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Why Do the Brits Have All the Good Detectives?

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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.This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through […]

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5 Simple Ways to Save Money on Food

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Groceries are one of the biggest spending categories where you can save. You can’t control prices, but how you shop and feed your family can save you money. Once upon a time, 1994 to be exact, I spent more to feed me and my husband than I did to feed four kids ten years later. […]

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Personal Cherry Crumbles

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Bake up individual cherry crumbles for a delicious dessert any time of year. (Psst, but particularly fun at Valentine’s Day.) I think February just cries for cherries. If it’s not the Valentines Day red, then it’s George Washington’s birthday that rallies the cry for cherries. Not to mention the winter blues. While I am not […]

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Zone Defense: Organizing the Kitchen

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Time to tackle clutter and disorganization and maybe too much stuff. This month we face off in the kitchen. This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support […]

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Chocolate Mint Bars

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Easy and delicious homemade treats to rival the bakery or candy store. Eat all you want, you can always make more. I loved the line quoted often from Michael Pollan, “Eat all the junk food you want as long as you cook it yourself.” The idea is that since it’s so much work than buying […]

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Living Life By Accident

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This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! Those children? Those beautiful, laughing children? They are now five years older. Two of them […]

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Easy Valentine’s Day Manicure

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Pamper yourself with a fun at-home manicure! Life as MOM contributor Rena will show you how. It’s super fun to get your nails done by a professional. I personally go just for the five minutes they give you a hand massage. But going all the time can get really expensive. Here is a fun new […]

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Fruit and Nut Energy Bites

Fruit and Nut Bites

Typically, I share most of my recipes these days in a cookbook (grab one here) or over on Good Cheap Eats. But, this week as part of the DIY on a Dime: Valentine’s series, I wanted to make sure all the moms saw the delicious Valentine treats I’ve been concocting. Energy bars are a big […]

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