Frugal Friday: Couch Repair Q and A

Since I’m a know-it-all big sister, humility has come hard over the years. But, I well remember a graduate school class on Socrates and how true knowledge is knowing what you don’t know — and then finding out the answers. I’ve tried to remember that over the years. It’s okay not to have all the […]

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Diaper Divas? Did You Get a Good Deal?

I mentioned a few weeks ago how had a great special going on for first time shoppers that included a rebate and a big discount. In the end, you can get $25 off a 50 purchase. Pretty sweet. When word first circulated about the deal, many people dismissed it because they don’t use disposables or […]

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Crockpot Enchiladas (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Potlucks)

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This week anything goes at Ultimate Recipe Swap! It’s truly a potluck. Your recipe can be appropriate for a real potluck — or not. Just as long as it’s yummy, it’s allowed. My recipe is actually very appropriate for a “real” potluck. Since it’s a crockpot recipe, it’s a great one to take to plug […]

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Giveaway Winners Update

I’ve got some winners from last week’s Duncan Hines giveaway. Chosen by, the 5 participants who will each win a free Duncan Hines product coupon are: The Coupon Basics Coby Katy (presprizes@) Liz @ Hoosier Homemade Lana Also, before I left on my trip I announced a whole mess of winners. Unfortunately, I’ve only […]

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America’s Finest City – San Diego


Where is the most Southwestern point in the continental United States? Where is the birthplace of the taquito? Where can a Legomaniac go wild? What is the permanent home of the USS Midway? Where can you find tide pools and seals and such amazing beauty in the middle of Winter? Well, my friends, these amazing […]

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Children to Read

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Photo Source: Cristina Thornburg FishPapa and I are major bookworms. For years we lived without TV or VCR because we so much preferred reading. Our date nights were often spent browsing through Borders or talking about the books we were reading. He prefers theology and I prefer novels, so we’re good foils for one another. […]

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Looking for Ways to Veg Out?

If you’ve read anything health-related in the past 10 years, you know there have been all sorts of trends when it comes to acceptable eating. Dairy, soy, eggs and bacon — all have seen their time to shine — until a new study or super food hits the scene. But some things never change. Your […]

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The Cure for Dish Pan Hands

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I’ve told you before how much I love my plastic dishwashing gloves. They are, indeed, a blessing from the Lord. I don’t think I’d be able to keep up with the amount of dirty pots and pans I generate each day if it weren’t for some type of hand protection. Hot water and grease-cutting soap […]

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