5 Ways to Say No

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Why is it that one of the most common words in the English language is the hardest for many of us say? It’s in the very core of our human nature to want to please people. Saying no is perceived as being negative or mean or unhelpful. We fear we may miss an opportunity. Or [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 75}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are having an absolutely fantastic week!  We are busy getting into the swing of our new school schedule which has definitely been an adjustment--particularly trying to get our kids up and at 'em in the morning!  Luckily our new Sunday Prep plan has helped a lot but I think it [...]

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Easy Slow Cooker Pot Roast

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Now that school has started and our schedule is filling up, it is important for me to keep a freezer full of  freezer friendly recipes ready to go for my family for busy weeknights.  I especially love any recipe that I can throw in the slow cooker in the morning and have an entire meal waiting at dinnertime. This [...]

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If you've read this blog for any amount of time, you probably already know there are a couple of things I am super passionate about.  Saving money is one, of course, but the other is saving TIME.  And if I can do both at the same time?  Well, then, even better!   You probably also [...]

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The Ultimate Mom-arazzi Giveaway

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LOVE taking pictures of your kids?  Then you are going to LOVE this giveaway! The Ultimate Mom-arazzi Giveaway Its Back to School time…...which means there are so many important moments to be documented!  Again this month, we partnered up with some fabulous bloggers to bring you The Ultimate Mom-arazzi Giveaway to help you preserve all those [...]

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How to Get Magazines for Free

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   This is a guest post from Kalyn Brooke of Creative Savings I have a confession to make.....I am a hopeless magazine junkie! The vibrant covers, glossy pages, and multiple tips and tricks buried inside each page hold a magnetic attraction that is oh-so-hard to resist. Even though Pinterest has replaced magazines in a way, I'm still a [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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 Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous (and relaxing) weekend!  School started for my girls this week, which means that we are still trying to get settled into our new routine.  The hardest thing for my family is definitely getting to bed--and then getting up--on time.  This year we are also working [...]

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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 [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 74}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a great week!  This morning I sent my girls off for their first day of school, which meant the first day of kindergarten for my little one.  While there is a tiny part of me that is sad my baby is not really a baby anymore, I [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!  We kicked ours off with a bang on Friday evening with a Lego Friends themed party for my daughter Maggie's 8th birthday.  It was all very last minute--we literally planned it in about 3 days--but it all came together beautifully, and she was as happy [...]

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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 [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 73}

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Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous week!  I don't know about you, but I seriously can't believe that summer is almost over!  My girls go back to school next week Thursday, but not before we celebrate my oldest daughter's 8th birthday this weekend. She wants a Lego Friends theme which has [...]

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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 [...]

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