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Sunday Prep

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Like many other families across America, my kids headed back-to-school this week. As much as I’d like to think I am the picture of organization when it comes to setting up a school routine, the truth is that our weekdays can be hectic on a good day and pure chaos (and misery) on a bad [...]

Herb Roasted Chicken Breast

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The price of meat just keeps going up.  This often means that in order to keep our meal plans budget friendly, we have to be more creative about using less expensive cuts of meat.  Of course we still want whatever we make to taste amazing!  This simple herb roasted chicken breast recipe is a perfect fit–easy, [...]

All About Me Kid Collage

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This is the last Week of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Michelle & Kira from Sunshine and Hurricanes,  who are sharing a mixed-media all about me collage. For more summer fun, check out the overview page. *** Hey Friends! This is Michelle & Kira from Sunshine [...]

10 Freezer Meals in One Hour 2

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A few months ago I shared my first 10 Freezer Meals in One Hour plan, which included 5 great recipes that could be prepared together in about sixty minutes to make TEN separate meals.  It was a huge hit, not only with my own family, but with many of your families as well! At this point I [...]

Grandma’s Sloppy Joes

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Does your family have any famous recipes that have been passed down through the years?  These oh-so-easy Sloppy Joes were my grandmother's specialty, and although she has been gone for ten years, I still can't make this recipe without thinking of her and our Sunday afternoon family gatherings.  I love that they have now become a favorite [...]

Easy DIY Bird Feeder

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This is Week 11 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Claire from A Little CLAIREification,  who is sharing her super cute and easy DIY Bird Feeder . For more summer fun, check out the overview page.  ***  How's your Summer been going, my LWSL friends?  It's [...]

Easy Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

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Growing up, I used to always look at my friends' lunches with envy over their freshly baked treats.  The brownies, the cookies, the homemade bars.....My own mom was never much of a cook, which meant that my own lunches were usually just a random assortment of pre-packaged convenience foods.  And I swore to myself that [...]

Giant DIY Tic Tac Toe Board

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This is Week 10 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Nici from Posed Perfection,  who is sharing her DIY Tic Tac Toe Board . For more summer fun, check out the overview page. Hi there! I'm Nici from Posed Perfection and I am absolutely thrilled to [...]

Introducing…..LWSL Everyday

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Happy August everyone!  Today I am so excited to finally share the BIG project that my team and I have been working on for months.....a members-only site & community forum for Living Well Spending Less readers called LWSL Everyday! I originally started LivingWellSpendingLess.com in 2010 as a way to hold myself accountable.  I was struggling [...]

Freezer Breakfast Cupcakes

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 School will be starting again soon, and I don't know about you but I'm already starting to dread our hectic mornings.  My kids are not early risers, so getting them out the door and off to school with a hearty, protein-filled breakfast in their bellies can be a challenge. Luckily these yummy freezer breakfast cupcakes [...]

Fun and Easy DIY Popsicles

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This is Week 9 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming KC from The Real Thing With the Coake Family ,who is sharing a super easy recipe for homemade popsicles. For more summer fun, check out the overview page. I love coming up with fun and simple [...]

Leap of Faith

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Today I am in North Carolina at the She Speaks Conference, where I am speaking about using Pinterest to build a platform.  To be perfectly honest, it is sort of a full-circle moment for me, and although I had originally planned to write something completely different today, I couldn’t help but take a few minutes to reflect [...]

Hawaiian Chicken

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Aloha!  This delicious Hawaiian chicken literally comes together in just minutes with just a few easy ingredients.  Better yet, it is freezer AND grill friendly.  What more do you need for a perfectly effortless summertime meal? To make it as part of a freezer cooking day, just split the marinade & chicken into multiple bags, then throw it [...]

DIY Cool-Off Kindness Fans

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This is Week 8 of our 12-week Summer Fun with Kids series here at LWSL!  Today we are welcoming Courtney from Lil Light O' Mine ,who is sharing an super cute fans for  your community . For more summer fun, check out the overview page. *   *   *  Happy Summer LWSL! I’m Courtney and [...]

Easy Freezer Pulled Pork

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Pulled pork is one of those recipes that always intimidated me.  Until, that is, I actually tried it and discovered not just how ridiculously easy it is to make, but how inexpensive it is to make a delicious, hearty meal for a crowd that even the pickiest eaters in the bunch will RAVE about! The [...]