Weekend Wandering

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Happy, happy Easter to you all!  I hope you are all having a wonderful and blessed weekend! My family and I got back yesterday from our quick little 2-day cruise on the Carnival Sunshine, and it was so nice to get away together, even if just for a couple of days.  Living in Florida, cruising [...]

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7 Smart Things to Teach Kids About Money

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Growing up in my family, the first rule of money was this:  We don’t talk about money.  All I ever knew is that we had more than enough.  While my parents did encourage me to work both around the house and at part-time jobs, there wasn’t a whole lot of guidance when it came to [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 56}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous week!  My family and I are headed out-to-sea this afternoon for a very quick 2-day press cruise on the Carnival Sunshine! We love cruising & can't wait to see all the cool new features of this recently renovated ship.  I'll keep you posted! In the [...]

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One Bowl Brownies

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Everyone needs a go-to chocolate brownie recipe that whips up super fast using ingredients you probably already have on hand.  And if it only messes up one bowl in the process?  Well, that's even better!  Of course when my friend Natalie shared this recipe with me a few weeks ago, insisting that these were the [...]

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Part 7: Laundry 101

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This is Part Seven of an 8-Part Beginner's Guide to Cleaning Series.  See the overview here. *   *   *  Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning!  At this point in our series you should be feeling pretty good about your progress.  Almost every room in your house is now spic and span, [...]

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How to Remove (Almost) Any Stain

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It's happened to all of us at one point or another.  We dribble coffee on our favorite shirt.  Our 2-year-old decides to color herself--and her Sunday dress--with rainbow assortment of felt-tip markers.  Our husband gets a little overly enthusiastic with his barbecue sauce.  Our romantic candlelit dinner leaves us with candle wax all over the [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Palm Sunday!  I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!   Ours has been jam-packed so far, with a pancake breakfast, the town block party, a friend's baptism, AND a birthday party.  And that was just yesterday!  Luckily today will be a little more low key--I am definitely ready for some down time!  Also? [...]

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Is Your Bank Taking Advantage of You?

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings Believe it or not, your bank does not always have your best interests at heart. They are in business to make money, and to make money off your money. From interest rates to extravagant fees, not only are you beholden to the services they [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 55}

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Happy Thursday!  I have been in Orlando all week attending the Launch Conference, and let me just tell you....it has blown my mind!  As a small business owner, I sometimes get so caught up in the day-to-day busyness of writing articles, responding to emails, & connecting on social media that I forget to sometimes stop [...]

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Quick and Easy Taco Soup

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It is always good to have a few recipes that you can whip up out of the pantry staples you already have on hand.  It's even better if those recipes also happen to be freezer friendly so that you can simply throw the ingredients together in a bag and freeze them for a later, busier [...]

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Part 6: How to Clean Your Bedroom

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This is Part Six of an 8-Part Beginner's Guide to Cleaning Series.  See the overview here. *   *   *  Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning!  We’ve now tackled our living spaces, kitchen, and bathrooms, which means at this point, your house quite possibly looking better than it has in years! I’m [...]

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DIY Heart Map Art

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My husband and I have always made a bigger deal of our first date anniversary than our actual wedding anniversary (which happens to be tomorrow), and a few weeks ago we celebrated 10 years together!  Woot!  We are also not normally big on gifts, but in honor of this milestone I thought I would finally [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!  The weather down here in Florida finally seems to be warming up so we had a great day yesterday just hanging out at home.  The girls swam the entire day while I read my advance copy of Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze's new book [...]

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6 Smart Ways to Save on Car Repairs

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Few expenses are more annoying to pay than car repairs, especially when something goes wrong that we could have possibly avoided.  But sudden car trouble--and the costs associated with it--can be far more devastating than just an annoyance.  Most of us can't go long without reliable transportation, which means that no matter how high the [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 54}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous first week of April.  Does anyone else feel like their calendar is a little crazy for the next couple of months?  As much as I love springtime, it does seem like everything happens all at the same time!  I'm trying hard to take it one [...]

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