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Make a Memory with Christmas Tree Scones

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Omaha Steaks: A Review and Giveaway – NOW CLOSED

CONGRATS to Sue D! The fun never ends around here. Giveaways galore this week: Frito-Lay Party Pack, Family Feasts for $75/Week, a super cute apron from D-Lux 57, and now Omaha Steaks! (And I’m not done for the week yet!) Photo source: Omaha Steaks I had never ordered from Omaha Steaks before, but I’d heard […]

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There’s Still a Way to Ship Amazon Orders By Christmas and For FREE

I did the bulk of my Christmas shopping this year online, mostly by ordering through Amazon. I scrambled to get my orders in last week so that everything would arrive prior to Christmas, using free Super Saver Shipping. That window has closed, but Amazon still has another way to get your packages to you before […]

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Frugal Christmas: Save Money by Staying Home

This month on Frugal Fridays, I’ve told you about Fun $10 Gifts, Budget Stocking Stuffers, and Savvy Shopping Ideas. In my last Frugal Friday of 2009, I present an earth-shattering way to save money: Stay Home Photo Source: jo-h Some may not understand what I mean. So, let me explain. If you stay home and […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Holiday Food Fest Edition – Holiday Desserts

GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED – Congrats to mystrix@ ! Today’s edition of URS is also the final episode of the Holiday Food Fest that I’ve been participating in with some great bloggers. It’s been great to get a glimpse into other kitchens, particularly those that are sugar and/or gluten-free. Wow! There’s a whole world of eating […]

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Christmas For Those Who Grieve or Struggle

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My mother-in-law passed away a year ago today. Needless to say, it was a rough Christmas. And in many ways, it’s been a rough year. There are many precious memories to remember as well as many memories left unmade. The following was originally posted December 23, 2009. I offer it up as a reminder to […]

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Frito Lay Party Pack Giveaway – NOW CLOSED

Congrats to the winner, whistlersmother10@ While I try to give my kids a balanced diet of fresh produce, lean meats, and whole grains, I will confess that we like chips and snacks with the best of them. Especially on game days. In fact, I recently developed my own version of French Onion Dip — from […]

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Save Grocery Dollars with VocalPoint

A year or so ago I signed up with VocalPoint, a great source of P&G coupons and free samples. It’s been so fun to try out new products and save money. Recently I received some high value coupons for Pantene as well as yummy Del Monte fruit. Matched with sale, they will help me greatly […]

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