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Frugal Friday: Shoe Repair Will Save Money and Your Soles

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Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Back in the old days, clothing and shoes were items that people […]

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Heart Shaped Brownies (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Valentine’s Day)

small heart brownies

I have fond memories of Valentine’s Day as a child. My mother, whose “love language” is most definitely gifts and words of encouragement, always had a little something special for us to open. Recently, I came across a box full of gold heart charms, a collection that she began for me many years ago. What […]

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Easy Homemade Valentine: Wrapped Chocolate Bars

camoflage chocolate bar

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. I well remember the days of cheap white envelopes, tear-apart cardstock valentines and dusty conversation hearts. Painstakingly I would copy my class list onto the envelopes, hoping I wasn’t forgetting anyone and hoping that I wouldn’t be forgotten. I think those cheap white envelopes are still in circulation, but I’ve […]

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Bookin’ It: The Total Money Makeover

Read any good books lately? I hope so. We’re on a mission to read more in 2010. If you haven’t thought up some good books to read, now’s a great time to make some reading goals for the year. It’s never too late to start bookin’ it. This past month has been a busy one […]

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Another Great Diaper Possibility!

Pampers

Last week I shared a great diaper deal where you got $25 off a $50 order from Diapers.com. Today presents another fun diaper opportunity. Yes, diaper and fun can be in the same sentence, especially if the word free is included. Join the Pampers Village and get a chance to win a year’s worth of […]

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What Kind of School Do You Do?

old school house

Photo source: In Awe of God’s Creations So, I’m curious. I teach my children at home. But, there are many of you out there you have chosen different options for your child’s education. Would you mind sharing with me? One of my goals for the year is to make this site a place where moms […]

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Eat from The Pantry Every Day for the Rest of Your Life: A Guest Post

Eating from the Pantry Picture

Today’s guest post is provided by Cheryl @ Moms In Need of Mercy. I appreciate Cheryl’s simple approach to meal planning and “eating from the pantry.” I, along with many of you, took the “Eat from the Pantry Challenge.” And then I called it quits. For my family, the challenge offered a fun and creative […]

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Meal Planning: Organizing Your Menus and Groceries Together

Couscous Salad

Last week I mentioned how I like to plan our meals a month at a time. If you’re interested in doing this yourself, read my tips for monthly meal planning. It is totally doable! This month is a crazy one already. Not only have we been battling coughs and colds, but my father-in-law has been […]

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