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Grocery Geek Presents: What’s a Loss Leader?

2009-December-212

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.The term loss leader is one that is thrown about quite often […]

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Frugal Friday: Gifts for $10 or Less

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Overwhelmed by the high cost of gifts this year? Wondering how you can eke out a few nice presents for little money? Is a gift possible for $10 or less? Yes, Virginia, there is a way. Many moons ago when FishPapa and I were earning two incomes and had no children, we often spared no […]

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Fun Kids Gift: Muffin-Tin Crayons

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Muffin tin crayons are so easy to make, even a kid can do it. In fact, FishChick3 and FishBoy9 were my assistants on this project last week, though I think they could have done it themselves. These are great crayons for toddlers to grab hold of, but even my big boys thought they were cool and […]

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Christmas Shopping: Getting the Biggest Bang for Our Buck

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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)

2009-December-175

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

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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

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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!

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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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