30-Minute Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe

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When Hubster and I moved to Minnesota for graduate school, we never expected what was about to happen. I got pregnant immediately, became too ill for my graduate assistantship and had to withdraw from school. We found ourselves living beneath the poverty line with a baby on the way. I quickly learned how to coupon and make cheap meals. When your grocery budget is $25 per week, meat becomes a luxury and you learn to incorporate a lot of beans into your diet. Beans are a great option for budget-friendly protein. This Chicken Enchilada Soup recipe was one of my go-to meals using affordable canned ingredients. Only after Hubster graduated and we moved back to Wisconsin for his professional position did we start adding chicken to this soup.

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Last-minute Valentine’s Day savings with free coupons from Groupon Coupons

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No matter how much I plan, holidays always seem to creep up on me. You’re telling me there’s less than a week left before Valentine’s Day? I had better get shopping! I won’t fool myself into thinking I have time for in-store shopping, so it’s time for online shopping. You all know my affinity for saving money. I simply will not shop online without a sale or a coupon! Groupon Coupons is an exciting new way to save from Groupon. There’s no need to purchase anything – it is a database of over 55,000 FREE coupons from more than 8,000 stores.

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Toddler Tea Parties are easy with Finish dishwasher cleaner! #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias #shop

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“Mommy, let’s play tea pot!” That is C’s way of requesting a tea party. He enjoys pretending to pour tea for Baby Jo and me, serve us cookies or scones, and take turns using the tea pot. I wanted to create a special memory for him, so I decided we would have a tea party with real food and beverages. I needed a great deal on dishwasher detergent. Who has the time to hand wash a bunch of toddler tea party dishes? Not me! I headed to Walmart for apples, crackers and dishwasher detergent for our party.

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Homemade Baby Wipes

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Paying full price for baby wipes? No, thank you. I don’t even like buying baby wipes on sale. They’re expensive! I started making homemade baby wipes about a year ago, and I’ve since perfected our “recipe.” With the exception of cutting a paper towel roll in half, the process of making homemade baby wipes is simple. Baby Jo has a tendency to get diaper rash but when I add lavender essential oil to her wipes, her skin stays smooth and healthy.

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Clip coupons at the speed of life! #WalgreensPaperless #shop

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I am wholeheartedly in denial that summer is almost over, older kids are going back to school, and Hubster will soon be welcoming a bunch of new students to campus! It was great that our summer was filled with family, friends and fun events; but it flew by as we rushed from one activity to the next. You all know how frugal I am and it bothered me that I didn’t have time to clip coupons this summer. Walgreens paperless coupons helped me save money on our summer essentials efficiently without taking time away from our busy life.

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Grab your Huggies Costco Promotional Coupon! #MC #SnugandDryPlus

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Buying diapers and wipes can put stress on the budget, but it’s not like you can go without them either. Babies are expensive! I’m always looking for a good deal and a great value when it comes to these kinds of purchases. I think Huggies® Snug and Dry Plus Diapers and Huggies Natural Care® Plus Wipes at Costco are something that I can feel good about purchasing.

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