DIY Homemade Applesauce Baby Food Puree Just like the Broccoli and Spinach Baby Food Puree I shared the other day, this homemade applesauce baby food puree is just as healthy, easy, and frugal! Ingredients: 1-2 apples (any variety you choose) Directions: Peel, core, and cut the apples into chunks. Place chunks in a medium pot of… [Continue Reading]

DIY Homemade Applesauce Baby Food Puree

5 Days to a Debt-Free Christmas If you have ever taken the time to read my About Me page, you already know that I am a 4th generation frugal mom. Because of the wisdom of the three generations before me, I have been blessed to grow up celebrating the Christmas season debt-free. Beginning December 1,… [Continue Reading]

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Disclaimer: I am not a medical doctor, nor do I pretend to be. I am simply sharing some ways that using all natural lemon essential oil has worked for my family. I am a dōTERRA consultant and may receive a small commission if you decide to make a purchase. 15 Practical Uses For Lemon Essential… [Continue Reading]

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Easy Grilled London Broil In our family, we consider our barbeque grill a priceless commodity. As a matter of fact, my husband is one of those people that takes the art of grilling rather seriously. I mean he did, after all, win several competitions when he had more time to enter them. MARINADE INGREDIENTS 1… [Continue Reading]

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Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this DVD in exchange for an honest review. I am so excited to bring my wonderful readers another fun giveaway for the newest VeggieTales DVD! Our family has been enjoying VeggieTales for over 13 years together and I know your family will enjoy this new DVD!… [Continue Reading]

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I have been on the prowl for some fun new crafts and recipes to try out! I collected a list of 25 popular Valentine’s recipes & crafts from around the web that caught my eye. Enjoy! FREE Valentine’s Day Cards Kids Can Make 14 Ways 14 Days: Tell… [Continue Reading]

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How many of you out there have a savings account – or would like to? If you are anything like me, you’ve had one for years, built it up, drained it, built it up again, only to have to spend it all for an emergency. Sound familiar? I want to share with you 5 ways… [Continue Reading]

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With all of the Black Friday deals pulling at us, I have decided only to publish ONE post with 10 deals that I believe you shouldn’t miss and fit the demographics of my audience well. While not every deal will pertain to you, my hope is that at least one of them will. The deals… [Continue Reading]

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  This post is intended to be a HUMOROUS way to help men (who dislike grocery shopping) to survive in the store without you. My husband sat by my side as I wrote this and laughed WITH me. 1. Write him a very detailed list When I say detailed, I mean detailed. Maps of the… [Continue Reading]

5 Tips to Help Your Man Have a Successful Grocery Shopping Trip

As a type-A, busy work-at-home, homeschooling mom of three, I appreciate planning in every aspect of the process. Every year for the past 30+ years (well before I was a mother) I write out my plans in some sort of planner. Of course over the years my planning goals have shifted so I am always… [Continue Reading]

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5 Ways to Save Money on Meat

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5 Ways to Save Money on Meat For our family of 5, our largest expense is meat. While we don’t eat meat every day, the days we do eat meat, there needs to be a healthy portion of it. With a hungry husband, two hungry growing boys, and a hungry teenage daughter (plus myself) we […]

15 Free Budget Planning Printables

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15 Free Budget Planning Printables

One key component of a successful financial strategy is budget planning. While each family’s budget may look a little different, the basic process of setting up a budget remains the same. Here are 15 FREE budget planning printables to help you plan for financial success this year! 15 Free Budget Planning Printables Paycheck Budget Printable […]

Scrumptious Blueberry Pancake French Toast Bake

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Scrumptious Blueberry Pancake French Toast Bake

Scrumptious Blueberry Pancake French Toast Bake I am typically not a big breakfast fan. Not because I don’t love the endless amount of yummy breakfast foods out there, but for some reason my tummy cannot handle eating food too early in the morning. However, my family LOVES it when I cook them special breakfasts. My […]

Easy Grilled London Broil Recipe With Homemade Marinade

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Easy Grilled London Broil In our family, we consider our barbeque grill a priceless commodity. As a matter of fact, my husband is one of those people that takes the art of grilling rather seriously. I mean he did, after all, win several competitions when he had more time to enter them. MARINADE INGREDIENTS 1 […]

Easy Homemade Chocolate Chip Mint Fudge

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Easy Homemade Chocolate Chip Mint Fudge I’ve been a lover of mint and chocolate ever since I can remember. I will never forget the first time I had a mint chocolate chip ice cream cone at Baskin Robbins – it was love at first bite! I am excited to share with you a delicious recipe […]

Easy Homemade Valentine Heart Gum Drops

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Easy Homemade Valentine Heart Gum Drops Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Our family does our very best to celebrate and love on one another 365 days a year – but we do make an effort to have a tangible showing of our love through creating things (primarily desserts) together during the week […]

Our 31-Day {no} Spending Fast

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Our 31-Day {no} Spending Fast As each new year rolls around my husband and I are certain to one thing: a 31-day no-spending fast. What is a 31-day no-spending fast? Here is what it means to us: not spending any money outside of the necessities to live that month. For us that includes: mortgage, utilities, […]

20 Free Menu Planner Printables

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20 free menu planner printables

Are you trying to save money on food? Menu planning is one of the simplest ways to save money on your grocery bill and avoid those costly last-minute trips through the drive-through lanes. Here are 20 FREE menu planner printables to help you get your menu planned in style. 20 Free Menu Planner Printables Weekly […]

15 Delicious Springtime Cookie Recipes

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15 Delicious Springtime Cookie Recipes Spring is in the air! Okay, maybe not just yet, but a girl can dream, right? Spring is one of my favorite seasons (as are the other three for their own unique reasons) and with it comes fresh scents as nature begins the cycle of beauty that leads us so […]

January’s Great Homeschool Giveaway Valued at $600

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Welcome to the January Edition of Great Homeschool Giveaways! Each month, Homeschool Giveaways and Ben and Me, along with a host of homeschool blogging friends, are bringing the homeschool community GREAT GIVEAWAYS and FREEBIES! Here’s how it works: There will be 5 INDIVIDUAL WINNERS (one from each sponsor) and . . . One GRAND PRIZE WINNER, who will be awarded every prize in the […]