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Happy Weekend! After a week in the Dominican Republic with Compassion International, today I am headed home. I can’t wait to see my girls and my husband, but I will definitely be leaving a piece of my heart behind, and honestly? I can’t wait to come back. Will you join me in sponsoring a child this week?

Of course while I was gone, you guys had some awesome posts to share! Here is what I loved this week:

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First of all, these Light and Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Burnt Apple are made healthy with white whole wheat flour and yogurt!

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These Banana & Macadamia Nut Muffins from Cozy Country Living would also make a great breakfast option!

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 These Orange Lime Sweet Rolls from The Hard Times Kitchen sound really yummy too!

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This recipe for Garlic Bacon Parmesan Potatoes from Thrifty Jinxy could be made for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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These Spinach Artichoke Calzones from A Mind Full Mom are quick, easy and full of flavor!

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Family Balance Sheets shares the secret to Cheap but Tasty Homemade Croutons and Garlic Bread! They look so good!

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I love lemon desserts in the winter–they just remind me of brighter days yet to come! This Lemon Pound Cake from Kleinworth & Co. sounds perfect!

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This Easy Napoleon Pastry from Frugal Living NW tastes like you spent hours in the kitchen but it actually comes together in minutes and requires no baking!

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Moving onto some DIY projects…Living Chic on the Cheap shares tips for making this DIY Fabric Covered Pin Board. So cute!

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These cost effective Homemade Dryer Sheets from View From the Fridge are reusable & made with your favorite essential oils!

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These tips on How to Save Money on Children’s Clothes from The Budget Mama are awesome. I totally agree with tip #4!

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Growing Up Mom shares her 7 tips on How to Find Hidden Grocery Store Savings. What a great resource!

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Suffering with cabin fever? These 6 Budget Friendly Ways to Enjoy Winter from Debt Free Divas are just the thing to snap you out of it!

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Finally, The Busy Budgeter shares The Ultimate Money Saving Checklist. Which includes 200 ways to reduce your spending, increase your savings and reach your financial goals!

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What did you love this week?

Ruth Soukup

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