Each week, I'm offering up my suggestions for websites that may make your life easier.
If you love to cook, I have good one for you this time-- especially if you need to get organized in the kitchen.
Shake It Up In The Kitchen:
Do you need a place to better store your favorite recipes? How about a place to find new ones too?
Check out Epicurious.com.
This is where you can do all of that. Why do I like this?
You can organize your favorite recipes and search for new tasty ideas for dinner. The site also offers a way to create your own taste book, where you can create a cookbook and print it out.
A personalized cookbook is also a great gift idea for someone special and it's light on the wallet.
The sign up for this site is free and yes, there's an app for it.
Cheaper Dinner Out:
If you're tired of cooking by Friday, then check online for deals before you go out for a bite to eat.
Check out Restaurants.com. for gift certificates you can purchase to use toward your dinner bill.
This website is easy to search, just type in your zip code and a list of nearby restaurants will populate. The quality of locations vary depending on where you live, but you might find something good once and a while.
But a reminder that you should tip based on the bill before you use your coupon. Just be sure to read the fine print. You can get discounts on the coupons by signing up for email newsletters!
Of course the knot.com is a popular one, but I've found the best deals on a different website while planning my big day this year.
It's called ExclusivelyWeddings.com.
All of my vendors are local, but if you're a bride on a budget and you want make the most of your money, this site has the lowest prices on little things like the reception guest favors, a cute brooch for my bouquet and invitations. More and more, couples are ordering invites online. My best tip for this is to double check that the online vendor will email you proofs to ensure you don't have any mistakes.