Frugal Friday: Budget Birthday Ideas


When FishBoy12 was just a wee tot, I went all out for his birthdays. At the time I wasn’t sure I could have more children, so why not? And even once I had three or four children, the Creative Birthday Party Queen in me just didn’t know how to give it a rest. Most sane […]

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Rice Pasta Salad (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Food Allergies/Special Diet)


Many moms face the challenge of adapting their kitchen habits to accomodate food allergies or special diets within their families. It’s usually a question of good health, if not life and death that is at stake. So, although it can be a huge bummer, it is an important accomodation to make. Glutton that I am, […]

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Saluting Those Who’ve Fought For Our Freedoms

Today’s not just a paid holiday for government employees. Veteran’s Day is an important moment to remember those who’ve paid for more than just a day off work. Thank you to all the men and women who fight in our military as well as their families who also sacrifice great things in the cause of […]

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Sweet Treat for Your Sweeties – Giveaway Opportunity


We got to taste a new sweet treat this past week. Read my review of Jolly Llama Sorbets and enter to win a case for yourself!

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Giveaway Winner and This Week on URS: Special Diet/Food Allergy

  Thanks to everyone who’s contributed to Ultimate Recipe Swap in the past few weeks. Love the recipes you’ve suggested. Can’t wait to go through them.   Past winners that I am pleased to announce: Bach for Breakfast goes to Vickie from Vickie’s Michigan Garden. Susan Branch’s Autumn goes to Joanne V.  Please send me […]

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Vote for Me! {Shameless Plea}


You would want to know if I’d been nominated for a blogging award, right? Well, I was. I am. I is! Pop over to the Homeschool Post and Get Your Vote On! I’ve been nominated for Best “Live What You Believe” Homeschool Blog. It’s an honor to be nominated. I find myself in the company of […]

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Jolly Llama Squeezable Sorbets – A Review giveaway closed


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER, MOLLIE! Frozen treats go pretty quickly at our house. It wasn’t too many months ago that I stocked up on 6 or 7 “sorta half-gallons” of ice cream. We’re down to the last one or two. Even when the weather has got a little chill to […]

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Thinking of Thanksgiving: Hosting a Big Dinner


Many of today’s women don’t know the ins and outs of home making. Most schools no longer teach home economics. And if your own mother worked outside the home, chances are you may not have grown up with much teaching in the way of housekeeping and meal preparation. These are not obsolete skills. It’s good […]

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