How to Switch & Save at ALDI

I have a relationship with ALDI which may include compensation or products for review.  As always, all thoughts, opinions, and love of a great deal are 100% my own.

When we moved into our new neighborhood last year, one of the first things I did was scope out where all of my local grocery stores are.  We are lucky to live a few blocks away from a big store, but we also have several other options nearby.  It wasn’t until I became a stay-at-home mom that I really began to watch our grocery bill and start shopping around for the best deals.  When I was working full-time outside of the home, I felt like I didn’t have the time or energy to shop multiple stores, but now that I’ve seen the savings, I would highly recommend it. 

ALDI

One way that I do that is by shopping at ALDI.  There are a lot of things I like about the way ALDI does business.  They are not your super big, one-stop-shop type of store; in fact, they are proud minimalist.  Minimal overhead, advertising, staffing, operating hours, and inventory are the very reasons that you can find such great deals at ALDI.  When you are used to the big box stores, it does take some getting used when you shop there for the first time.  Like, why do I need to pay for my shopping cart and what do you mean I have to bag my own groceries? Continue reading

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Homemade Chili

Homemade Chili- perfect meal for cooler weather! This chili brings the heat!

I always say that enchiladas are my favorite meal my mom makes, but this chili is a close second.  I finally learned how to make this a few years ago when I entered it in my work’s annual chili cook off.  I knew it was delicious, but I never imagined I would actually win! Continue reading

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Easy Ratatouille Recipe

Homemade Ratatouille- a yummy way to cook seasonal produce

Recently, my family and I have been making efforts to move to more of a “real food” diet.  Not surprising, this journey has been a lot easier for my husband than anyone else.  He loves vegetables; really before meeting him I didn’t know people enjoyed vegetables, I kind of thought we were all in the same “I know they are good for me so I need to eat them” boat.  Ha!  Continue reading…

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Pin It Thursday

Welcome to Pin It Thursday!  At this party you can link up anything YOU have made that you think is “Pin-worthy”! This can be a yummy treat, a craft, blog tips, DIY projects… anything you personally have created to share. Please no Etsy shops or giveaways, and be sure to link up directly to your post… this makes it easier to pin and share! I will feature my favorite links at the next party and pin them to my Pinterest account… so please share your link, visit other links, and pin the links you like! Browse, mingle, leave comments… that’s what makes this a party! Although it is not required, it’s fun… so make sure you follow me on Pinterest! Grab the button for this party here:

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Thank you to everyone who linked up at the last ‘Pin It Thursday’! Here are the features from the last party!  Continue reading

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