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Christmas Shopping: Getting the Biggest Bang for Our Buck

2007-December-261

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.Last night I went shopping with a friend. We got great deals […]

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

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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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4 Books That Teach

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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

2007-December-032

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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Energize Me! A Review and Giveaway

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Congrats to suzanne, rskmom, and Sarah V. who are the winners of this giveaway!  Member this little guy? He’s still going and going and going. I loved those commercials as a kid. Now, as an adult, not only do I love the familiarity of the iconic Energizer Bunny, but I also love that the product has evolved with the […]

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