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Happy Weekend! This afternoon I am heading to Atlanta to meet up with my fellow Compassion Bloggers before we fly to the Dominican Republic tomorrow. Our goal is not only to raise awareness about some of the incredible work Compassion is doing in that country, but to help 300 kids find sponsors this week! I would love to invite each of you to follow our journey online, on Instagram, or by following #compassionbloggers on Twitter!

In other news, our Secret 13 Essay Contest finalist this week was Amanda  from “Letters to Samantha” , who wrote about the lessons she learned after her home was destroyed by a flash flood. You can read her journey here. There is still plenty of time to submit your own entry for a chance to win an all expenses paid cruise for four on the Carnival Sunshine, so be sure to check out all the details HERE!

And now on to the good stuff. Here is what I loved this week:

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First of all, this tahini-free Easy Homemade Hummus from the Simple Recipes Club looks so easy–perfect for a healthy afternoon snack!

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These Crispy Rosemary and Sea Salt Wedges from Sparkles in the Everyday look so good!

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Mmm…this Simple White Chicken Chili Recipe from Luv a Bargain would be the perfect meal to warm up a chilly night.

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 This Greek-Inspired Orzo Salad with Roasted Vegetables from The Hard Times Kitchen sounds absolutely delicious!

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This Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad from the Savvy Saving Couple sounds really yummy too!

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 This Creamy White Cheddar Shells with Shrimp and Peas from The Seasoned Mom is a one dish meal that would be perfect for an easy weeknight meal. My kids are begging me to try it!

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 Moving on to the sweeter stuff…this Frozen Yogurt Bark from Julie is Coco and Coco was my girls’ favorite pick this week–a sweet treat without the guilt!

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 This No Churn Cherry Cheesecake Ice Cream from the Cincy Shopper can be made without an ice cream  machine! YUM!

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These Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Blue Crab Martini would be great sweet treat for the kids!

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Onto some DIY crafts…this Peppermint Swirled Soap from Frugal Family Home looks so easy to make!

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 My Love for Words shared these cute Free Printable Organization Labels–perfect motivation to clear some clutter!

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Still need a Valentine’s Day gift? RachelAnn has these adorable Valentine’s Coupons that can be personalized to make a quick yet special gift!

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The Coconut Head’s Survival Guide has a Movie & Popcorn Family Fun Night resource that can help you plan a night everyone will enjoy!

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This Budget Tune Up from Mom’s Favorite Stuff allows you track all your expenses in an easy detail orientated printable!

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Our Simple Homestead shares her secrets for Learning to Live on Less. Tip number 4 is something our family is definitely learning more about!

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Graceful Little Honey Bee shares 35 Frugal Foods to Buy When Your Broke. This list can also help your family eat healthier!

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Finally, Sarah Titus shares 6 Wise Things to do With Your Tax Refund. Tip number 2 is one most financial advisers would agree with!

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What did you love this week?

Ruth Soukup

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