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Rebecca VanderMeulen

Rebecca VanderMeulen loves thrift shops and the grocery-store clearance rack. She grew up in western Michigan and now lives in suburban Philadelphia with her husband and two cats. She is expecting a baby boy in 2012.
Budget Friendly Bridal Planning

How to Plan a Bridal Shower on a Budget – Ideas & Checklist

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Discount Grocery Stores

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Keeping to a household budget often means trimming unnecessary expenses, but some items are indispensable - food, for one. You probably already cut coupons and buy store brands just like any budget-conscious shopper. But did...