Does shopping at the Commissary really save you money? My answer, it depends. From my experience as a 11 year military wife, it depends on the state you live in, the surrounding areas, and the time at which you shop.
If the cost of living is higher where you are stationed, then the Commissary is always the place to go. If the nearest grocery store is 25 minutes away from post, then the Commissary is cheaper after you factor in gas, etc.. To each its own, but here are my personal tips for saving at the Commissary:
In recent years, eating a gluten-free diet has become very popular with celebrities, fitness professionals and the general public. With stars losing weight and raving about it, it has become a growing trend.
While it has garnered a lot of attention, the gluten-free lifestyle is one that is very serious for celiacs because their life depends on it. Celiac Central says that an estimated 1 in 141 Americans has celiac disease, but 83% of those people are either undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. .
If you want mom's day a little extra special then you have to spoil her with breakfast-in-bed. Most moms are the first to get up and the last to eat. Amidst all the chaos, sometimes mommy just doesn't get enough time for herself.
For this Mother's Day, switch things up. Let her sleep in and wake up to the smell of her breakfast-in-bed. Clip a rose from the garden and place it next to her pillow. Treat her like the queen she is.
If you want to give her the best breakfast-in-bed, you must have these 7 things on the menu (you'll thank me for it):
I've been to a lot of celebrations and parties, and there's nothing like a Cinco de Mayo party. The food, the music, the fun, the laughter, the food, the drinks and did I say food? But you can't have a great Cinco de Mayo party without a killer guacamole.
I've got 5 guacamole recipes that will have you standing at the chip stand for hours:
Thinking about going organic, but have a strict budget? There are many things you can do to eat organic without breaking the bank. Here are my top five:
1. Create A Price Book: Create a price book or list of organic prices at the different stores in your area. This will help you when creating your shopping list as well as letting you know when something goes on sale, if you should stock up at that price. Keep it with your coupons to access it while shopping easily.
2. Clip Coupons: Yes, there are a lot of coupons for organic products, including organic produce, eggs, dairy and more! Earthbound Farms, Organic Valley, Rumiano Cheese and other companies offer coupons on their websites, Facebook pages and with aggregators like coupons.com.
Kids in the Grocery Store…Probably brings up a mixture of emotions. Perhaps dread. Perhaps
excitement, maybe if it's your first trip to the store with your new baby (or your first trip out of the
house with baby!). I have certainly felt many emotions on the spectrum between dread and excitement,
depending on the situation surrounding each grocery trip!
I generally have 1 or 2 kids with me when I head to the grocery store. My goal is to take a few kids with
me as possible, as it usually doesn't work out in my schedule each week to go alone. That would be my
ideal…but by the time 9 pm rolls around and all the kids are asleep, I'd rather crash into bed than head
to the grocery store.