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Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad

Hey there! I’m Jessica. I think that motherhood should be savored, like a good piece of chocolate. But sometimes it feels like more duty than delight. Am I right? I’m working to change that. Read more about me here and this blog here. Summer salads are a great way to eat well on these hot […]

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How to Make a Personal Planner that Rocks

Want to put a little order in your life? Consider making a personal planner to suit your life and needs. Here she is, in all her glory, my personal planner. She may not look like much. But, trust me when I say she is a powerhouse just waiting to be unleashed. She holds all my goals, […]

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Great Britain on a Budget (with Kids)

We spent a month in Great Britain on a budget, traveling with our six kids. It was amazing, but it was also hard. Here’s how we did it. We’ve always been frugal people. Even when we got into debt, we nickled and dimed our way there. Generally speaking, Bryan and I don’t feel comfortable sparing […]

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Easy Ways to Save Money in July: Budget Living

Saving money is always in season, helping you to reduce debt and live the life you love. Check out these easy ways to save money this month.  So, July is here. Summer is in full swing. It’s easy to throw cares to the wind and head to the hills or the beach with nary a […]

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5 Important Questions to Ask Yourself About Life

Life is full of questions. Sometimes they are important questions we need to answer so that we can make the most out of the time we’ve been given. I find that now that I’m getting a foothold on my 40s, I am starting to understand myself just a little bit more. I finally realize my […]

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Red, White & Blue Scones

Indulge your patriotic spirit this week with these AMAZING, Red, White, and Blue Scones. It’s a big batch, one you’ll be thankful for. Pack a basketful along with your coffee to go watch the parade. I’m not sure if it’s the school teacher genes in my DNA or what, but I get kinda giddy about […]

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AVAILABLE NOW: A Month of Meals – Salad’s On!

Summer’s here and salad’s on! Enjoy a month of easy, healthy, and budget-friendly salad-centric meals with this very summer-friendly meal plan. Salad is a perfect meal-planning solution for hot, summer days. Not only is it cool and refreshing and features fresh, abundant summer produce, but it’s also very make-ahead, meaning you can prep all the ingredients […]

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5 Cleaning Hacks You Need to Try Today

This post has been sponsored by Spot Shot® Instant Carpet Stain Remover. All opinions are my own. Cleaning house can be a bear, particularly when there are spots and stains to deal with. Check out these five simple cleaning hacks you need to try. We’ve rented this particular house for almost 8 years now. I […]

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