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  25+ Budgeting Tips - keep money in your pocket! It seems like everyone is looking for ways to cut back these days.  No matter how much we make, there's always going to be something that gobbles up our hard earned cash.  Here's some of my favorite budget saving tips! 1.  Everything I've been reading laetely says to start with a...
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08.28.15 Chinger?
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Yes, the rumors are true.  After years of flirtatious glances, Chocolate and Ginger have finally gotten together. Another Hollywood couple is born and this one without the typical 2-year shelf life of Hollywood romance. That’s right, Chinger is here to stay, folks.  I know it might sound like an unlikely combination but these two flavors...
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Brownie in a mug featured
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How Does She Make Brownie In a Mug? Do you ever get a chocolate craving, but don't really want to make an entire batch of brownies because you know you'll eat the whole thing? Ha! Or maybe the kids want a fun and yummy treat, but don't want to take the time to bake something? I'm loving this brownie in a mug idea. The perfect size for 1 serving...
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Quest for the Best Rockin Your Next Vacation (featured)
by  |  posted under Anti Boredom Busters, Family, Family Time, Fun With Kids, Holiday, Other Fun Holidays, Summer, Traditions, Uncategorized
  I recently got back from a big family trip to the Oregon Coast that included my parents, all of my siblings, their spouses, and seven grandchildren.  We caravanned in four car-loads with 24+ hours of total driving ahead of us.  Armed with travel snacks, DVDs, coloring books, and barf bags...we were ready to go. But not before a...
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by  |  posted under Family Time, Great Deals, Uncategorized
If you have kids, chances are they want to go to Disneyland. If it’s your family’s first time making the trek to the Happiest Place on Earth, it can seem a little overwhelming. To help you plan the perfect trip, we’ve put together the ultimate Disneyland vacation planning checklist to make sure you get everything you need in the proper...
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Preserving fresh herbs (featured)
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If your garden is giving you an abundance of too many fresh herbs at once, don't let them wilt.  Dry them!  Or, if you picked up a bundle of fresh herbs from the farmer's market, don't let them spoil in the fridge.  Dry them!  Preserving fresh herbs is a simple method where you can enjoy summer-flavored herbs all winter long. Air...
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Lemon Meringue Cookies (featured)
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  Yes. I'm back with another cookie recipe. I think I might have a cookie addiction - a real problem! I just can't get enough! In my defense, though, my last recipe was a fresh salsa, so there's that. So, here's the story. While visiting my parents in British Columbia this summer, my mom bought some amazing lemon cookies with white...
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Thrive (featured)
by  |  posted under Food Storage, Snacks, Uncategorized
I'm a deal kind of girl so I'm always keeping my eye on the Thrive specials.  This month I was beyond excited to see peanut flour as August's monthly Q-Pon.  (I know, only one week left but we all procrastinate anyway, right?)  I feel like $15.09 for a giant can of this goodness (with 90 servings!) is already a pretty great deal but for the...
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cheesy bread
by  |  posted under Breads, Video
  How Does She Make The-Perfect-Side-Dish-Cheesy-Bread? Ever notice how the perfect side dish can take your meal from good to AMAZING? This Cheesy Bread is one of THOSE side dishes. We've included video so you can see for yourself just how easy it is to make (and enjoy) this perfect-side-dish-cheesy-bread!   How Does She...
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08.19.15 DIY USA Wall Art
DIY USA wall art (featured)
by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Do It Yourself, Patriotic Holidays
I may have an obsession with maps and globes. It's my hope that it creates curiosity and a sense of exploration with my children. This wooden DIY USA wall art is my new favorite wall decor and it was easy. I'm not just saying that...really. In fact, I had a friend do this project with me. A friend who had never picked up power tools before and...
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