Christmas is Coming! Grab this Bundle of the Week

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Disclosure: I am an affiliate as well as an author for Bundle of the Week. I know. School just started. Who wants to think about Christmas? But, time will fly. Fly! Check out this week’s Bundle of the Week so you can get ahead of the game. I’ve been reading through the books included over […]

Buy Shoebox Supplies Now (Frugal Friday)

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With school supplies and kids’ clothing priced super low right now, it’s a great time to shop for Operation Christmas Child or other shoebox ministries that will take collections at the holidays. This guest post from Carrie shows you how to make the most of current summer sales: Sometime last year, I realized that my […]

Christmas in July: Book Sale and Stocking Giveaway (CLOSED)

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Planning now for Christmas can help you enjoy the season without extraordinary stress or overspending. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: ariana8407@ and samnkids@ For the last five years we’ve spent time at Life as MOM talking about Christmas. In July. Yes, really. Planning now for what happens five months from now better prepares […]

About the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and Santa Claus

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photo source: Rise of the Guardians While I think that I had a pretty good childhood, for one reason or another, I’ve chosen to do some things differently than my parents did. Oh, some things are the same: Sauerkraut and Pork, Ice Cubes and Christmas Trees, and Nanna’s Apple Pie. Daughter of not one, but […]

Planning for the 4th of July

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Looking to plan a party or a 4th of July event? Want to find some great fourth of July recipes? Simply want to learn the names of all fifty states? I gotcha covered. If you want to experience a blast from my past, then click on the video above. It’s the song that we sang […]

Living Debt Free

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For years, our family lived on the edge of financial ruin. We lived month-to-month, paycheck-to-paycheck. We were always frugal, but we lived beyond our means nonetheless. Since my husband was self-employed, all it took was an injury or a slough of bad weather to put us off our game. I lived with the fear and […]

Garlic Herb Pretzels

Garlic Herb Pretzel

Make homemade garlic herb pretzels. They are inexpensive at less than a dollar a dozen and so very tasty! Oh my word. I make pretzels a few times a year. With each bite, I think to myself, “Why don’t I make these more often?” These are so delicious, fun to make, and make you feel […]

Songs for Remembering the Truth

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Download some music to get your heart and mind focused on the beauty of Easter. It’s easy to get distracted by the cares of this world. I get discouraged. I start thinking about the dumb things I see in the world around me. The dumb things I do. The dumb things others do. I find […]