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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Using Herbs and Spices

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Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. This is Herbs and Spices week in the Build a Frugal Pantry […]

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Win One of My Ebook Packages at the Ultimate Blog Party!

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The 2010 Ultimate Blog Party is coming. It’s an opportunity to do all sorts of mixing and mingling in the blogosphere. Discover some new favorite blogs as well as get reunited with some old ones. Oh yeah! I used to read that blog, but I lost the address. And share details about YOU on your […]

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Are You Still Bookin’ It?

Back in January, a group of us decided to be more intentional in our reading this year and developed some reading plans for 2010. My list was a little sparse back on Jan 1, but thanks to my readers’ book reviews, I have a huge list of books that sound interesting to me that I […]

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Grab Some Quick, Cheap Reads!

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In the busy life as MOM, I’ve found that being able to flip through a parenting or cooking magazine gives me a refreshing glimpse of life outside my home. It inspires me to be more creative, be more organized, be more restful. Even if I don’t copy the ideas I find, they help me think […]

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How to Clean a Carseat

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It’s happened to you before. Your child gets carsick, has a blowout, or simply enjoys his ice cream cone a little too much. One of the casualties is the carseat. Nowhere in the parenting manual are there directions for how to clean puke out of the crevices or chocolate ice cream from the straps. Never […]

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Have You Met Alice?

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No, I’m not talking out the housekeeper for the Brady Bunch, but I am thinking I need one of those. This Alice is an online, one-stop shop for household goods, like pantry staples, cleaning supplies, toiletries, even some over-the-counter medicines. It’s a grocery and drug store  — without the cart. It even supplies the coupons […]

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Join the Spring Clean Along!

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April is here and so is Spring. The sun has started to shine a little more often, birds are singing, the air feels crisp and the sunshine warm. After a long, cold winter, this fresh start is exhilarating. However, what lurks in your home behind closed doors? Dust bunnies? Musty smells? A few piles of […]

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Freezer Cooking and Meal Planning: How They Work Together

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How do you feed a family of eight?! Well, that’s a tricky question. We have gone beyond the family that only eats 1/2 pound of bacon for BLTs. We could easily consume two pounds in a meal. And it seems that not five minutes pass after dinner before someone says, “I’m hungry.” My word, I […]

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