Your 10 Favorite Posts of 2013

your favorites

Happy New Year - a day late.  I thought it would be fun to list the top 10 posts of 2013 here on Cleverly Simple.  These 10 posts received the most traffic this year from you!  And what a year it has been!  I'm looking forward to more recipes, DIY and savings to share with you!10. … [Read more...]

How to Display Your Christmas Cards to Enjoy Year After Year

A Creative Way to Save Your Christmas Cards

Are you looking for a creative way to save your Christmas cards year after year?  When my husband and I were married in 2006, one of the gifts we received was a scrapbook full of empty pages.  The scrapbook came with instructions to fill the pages of the blank scrapbook each year with our Christmas … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving Quote

Happy Thanksgiving, friends!  I'll be spending today with family and I hope you have a wonderful day doing the same!See you tonight!- LynetteIf you feel the urge to shop online please check out the Black Friday deals that are already available below. Already LIVE Online KohlsBest … [Read more...]

My Trip To Aldi HeadQuarters

Aldi Test Kitchen Reality

A little over a month ago I received a personal invitation to visit the Aldi headquarters.  The invitation was to fly to Chicago for a few days to hear more about Aldi.  I had received a tour of Aldi by Aldi this past summer, but was excited to visit their headquarters to learn more.  Seriously, … [Read more...]

Aldi Headquarters – Here I Come!

Aldi Headquarters Invite

I'm going to Chicago and it will only take me 10 minutes to get there with the time change!  :)  Tomorrow (Thursday) I am heading to the Aldi headquarters in Geneva, Illinois!  Among other things I'll be getting an advanced preview on Aldi seasonal items!What's your favorite Aldi product? … [Read more...]

Glitter Candle Holder : DIY Christmas Gift For Only $3

DIY Glitter Candle Holder for $2

There are quite a few gifts to buy during the holiday season.  Whether it's a hostess gift, teacher gift or something to say "thanks", my goal is to creatively DIY myself the gifts using as little money as possible.  Therefore, I shopped the dollar tree and found everything I needed!Here's what … [Read more...]

Black Mold, Carpenter Ants and Doughnuts

Bathroom Black Mold

Let me just tell you about my life right now.  It is complete craziness.  It makes dumping pumpkin spice latte on your head before your driver's license picture a piece of cake. I knew this morning when my son's speech therapist called and wondered why we weren't at our home, that I had completely … [Read more...]

Stoplights, Dirty Car and Subway

ricart stop light

A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to tour Ricart in Columbus, Ohio, a Columbus car dealer.  My first memory of this huge car dealership was when my dad bought a Dodge Colt in the 80's.  This car would later become my ride in high school.  It only had an AM radio.  Yes, I was very cool in … [Read more...]

The Day I Dodged The Security Camera At Big Lots

I don't even know how to start this story, except to say this week has been completely crazy and God has a sense of humor.My birthday is this weekend and in celebration I had to renew my driver's license.  I only had a few more days to do that so I made plans to meet my husband in town and swap … [Read more...]

How Living In A Rural Area, Helped Me Save Money

Grocery Shop

How do you save money when you live in a rural area?  How do you minimize your costs, when the cost of the gas diminishes the savings from a single coupon?This reality is never far from my mind.  When my husband and I moved back to Ohio, we moved to a very rural area.  I absolutely loved it.  It … [Read more...]