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3 Ways to Save on Spending this Spring

Spring is almost here! Alright, so really it's a few weeks away and a lot of areas are dealing with some cold temperatures still. I can't be the only one thinking and planning for this season already, right?

So if you are on a tight budget, you are probably looking for ways to save without breaking the bank. From fashion to food to entertainment, I wanted to highlight a few spots where you can save money without spending a lot of money!

1) Save on Groceries.

There are a few apps I want to recommend. First, iBotta. Have you heard of this one? Basically you redeem money back after you purchase the item at the store. I've had some occasional success with this and was able to cash out once at $20. A lot of the things I buy aren't really on here too often but it does add up. They offer also generic things like buying a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk will get you some change back.

Also another one to consider is - Checkout51! This is similar to iBotta but I feel like  I l…

Coffee Suggestion: Ethical Bean Coffee - Tasty Coffee, Doing Good for the World [My Review]

I'm such a coffee fanatic and any chance I can find a new coffee company, I'm all over it to try out their coffee! I came across "Ethical Bean Coffee" lately and was so happy to try out some of their dark roast coffee.

One thing that makes Ethical Bean Coffee stand out is that they make their coffee using fairtrade certified organic beans. This means that they are using an alternative system to produce and trade coffee.  And Fair trade regulations ensure that participants are operating in a fair and just manner. Find out more here.

Plus one thing that is extremely cool about Ethical Bean is that you can actually track your coffee's journey from farm to shelf! I think this is so amazing. I love how they are uniquely creating a way for you to connect even more with your coffee. This is the first time I've ever seen anything like this and it makes me want to buy the coffee so I can give it a try!



I had the chance to try out their Superdark French Roast and the…

Gluten Free Treat Ideas: Cocomels - An Amazing Sweet Treat That Is Gluten-Free (or Dairy or Soy Free)

Being gluten intolerant has created some challenges for me. From being cautious with foods I'm selecting to researching the menu of a restaurant I visit to refraining from letting my sweet tooth guide what I eat before I have the chance to inspect ingredient lists. And when I had the chance to try out "Cocomels" I couldn't wait to see what they were like.

Cocomels were started by founder "JJ" who wanted a company that was like Willy Wonka with a twist - candies healthier for our bodies. And then the experimentation began! He tried out different treats and recipes to create this tasty before you treat. Read more about Cocomels beginnings over on their About page.

I received a few different varieties to try! I tried the Espresso, the Sea Salt, the Original and the Vanilla. You know at first I was a little wary, because I thought at first it was hard candy when I took a look at what the Cocomels were like. But they soften as you start to enjoy them and they t…