Cheap Night Out. Ok, Cheapish

[caption id="attachment_1643" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Renee Sylvestre-Williams (left), Kimberly Lyn (centre) and Pamela Quiroga (right). I forgot who took this photo. Please let me know if you do"][/caption] I was going to call this blog "Cheap Date" but no. Anyway, so going out. As part of my...

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Saving Money #2: Make Do and Mend

Holey sweater

A little austerity chic is happening in my wardrobe right now. I have a weakness for dresses and did buy quite a few last year (didn’t blow my budget and paid cash, fyi) but this year I decided to cut back on my clothing budget and wear what I have in my closet. That includes remixing outfits and repairing anything damaged.

I am drawing the line at drawing on stockings though.

Saving Money #1: Cooking

One of the new pots courtesy of my parents

I can cook. I’m not a gourmet chef but I can cook even though I haven’t mastered bread yet. Thanks to my mother, grandmother and two years of cooking class in high school with Miss Sooden, I can pretty much do anything, even make a white sauce.

How to keep your wedding under budget

Dallas Arboreteum

It’s wedding season again and brides are being swept up in the romance of their fairy-tale celebrations.  But nothing brings a fairy tale to a grinding halt faster than bills in one hand and a shrinking budget in the other.

If you need to come in under budget, but still want a great wedding, try these great tips from experts Vicki Karigiannis of Divine.ca and Andrea Lown and Leah Andrews from SmartBrideBoutique.com.