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Omaha Steaks: A Review and Giveaway – NOW CLOSED

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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. CONGRATS to Sue D! The fun never ends around here. Giveaways galore […]

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There’s Still a Way to Ship Amazon Orders By Christmas and For FREE

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I did the bulk of my Christmas shopping this year online, mostly by ordering through Amazon. I scrambled to get my orders in last week so that everything would arrive prior to Christmas, using free Super Saver Shipping. That window has closed, but Amazon still has another way to get your packages to you before […]

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Frugal Christmas: Save Money by Staying Home

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This month on Frugal Fridays, I’ve told you about Fun $10 Gifts, Budget Stocking Stuffers, and Savvy Shopping Ideas. In my last Frugal Friday of 2009, I present an earth-shattering way to save money: Stay Home Photo Source: jo-h Some may not understand what I mean. So, let me explain. If you stay home and […]

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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Holiday Food Fest Edition – Holiday Desserts

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GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED – Congrats to mystrix@ ! Today’s edition of URS is also the final episode of the Holiday Food Fest that I’ve been participating in with some great bloggers. It’s been great to get a glimpse into other kitchens, particularly those that are sugar and/or gluten-free. Wow! There’s a whole world of eating […]

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Christmas For Those Who Grieve or Struggle

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My mother-in-law passed away a year ago today. Needless to say, it was a rough Christmas. And in many ways, it’s been a rough year. There are many precious memories to remember as well as many memories left unmade. The following was originally posted December 23, 2009. I offer it up as a reminder to […]

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Frito Lay Party Pack Giveaway – NOW CLOSED

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Congrats to the winner, whistlersmother10@ While I try to give my kids a balanced diet of fresh produce, lean meats, and whole grains, I will confess that we like chips and snacks with the best of them. Especially on game days. In fact, I recently developed my own version of French Onion Dip — from […]

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Save Grocery Dollars with VocalPoint

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A year or so ago I signed up with VocalPoint, a great source of P&G coupons and free samples. It’s been so fun to try out new products and save money. Recently I received some high value coupons for Pantene as well as yummy Del Monte fruit. Matched with sale, they will help me greatly […]

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10 Books that Are Necessary to Life

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Photo source: takomabibelot / CC BY 2.0 This time of year has me thinking about resetting the clock, getting a fresh start. With the new year beginning in just a few weeks, my mind moves toward new ideas, new habbits, and new resolutions for my mind. Part of that process for me is reading or […]

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