24 FREE Craft Tutorials We all have different crafts that we are good at. I don’t mean just “crafting” like your grandma did, I mean the craft that you are passionate about. Some of us are passionate about photography, drawing, acting, singing, baking, cooking, sewing, knitting, quilting, and many other amazing things. One thing most… [Continue Reading]

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If you are on the hunt to purchase some fun Puppets and accessories here are a few found on Amazon for you to consider… Little Elephant Hand Puppet Easily animate the antics of this engaging Little Elephant plush hand puppet Ideal for stage and puppet theater, storytelling, teaching, daycare, pre-school, pretend play, role-playing, presentations, games,… [Continue Reading]

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Welcome to day 1 in the 5 Days to a Debt Free Christmas series! Today we are going to talk about 5 ways to celebrate Christmas debt-free. 5 Ways to Celebrate Christmas Debt-Free Ever since my husband and I knew we were going to marry one another we decided to devise a plan to become… [Continue Reading]

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Why I’ll Never Be an Extreme Couponer Growing up as a fourth-generation frugal-living mom, it’s been interesting over the last decade to watch the trend of couponing turn extreme. I say this because I’ve seen it used for good and I’ve seen it used in very wasteful ways. Some good ways I have seen it… [Continue Reading]

Why I'll Never Be an Extreme Couponer

Have you ever had one of those days? You know the kind I’m talking about.  Where you’re literally scrambling from the minute one of your kids wakes you up in the morning — until the time you fall in bed that night.  You know you’ve worked hard and taken care of needs nonstop throughout the… [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]

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Welcome to day 2 in the 5 Days to a Debt Free Christmas series! Today we are going to talk about the importance of creating a Christmas budget. The Importance of Creating A Christmas Budget I cannot count the number of times I have heard people say that they set a limit on the amount… [Continue Reading]

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Organizing your kids’ playroom may seem overwhelming or even downright impossible. Don’t worry–we’ve got you covered! This list of 15 frugal organization ideas for playrooms is full of creative and affordable ideas for storing everything from stuffed animals to Legos. Ready to get started? 15 Frugal Organization Ideas for Playrooms DIY Fabric Bins for Toys… [Continue Reading]

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Got Favado? Favado is a FREE mobile savings app that helps shoppers stop overspending by notifying them when their favorite items are on sale. Favado’s money saving experts hand select sales and coupons every week — for more than 65,000 grocery and drugstores nationwide. Favado helps you discover of the best deals at your local… [Continue Reading]

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31 Days of  No Spending As each new year rolls around my husband and I are certain to one thing: 31 days of no spending. What is 31 days of no spending? Here is what it means to us: not spending any money outside of the necessities to live that month. For us that includes:… [Continue Reading]

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7 Tips to Use Coupons Effectively

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7 tips to Use Coupons Successfully We’ve all heard it said: using coupons can help you save money. While many people have found ways to spend significantly less using coupons, they also know some tricks of the trade that have helped them to be successful. Here are 7 tips to use coupons successfully. Get organized […]

Nostalgic Zucchini Bread Muffins (From Great Grandma’s Kitchen)

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I have many nostalgic childhood memories of baking with both of my great grandmothers, both of my grandmothers, and also with my own mother. Spending so much time in the kitchen with these five wonderful women exposed me to many different family recipes from very different backgrounds. And like everyone else, I have my favorites. […]

5 Reasons my Teenage Daughter and I Started a Business Together

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Like most mothers, I want what is best for each of my children. I do my very best to be there for my children and provide them with the love, stability, and education that they need to do well in this life. I also strive to be a good role model for our daughter as […]

5 Reasons We Read Aloud as a Family

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5 Reasons We Read Aloud as a Family Like many families we value our time together and love to do things together that not only solidify our bond with Christ and as a family, but also to educate. Well before our first child was born 14+ years ago, we had made a decision to read […]

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

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Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe

Chocolate Cream Pie Recipe I’ve always been a fan of pies. Any kind, really. But there is something special about pulling a chocolate cream pie with those chocolate shavings on top out of the fridge on a warm summer day. Can I get an Amen? This recipe for chocolate cream pie is sure to please […]

Free Elementary Math Worksheets: Munchable Math-Breakfast

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Munchable Math on Todays Frugal Mom-Breakfast Foods

Just like breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, math is one of the most important skills children need to learn. Chef Digit has made it his mission to help them not only learn it, but have fun while they are doing it! Each month, Chef Digit will help your child […]

Bless a Homeschooler Giveaway {win $500 for your homeschool}

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It’s Back to (Home) School time!! It’s that time of year, when many homeschoolers are busy preparing for a new school year.  Some of you may have already started your new year, and some of you may have never stopped!  Ah, the blessing of homeschooling – to be able to do what suits your family. […]

Easy & Delicious Strawberry Pie

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Easy & Delicious Strawberry Pie Strawberries are a favorite around the Kercheval household. it is hard to keep strawberries stocked in the fridge as we all fight until the last drop to stake our claim on these luscious red berries! Living in California we have berry stands on every corner and have become regular customers […]

6 Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

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6 Ways to Reduce Food Waste and Save Money Creating meals for your family takes a lot of time, money and effort. Menu planning, shopping and cooking make up a large part of the week, as well as your family’s budget. At the end of the week do you find yourself throwing a lot of […]

20 Freezer to Slow Cooker Meals

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20 Freezer to Slow Cooker Meals

20 Freezer to Slow Cooker Meals I don’t know about you, but I get extremely excited when I am able to make healthy, low cost meals for my family. I get even more excited when I am able to add saving time to that equation as well! Today I am excited to share with you […]