About Melanie

A busy mother of three little ones, Melanie is an expert at shopping online. In fact she might be addicted to it.  She keeps us up to date on the latest daily deals, online deals and FAB coupons. She also keeps the fab catalina lists up to date. Learn More About Melanie

Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Lemon Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is super easy to make! There are a lot of salad dressing options out there, but when you're trying to eat a bit healthier you might want to skip most of them. When I'm trying to eat especially healthy or participating in a fitness challenge or cleanse, I look for dressings that are low in fat and without added sugar. So I avoid ingredients like sugar, high fructose corn syrup, mayonnaise, any preservatives,... …
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Freezer Meal Recipes: Ham and Cheese Braid

Easy and Delicious Freezer Meal! This is a freezer meal that the whole family is sure to love! I have some picky eaters that willingly and happily ate this ham and cheese braid, so it is definitely a keeper for me. Plus, it is super easy to make! I made 6 of these ham and cheese braids the other day! I participate in a freezer meal group, so we each make several of one meal, then exchange meals with the others in the group to get a nice... …
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14 Meal Planning Tips {Plus Meal Planning Service!}

Meal Planning Tips! First of all, what exactly is Meal Planning anyway? It is whatever way you organize yourself to cook a meal - the plan you make before you shop. Meal planning is a personal thing though because something that works for me might not work for you. The goal is to find a process that is enjoyable and effective for YOU! So here are some tips and tricks that might help you out... Schedule time each week to make your plan... …
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Fresh Ideas from the Freezer!

Ready for some quick meal ideas! Yes! Utilizing ingredients, sides, or main dishes from the freezer aisle is a smart move! Seriously, there are so many ways to put frozen foods to use for you. They make meals easier and faster to prepare and plan, but still affordable and delicious! Find coupons, recipes, and articles at Freezer Fresh Ideas. There are HEALTHY frozen food options too! I know that's not usually what we think of when we... …
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Slow Cooker Chili Recipe {Clean Eating}

A healthy and easy tailgate chili recipe! Clean eating is basically about trying to eat minimally-processed, whole foods made with natural ingredients. You don't have to be "eating clean" all of the time in order to appreciate a healthier recipe though! One of the best things about this chili recipe is that you do minimal prep, then let it cook in a slow cooker! Just cook up the meat and throw all of the ingredients into the Crock-Pot. Easy... …
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Take Steps Toward Financial Confidence!

We made it through the holidays and into a new year! I sure love and enjoy the holiday season. My favorite part about it is all of the time we get to spend together as a family. Second favorite would be the yummy food. ;) In an effort to lessen the stress and enjoy what really matters to me, I tried to keep things as simple as possible. I didn't plan out busy activities for every day or spend a lot of time preparing special holiday foods,... …
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Fitness Challenge Results {Before and After}

We have seen some awesome results from the TERRAFit fitness challenge! These lovely ladies gave us permission to share their personal before and after photos. You want to take a look? Would you like to see these kinds of changes for yourself? You can get the results you want too! And you don't have to do it alone. Click here to learn more about our next fitness challenge! I needed a change... "I decided to do the TERRAfit challenge... …
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Money Saving Health Tips for 2017!

We partnered with SearchRx to bring you these money-saving health tips! With the recent holiday season and New Year’s Eve right around the corner we have all been facing the temptation of overindulging. While the holiday season is a time for us to embrace the spirit of the season, we don't want to embrace all of the germs and illnesses that get passed around during the festivities. Plus, with health insurance rising an average of 22% in... …
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Favorite Cinnamon Roll Recipe

My favorite cinnamon roll recipe! I really love this buttermilk cinnamon roll recipe! Seriously. They may be the best cinnamon rolls that I have ever had. The rolls are tender and soft with a gooey filling and thick cream cheese glaze. Mmm. These are totally happening for Christmas brunch. So delicious! I can't wait! There are a lot of factors that affect how much flour you need in a yeast dough - humidity, temperature, altitude and... …
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Christmas Traditions: Christmas Eve Box

Last year I decided I really wanted to start some Christmas traditions with my family. Traditions are a big part of what make holidays and events special and fun! Traditions within your family are the best kind because they bring the family together and strengthen your bond. Warms the heart just to think about it! I'm not the super creative type to come up with new traditions on my own, so I love it when people share their ideas and their... …
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