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New Year’s Traditions: Watch the Rose Parade

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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids. Photo Source: Bethany Baird Being the Southern California Girl that I […]

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Food Traditions and Holiday Memories

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Isn’t it funny how important food, and specifically holiday recipes, can be to our memories of special events? On Sunday, we headed to my parents’ for a small family reunion. Lil’ smokies and See’s candy were present! Good thing as they are so much a part of our family’s traditions. Another key figure at our […]

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Eat from the Pantry Challenge – Join Us!

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For the last couple months, my friend Crystal and I have been “cooking up a storm” at the beginning of each month and storing what we’ve made in the freezer to use throughout the coming weeks. This “once-a-month” cooking venture has saved us loads of time and money. It has been fantastic to go to […]

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New Year’s Traditions: Bake a New Year’s Cake

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As you know, we’re big on birthday cakes around here. So it only follows that we would make the New Year a “birthday” cake as well. We’ve been doing this for quite some time. I can’t even remember when it started. And we usually get a photo of all the kids around the cake that […]

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Free Magazines for Any Business

About a year ago, I signed up for a free subscription to Website Magazine. While I am in no way, a super techy person, I do spend a fair amount of time working on the internet, either through blogging or with my freelance writing. I was amazed at how helpful this magazine has proved to […]

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Meal Planning: Happy New Year w/ Friends!

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Don’t have pancake syrup? Powdered sugar works in a pinch! This week I’m excited for several reunions and special events. FishPapa has an extended holiday vacation, so I’m happy to have him home, sleep in, relax, eat his creative pancakes, and maybe get some projects done.We’re spending today with my family: my parents and four […]

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New Years Traditions: Make Some with Your Children!

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My New Year’s Eves have never been the ballgown and dancing shoe variety. Even before children came on the scene, FishPapa and I were more the “be cozy at home” kind of celebrants. Yummy food & a fun game to play are more our style. This makes it easy to include our kids in our […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Clean Out Your Coupon Box

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Since there aren’t a whole lot of new coupons being released these last few weeks of the year, now is a perfect time to clean out and organize your coupon collection. In fact, many coupons will be expiring on the 31st so use them or lose them. Last week, I pulled those out, focusing on […]

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