Why Christmas Now?

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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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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Christmas in July: Thinking Ahead

Starting Saturday I’ll be sharing all sorts of thoughts, creative ideas and giveaways all specifically geared toward Christmas. I hope you’ll join me for a holly, jolly end of July. Why Christmas in July? Why Christmas Anyhow? Christmas Atmosphere Christmas Gifts Christmas Traditions URS: It Wouldn’t Be Christmas If We Didn’t Eat THIS Stocking Stuffer […]

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Weekend Giveaway – Tickets to 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 opera! Fathom Events is […]

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A Salad Buffet (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Salad’s On!)

Summer is the perfect occasion for salads. It’s cool and crisp. It makes the most of fresh produce which are in abundance during this season. And a salad can be prepared ahead of time to keep the cook out of the kitchen on a hot summer day. For some bizarre reason, I have always been […]

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