Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend and enjoying these last few days before Christmas!  My family and I snuck away for a little last minute visit to Walt Disney World, and it has been so nice to unplug and unwind together.  We've had a blast so far! I just wanted [...]

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School’s out! For most families, including mine, today is the start of Christmas vacation.  And while not all of us have the luxury of taking a full two weeks off from life, this is a time where most of us are finally able to slow down just a little, especially after the hustle and bustle [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 90}

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Happy Thursday friends! I hope you are all having a fantastic week.  Can you believe there is only a week left until Christmas?  And, since both Christmas and New Year's Day fall on a Thursday, that means that after today there will be NO Thrifty Thursday for the next 2 weeks!  We will see you back [...]

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Simple Cranberry Chicken

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It is my sincere belief that you can never have too many foolproof chicken recipes up your sleeve.  This flavor-packed simple cranberry chicken is another favorite "cheater" freezer recipe--easy, delicious, practically mess-free, and freezer + crock pot friendly.  What more do you need? To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the sauce & [...]

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New Year, New You Giveaway!

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  Christmas is just around the corner, and then New Year's will be here before you know it! If you've been enjoying as many tasty holiday treats as we have this season, you might already be thinking about making a New Year's Resolution to re-commit to your health and fitness in 2015. If that sounds [...]

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Hi friends! First of all, I have to thank you for all the encouragement I received after last week’s blog post, and for your overwhelming enthusiasm over the weekend--Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life actually broke the top 100 list and made it to #85 on Amazon, which is no small feat during [...]

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5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself This Winter

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I used to pride myself on my killer immune system and the fact that I never got sick.  In fact, for the first five years we were married, I don't think my husband ever saw me not feeling well.  But the last few years have been a completely different story.  Last winter I was sick--really sick--almost [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend, full of fun holiday activities!  If you haven't already, be sure to take advantage of the awesome (and super RARE) Amazon book coupon happening this weekend!  Through midnight tonight you can save 25% on one book of your choice. This means that you can [...]

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Don’t Miss This RARE Amazon Book Coupon!

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We  just wanted to quick let you know about a super RARE coupon at Amazon.com happening right now for 25% off one book.  This means that right now you can grab the paperback version of Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life for just $8.96, plus get our fabulous digital Home Planning [...]

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How to Save Money on Wrapping Paper

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This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings I love picking out and purchasing Christmas gifts for all my friends and family, but hands down, the wrapping of said gifts is my favorite part. In fact, I practically begged my grandparents to let me wrap gifts for all my cousins, aunts, and uncles. What can [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 89}

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Happy Thursday! I hope you are all having a fantastic week.  Can you believe there are only TWO WEEKS left until Christmas?!!  Seriously....where has this year gone? Earlier this week I shared about project that I've been working on for what seems like forever--my new book Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life--and I [...]

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Easy Homemade Gingerbread Bars

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I'm not quite sure how to explain how utterly delicious these ridiculously easy gingerbread bars really are.  They are like heaven--or Christmas--on a plate!  Dense and chewy, sweet but not too sweet, with just the perfect amount of spice.  Seriously.  Try them.  Today. You won't regret it. As an aside, the crystallized ginger sprinkled on [...]

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The Craziest Thing I’ve Ever Done

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This is not really a "normal" blog post, but I wanted to take a couple of minutes today to let you know about and invite you to be part of a project that I have been working on for quite some time now.  It is a project that has been almost two years in the making, a [...]

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DIY Give Save & Spend Kids Wallet

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Today I am so excited to host a tutorial from the amazingly talented Sarah of Miss Money Bags.  I was introduced to Sarah last year when she graciously sent me one of her handmade Cash Envelope Wallets, as well as a "Save, Spend, Give" wallet for each one of my girls.  We absolutely LOVED them [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous first weekend in December.  The Christmas season is suddenly in full swing, and while I feel like I was a little slow to get going, after putting up our tree yesterday I am definitely now feeling the holiday spirit!  There is just something a little magical [...]

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