Making St Patrick’s Day Meaningful and Fun

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Photo source: Family Fun Magazine Many people think of St Patrick’s Day and images of leprechauns, pots of gold, and rainbows come to mind. And those are certainly fun, don’t get me wrong. But, there’s so much more to the patron saint of Ireland than meets the eye — or has been related through modern […]

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How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

I am not a cleanie by nature. But, I love to have a clean house. It frees me up to do the things that I do love. However, laundry is one of the household tasks I actually enjoy. Yeah, call me crazy. There is something therapeutic about seeing a mess of stinky Boy clothes transformed […]

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What’s Your Single Best Afternoon? (& a Giveaway)

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My best days include these people — and this guy. They are truly what give my life purpose and joy. I am such a blessed woman! Eighteen years ago, shortly after I met “Fish,” we spent Easter Day together. We had known each other just a few months, having met in his hometown/my college town, […]

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4 Fun Girlie Birthday Cakes You Can Make

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You know me, love a fun birthday cake! After 9 years of slaving over castles, Star Wars, and Bionicle Boy Birthday cakes, God gave me a girl and then another. Oh my! Have we learned a lot about pink in a short amount of time.  I realize that in the girly cake department I’m just […]

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Productive Procrastination: Just Do SOMETHING!

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I have always struggled with procrastination. In college, I was notorious for leaving my paper writing until the night before it was due. Finals? Yeah, I pulled an all-nighter on those, too. One habit I developed at the time was what I like to call, productive procrastination. Sure, I may have had a paper to […]

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Meal Planning: Freezer + Crockpot + Grandparents = Easy

Carnitas Soft Tacos Talk about your easy weeks in the kitchen! What the freezer doesn’t provide, the crockpot or the grandparents take care of. Hallelujah! Carnitas with Corn Tortillas, Beans, and Rice Asian Chicken Salad with Noodles An Irish Feast! Swedish Meatballs, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread out of town to visit grandparents — taking a frozen Lasagna with me […]

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Take A Walk Down Memory Lane

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Sarah and me, France 1992 Today is Sarah’s birthday. We knew one another in college. We spent a year in France together as exchange students. Forever getting herself into hilarious situations, Sarah could make me laugh like no one else as she recounted her mishaps in a humorous, self-effacing way. She had a gift for […]

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Have You Started Your Adventure in Couponing?


Couponing is not for everyone. It is one of those things where you need to measure the return on your investment. Is the money you save worth the time you invest? If your family makes a large income that more than covers your monthly necessities, then maybe your time is better spent in other ways. […]

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