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Family Photos: History in the Making

Are you needing a little kick in the pants when it comes to taking care of things on the homefront? I totally get you. Check out the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle that’s on sale this week. It’s chock-full of great ideas that will motivate you and make you feel like you can totally rock the Holly […]

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Meal Planning: Special Christmas Vacation Edition

Christmas Tree Scones Friday was the last day of school for the next two weeks and my whole family is sighing with relief. It is so nice to have one fewer plate to spin, even for a little while. I love our little school, but we’re all ready for a rest. Except for moving week, […]

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Battling the Gimmes and the Tightfist

Years ago when we came to the realization that we needed to fight our debt with a vengeance, Christmas was drastically pared down. We had kissed our credit cards goodbye, and as a result, only had cash to spend, what little there was. Our bigger kids at ages 10, 7, and 5 were totally on […]

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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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