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Battling the Gimmes and the Tightfist

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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Catch Up On This Week’s Giveaways

Giveaways galore this week. Have you entered? Frito-Lay Party Pack Family Feasts for $75/Week a super cute apron from D-Lux 57 $50 gift certificate to Omaha Steaks free product from Hillshire Farms and Sara Lee Bakery Contests will close at 8 pm, PST Sunday night. Winners to be chosen at random. Please make sure you […]

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Giveaway: Hillshire Farms and Sara Lee Bakery – NOW CLOSED

CONGRATS TO MommyDevan, Cocoa Lover, Nancy, and Sarah! I have no recollection of eating “pigs in blankets” when I was a child. But, Lil’ Smokies were a regular part of our Christmas morning, nonetheless. My dad is a huge fan! Huge! And every Christmas morning without fail, he fries up a panful of lil’ smokies […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: $50 Will Get Ya $170

Safeway recently sent me a $50 gift card to see how far I could make it stretch at my local Safeway affiliate, Vons. The card arrived yesterday so after some internet research and some clever coupon clipping, I devised a plan and headed out bright and early this morning with FishBoy5 in tow. Savvy coupon […]

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Make a Memory with Christmas Tree Scones

I’m kinda goofy in that (among other reasons) I love to make fanciful food for my kids. Fun cakes at their birthdays, star-shaped cake pops (sort of) at the 4th of July, turkey-shaped cinnamon rolls at Thanksgiving, and this week: Christmas Tree Scones. Pop over to Good (& Cheap) Eats and see what we’ve got […]

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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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