Be My Frugal Valentine: Frugal Friday

Valentine’s Day is a week from Sunday — and it will sneak up on you right quick. Time to think what you’ll do for your sweetheart and children. Preplanning will help avoid high costs in a week or so. How can you celebrate what’s in your heart without spending an arm and a leg? Try […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Super Bowl Food


It’s such fun to plan a Super Bowl Party. Love it! Now don’t get me wrong — I don’t “do” football. I’m just here for the food. But, my guys love football. We’ve been Chargers fans for the last couple years, and it was a sad, sad day a few weeks ago when they gave […]

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Bookin’ It: How to Find a Good Read

Earlier in the month, I shared with you how I’m on a journey to read more real, live books in 2010. Many of you shared your reading plans for the year. I found more interesting books to add to my list. Yeah! It’s never too late to join in, so I thought I’d throw this […]

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Giveaway Winners – Finally!

Thanks for your patience as I put together the giveaway winners from last week. You guys blew me away! Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever had such great responses to giveaways. Thanks to I was able to easily select winners — at random. Thanks for playing! I will have more giveaways once I recover […]

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URS: Upcoming Themes

Ultimate Recipe Swap

I hope you’ll join us on Thursdays for Ultimate Recipe Swap. Each week is themed so that we together create a database of great recipes to draw from for a certain occasion. It was so fun last week to see all your great cakes! Oh my word! Hopefully, we won’t have any more snafus with […]

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Planning Worksheet for When Mom Goes Out of Town

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I’m leaving. On a jet plane. I do know when I’ll be back again – on Sunday. I’ll be attending the Blissdom Conference in Nashville, meeting Dave Ramsey (or at least seeing his face in the same room), and keeping my eyes peeled for Sarah Palin who will be speaking at another conference in the […]

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Freezer Cooking: The Final Analysis

Red Sauce

Well, Monday morning, my list looked like this: Nutty Granola (check) mixes: biscuit, pancake, muffin, scone, and cornbread (check) crockpot applesauce Trail Mix Cookies (check) shredded chicken (check) marinated chicken (check) marinated pork strips (check) grated cheese (check) I was amazed that I got so much done, even though it didn’t feel like I attempted […]

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A Great Diaper Deal You Don’t Want to Miss!

I figure that after 6 children and 12 years of motherhood, I’ve changed a lot of diapers. Frankly, I don’t really want to do the math. We’re now down to one babe in diapers, but man, the costs have gone up in the last decade! My sister has told me for years what a bargain […]

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