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Eat from the Pantry Challenge – Join Us!

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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. For the last couple months, my friend Crystal and I have been […]

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New Year’s Traditions: Bake a New Year’s Cake

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As you know, we’re big on birthday cakes around here. So it only follows that we would make the New Year a “birthday” cake as well. We’ve been doing this for quite some time. I can’t even remember when it started. And we usually get a photo of all the kids around the cake that […]

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Free Magazines for Any Business

About a year ago, I signed up for a free subscription to Website Magazine. While I am in no way, a super techy person, I do spend a fair amount of time working on the internet, either through blogging or with my freelance writing. I was amazed at how helpful this magazine has proved to […]

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Meal Planning: Happy New Year w/ Friends!

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Don’t have pancake syrup? Powdered sugar works in a pinch! This week I’m excited for several reunions and special events. FishPapa has an extended holiday vacation, so I’m happy to have him home, sleep in, relax, eat his creative pancakes, and maybe get some projects done.We’re spending today with my family: my parents and four […]

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New Years Traditions: Make Some with Your Children!

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My New Year’s Eves have never been the ballgown and dancing shoe variety. Even before children came on the scene, FishPapa and I were more the “be cozy at home” kind of celebrants. Yummy food & a fun game to play are more our style. This makes it easy to include our kids in our […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: Clean Out Your Coupon Box

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Since there aren’t a whole lot of new coupons being released these last few weeks of the year, now is a perfect time to clean out and organize your coupon collection. In fact, many coupons will be expiring on the 31st so use them or lose them. Last week, I pulled those out, focusing on […]

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He Came, He Saw, He Conquered: What a Merry Christmas!

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. — Isaiah 9:6 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the […]

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Christmas Wishes from the Fishes

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May all your Christmas celebrations be merry and bright!

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