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The older I get, the more STUFF I seem to accumulate, and the more desperately I long to live a life free of clutter. While I don’t think I will ever be considered a minimalist, I dream of a home that is pared down to just the essentials—only those things I love and use on [...]

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7 Ways to Decorate with Things You Already Have

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I am not a decorator.   Not even close.  While it is lovely, it will never be featured in House Beautiful or Better Homes & Gardens.  I am totally okay with that.   My goal is not to win any decorating awards, but to have a functional, cozy space that I love.  For me, that [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a FABULOUS weekend!  Our family had a blast checking out the local Oktoberfest festival yesterday & getting our fill of Bratwurst, sauerkraut, & beer.  Yum! In other news, we've already had over 12,000 readers sign up to participate in our Clutter Free Challenge, which is happening here at [...]

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How to Create a Rock Bottom Price List

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While most of us would love to cut our grocery bill in half, over the years I have found that for most people, the biggest obstacle to saving money on groceries is simply just knowing where to start. Figuring out the very best deals and rock bottom prices might truly seem impossible at first, especially if you’re brand new [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 79}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous week!  It has been a busy time around the LWSL headquarters, between launching Elite Blog Academy last week, traveling to FinCon this past weekend, hosting an amazing $1200 Stock Your Freezer Giveaway, and then getting ready for our big LWSL Clutter Free Challenge, which starts October 1st! [...]

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Join the LWSL Clutter Free Challenge!

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Do you ever feel like your STUFF is controlling your life? Life is busy and sometimes hectic and often very, very full. Full of obligations, full of things to remember, full of paperwork and bills to pay, full of things to put away and stuff to manage. There are times where it all just feels [...]

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Stock Your Freezer Giveaway!

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Fall is here--let's CELEBRATE!!!  Now that the kids are back in school it is time to start thinking about getting our finances—and our schedules—back in order. One great way to save both time AND money is with a secondary freezer, which is why we’ve once again partnered with 10 of our favorite blogging friends to [...]

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Best-Ever Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies

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Oatmeal butterscotch cookies have been my husband's favorite for as long as we've been together, so over the years I've tweaked and refined this recipe until he finally declared this particular version the very best ever.  I'm not sure why it never occurred to me to share this recipe until now, but here you go!  Trust me, [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!  I am on my way back to Florida from New Orleans, where I was attending the FinCon conference.  While I was there I got to catch up with some great friends, as well as speak about Pinterest and also share Elite Blog Academy with the blogging [...]

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How to Create a Chore Chart That Works

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Are chores around your house well, a chore? It can often be a huge challenge to get kids motivated to do their chores—and nearly impossible to get them enthusiastic about their household duties.  But the truth is that as parents, it is an essential part of our job to teach kids how to help out around [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 78}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous week!  Right now I am on my way to FinCon in New Orleans, where I will be speaking about one of my very favorite topics.....Pinterest!  If you will be there I would love to see you, so be sure to find me to say hi! [...]

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Can You Really Earn a Full-Time Income Blogging?

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I don’t normally write about the business side of blogging here at Living Well Spending Less.  But, as someone who makes my living through this blog, it is something I do get asked about quite frequently.   The truth is that I am incredibly passionate about helping other bloggers—or those who aspire to be—gain the knowledge [...]

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5 Smart Ways to Control Impulse Spending

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 This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings Whether you're amazingly frugal or just starting out on your journey toward financial freedom, there's probably one area most of us still struggle in -- impulse spending.  Recently, I had the opportunity to learn how not to impulse spend from one of my not-so proud-impulse moments. [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are having a wonderful & relaxing weekend!  It has been a little crazy around here as my team and I have been busy wrapping up the final details for a couple of BIG projects!  The first is preparing to open the doors for my new advanced blogging course, Elite Blog [...]

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As you all probably know by now, I am pretty much hooked on easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together.  As a busy mom, I also want meals that can be made and frozen ahead of time to save time on hectic weeknights, [...]

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