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Frugal Christmas: Save Money by Staying Home

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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. This month on Frugal Fridays, I’ve told you about Fun $10 […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Holiday Food Fest Edition – Holiday Desserts

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GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED – Congrats to mystrix@ ! Today’s edition of URS is also the final episode of the Holiday Food Fest that I’ve been participating in with some great bloggers. It’s been great to get a glimpse into other kitchens, particularly those that are sugar and/or gluten-free. Wow! There’s a whole world of eating […]

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Christmas For Those Who Grieve or Struggle

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My mother-in-law passed away a year ago today. Needless to say, it was a rough Christmas. And in many ways, it’s been a rough year. There are many precious memories to remember as well as many memories left unmade. The following was originally posted December 23, 2009. I offer it up as a reminder to […]

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Frito Lay Party Pack Giveaway – NOW CLOSED

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Congrats to the winner, whistlersmother10@ While I try to give my kids a balanced diet of fresh produce, lean meats, and whole grains, I will confess that we like chips and snacks with the best of them. Especially on game days. In fact, I recently developed my own version of French Onion Dip — from […]

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Save Grocery Dollars with VocalPoint

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A year or so ago I signed up with VocalPoint, a great source of P&G coupons and free samples. It’s been so fun to try out new products and save money. Recently I received some high value coupons for Pantene as well as yummy Del Monte fruit. Matched with sale, they will help me greatly […]

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10 Books that Are Necessary to Life

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Photo source: takomabibelot / CC BY 2.0 This time of year has me thinking about resetting the clock, getting a fresh start. With the new year beginning in just a few weeks, my mind moves toward new ideas, new habbits, and new resolutions for my mind. Part of that process for me is reading or […]

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Review and Giveaway: Family Feasts for $75 a Week – NOW CLOSED

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Congrats to Abby! Every once in a while you come across a book that just “covers it all” on the topic at hand. It’s a book that prompts you to think, This is all I need to know. Now, I realize that is perhaps a slight exaggeration. We can’t know everything about everything. But, I […]

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MOM Deal: Get an Entertainment Book for $19.99 Shipped!

As you may know, we’re So Cal kids who moved to the Mid-West for 5 years. One of the nicest Christmas gifts that we received that first winter in Kansas City was an Entertainment Book. I confess I was super skeptical about it. But, it proved to be such a wonderful way not only to […]

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