Home Management: The Power of the 15-Minute Blitz


Photo Source: wwarby The following is a guest post from Mandi of Organizing Your Way. Her suggestions for a quick, speed clean are so timely. This month has the potential to be utterly crazy, but if you have her suggestions in mind, they may come in handy at the spur of the moment. Heading into […]

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Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s giveaways. Congratulations to our two winners: Deanna G will receive a $100 Gift Card to the ShopAtHome merchant of her choice. scg00387@ will receive a $25 gift certificate to Fantastic Sam’s. Stay tuned ’cause I have two more giveaways coming up this week!

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Meal Planning: Easy Meals for Busy Nights


Although I am the quintessential food snob fairly particular about my food, my home has become fuller and busier over the years, and thus, my cooking habits have had to change. I no longer have hours to spend leisurely crafting a gourmet meal. That is for another season of my life. Although I love to cook […]

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Christmas Music Sets the Tone for Your Home


I am blessed to have a musician husband. I still can’t believe he married me since I am so non-musical. But, he loves me anyway. Even though I am not a great singer and I can’t play a note. Though I am inept in the realm of music, I still really enjoy listening to music, especially […]

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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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