How to Make a Charcuterie Board on a Budget

Charcuterie boards have quickly become a social media phenomenon thanks to their delicious, luxurious ingredients and cultured aesthetic that inspires the bons vivants in us all. As a creative and passionate hostess, I find joy in feeding my friends and family for weekend get-togethers, weddings, baby showers, and birthday parties. I’m always the friend who gets nominated to host events and …

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Crawfish Boils on a Budget

When the temperature finally starts getting back into the 70s, leaves are turning green, and king cakes are filling grocery store shelves, you can bet that many Louisianians are getting excited. These indications can only mean one thing. But wait, what is that one thing? Baseball season? Mardi Gras? Comfortable weather? While “all of the above” is a perfectly acceptable …

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Camping Trips on a Budget

Camping has always been something I’ve enjoyed doing. While it may not be the most luxurious of vacations, camping can be extremely fun and relaxing. As a kid, we would go on camping trips for the weekend to spend some quality time with family and wind down from the busy week that preceded. A weekend of sitting by the fire, …

Dining Out on a Budget

Trying new restaurants and dining out are some of my favorite things to do, but sometimes my wallet is not in favor of those choices. In my opinion, budgeting for food costs is one of the most difficult things to do. You don’t know when or if you’ll feel like cooking, going out, or ordering in. At my house, we …

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How to Travel on a Budget

Growing up, I always dreamed of exploring the world and going on wild adventures—I love the excitement of seeing new things and meeting new people! As an adult I have the same desires, but I realize I need to budget and save money to achieve those dreams. I understand how hard it can be to vacation when you don’t have …

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Dressing for Success on a Budget

Fashion is my way of escaping and diving into a world where the biggest hang-up is whether or not it’s okay to wear white pants after Labor Day (it’s totally fine by the way). I follow all of the big name designers and what they are creating. I also love keeping up my favorite fashion bloggers (Rachel Parcell, Lindsi Lane …