Planning for the 4th of July

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Looking to plan a party or a 4th of July event? Want to find some great fourth of July recipes? Simply want to learn the names of all fifty states? I gotcha covered. If you want to experience a blast from my past, then click on the video above. It’s the song that we sang […]

Living Debt Free

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For years, our family lived on the edge of financial ruin. We lived month-to-month, paycheck-to-paycheck. We were always frugal, but we lived beyond our means nonetheless. Since my husband was self-employed, all it took was an injury or a slough of bad weather to put us off our game. I lived with the fear and […]

Garlic Herb Pretzels

Garlic Herb Pretzel

Make homemade garlic herb pretzels. They are inexpensive at less than a dollar a dozen and so very tasty! Oh my word. I make pretzels a few times a year. With each bite, I think to myself, “Why don’t I make these more often?” These are so delicious, fun to make, and make you feel […]

Songs for Remembering the Truth

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Download some music to get your heart and mind focused on the beauty of Easter. It’s easy to get distracted by the cares of this world. I get discouraged. I start thinking about the dumb things I see in the world around me. The dumb things I do. The dumb things others do. I find […]

Homemade Window Clings

Homemade Window Clings

Make homemade window clings with two simple household ingredients: white school glue and food coloring. Looking for an oh-so simple craft and decoration project to do with your kids? Well, this is it! Make homemade window clings. When my sister told me about this, saying something about how our mom used to do it when […]

DIY on a Dime: Flower Pot Place Cards

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Set a pretty Easter or spring table with these easy-to-assemble flower pot placecards. With Easter just around the corner, Mother’s Day quickly following, and a flurry of baby and bridal showers that typically arrive in the Spring, it’s nice to have an easy tablescape in your back pocket. Please note: I am not the tablescape […]

DIY on a Dime: Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

Spring Salt Dough Candle Holders

Make your own Easter or Spring candle holders out of salt dough with this easy, child-friendly craft! Life as MOM contributor Janel shows you how. Back in February, I shared this tutorial for making Heart-Shaped Salt Dough Candle Holders. But really, this craft isn’t just limited to Valentine’s Day. You can change up the look […]

Saving on Easter Supplies (Frugal Friday)

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Looking to celebrate Easter on a budget? Consider some of these ways to save. Easter is just days away. Chances are you may be planning for some kind of special gathering with friends and family. It might be tempting to run out and buy whatever you need, in a frenzy of activity, instead of taking […]