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Mega SwagBucks Friday

Apr16

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Frugal Fashionista Meets Dog Whisperer

Apr15

Life has gotten in the way of my Frugal Fashionista series and many of you have emailed wondering where it’s been on Fridays. Well, have no fear, my Frugal designer outfits (for less than $15) happen on a daily basis, […]

What Appliances Do You Use the Most?

Apr13

Appliance reality check. We have never had a “real” microwave. In fact, I was given our first 3′ by 3′ microwave a few years ago and then only used it to reheat single size portions. Last year, we “upgraded” to […]

(In)courage…the Little Things

Apr13

As we’re all trying to figure out what balance looks like in our own lives, I am certain of a few things. Sometimes it only takes an hour out of a seemingly hectic day to drop everything and simply go… […]

Starbucks Stock Up and a free cup on them

Apr12

When Starbucks first opened, I’ll never forget thinking,  “Who in the world would ever pay $3.50 for a cup of coffee?” Well, millions of consumers later,  Starbucks has laughed its way to the bank while many personal pocket books have […]

And then there was Rest…

Apr10

Do you remember those “all nighter” slumber parties as a girl? Do you remember how you felt the “day after”? Well, I think that feeling set in a bit early on our precious blessings. Good thing it’s the Sabbath… For […]

Painting a Laminate Cabinet Island

Apr7

For years, I dreamed of having an open kitchen with white cabinets. Envisioning it filled with family and friends was the goal. I knew that laminate cabinets were our option because the alternative was not in our budget, nor was […]

Tasty Tuesday – it’s all about you!

Apr5

Is anyone else cooked or baked out? Between my freezer cooking and then getting ready for our Easter feast – Whew…I want a siesta, but that’s not quite possible. I can’t wait to share some of my recipes with you […]

Enjoying the Little Things…Easter and a project

Apr5

In the midst of life, “to do” lists and just lots of stuff,  there are moments when we choose to stop and smell the roses (or the fresh flowers adorning my Easter table works quite well too.) Because seemingly insignificant […]

Kmart Doubles Coupons – Dove Deal

Apr5

Hundreds of Kmart stores are participating in Double Coupons this week April 4 – 10th. Kmart will DOUBLE your coupons up to and including $2 face value, which means if you have a $1.50 manufacturers coupon, it will double to […]