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 […]

Get Family Fun (and Other Parenting Magazines) for a Sweet Price

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I love flipping through magazines. I love being inspired to add beauty and fun to our home. Usually I only find the time to do so when we’re waiting at the Orthodontist. I’ve finally learned that the best way to avoid the drama of People magazine, tempting, yet so unnecessary to my life, is to […]

Frugal Friday: Budget-Friendly Vacation Tips

Last weekend we went away on a little road trip to the Central Coast of California. It was a great time to get away from our everyday, see family and friends, and have a mini-vacation. As you can imagine, traveling with six children in a minivan is neither easy, roomy, or inexpensive. So, FishPapa and […]

Grocery Geek Presents: Have Coupons, Will Travel

This weekend we’re headed out of Dodge. Going to see the grandparents and visit some of our old stomping grounds. Even though it’s a little tough to travel with small children, I’m excited for the change of scenery, the extra daylight, and beautiful landscapes. The Central Coast of California is one of my favorite places […]

Frugal Friday: Save Money on Pizza Night

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The best pizza in the world can be found at the corner of Bouquet Canyon and Soledad Canyon Road in Santa Clarita. It’s been the gold standard of pizza for me since I was old enough to eat. But, since it’s a 2hr drive and a $50 meal for our family, we don’t do it […]

Can You Be a Frugal Foodie?


Fellow mom and foodie Katie shares her food adventures at GoodLife{Eats}. I love her food photographs; make me hungry every time. Her passion for food shines through. I love, love, love what she did for her son’s recent birthday. Oh my! Check out the out-of this-world birthday party!  Today I have the privilege of guest posting […]