ideas that their entire family will happily eat? Exactly! All moms need a quick, easy, and cheap dinner. Which is why today I wanted to share with you my  Easy Cesar Pasta Salad Recipe!

This recipe won’t heat up your kitchen, it’s easy on your wallet, and you can pull it all together in about 15 minutes!

 

What mom isn’t all about easy dinner ideas that their entire family will happily eat? Exactly! All moms need a quick, easy, and cheap dinner. Which is why you need this Easy Cesar Pasta Salad Recipe in your monthly meal plan! Continue Reading →

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13 Brilliant Tips for DIY Party Planning on a Budget

Every single time I throw a party at our house, I unofficially give myself the challenge of doing DIY party planning on a budget of only $50. That covers it all! Food, decorations, the cake, the party favors, and anything else that might miscellaneously make its way to my party planning list!

It has become an almost monthly occurrence that I find myself doing a little DIY party planning on a budget. We recently just bought our first house and having friends and family over is something hubby and I love doing any chance we can get.

I am confident when I say, no matter what party you are throwing, no matter the size (well, let’s say 50 guests and under), I can teach you how to throw an amazing party for under $50!

I promise you that if you don’t let yourself make excuses and stick to these tips on planning a party on a budget, you can stick to a $50 party budget too! This is how to throw a party on a budget and still make it unforgettable! Simple DIY party planning ideas on a budget! Continue Reading →

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11 Essentials of a Back to School Shopping List – FREE PRINTABLE Shopping List on a Budget Worksheet

This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting Pennies Into Pearls by using my links! Keep reading to learn more about my back to school shopping list. 

 

When it comes time to start checking off your back to school shopping list, those receipts add up super fast! Be careful!

Don’t get carried away! As you walk into the stores or start searching the internet there is a single important tip that you need to follow to make sure you don’t go over budget!

Just like with your grocery shopping on a budget, you can not start shopping without a back to school shopping list that has an estimated cost for each item!

Doing your back to school shopping on a budget is a game changer! No more mom stress about spending the money! This FREE PRINTABLE Back to School Shopping List will help you get all the basic essentials for your kid’s back to school outfits and back to school supplies. To get it all and stick to a set budget and still make it all work! Continue Reading →

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Meal Planning for Beginners – August 2018 Meal Plan & Grocery Haul

This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting Pennies Into Pearls by using my links! Now, onto our topic of summer meal planning for beginners. 

When life gets crazy my biggest tip for meal planning for beginners is to make freezer meals! The easiest way to tackle this task is to meal plan meals that can easily be duplicated in one night. Then it’s as simple as eat one that night and freeze the other for a busy night!

Meal planning for beginners can feel overwhelming. This meal plan is going to solve all the struggles moms find with meal planning on a budget! Easy, cheap, and quick dinner recipes. Easy and cheap lunch ideas. Every cheap meal idea on this meal plan is linked to help you get your grocery list together. Continue Reading →

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Our Family Summer Routine for Kids

Kids thrive when they have sort of order to their day. That is where your summer routine for kids comes into play! In order remain “the fun mom” and still compose some sort of sanity, you have to find a balance of fun and order.

Use this FREE Summer Schedule for Kids Printable to get your family motivated to get the important chores out of the way to make room for fun summer activities.

Use this FREE Summer Schedule for Kids Printable to get your family motivated to get the important chores out of the way to make room for fun summer activities. Your summer schedule for kids will help create a summer routine for kids that they love and learn the rewards of working hard. Continue Reading →

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Our Family’s Cash Envelope System Breakdown

There are a few things that will be huge game changers when it comes to sticking to your budget once and for all! The very most important is to start using a cash envelope system!

You remember that stuff right? Cash. It’s that stuff you used to use as currency in exchange for goods or services.

Using cash instead of swiping your debit or credit card every time you step into a store is statistically proven to help you spend less money! I’m guessing that might be a problem for ya.

But you don’t want to just go pull a random amount of cash out of your bank account and head straight to the store with no plan. That could result in financial disaster for you!

 

The very most crucial step in sticking to a budget for your family is to start using a cash envelope system! This example is full of real life numbers from a family’s cash envelope system. Use this as a guideline for starting your cash envelope system for beginners.

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Summer Bucket List for Families 2018

It took our family four weeks to pull ideas together for this incredibly fun summer bucket list for families!

Don’t you hate it so much when you feel like you need money in order to “have fun”? Sure, if we all had endless amounts of money filling our days with activities would be a no brainer!

But that’s not the case. Well, not for our family that is. Is it the same for yours?

Part of living your Pearl Life is all about enjoying where you are in the present. It is great to plan for the future, but you can still fully bask in the life you are living today! This summer bucket list for families is going to help you guys do exactly that!

This summer bucket list free printable is going to win you some major mom points this summer! List full of cheap summer activities for kids and families that won’t leave your wallet empty. These summer bucket list ideas are going to help your family make this summer epic! Continue Reading →

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Our Family’s Monthly Grocery Budget

What would your monthly grocery budget look like if you spent it all in one day? That is exactly what I do for our family every single month and I want to teach you how to do the same thing! It’s all part of living the Pearl Life!

Why would you want to do that? Well I guess you wouldn’t be interested in learning this life changing mom strategy if you don’t want to save thousands of dollars each year…

Oh you do!? I kinda thought you might be interested to see what our monthly grocery budget strategy looks like. How about I share some real life numbers with ya?

What would your monthly grocery budget look like if you spent it all in one day? Creating a monthly grocery budget strategy SAVES YOU THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS each year because you will be eliminating unplanned trips to the store to pay full price which also eliminates impulse purchases at check out! Continue Reading →

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13 Easy On-The-Go Meal Ideas

Any other Pearl moms out there that feel like they are always in need of easy on the go meal ideas? It doesn’t matter what time of year it seems to be, it is always a good idea to have some on the go dinner ideas on hand.

This post contains affiliate links at no additional cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting Pennies Into Pearls by using my links!

Us busy moms are always in need of easy on the go meal ideas! These 13 easy on the go dinner ideas are perfect for the family are especially perfect on the meals for kids! It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, it’s always a good idea to have some on the go dinner ideas up your sleeve for those busy days! Continue Reading →