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A CVS Primer: August 2 – 4

Are you needing a little kick in the pants when it comes to taking care of things on the homefront? I totally get you. Check out the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle that’s on sale this week. It’s chock-full of great ideas that will motivate you and make you feel like you can totally rock the Holly […]

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Christmas in July: Do a Clothing Check

Now, you may not want to be thinking about bowties and holiday dress while the temperatures soar and the waves are beckoning. But, on December 24th when you pull out a stained dress shirt from the back of the closet and your son is sporting high waters, you’ll wish you had. Spending an hour on […]

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Grocery Geek Presents: An All-You Grocery Challenge Update

As I mentioned awhile back, I’m participating in the All-You Grocery Challenge. Players are allowed $25/person/week to spend on food. As far as I can tell I’m not supposed to count the baby, so that leaves us an allowance of $175/week for us 7 “bigger” eaters. Obviously since my regular “grocery spending” comes in under […]

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Christmas Giveaways Continue

Two more giveaways are posted! Find all seven right here. Giveaways will end Saturday night at 8 pm PST. Don’t miss out!

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Ingredients for a Fun Friday Night

A cookout with homemade hot dog buns! Just be careful. You may never eat storebought again.

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Christmas Giveaway: Spray ‘n Wash Bright & White

Got kids? Then you got laundry. Loads of it. And while I’m pretty laissez-faire about bibs and napkins, I am not entirely pleased with what results when we go without them. The baby’s clothes get splattered. And my boys use their sleeves, or better yet, their shoulders to wipe their faces. Oh my. To be […]

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Frugal Friday: Debt-Proof Your Christmas

This week we’ve been talking and planning Christmas — in July. It’s a great way to think through the holiday season and what you want to do differently. Clearer thoughts prevail when Walmart isn’t already playing Jingle Bells. One important thing to consider regarding Christmas is the money part. You know the story: people try […]

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Stocking Stuffer Inspiration

When I was growing up, our Christmas morning consisted of a mad dash for presents coupled with a breakfast of See’s candy. My dad always bought my mom a box for Christmas. And she was kind enough to share. Now that we’re adults, Grampa Jack gives each family its own box. Nuts and Chews, in […]

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