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Christmas Music Sets the Tone for Your Home

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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Grocery Geek Presents: Free Batteries

Since I did a whole lot of cooking around here this week, I didn’t do any major shopping. I guess staying home and cooking up a storm was my way of saving money. I did have hubs stop off at Staples on his way home from work one day and pick up these babies: They […]

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Modest Party Attire: A Review of Shabby Apple

As I have recounted in the past, I tend to drift toward frumpiness. Not sure what my problem is, but I guess I’d rather spend my time doing something other than primping or reading fashion magazines so that I can keep up. But, I know I feel more confident when I look a little more […]

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Frugal Friday: Budget Friendly Stocking Stuffers

Forgive me while I take the next few installments of Frugal Friday to talk about Frugal Christmas. I realize that not all my readers celebrate Christmas, so please indulge me just a wee bit. I think many of my suggestions for saving money at the holidays will transfer to any gift giving and celebrating that […]

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Cranberry Orange Granola (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Food Gifts)

I love browsing in chi-chi food boutiques. I don’t like the prices they charge. So, instead, I’ve chosen to make my own delicious gifts to give to friends and family. I’ve shared the muffin kit with you. Today’s gift of good taste is one the boys and I experimented with just this morning. We took […]

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Freezer Cooking Day: The End

Hanging it up for the night They say that if you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it everytime. And while we both know that I aimed a little higher than humanly possible, it was good to dream a big dream for this freezer cooking day. In the interests of my family’s comfort and my sanity, […]

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Another Giveaway: ShopAtHome $100 Gift Card

Pop over to my giveaway page and enter to win a sweet prize from ShopAtHome.

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Review, Giveaway, and FishMama’s Got a New ‘Do!

Years and years ago, like six kids ago, I used to get my hair done at a very froofy salon in Santa Barbara. Back then I paid about $45 every six weeks or so to get coiffed and primped. We lived in an affluent community and we were dinks, so why not? Then we moved […]

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