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Know Your Priorities (Frugal Friday)

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.The following content is sponsored by Vanguard: Life, as we know it, […]

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What’s in the Produce Box?

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Do you get a weekly produce box? If so, you might find yourself lacking for ideas and creativity. You want to use up all that great yummy produce, but how? Get fresh inspiration from this week’s What’s in the Produce Box: a real live look at dealing with that CSA share. Here’s what came in this […]

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Let’s Chat: Freezer Cooking & Good Cheap Eats

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Summertime twitter chats continue. This week Tricia @onceamonthmom and Stephanie @mamaandbabylove and I are going to be talking about freezer cooking. It behooves* you to make ahead and freeze. Not only will it make dinnertimes easier, but it will also save you money. Follow the conversation through the #goodcheapeats hashtag on Thursday at 1pm PST. Hope […]

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Summer Fun: Watch a Movie

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Make a memory and enjoy a movie together as a family. Here are some inexpensive ways to do it as well as a list of film recommendations. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. We are big […]

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10 Tips for Shopping at Thrift Stores

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I (Jessica) am a self-proclaimed failure at thrift store shopping. So, I have a few things to learn from Rena’s tips today. Maybe you do, too. Confession: About 80% of my wardrobe was bought from a thrift store. If you’ve never been thrift store or consignment/resale shopping, I really recommend it. I will warn you […]

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iPhone Apps that Can Help You

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The right iPhone apps can help you make light of every day chores and add enjoyment to your life. About a year ago I broke down and bought an iPhone. I bought the iPhone4 for $99, exactly $99 more than I had ever paid for a phone. Up until that point, all my cell phones, […]

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Summer Fun: Say Yes

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Say “yes” to your child’s request to play today. You’ll both have fun and redeem the days of summer. Summer is here. There are plenty of things to do on Pinterest. There are plenty of things to do in this book. There are plenty of things to do in the archives.  And, I do think […]

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Get Reading with the Imagination Station (Giveaway CLOSED)

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This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Congrats to the winner: dawn_S_R@ As a bookworm, it has been so thrilling for me to watch my kids learn to read and become engrossed in books. FishBoy9 caught on […]

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