Round up: Fourth of July Fun

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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Macaroon Crunch Pie

I first had this pie one summer visiting my cousins in South Dakota. It was served at a cousin’s baby shower. I don’t know how old her “baby” is but I’m guessing that I was fifteen or sixteen which makes my copy of the recipe about twenty years old. Ouch! Am I really that old? […]

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Delicious Ranch Dressing

Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer is hosting a “5-ingredients or Less, Special Edition of Works-for-Me-Wednesday.” Here’s my contribution: Homemade Ranch Dressing. We love this stuff, and it’s so easy to make and so much healthier than the store-bought variety. It’s great on salads or for dipping veggies or chicken strips. And yes, it’s technically […]

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Links of Love: Sanity Savers

Here are some quick stops to make this week. I hope they’ll help you find your groove and add some peace to your place. Alicia illustrates the great uses of an empty basket for keeping things neat and tidy. How do we keep our focus? Read what Amy says about keeping the main thing — […]

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Toolin’ Up Tuesday: Bread Machine

Years ago when the first bread machine hit the market, I remember folks buying them and then complaining that it really didn’t do all that they expected. The result was that it sat on a dusty shelf somewhere and was neglected. Sounds a lot like the crockpot, doesn’t it? But I wanted one anyway. So, […]

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A CVS Primer for July

I never set foot in CVS prior to February of this year. But after seeing bloggers post pictures of their purchases (insert raised eyebrow) and reading all that Money Saving Mom had to say on the topic, I decided to give it a go. And I made plenty of mistakes. But, all in all, I […]

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Frugal Food: Taco Soup

Jenn@FrugalUpstate is continuing her Frugal Food series. This week’s feature is ground beef. The following is a FishBoy favorite. They absolutely love it! And even though it’s summer time and hot and humid and buggy and sticky, I keep getting requests for this meal. Go figure. I’ve tweaked this from the original to suit my […]

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Celebrating the Fourth of July

I have wonderful memories of the Fourth of July growing up. Sure, there were plenty of dud years; like the firecracker that fizzles without a bang, there were times when our family didn’t really do much. But, the years that were exciting live in my memory. Some Fourths were spent in Minnesota with the cousins […]

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