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Are you looking for a little instant ease when it comes to kids home for summer vacation? I totally get you. Check out the Summer Survival Guide . It’s chock-full of great ideas to organize your summer and enjoy great times with yours kids.Here’s what’ll be on the dinner table this week: Hamburgers and Fries, […]

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MOM Deals This Week

Well, it looks like I might actually hit both Walgreens and CVS this week. There are some nice little bargains on both fronts. At CVS this week are some nice makings to a spa basket. Might be good to think about for Christmas presents:Skin Vitals facial mask – these are $2.99 each and give back […]

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Grocery Geek Presents Another Great Week at Albertsons and Sprouts

I feel like I am learning all over again the things that I learned back in February and March — how my local grocery stores operate. Last week was so successful at Albertsons and Sprouts, I am focusing on learning those places well and branching out to other places, such as Ralphs and the farmers’ […]

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TGIF: Get Outside!

One of the aspects of my life that the Lord surprised me with over the last few years is the fact that I have four boys! By the time the third arrived, I realized that my house would always be loud, my toilets would always be messy, and wrestling, though begun in fun, would always […]

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Try It, You’ll Like It! Macaroni Grill Dinner Kits

Last night we had the opportunity to try one of the new Macaroni Grill dinner kits. You’ve probably seen them, even if you didn’t know it. They are all over the end caps of grocery store aisles these days, and their coupons are ubiquitous as well. (Check out the coupons.com scroll bar on the right […]

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Cold Medicine Not For Kids

I don’t know a whole lot about what’s going on in the world these days. I’m pretty busy in my cave. But, I did notice this health alert recently and thought I would pass it on, especially since Walgreens and CVS have had such good deals on Dimetapp and Robitussin. I’m sure many of you […]

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Non-Frugal Things to Avoid When Moving

Experience speaks volumes. Please listen. 1. Don’t pack all the toilet paper, paper towels, and soap that you bought for pennies so that you have to pay through the nose ($1 for a bar of soap?!) to buy those necessities while you wait for the moving truck to arrive. 2. If you have laundry baskets […]

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Apple Crowns (Recipe Swap: How ‘Bout Them Apples?)

The best source for apples on California’s Central Coast is Gopher Glen Apple Farm. (In case you didn’t know.) And one of the best varieties they grow is called a Spitzenberg. I had never heard of it ten years ago when I first visited what was then a tumble-down farm stand located in a wooded […]

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