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Eat from The Pantry Every Day for the Rest of Your Life: A Guest Post

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Today’s guest post is provided by Cheryl @ Moms In Need of Mercy. I appreciate Cheryl’s simple approach to meal planning and “eating from the pantry.” I, along with many of you, took the “Eat from the Pantry Challenge.” And then I called it quits. For my family, the challenge offered a fun and creative […]

FishMama’s Birthday Cake Challenge: You Get to Vote!

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Today’s the day that voting begins. I’m a little scared to tell you the truth. Some of these cake topics would be pretty tricky to pull off. Scroll down to choose one. I’m not sure if you’ll be able to see the results or not. Blogger is different than WordPress, and so I had to […]

What’s in Sunday’s Paper? Back to the Coupons

Even though I’ve been shopping on a minimal basis, I know that in the next few weeks, I’m going to want to get back in the swing of things, especially with couponing. Thanks to regular coupon savings, I’ve had a pretty full pantry to rely on. I love having this “emergency fund” right in my […]

Giving Generously on a Small Budget – Frugal Friday Guest Post

Today’s post is written by Amy from The Finer Things in Life. Amy has a heart of gold and I love to see her creative spirit at work in sharing what she has with others. What do I have to give? While the holiday season was in full swing, our senses were bombarded with pleas […]

Vegetables for a Healthier You – An Ultimate Recipe Swap

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Last week, we rounded up a great collection of healthier recipes. Wow! This week it’s time for the dish that folks dread the world over – vegetables. It seems that veggies have got a bad rep. Time to change that, moms! When I asked my kids what their favorite veggies, I received a range of answers, […]

Challenges, Challenges: New Year, New You

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The new year can be such an exciting time to start fresh in some area of your life. Set a goal, envision a new and good habit, and then set off on an adventure in achieving it. It’s amazing how many blog-sponsored “challenges” are active right now. It could be easy to get overwhelmed. The key […]

Meal Planning: Week 2 Pantry Challenge

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One pleasant surprise from this Eat from the Pantry Challenge has been a renewed interest in cooking. Ask me again in three weeks’ time if I still like it. But, right now, it’s been a fun challenge to create fun meals for my family. I was dumbfounded when FishPapa and FishBoy12 asked several times if […]

The Business of Blogging: Growing, Goals and a Great Big Thank You

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Photo source: david.nikonvscanon In January of 2008 I found myself searching the want ads for writing jobs. I had spent a couple years writing articles for parenting magazines, and writing had proven to be a great way for me to supplement our income as well as use skills that I had developed since childhood. It […]