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Fun Kids Gift: Muffin-Tin Crayons

Are you needing a little kick in the pants when it comes to taking care of things on the homefront? I totally get you. Check out the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle that’s on sale this week. It’s chock-full of great ideas that will motivate you and make you feel like you can totally rock the Holly […]

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Christmas Shopping: Getting the Biggest Bang for Our Buck

Last night I went shopping with a friend. We got great deals on crackers and laundry soap, ate yummy Thai food, scooped up the loss leaders at the local health food store and overall, tried to get the biggest bang for our buck. That’s the name of the game these days. How can you stretch […]

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Grilled Turkey & Brie (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Quick Winter Dinners)

Wintertime calls for hot, filling meals that warm you up and keep you energized. And it seems that family life is super busy during winter as well. You know what that means. The family cook needs some quick, cozy menu ideas. At our house it might be beans and rice or a bowl of chili. […]

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Campbell’s Kid’s Soups and V-8 Fusion: A Review

Congrats to casil3229 who is the winner of this giveaway! I grew up on Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup. My dad would stock up major bigtime every time there was a sale. Back then, a sale was fifteen or twenty cents per can — without a coupon! Oh, am I dating myself? Campbell’s was Dad’s cure-all for anything […]

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Christmas Memories: Holiday Mugs

Years ago dear friends demonstrated to me the fun of seasonal dishware. They had a huge collection of dishes for spring, summer, fall, and winter! While many people, myself included, don’t have the space for multiple china settings of different patterns, I have found that a few key pieces bring a sparkle to my kids’ […]

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! It’s Cold Here!

Now that I’ve got your attention… I thought I would draw it toward a few little announcements. Nothing major. Just things I thought you might want to know. URS this week is Quick Winter Dinners. Yes, having a freezer full is nice. But, we can’t all do that all of the time. So, having a […]

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4 Books That Teach

We are book fiends at our house. My dad used to complain that I always had my “nose in a book.” Thankfully, my kids are no different. They all love to read. Little Man (FishBoy5) is just starting to read and you wouldn’t believe how happy he is to tell someone that he read a […]

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"Planning" for the Last Minute Will Keep a Smile on Your Face

I love the Boy Scout motto, Be Prepared. It really should be the MOM motto. If you’re prepared, there’s nothing you can’t tackle. You don’t need to know what to be prepared for. Experience has already shown you that the unlikely or the unwanted will — and does — happen. Kids get sick, dogs eat […]

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