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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Oh-So-Easy London Broil

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Would you believe that until I attempted this London Broil that in ten years together, I had never once cooked my husband a steak? I know.  Shocking, right? Of course in my defense, I haven't eaten a steak since I was 16 years old, and because I don't eat meat, cooking it kinda scares me, at [...]

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Part 5: How to Clean Your Bathroom

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This is Part Five of an 8-Part Beginner's Guide to Cleaning Series.  See the overview here. *   *   *  Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning!  With two major spaces—your living spaces and kitchen—now out of the way, I truly hope you are feeling like you’ve found your groove and are ready [...]

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DIY Rainbow Garden Markers

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My husband and I have been *trying* to grow a vegetable garden for almost four years now.  Suffice to say, in those four years we have learned that a.) gardening is not as easy as it looks and b.) that despite our best efforts, we are just not very good at it.  But we keep [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you are having a fantastic weekend.  We had a super busy day yesterday but are looking forward to just chilling out at home this afternoon. I honestly can't believe that tomorrow is the last day of the month.  Seriously, where did this month go?  In any case, there were a [...]

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10 Smart Ways to Build an Emergency Fund

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There is nothing that can derail your financial progress faster than an emergency.  You think you’re doing okay, making headway towards your goals, and boom!  The refrigerator stops working, your car breaks down, or your child falls off her bike and needs four stiches in her chin and suddenly you are right back in crisis [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 53}

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Happy Thursday everyone!  Welcome back to the Thrifty Thursday link party and I hope you have all had a fantastic first week of Spring, even if it doesn't quite feel like Spring yet where you are.  Here's to warmer days ahead! This week I would especially love to see your Easter projects & ideas, as [...]

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Honey Lemon Garlic Chicken

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This simple but delicious grilled chicken is one of my family's very favorite "cheater" freezer recipes.  Even my littlest, who doesn't normally like chicken, gobbles it up like she has never seen food before.   I like it because it is ridiculously easy and makes almost no mess.  My husband likes it because it involves [...]

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Part 4: How to Clean Your Kitchen

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This is Part Four of an 8-Part Beginner's Guide to Cleaning Series.  See the overview here. *   *   *  Welcome back to the Beginner’s Guide to Cleaning!  After getting your hands dirty last week and tackling some of the most visible areas in your home—your living spaces—hopefully you are feeling inspired and motivated [...]

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DIY Dollar Store Makeup Tray

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There are a lot of ways I save on beauty products & toiletries.  I use coupons for toothpaste & razors, make my own dry shampoo, do my nails at home, and haven't had my hair cut or colored at a salon in years.  But when it comes to beauty, the one thing I am willing [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday! I hope you are all enjoying this first official weekend of Spring!  I had a great time kicking off the season at the Home Depot #SpringMadeSimple Garden Party in Miami this past Thursday.  There were DIY herb pots to make, yummy garden-to-table fare to eat, and even a gardening expert on hand to [...]

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Today I am so happy to introduce you to my dear friend Jen from Balancing Beauty and Bedlam and 10 Minute Dinners.  Not only is Jen one of the sweetest, kindest, and most genuine people you will ever meet, she is also FULL of wisdom, especially when it comes to getting food on the table fast! [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 52}

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Happy Thursday and Happy First Day of Spring!  I hope you are all having a fabulous week!  Later this afternoon I am heading over to Miami to host a #SpringMadeSimple Garden Party at the Deerwood Home Depot.  There will be yummy food and fun garden-themed DIY projects and even a garden expert on hand to [...]

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