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In Search of Financial Peace: 5 Things I’ve Learned So Far

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When I started this blog, it was not because I was some slick money guru or finance major who wanted to pass on my certified wisdom to the world.  Far from it, actually.  I started this blog because my spending was out of control.  I was unhappy and bored, and my husband and I were [...]

The Spring Cleaning Challenge: Conquering the Kids’ Room

Happy First Day of Spring--it's time to start our Spring Cleaning Challenge! I don't know about y'all but if it weren't for my darling children, my house would be clean all the time.  Okay, maybe not all the time, but almost all of the time.  How can two such seemingly sweet and innocent girls be [...]

The Spring Cleaning Challenge {#SpringCleaning12}

Are you ready for spring?  I am so excited to announce today that I am joining forces with 10 other bloggers to bring you this super fun Spring Cleaning Challenge.  Our goal is to motivate and encourage you all to jump into spring with a clean and organized home.  And what better motivation than public [...]

sunday shopping 9-11-11

First things first:  The winner of last week's E-Mealz giveaway is....  "I usually start by seeing what I already have on hand. I have a mass of recipes from various websites plus websites like allrecipes.com will allow you search by ingredient so I use that to see what meals I could make from stuff I [...]

Qubie coupon organization system winners

The first winner of the Qubie giveway is.... Shelly Corson (#126) Since Shelly was not referred by anyone, I was able to pick one more winner!  The second winner is... Becky Cubbage Dukes (#93) Congratulations to both winners! For those of you who didn't win, take heart!  I will be hosting another giveaway starting Monday, [...]

the big qubie giveaway! {& sunday shopping 9-4-11}

Happy Labor Day!  I hope you all are having a very fun & relaxing holiday weekend. I thought it would be fun to kick off the fall with a FUN giveaway to get you guys motivated to start using those coupons again.  Summer can be kinda crazy with vacations and activities and kids at home, [...]

happy birthday princess {& audry & ulric giveaway}

Princess turned 5 years old on Thursday. My kids' birthdays freak me out a little because as much as I love any excuse to throw a party, it is very bittersweet to see them growing up so fast. Her party won't be held for a few more weeks, but that didn't mean it wasn't a [...]

Once-a-Month Cooking {30 Meals in One Day}

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For me the hardest thing about extreme couponing is figuring out what to cook with all that food.  In fact, I started posting stockpile meal recipes each week for that very reason.  Because, really, what good is getting everything at rock-bottom prices if you have no idea what to make? I first heard about once-a-month [...]

princess world (& disney’s tangled giveaway)

Okay, so I know technically I am still on my little LWSL vacation, but I'm starting to miss you all. So I thought today I would do something just for fun. I don't know how it is where you are, but here in the girly world, I have one very excited Princess. If you know [...]

Coupons 101: Binders vs. Filing for Coupon Organization

I really don't like spending a lot of time messing with my coupons.  There are too many other things to do! If you've read my Beginner's Guide to Coupons or watched this video on quick & easy coupon organization, you know that I have always been a proponent of using a filing method for organizing [...]

Giveaway Winners: Punk Rock Mama, Nursery Love, & Kid Biz

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  I sincerely apologize for the lateness of these giveaway drawings, and for being MIA over the past week.  My gift to my family was a few days away from the computer, and as I still have family in town for the next few days, my posting will [...]

Princess, The Chatterbox (and Kid Biz I-Spy Bag Giveaway)

If you have, or have ever had a four-year-old, you will know what I'm talking about.  I love Princess to death and she is, for the most part, pretty darn angelic (especially when compared to her demon-possessed high-spirited little sister.)  But I'm not gonna lie.  Sometimes she just drives me crazy.  From the minute she wakes [...]

Homemade Gifts: Embellished Picture Frame

When we lived in Seattle, one of our favorite family outings was feeding the giraffes at the Woodland Park Zoo.  It began for Princess a serious love of all things giraffe.  Books, toys, clothing, stuffed animals--if it is related to giraffes in any way, she is all over it. So when I came across an [...]

Stocking Stuffers (& Punk Rock Momma Giveaway)

Most of my Christmas shopping these days consists of hunting for fabulous stocking stuffers.  My girls each get one "big" gift from "Santa", along with a gift from mommy & daddy (someday those two categories will be combined, but we are still deep within the midst of the "I believe in Santa Clause" phase.  I [...]

Holiday Baking Inspiration (& Nissa Lynn Apron Giveaway)

One of my very most favorite holiday traditions is baking.  I know this is going to come as a shock, but I tend to go a little overboard.  Last year I think I baked somewhere around 30 dozen cookies.  It was insane.  This year, I'm going to try to cut back just a little.  But [...]

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