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Nothing is Forever

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Help Me Help You Make a Great Meal

So, about a year and a half ago, I started writing an e-book about make ahead meals. Then life happened. I had a baby, we moved, my mother-in-law passed away, we moved again. Now, over the last week or so, prompted by my own cooking ahead adventures, I’ve dusted off that manuscript and am looking […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Find a Coupon Buddy

I admit, it can be cumbersome to go (bargain) hunting alone. Not to mention, well, lonely. When I first started clipping coupons and shopping the sales, I didn’t really know anyone who did it. I remember having heard an acquaintance scorn the idea of “cherry picking.” (That is, just shopping for the best deals at […]

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TGIF: Be a CopyCat

Growing up my favorite place to eat was a local pizza restaurant that made the best Italian salad. It’s too far and too expensive to go there often, so I’ve found a way to copy it at home. Love it! It goes great with our Friday Pizza Night. A wonderful way to celebrate the weekend. […]

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Frugal Friday: Beating Debt with An Emergency Fund

Unbelievable, but it’s been two months since I started recounting Our Get-Out-Of-Debt Story. If you missed it, start at the beginning. Special thanks go to The Happy Housewife and Freebies4Mom for guest posting these last two weeks. It was wonderful to have them share their money-saving wisdom. Now, where was I? Ok, you’re in debt? […]

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Yoga Chips – A Review and Giveaway

YogaChips by YogaVive are 100% natural, organic, dried apple chips available in Original, Cinnamon, Caramel, Strawberry, and Peach flavors. Our family recently had the opportunity to taste all five flavors and did they disappear in a heartbeat! In the midst of packing and moving, we had a little tasting party. It revealed what total gluttons […]

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Ground Beef in Bulk (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Beef)

Beef is on the menu today on URS. There are so many wonderful things about beef, namely Tri-Tip, Prime Rib, and Filet Mignon. Those would definitely be my favorites. But, those aren’t always the best for the budget. Since I know so many of us are pressed for either time or cash — or both, I thought […]

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Make-Ahead Meals are Cool!

Seems like the blogosphere has exploded with cooking and baking ahead this week. Twitter’s been hopping with different bloggers’ updates. Like I mentioned on Sunday, my plan was to double and triple some big batches of dinners to stash away in my freezer. Well, I went to Costco after that post and well, I went […]

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