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A Giveaway from Safeway and Betty Crocker

A Jesus Cake from Easter Past The kids and I came up with a great creative Easter cake idea this past week. And, no, it’s not bunnies and chicks. It’s Easter as in Resurrection-Sunday-kind-of-Easter. We’re trolling the Playmobil collection this weekend in the hopes of finding all the necessary components. I hope to share our […]

Giveaway Winners

The giveaways have just been rolling in. It’s so fun to be able to offer you all some neat prizes. Giveaway sponsors have been extremely generous to LifeasMOM. Thank you to everyone who participated. I loved reading your responses. Coupon Starter Kits – Sarah (schilds@), Theresa N(weceno@), Susan J (suzq83@), Amanda Y (ayyogurt@), Laura (lldcandles@) […]

Homemade Fried Rice: A Review and a Giveaway from SunBird

Our family loves Asian flavors. One of our favorite splurges is a Panda Feast. And while I have perfected some copy cat meals, Chinese food is not one I’ve excelled at. I can do Potsticker Dipping Sauce and Summer Rolls, but that’s about it. Traditionally, I am a chinese food fail. So, I jumped at […]

What’s Your Single Best Afternoon? (& a Giveaway)

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My best days include these people — and this guy. They are truly what give my life purpose and joy. I am such a blessed woman! Eighteen years ago, shortly after I met “Fish,” we spent Easter Day together. We had known each other just a few months, having met in his hometown/my college town, […]

Have You Started Your Adventure in Couponing?

Couponing is not for everyone. It is one of those things where you need to measure the return on your investment. Is the money you save worth the time you invest? If your family makes a large income that more than covers your monthly necessities, then maybe your time is better spent in other ways. […]

Seed-starting Greenhouse Giveaway from Burpee

Several years and four children ago, we lived in a more rural community on a two-acre parcel of weeds land. We did our best to “take dominion” of that land, and I had a great time learning to garden. Wow! That was fun! Then life got busy and then busier still. With a baby or […]

America’s Finest City – San Diego

Where is the most Southwestern point in the continental United States? Where is the birthplace of the taquito? Where can a Legomaniac go wild? What is the permanent home of the USS Midway? Where can you find tide pools and seals and such amazing beauty in the middle of Winter? Well, my friends, these amazing […]

Freezer Cooking Giveaways: Three Cool Prizes to Win

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Vicki R., Heather Mullins, and Kelleen Potter! When Crystal and I were soaking up the sunshine last month and talking up a storm about all things family, fun, and frugality, we thought it would be a great bonus to Freezer Cooking Days if we were able to offer […]