Something That Made Us Smile

Maybe I’m weird, but I thought this was a cute video.

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White Chocolate Walnut Cookies (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Flour)

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This week over at Good Cheap Eats, we’re talking about ways to Build a Frugal Pantry. Each week will feature a different ingredient, including storage suggestions, price points to watch for, a collection of recipes, and a wealth of guest posts. And each week over here we’ll share recipes that use that ingredient. This week’s […]

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Finding Convenience in the Good Ol’ Cereal Box

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Early morning breakfasts can be a harried affair. And if one child — or three — keeps me awake during the night, the last thing I want to do is cook up a big breakfast. In fact, in my newfound resolve to make daily mealtimes a little easier, FishPapa and I have decided that boxed […]

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How Can You Eat Cheaply in California?


There’s this attitude out there that one must be rich to live in California or that one certainly can’t save money and reside in the Golden State. However, being born and raised here and then having lived in the MidWest for five years, I can attest to the fact that frugality and California really are […]

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Enjoying Family Movie Nights

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Photo Source: Eye of Einstein One of the things that we love to do as a family is to watch movies. It’s usually a weekly event. It’s rare that we go to the movie theatre, but when we do, it is a fun event. Regularly, we watch movies at home and we have a little […]

Continue Reading » Talk about Speedy Delivery!

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See this box? I ordered two cases of diapers on Saturday night, late. (Yes, I’m slow to move on some deals.) Today is Monday. delivered in less than 48 hours, and shipping was free! Unbelievable! In case you missed it: Sign up for a new account at Spend $49 on diapers, wipes, or other […]

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Freezer Cooking Wrapped Up!

Gramma John's Cookies

Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Chocolate Chip Cookies I can’t tell you how exhausted I am. Today was much harder than Saturday, in part because FishPapa wasn’t here to “ride herd” or to bring me that Vanilla Coke from Sonic in the waning afternoon. (And I SO wanted both of those things today). But, I got […]

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Freezer Cooking: The Weekend Update


So, I got a head start on freezer cooking this weekend. I wasn’t sure how it would play out, since we like to reserve weekends for family time. As it turned out – it rained. A lot.  So most of our family time was home based. Great time to get some meals going. Friday nights […]

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