Christmas Giveaway: Sheila Howe Designs

Unless you’ve got a nanny, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, and a chef, it’s hard to manage a home and family–and still keep a smile on your face. But, it’s worth trying. Because nobody wants a crabby mom. Join me while I try to navigate these choppy waters and keep smiling. Subscribe to my RSS feed […]

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Why Christmas?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16 Without Jesus, there is no Christmas. He came so that we may be reconciled to God. The tree, the ornaments, and the cookies (yes, them, too) […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Today I’m starting my annual Christmas in July week. Here’s my rationale regarding why it’s beneficial to think about the holidays now. And it will effect how you shop. Several of these MOM deals apply to the holidays and planning ahead. ** Great deals on school supplies continue this week. Personally I’m nowhere near ready […]

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Why Christmas Now?

It’s summertime. The sun is shining. It’s hot outside. Why in the world would we start thinking about Christmas now? Oh let me count the reasons why: 1. Summertime is a little more laid back. Schedules are a little looser. Now is a great time to think about last Christmas, what you want to improve […]

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CVS for Beginners, July 26 – Aug 1

The past two weeks CVS has been giving away school supplies. And according to the ad I got in my mailbox yesterday, the good times continue on this week! If you’re new to shopping CVS, check out the following primer for the low down on how to make the most of your money when shopping […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: A Whole Lot of Melon

What can I say? Cantaloupe was 4/$1 this week. I bought 8. The first two were delicious! I’m hoping that the rest are as well. Got any great suggestions for what to do with melon? I’m thinking of trying it with vanilla ice cream like I heard Rachael Ray talk about years ago. Despite the […]

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Weekend Giveaway – The Magic Flute

One of my favorite books to read to the kids is Pet of the Met by Don Freeman. In it an opera-loving mouse and a music-hating cat become friends, thanks to the melodic strains of The Magic Flute. Pop over to the giveaway page and enter to win tickets to the show, courtesy of Fathom […]

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Frugal Friday: 10 Things You Can Make Yourself and Save Money

Do-it-yourself-ness isn’t always the cheapest way to go. But, there are many, many things that you can do or make yourself in order to save some money. Oftentimes, this can also be a form of entertainment or other creative outlet, so it results in dual-purpose economizing. Here are ten simple and frugal DIY ideas: 1. […]

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