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Make your own dishwasher detergent

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying, “‘In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”  While I certainly acknowledge the truth in that statement, I’d like to add “and dirty dishes.” Can I get an “Amen!”?

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‘Tis the season…

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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When it comes to being frugal, planning ahead is key. If you haven’t already,  now is the perfect time to make plans and begin gathering materials and ingredients for some great Christmas gifts. Pat & I have put together a few of our favorite make-at-home gift ideas that won’t break the bank.

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Using the Internet to Save Money

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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If you aren’t using the internet to save money then you’re missin’ out! Sure, you’ve heard of ebay and Amazon, but those are only the tip of the iceberg. Check out the following links and be amazed at the money saving options you have at your fingertips!

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Saving Money Using Your Freezer

Saving Money in the Kitchen

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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One super easy way to save money in the kitchen is to utilize your freezer. If you’re  not already doing that, hopefully the following tips will serve as your inspiration to get started!   1.  Don’t waste your money on store bought bread crumbs. Keep a gallon-sized Ziploc bag in your freezer and collect the […]

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Couponing Resources

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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I’m sure by now you’re familiar with many of the money-saving ideas we’ve shared in many of our older posts (see below) and you’re itchin’ to add something new to your money saving repertoire. Fortunately, there are a ton of ah-ma-zing resources available on the internet. And lucky for you, I’m posting links to a […]

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5 Frugal Family Fun Ideas

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Who wants to be dull? Not me! In all our efforts to save money we need to be sure we still take time to have fun. If your family has money in the budget to spend a week at Disney World, go for it! If […]

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Money Saving Ideas

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Looking for little ways to save big? Here are a few ideas we’ve incorporated around our house! 1. Use cloth napkins. Paper napkins may not seem very costly, but when you take into account the fact that they’re a recurring expense you realize that over the course of a year you’re spending a nice chunk […]

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Make your own!

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Candy is a southern girl who enjoys the simple things in life. Dirt road drivin’, Sunday afternoon nappin’, back yard swingin’, and sunset watchin’ are a few of the things that make her smile. She’s been married to her best friend and the love of her life for almost 25 years and is navigating motherhood with her 4 children, aged 23, 19, 14, & 11. Homeschooling for over 18 years now, she is also a bit of a word-nerd (ok, maybe more than a “bit” – she actually considers making lists of homophones to be entertaining), a lover of books and chocolate, a survivor of cancer, an author, and a hula hoop maker.
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Save money by substituting some common store bought items with your own homemade versions. Here are some really easy ways to get started!

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