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How I Got Jeans That Fit Perfectly

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When I showed pics of me in my new jeans to my sister, she asked if I was wearing padded undies. That’s how good these jeans make my tush look. (Yes! That is my derriere in the picture!!!) The value of a perfectly fitting pair of jeans is – well, invaluable. No shopping for hours on end, no buying pairs that sorta fit only to regret it. Just a pair that make you look and feel your best.

How did I come across these jeans? I used SearchByInseam.com, a site that helps you find a better fit for jeans and pants. It doesn’t cost anything, and you can use all the coupons and discounts you have when you finally find the perfect pair.

How I found jeans that make my rear look phenomenal

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11 Cat Halloween Costumes That Are Quick and Easy

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Bebe Splotch Cat caught in a Spiderweb Costume

As Halloween approaches, we start thinking about pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, “fun size” candy bars and, um, humiliating our pets by dressing them in silly costumes. But what’s really embarrassing is how much some people pay at pet stores for these little strips of fabric that are cheaply sewn together and called “costumes.” Okay, so some of them are really cute. But if you’re on a budget and even a bit creative, you can throw together some conversation-worthy costumes you won’t find in any pet store. No sewing required!

Here are 11 easy DIY cat Halloween costumes (+ a cat video):

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ScanLife App: Save Before You Spend

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ScanLife helps you save on purchases with just a quick picture!

I love to find bargain prices but looking for them can be a real pain. ScanLife offers the solution to this problem. This new app, available for both iOS and Android devices, takes the work out of finding the best price by finding the best deals for you.  Sound too good to be true? Find out how ScanLife helped me save $20 on one purchase!

How ScanLife helps you save

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13 Ways to Save Money on Beer

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Save some dough when you buy your hops. /via Shutterstock.

Fall is in the air and Oktoberfest is not far behind! If the changing of the seasons has you thinking about a nice tall cold one, you’re not alone. Then again, what season doesn’t go with a good beer?

But beer can get pricey and eat into your grocery or entertainment budgets fast. My spending dropped fast this year because I got pregnant, but that may not be in your list of possible or preferred options! So in the interest of keeping finances in check without giving up all of the good things in life, here are some ideas for saving money on beer.

As always, please drink responsibly, know your limits, and utilize a designated driver if you’re away from home!

13 ways to save money on beer:

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Wicker Furniture From Ancient Egypt to Now

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Light, comfortable, and durable: wicker! Via Shutterstock

Wicker furniture is a versatile style that fits just about anywhere in the house. I bet you have some in your home! Indoor furniture, like dressers and headboards, can easily match the style of outdoor wicker furniture for a unifying theme in the home. Wicker can easily be painted and it is exceptionally light, so it’s easy to move around. Did you know this style of furniture has been popular for centuries before it ever got into your home?

Because wicker is so versatile and long lasting, it’s a great value

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Apple picking is  one of my favorite fall activities. What's yours? Via Shutterstock.

15 Free & Frugal Fall Activities

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Apple picking is one of my favorite fall activities. What’s yours? Via Shutterstock.

Summer has come to end and fall is almost here! It’s time for pumpkin flavored drinks, autumn leaves, pumpkin carving and more. Living in New England, fall has always been one of my favorite times of year. The weather is perfect for outdoor activites and there are always new places to go and events to try out.

Here are 10 free fall activities and 5 frugal ones

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42 Pregnant Halloween Costumes Ideas

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What a great costume idea! Via Shutterstock

Everybody I know is pregnant so I put together this huge list of pregnant Halloween costumes. A lot of them work as couples costumes! Many can be put together with items you have around your house or only cost a few dollars. If you DO have to buy something for your costume, hit a few garage sales in the next few weeks and maybe you’ll find it for sale for less. Thanks to all the readers who shared their great dress up ideas!

42 pregnant Halloween costume ideas

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39 Unusual Uses for Witch Hazel

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Witch Hazel via Shutterstock

Witch Hazel (aka toner) is more than just an odd-smelling, funny-named bottle of clear liquid your grandmother kept in her medicine cabinet. It’s produced from the leaves and bark of a shrub and has been used for years for medicinal purposes. The bottled witch hazel consists of oil from the shrub and which has been distilled and combined with alcohol. Why use harsh chemicals when you can opt for all natural and eco-friendly? Plus, it’s easy to find at the dollar store, so you can’t beat the price!

Witch Hazel has dozens of unusual uses

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How I Cut My Cell Phone Bill In Half

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The bliss of saving $1,288 on my cell phone bill! Via Shutterstock

We paid on average $160 per month for cell phone service through Verizon until we realized we could cut our bill in half if we switched to an unlimited family plan on AT&T. We are now sharing a plan with another couple in another household – which is totally legit! AT&T rocks! How much is your cell phone bill? Are there ways you could cut it down?

How we cut our cell phone bill in half

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