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Here’s a great idea for a fun birthday gift that won’t break the bank! This Groupon will give you a fun night out at The Quarters in Hadley for only $20 for 2 with unlimited play on vintage arcade games. They also have great snacks and drinks! If you are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
Attention Craft Lovers! Make your own Christmas ornaments using clear plastic balls, chopped crayon pieces (take off the paper wrapping) and a blow dryer. Let the kids choose the colors and place the crayon pieces inside the ornament. Have an adult use a pot holder and hold the ornament while... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
Last weekend I discovered a wonderful place where art and nature merge. It is the Three Sisters Sanctuary in Goshen MA. Walking the grounds I was truly taken on a creative journey which I loved! It was created by Richard Richardson who is an environmental artist. He uses stones, plants,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
Christmas will be here before we know it! Here’s a great website I found that sells cool things at prices that cannot be beat. I actually have one of these sun shelters and I love it! Relaxing on the beach in the shade is perfect for me (since I burn... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
When you are shopping online for bargains on electronics, accessories, clothing, and other products, fpyou need to find the best deals. While is a useful site for finding items at good prices, there are plenty of additional sites that can save you a bundle as well. Check these websites... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
For only $5 (suggested donation) you can have fun, be creative and make a cool chalky board for your home! Great idea Make It Springfield! I hope there will be more of these! Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
T Discover the world of Areial Meditation! Enjoy a cup of chamomile tea while you “float” weightlessly in an aerial hammock, releasing mental and physical stress from the week. Floating is a multi-sensory meditation practiced in a hammock. Deep relaxation is known to reduce blood pressure, stress and improve sleep.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
I recently found a wonderful place in East Longmeadow, MA called Mimi's Consignment Boutique . If you want to buy brand name clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags and various household items for a discounted price you must check this place out! The gowns they have would be perfect for a mother-of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
I know that the Halloween decorations are now out in the stores but you need to think ahead. Start saving now for Christmas! Don't be paying off Christmas gifts into January, February or even March! In 12 weeks you can save $800 and it is not that hard! Just follow... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
If you are planning on taking a trip and you're flying out of Logan Airport (in Boston), you do not need to pay $35/day to park your car at the airport! Instead, try Massport Authority's Logan Express. You can park your car at their garages just outside of Boston for... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
Pressed for time but sill want to eat well? Ready, Chef, Go is the solution. These individual meal packets with fresh seafood or chicken and fresh vegetables or pasta are affordable and very easy to make in the oven or microwave. Choose from salmon, cod, chicken, shrimp or scallop meals.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
I have found an amazing deal in the meat department at the grocery store. It is a frozen Jennie-O Turkey Breast. It will feed a family of 4 for only $11.99! My husband absolutely LOVES it and I do too. Bonus- it could not be easier to make. Just take... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
If you are from Western Massachusetts, you know what September means……..The Big E! It is the largest fair on the east coast! You don’t have to break the bank to visit either. Many of my favorite things to do are absolutely FREE! Definitely visit the Chick Hatchery in the Farm-a-Rama... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
My last child has just gone off to college. I am officially an “Empty Nester”! I guess it is time to start something I have been interested in doing for a while…my own blog! After raising 3 kids I think I know enough about budgeting money that I can share... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at A Brilliant Budget
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