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Things That Make Me Smile

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1. Sleepy-headed babies2. Making my kids laugh3. Listening to my husband rant at the football referee on TV4. The ocean5. Hummus and potato chips6. Bedtime Stories7. Losing weight8. Coupon savings9. Good friends10. Thoughts of Jesus I have so much to be thankful for. What makes YOU smile?

Shop Wisely! ShopAtHome – Online Discounts and Cash Back

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Our first online Christmas order arrived today. {Shhh! I ordered FishBoy5 is Chargers’ jersey from Kohls.} I love to order online because you get such a bigger selection than in the store. And if you go through an online coupon website, you can maximize your savings. I’ve told you about Ebates. Well, there is another […]

Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: Don’t Compare to Others

This month we’re working on good and new habits. Before things get really crazy in December, November is a fantastic time to get a little order and happiness going. Next month has a chance at smooth moving, if Mom feels a little more on the ball. I’ve been working on routines around here. Now, I […]

Frugal Friday: Planning for Christmas on a Budget

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Yes, I know, it’s not even Thanksgiving yet. I know. I cringed, too, when I saw the Walmart staff frantically stocking Christmas¬†items on October 31st. The rush is on. Retailers are all too eager to grab hold of your hard-earned cash. But, if you aren’t already planning for Christmas, you will pay too much because […]

Get a Good Habit Going: Ask for Help

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Today starts the third week of the Get a Good Habit Going Challenge. You’re invited to share your progress on how you’re improving on one new and good habit this month. (It’s never too late to join in. Just catch up on reading week one and week two.) I’ve been working on getting routines going […]

Why Today is Special

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Forgive me if you’ve heard this story before. But, today is a special day in my family. Not only is it FishBoy8’s 9th birthday, but it also marks a good, but painful journey that God took us down ten years ago in teaching us about Himself, His Sovereignty, and His Great Love for us. Amazing […]

Get a Good Habit Going Challenge: Baby Steps Toward the Goal

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This is the second week of the “Get a Good Habit Going” Challenge. We’re working together to offer support and encouragement to change some bad habits and start some new and good practices. Why not wait for January when everyone gets a fresh start? Because life is happening today! Life is passing by. And it’s […]

The 30-Day Giving Challenge

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So yes, a week of November is gone – I’ve been stuck in my freezer – but it’s never too late to start giving. Alyssa at Keeping the Kingdom First has a great challenge going to encourage others to give. Check out the details here. The kids and I are reading, Obliged to Go, a […]