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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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 [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fun & relaxing weekend!  I am currently on my way home from the Becoming Conference, where I spoke on four strategies for living clutter free forever.   It has been a super fun but very exhausting weekend, and I have to say that after such a [...]

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10 Smart Ways to Save on Clothing

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Do you ever look at your closet full of clothes and think, I have absolutely nothing to wear?  Creating a wardrobe we love while sticking to a budget we can afford is not always easy, especially when we settle for items we don't like that much simply because the price is right. And while in a perfect [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 72}

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   Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week!  This morning I am getting all packed up to head back up to North Carolina for the Becoming Conference, where I will be sharing four strategies for living Clutter Free Forever.  Hopefully I will see some of you there! In case you missed it, this past [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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 Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!  I have been busy this weekend doing some major freezer cooking to prepare for a big media tour I will be hosting from my house this Tuesday.  I'll be sharing tips for saving time and money for back-to-school by preparing simple, easy meals, and I'll be [...]

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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 [...]

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Thrifty Thursday {Week 71}

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 Happy Thursday!  I hope you are all having a wonderful week--can you believe it is already the last day of JULY?  Seriously, where did the summer go?!!  I had an amazing time at the SheSpeaks conference last weekend, and loved catching up many of you.  I am now getting ready to head back to North [...]

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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 [...]

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Pick Your Prize Giveaway!

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 Are you ready for another AMAZING giveaway?  This week I am partnering with 11 more fabulous bloggers to shower THREE lucky winners with a prize of your choice! Each winner will be able to choose between the following three AMAZING prizes: Canon Camera IPad Mini Kitchen Aid Mixer Enter away my friends. It's going to be [...]

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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 [...]

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Weekend Wandering

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Happy Sunday!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!  I am currently on my way home from North Carolina where I was attending the She Speaks conference.  It has been an amazing couple of days, connecting with friends both old and new.  I didn't get nearly enough sleep but it was totally worth [...]

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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 [...]

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