Kelly’s Thrifty Tips for October 31, 2013

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Tomorrow is November!¬† That means eight more Fridays until Christmas which means time to look for seasonal jobs!¬† Actually a great time to look for a job period, and I have a great site for you to check out this week called ¬† And don’t forget! ¬†They also have a place to register for seasonal job notifications!


Start spending time with people with the same goals.¬† If you hang out with friends who do not think about the money they spend, you are more than likely going to follow suite.¬† Just as someone’s healthy eating habits will cause you to be more mindful of what you eat, healthy spending habits will also keep your eye on the saving prize.¬† A great place to meet savings minded individuals is at classes on saving money, and there just happens to be one coming up on November 12 in Prescott with Practical Saver Kara Rozendaal.¬† This free conference is in Prescott, and you can learn all about it at our Events page or jump directly to the link for more information here.


With all the buzz about PSLs (Pumpkin Spice Lattes), I thought it would be nice to find a recipe that we can make at home.¬† This is basically for creamer that can give your coffee that expensive taste on a friendlier budget…not to mention this has real pumpkin in it.¬† I’m not naming names, but I found out recently that is not the case with some coffee shops. ¬†

Pumpkin Spice Creamer – Dairy

1 Can sweetened condensed milk
1 to 1 1/2 cups whole milk, half and half or heavy cream (I like to go down the center with half and half, but you choose the fat content that works for you)
3 Tablespoons of canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together in a covered container (I reuse a juice bottle) or blend lightly in a blender.  
Pour mixture into a pan and cook on low heat, stirring continuously for about 20 minutes.  Blend one more time in blender and then store in refrigerator.  Shake before each use.

Simple simple simple

AND if you are looking for a vegan style (works for lactose intolerant individuals as well) follow this link to Working Mom Goes Green.

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