Welcome to day 3 in the 5 Days to a Debt Free Christmas series! Today we are going to talk about why you should buy Christmas gifts year-round. Why You Should Buy Christmas Gifts Year-Round In my family we are always on the lookout for thoughtful, frugal gifts for one another. It really gives us… [Continue Reading]

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Sore muscles can really change the way we get through, or don’t make it through, a day at work or exercise session. Even if you just need to get through a day at home, sore muscles can make it near impossible and very uncomfortable. It turns out that there are a lot of plants that… [Continue Reading]

Plant Infused Products to Soothe Sore Muscles

20 Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Meals From Costco For $150 Who likes to save time and money? I do! I do! And who likes it when you can find delicious whole food menus and shopping lists to help make this happen? I do, too. A while back I shared 15 Freezer Meal Cookbooks to… [Continue Reading]

20 Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Meals From Costco For $150

4 Tips to Avoid Cleaning Burnout If you are a mom, chances are that you have experienced burnout when it comes to cleaning your house. Perhaps you don’t like to clean. Or maybe it’s that you have too much on your plate. Maybe it’s just the season of life you are in <insert your descriptor… [Continue Reading]

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2nd Annual Last Minute Homeschool Curriculum Funds Giveaway Hello friends! Welcome to the 2nd annual Last Minute Homeschool Curriculum Funds Giveaway! This year we are giving away $300 in Paypal cash divided up into two winners – each winner will receive $150 in PayPal cash to help purchase homeschool curriculum for their family. Last year… [Continue Reading]

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How to Coupon Without Losing Your Mind I don’t know about you, but I realized all too quickly that my personality mixed with extreme, serious business couponing was NOT a healthy combination. Seriously. I am not knocking those who are extreme couponers, but I am saying that I know for sure that it doesn’t work for… [Continue Reading]

How To Coupon

The days are getting longer and the kids are getting antsy for the end of the school year. Heat, humidity and fun-filled days are just around the corner! Are you feeling a little anxious about how you’re going to afford the summer fun? I know how difficult it can be at times to balance the… [Continue Reading]

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 50+ Dr. Seuss Freebies & Deals In honor of Dr. Seuss’ contribution to children’s literacy and of course to celebrate the day of his birth, I have compiled a list of 50+ Dr. Seuss related freebies and deals! I hope this list encourages you to and your child(ren) both young and… [Continue Reading]

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! 50+ Dr. Seuss Freebies & Deals

Experiencing True Joy in Your Homeschool Our family has been on our homeschooling journey for over a decade. We’ve had our ups and downs and our fair share of “I’m not sure if we should keep doing this” moments. But the truth is that there has been one thing that has outweighed all of the… [Continue Reading]

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If you’ve hung out on my site for any length of time, you’ll quickly see that our family will make treats for any occasion. Valentine’s day is no exception! This semi-homemade coconut oatmeal M&M’s brownie recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any day of the year. You could easily swap out the colors of… [Continue Reading]

Semi-Homemade Coconut Oatmeal M&M's Brownie Recipe


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Sweet Potato Black Bean Hash & Baked Eggs

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Hash & Baked Eggs I am a sucker for potatoes. I don’t care what kind they are or how they are cooked, I just love them. I’m always looking for new ways to sneak potatoes in that are also healthy. I really enjoy making this sweet potato black bean hash with […]

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Family Movie Night: Everlasting Family Fun

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Are you looking for some wholesome family movie night ideas? If so, then you should check out my friend Alicia’s new series: 10 Fabulous Family Movie Nights! I posted over in her series about Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory and gave a lot of suggestions for crafts, birthday party ideas, conversation starters, and more! […]

7 Ways to Get Books for Free or Cheap

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Are you an avid reader? I am. My absolute favorite thing to be doing is to be reading in a cozy spot with a big old blanket on top of me! Do you skip from book to book, or read one cover-to-cover before moving on to the next? Regardless of your reading habits, everyone loves […]

Top Picks Homeschool Curriculum Guide Giveaway ($6,300 in prizes!!)

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Have you checked out the Top Picks 2015 Homeschool Curriculum Guide? It’s organized by subject and FULL of some of the very BEST homeschool curriculum choices! We love these companies and their products so much that we wanted to be able to give away a few to you for FREE! And by a few, we […]

15 Free Things to do With Your Kids This Summer

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Summer. This one word brings joy to the hearts of children all over the world. Why? Because summer is reminiscent of lots of free play in the sun, free time, and the ability to hang out with family and friends a little more often. And popsicles. Who doesn’t love popsicles? Every summer, we do our […]

Egg-free Vanilla Pudding Pops

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Egg-free Vanilla Pudding Pops In our home we have a plethora of food allergies to work through and one of them is eggs. This recipe for homemade egg-free vanilla pudding pops is a great way to enjoy a cool and creamy treat without eggs. My youngest son loves these and I am so glad that […]

All Natural Homemade Essential Oil Cough Syrup Recipe

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If anyone has spent any time on my site they’ll know that I grew up using essential oils. As a matter of fact, the very first thing my mom did after I was born was oil my feet with Roman Chamomile oil! I have literally been using essential oils every day for nearly 40 years. […]

5 Ways to Save on School Supplies

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Before we know it the dog-days of summer will be upon us and, with it, paper, folders, pencils and markers will be in every advertisement. Does the thought of stocking-up on all of the school necessities make you feel a bit overwhelmed? …Not sure how you’re going to fulfill the teachers’ endless list of requirements? […]

Homemade Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie Recipe

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  Homemade Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie Recipe The first time I had a pizza cookie was about 30 years ago. I remember having a sleepover with one of my dear friends and her mom making us our own pizza cookies in our own personal tiny cast iron skillets. I remember the way it was a […]

Experiencing True Joy in Your Homeschool

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Experiencing True Joy in Your Homeschool Our family has been on our homeschooling journey for over a decade. We’ve had our ups and downs and our fair share of “I’m not sure if we should keep doing this” moments. But the truth is that there has been one thing that has outweighed all of the […]