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Introducing Brightly: Meet Jake & Ryan

If you haven’t entered our monthly giveaway, of 50,000 hour LED, programmable Holiday lights from a local Austin startup, Brightly, don’t miss out! One lucky winner in Austin will win lights + installation for FREE when we draw TOMORROW! Enter here for your chance to never put up or take down Holiday lights again! Today, we want to introduce… Continue Reading Introducing Brightly: Meet Jake & Ryan

Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

Love it or hate it, we are now in September and Halloween is right around the corner. The sugar coma which begins Oct. 31st and doesn’t end until Christmas is inevitable, but our wallets don’t have to be emptied quite yet. We’ve got 4 ideas for you to save money and still have a fabulous Halloween costume this year. DIY… Continue Reading Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

Perfect Weekend in Austin

Planning a visit to Austin or are you a local looking for a fun staycation downtown? Either way, we have the perfect weekend all ready for you-compiled from the Loanables.com team’s favorite places to stay, foods to eat, and things to do in town. Where to stay There are a plethora of high end hotels… Continue Reading Perfect Weekend in Austin

To Buy or Rent: Summer Clothing Edition

Rent or Buy

As I’m shopping for summer wardrobe additions, I can’t help but wonder if I could save money by renting some of the items that I am considering. The more the rental movement grows, the more I am challenging the belief I’ve always had that owning is better. One thing I was surprised to see normalized in… Continue Reading To Buy or Rent: Summer Clothing Edition

3 Easy Things You Probably Haven’t Thought of That Can Dramatically Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

1. Reduce Beef Consumption No one’s asking you to go vegan; just eat a little less beef. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization states “14.5% of all greenhouse gas pollution can be attributed to livestock.”  65% of that comes from raising beef and dairy cattle. Some studies even show that becoming a vegan would reduce your carbon footprint more than… Continue Reading 3 Easy Things You Probably Haven’t Thought of That Can Dramatically Reduce Your Carbon Footprint