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Frugal Friday: Buy Spices in Bulk

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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Ultimate Recipe Swap: Grilled Foods

I just love the smell of food cooked outdoors. Last weekend we spent an afternoon at the beach, and the scent of charcoal fires mixing with the salty breeze and a hint of Bain de Soleil was fantastic. Now that’s the smell of summer! One of my favorite things to grill is veggies. If you’ve […]

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Watching What We Eat

Lately I’ve made a few adjustments in my eating habits. I’ve cut out refined sugar and processed flour. In addition, I’ve started tracking what I eat on The Daily Plate. My eyes have been opened to how much food I was absentmindedly consuming. Oh my! (No wonder my clothes don’t fit anymore.) It’s taken a […]

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Coupons: You Gotta Know How to Hold ‘Em

Ok, so you’ve got your coupons. Now what? Stash them in your wallet? Put them in an envelope? Spend a ton of money on a multi-compartment, fancy schmancy coupon organizer? Well, that depends. There are all sorts of ways and means of organizing your coupons. Some people use boxes. Others special bags. Still others have […]

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Why I Bake My Own Birthday Cake

Yesterday I was 36. But, today I’m not. Yes, it’s my birthday. And this morning I baked me a cake. Some people think this is odd that I would make my own cake. Even my husband said, “Is it a bummer that you’re baking your own cake?” Good question. It’s a wise man who asks […]

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Graduation Gift Idea

It is almost twenty years since I packed up and headed off to college. Gosh, I feel old. The world has changed quite a bit since then, especially in the world of technology. I typed my papers up on a word processor/type writer! I didn’t own a computer or a cell phone. Boom boxes, not […]

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Find a Good Read!

I’m so looking forward to our change of pace this summer. While learning never truly ends, I’m eager to put aside the math and spelling texts in exchange for more free reading, family field trips, and lazy days at the park. Last week one of the kids brought a book along to our bday picnic. […]

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This Week’s Ultimate Recipe Swap: Grill Talk

Monday marked the unofficial start of summer and as such, it’s time to fire up the grill. Food cooked outside is so delicious! Love it. You can cook almost anything on the grill: meats, veggies, potatoes, pizza, garlic bread, even dessert. So, bring it on! What’s one of your favorite grilling recipes? Bring your recipe […]

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