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Pig-Out And Portion: Triple Your Take-Out!

Pig-Out and Portion: Triple Your Take-Out Copyright 2017 Jessica B. Hensley
If you are committed to losing weight to get healthier like I am, you may have some things that you do that are habits that block you from losing weight. They can also keep you from saving money and splurging with the rest.

Ordering Take-Out from a Chinese Restaurant is something that I enjoy doing with my family. We sit and watch TV, usually MSNBC, and eat our meal.

Sure, there are times where I will order something with lots of vegetables, such as chicken with broccoli, beef with string beans, or a rainbow dish, Chicken or Beef mixed with a blend of different vegetables. I enjoy those dishes, sometimes though, I want something really indulgent. Something with Meat that has a sweet sauce, like Boneless BBQ Ribs.

I ordered a dish a couple weeks back and here is the strategy I used so that it lasts longer, and I don’t feel deprived.



Below is a sketch Infographic that I drew to explain how I was able to Save and…

Just Two Coupons Can Help You Save On A Month's Worth Of Groceries!

Just Two Coupons Can Help You Save On A Month's Worth of Groceries! 
by Jessica B. Hensley, Jess aka Sketchwriterjess for "Savings and Splurges"
All graphics are pictures I have taken and have varied the colors and shapes in a photo editing program. I hope I did justice to the brands in the photos. I love the brands discussed in this post and I wanted to infuse my artistic vibe into them...


If you are in a situation where you need to budget your money because if you don't you may not have much money buy anything at the end of the month. I have a solution that might just make budgeting a little easier to stick too.

For this week's post about how I saved and splurged, this time at the grocery store, I am writing about shopping with coupons.


This is the first time I've ever shopped with coupons with purpose. In the past, I just cut out coupons once and awhile, saved a little money and thought nothing of it. Now, I need to think about how I spend my money. There …

How To Make Thai Iced Tea Even If You Use Less Fat and Sugar

Need a refreshment? Look no further then this low fat, low sugar recipe for Thai Iced Tea.
This drink gets me through a night of blogging, and it is even a good refreshing drink to relax with too. This Thai Iced Tea drink is great for diabetics!

(In my opinion. This is an opinion by a Type 2 Diabetic. If you have concerns please ask your doctor before trying this drink. In fact, there is no reason why you can't use an artificial sweetener instead of sugar. However, I explain more as to why I use raw sugar in my post.)
If you are a diabetic, like I am...



I’m sure you’ve been told thousands of times not to eat fat and sugar. I’ve decided that I don’t want to give up one of my favorite treats, Thai Iced Tea. The sweetened condensed milk contains fat and sugar, so I made my own condensed milk that is low fat and low sugar for my recipe for Thai Iced Tea. And again, artificial sweetener can be used, however, I prefer raw sugar. I figure it's better to have a little of the real thing, t…

Free Web Apps for Productivity

Here is a place for Apps designed by me just for you to boost your productivity in a fun way. Have at it!

Time and Write Generator

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