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Simple and frugal homemade play dough

  My kids love play dough. In fact we have entire tote of toys devoted to play dough. They can play with it for hours. The stuff dries out and we forget to buy more, so when they want it we never have it.  I am sure you have seen the dried up play dough…… Continue reading Simple and frugal homemade play dough

parenting · Uncategorized

Mama-take a break! You deserve it!

Beep. Beep. Beep. 3:40 my husband’s alarm went off Its spring break here. My kids were all sleeping. Silence. Solitude. I knew I would have at least three hours before my kids woke up for the day. Instead of falling back asleep I took full advantage of the quiet time.  My body was aching for…… Continue reading Mama-take a break! You deserve it!

Christianity · frugality · Uncategorized

Credit score, I don’t need no stinking credit score!

Once upon on a time there was a girl who graduated college and was excited to begin her future.  With stars in her eyes and a wedding ring on her left hand, she landed her first teaching job and bought her first home with her new husband. The new husband was a design engineer and…… Continue reading Credit score, I don’t need no stinking credit score!

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Frugal Thursday ramblings

Dinner had been done and the kitchen was cleaned hours ago, when my  husband mentioned that he needed more food for his snack day tomorrow at the office. In the corporate office where my husband works the guys are on snack rotation every Friday. Tomorrow happens to be his. He had already made jalapeno roll-ups…… Continue reading Frugal Thursday ramblings

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Some frugal tips for your Monday

Soups and stews are a great way top use up leftovers, get your veggies, and stay within a budget.  We have been on a huge soup kick here at my house. Cheesy potato soup, chili, and tortilla soup have been in my crock pot lately.  I can make a 5 qt. crock pot of soup…… Continue reading Some frugal tips for your Monday

Cleaning/Household · Uncategorized

Spring into cleaning! Tried and true products to stock up on.

Dark winter days got you down? Have the sunless days of winter zapped you of your motivation?  I know here in northern Michigan, we have had no more than five sunny days since Christmas.  Its been a tad depressing for sure. However, we are on a mid-winter thaw for the next few days and today…… Continue reading Spring into cleaning! Tried and true products to stock up on.

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Meal planning and other Sunday randomness

I had some time this afternoon to get some meal prep done for the week ahead.  My 11 year old daughter I and worked together while the rest of the kids napped or played outside. After church on Sundays I typically am exhausted and tend to do more mundane chores around the house. However, today…… Continue reading Meal planning and other Sunday randomness