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wonderFALL Giveaway Hop!

Can you believe it's FALL already?

Seems like just yesterday we were chillin' in a hammock on a beach sippin' margaritas in Cozumel.  Really, I was just chillin' in a hammock on a beach sippin' margaritas in Cozumel just a couple of weeks ago and now it's Fall and it's all about the pumpkin spice.

I had to share this super easy take on the $$ pumpkin spice latte at the the ooh la la, fancy-schmancy, trendy coffee houses.  Save your money and make it at home.  Shoot, they're cheap enough you can enjoy a few of these without bustin' your budget.
Ingredients:

1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice2 tsp. vanilla2 tbsp. pumpkin puree1 1/2 c. almond milk, soy milk or milk of your choiceSugar to taste1/2 cup expresso or really strong coffee
Directions:

Pour pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, pumpkin puree in a saucepan over medium heat and stir til mixed well and heated throughout.  You want to make sure the pumpkin mix is nice and smooth.  No one likes a chunky latte.Stir in milk…

Return to Learn Giveaway Hop and a Chance to Win a $15 Walmart Gift Card

Apparently there's a coin shortage.  Signs are posted in the storefront windows everywhere saying "COIN SHORTAGE - EXACT CHANGE".  
The pandemic has definitely affected our pockets and we are looking for ways to maximize our income without having to tap into our savings.
Learning to budget can be a daunting task but knowing where you spend your hard earned money is the first step.  There are lots of books available to help get you started.  Currently, I'm reading The 30-Minute Money Plan for Moms by Catey Hill. 
Financial expert Catey Hill shows moms how to spend less and save big in this savvy guide where each step is designed to take 30 minutes max.  

Let’s face it, kids are expensive–in 24 states, daycare actually costs more than in-state college tuition! And the older kids get, the more you will spend. Every mom could use more money. But who has hours to search for coupons just to save a few dollars? And sure, you know you should learn how to get the most of your 401…

Maple and Brown Sugar Air Fryer Bacon

I've been raving about my Instant Pot but now I have a new favorite... the Air Fryer.  
O M G This thing is amazing!  I don't know why I was so late to the Air Fryer craze but I am so glad I am finally onboard.  

I've been talking about getting one and then after my aunt posted pics of her new air fryer, that was it off to Best Buy I went.  

I wasn't sure how big of a unit I would need but I figured the 2.5 liter would suffice.  I chose the Chefman Express.  It was priced on the shelves for $85 but online for $75.99 and my local store matched the price AND I had my Swagbucks Best Buy QR code so I got 500 SBs + 2 SBs for every dollar spent so that's another 170 SBs.  So, after discounts, my air fryer ended up costing me less than the sale price.  Woohoo!

There were some fancy ones on the shelves with digital display but after checking the reviews I figured since I don't fry much this model would suffice.
When I think of fried foods, I think of fried chicken and bacon.…