Grocery Store vs. The Buck-Budgeting Blondes

Hey money savers. K & A are back and we’re feeling a little “plump”. Sure we had fun splurging over the holidays and indulging in delicious foods during our trips, but it’s time to to kick ourselves into gear.

Spring is right around the corner and bathing suit season will be here before we know it (YIKES)! While we will be sad to see pizza go and we will be putting our Girl Scout cookies  in the freezer for the time being, it will be worth it in the end to get into shape–we hope.

This week we’re hitting up the grocery store and we’re putting our self control and wallet to the test! We’ve complied a list of items that can go a long way not only in meals, but will also help us save money in the end because we all know eating healthy isn’t the cheapest. So, if you’re looking to turn a new leaf and want to start eating a bit more healthy, check out this grocery list!

Sample Grocery List:

  • 1 gallon of milk
  • 1 canister of oatmeal
  • 1 bag of apples or other fruit
  • 4 bags of frozen vegetables
  • 1 bag of carrots
  • 1 bag of celery
  • 4 cups of rice
  • 1 bag of frozen chicken breasts
  • 1 loaf of bread
  • 1 jar of peanut butter
  • 1 jar of jelly


  • Oatmeal
  • Apples and Peanut Butter


  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
  • Celery with Peanut Butter
  • Carrots


  • Chicken and Rice
  • Chicken and Vegetables

Now you have all the right tools in place and you’re set for a week or more of healthy eating. Don’t forget to give yourself a treat every now and then!

Until next time,

K & A

The Buck-Budgeting Blondes Take on Nashville

Hey money savers. K & A are back again, and this time we’re giving you the 411 on Nashvegas. Whether you’ve been to Nashville before or are looking to explore the city for the first time, we have some tips to make your experience the best it can be!

To start, let’s find you a place to stay. You will want to be close enough to the action without paying an arm and a leg for a hotel on the downtown strip. A great site to find a place to settle in for the weekend is Airbnb, which will feel like a home away from home and also is cost-friendly. You can enjoy the perks of a kitchen, no worries of noisy hotel neighbors and your very own personal space.

Next, it’s time to get you out on the town. Broadway is the best strip in all of Nashville and you won’t want to miss what it has to offer. Whether you’re looking for some affordable BBQ or wanting to hear free live music, any bar you hop into will have this and more!

Now it’s time to recover from your night out and get back to exploring again. A perfect energy starter is Monell’s, a family owned restaurant in Germantown. You sit at a large table and get to know the other diners while feasting on a $16 all-you-can-eat Southern comfort food brunch. Their fried chicken is absolutely to die for and you don’t want to pass it up!

Lastly, if you get the niche to participate in a little touristy activity, hop over to the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum to check out where country music started. You can snag a ticket for under $25 and also get discounts through AAA or military.

You now have the tips on making your Nashville vacation a cost-saving, unforgettable trip. Enjoy your stay in Nashville and remember to keep drinking water ;).

Until next time,

K & A