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A CVS Primer for July 19-25 (Lots More Free School Supplies)

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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Grocery Geek Presents: Surprising Deals

This week was a shocker to me. I didn’t expect much from the grocery stores based on what I saw in the ads, but when all was said and done, I came out pretty good. First up, Ralphs on Tuesday night. They had a sale ending, so I thought I’d take advantage of it since […]

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Ingredients for a Fun Family Night: A Panda Feast

Chinese food eaten al fresco – what a joy! It’s a rare treat for us since chinese take-out can be so pricey. But, we’ve got a routine. Here’s how it goes: I set the rice cooker going before I head out to the Happy Panda (or whatever it’s called). Hubs holds down the fort, and […]

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Got a Move On?

Moving? Yeah, me, too. I think it’s the fifth move we’ve made in twelve years. It’s always exciting in some respects: new start, new place, new people. But, somewhere in between old and new, I find myself overwhelmed and saying, “We are NEVER doing this again.” Yeah, uh-huh. One thing that has always been helpful […]

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Frugal Friday: The Cost of Being Frugal

Most people, when the word frugal comes to mind, may think about all that it will gain them. And it’s true. There are huge benefits to being wise with your money. Reducing or eliminating debt, saving for a rainy day, saying no to some good things in order to enjoy better things, educating your children, […]

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Big Sale on Pretty. Cool. Cakes

From now until Sunday night, purchase Pretty. Cool. Cakes for only $2 instant download. It’s filled with a baker’s dozen of fun, birthday cake themes. For details, visit the Pretty. Cool. Cakes listing. Don’t forget to share your birthday cake ideas at the Round-Up!

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Drive In Movie Theater Cake and a Birthday Cake Round Up

Today’s the day to show off your birthday cake creations. Can’t wait to see what your kids have convinced you to make in honor of their birthdays! This week the FishFam didn’t celebrate any birthdays, but I did decorate a cake to keep you company. And since they like cake more than pie, I didn’t […]

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The Battery Box – It Works for Me!

Years ago a friend showed me a practice that her parents had handed down to her. It was a small rubbermaid box filled to the brim with batteries. I was shocked. It had never occured to me to stock up on batteries and to keep them in one centralized location. (This was obviously before my […]

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