I cook about 4-5 times a week and have never tried meal planning, so I'd love to hear your thoughts.
Brandie McCallum I meal plan! I sit down Friday or Saturday and look at the store ads, the upcoming schedule for nights out and then decide what's for dinner for the following week. I cook most nights and we eat low carb, so I meal prep for breakfasts & snacks and then cook dinners.
Michael Quoc I'm not a big cook or anything, but for efficiency's sake I love making a huge pot of slow-cooked spaghetti sauce on the weekend and eat it throughout the week. Just simmer a bunch of ingredients like ground beef, sausage, bacon, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms etc and let it go all day. Tastes great warmed up.
Emily Helwig I recently just started using Hello Fresh, and I really like it! If you want to try it out, you can get $40 off your first week with my link (as a disclaimer, I'll get $20 off my next order if you click): https://www.hellofresh.com?c=EHELWIG&utm_source=raf-share&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=clipboard
Brandie McCallum If I am shopping for something I've tried or is by a brand I love and know what I want, I shop online. I have tried Birch Box and Target Beauty both are fun and things I probably wouldn't normally buy. I stopped Birch Box, I wouldn't use most of the things they sent me.
Emily Helwig I have some tried and true staples, like mascara, that I would be fine with buying anywhere. And if I'm trying something new, it's usually because I got it in my birchbox - so I'll buy that through the Birchbox site. Anything else, in person!
My niece is a Disney fanatic - any tips on where I can get official Disney movie merch at a reasonable price?
Brandie McCallum The best places are the outlet stores. If you sign up for notifications, you get emails about when Disney puts things on sale. There is the Disney Store and also, the Disney Parks app that lets you shop merchandise availible at the parks.