The Weekend Begins!

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Sun-baked kiddos after a day at the park are cooling as they watch a short video. The bread machine is working on tonight’s pizza dough. FishPapa is on his way home from work and the weekend begins. Tonight’s agenda? Pizza and a movie. Not sure on the film, but the food is almost the same […]

Frugal Friday: Cleaning and Dejunking Can Save You Money

A home with 8 inhabitants is a clutter-magnet. Kid stuff, mom stuff, papa stuff – we’ve got it all. And need I mention all the things that I think I should keep? What if we go to the snow? I should keep all 20 sizes of children’s cold weather gear. What if someone wants to […]

Have You Met Alice?


No, I’m not talking out the housekeeper for the Brady Bunch, but I am thinking I need one of those. This Alice is an online, one-stop shop for household goods, like pantry staples, cleaning supplies, toiletries, even some over-the-counter medicines. It’s a grocery and drug store  — without the cart. It even supplies the coupons […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Breakfast is Served!

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The last two weeks have been jam packed with couponing adventures. It seems that I’ve gone in and out of a zillion stores. I am ready for a restful weekend. The sales weren’t prolific this past week, but good enough to supply some really inexpensive breakfasts. Albertsons: Buy 7 Kelloggs cereals and receive coupons for […]

Frugal Friday: My Biggest Debt Paid

Jesus' Tomb

This morning my five year old son woke up with a plan to shop at Target. I don’t know where it came from. I hadn’t even mentioned the great sale on eggs that I planned to take advantage of. No, on his own accord, he was a man on a mission. There was a Playmobil […]

Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake

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 He is risen! He is risen, indeed. Celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with this Empty Tomb Cake. To create your own Empty Tomb Resurrection Cake, you will need: one boxed cake mix, prepared according to package directions small Pyrex bowl 10×10 inch square pan frosting of your choice (I made a buttercream and tinted it with a […]

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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FishKids on a full-scale, genuine rusty anchor As our family grows, FishPapa and I are finding more and more fun places to explore. We have always loved to travel and we want to be able to share this experience with our kids. We’re not quite ready for the European vacation of our dreams, so we’re […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Three Stores, 2 Hours, $50 OOP

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This morning the FishChicks and I loaded up in the van for our Grocery Geek outing. I don’t often take them with me — or at least I try not to, because I usually forget coupons, club cards, or gift cards because I’m too busy keeping track of children. (Though, a trip to Target is […]