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The Impossibility of “Me” Time

“Me” time.  Quiet time.  R&R.  My happy place. Whatever you call it…I ain’t gettin’ it these days. But rather than try to force it to happen, I uncharacteristically tried to start analyzing just why it’s so hard for me to get the rest and time-away-from that I know I need.  And, not in any order […]

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Fall Bucket List

Despite the fact that it’s still hotter than the devil’s toenails in South Georgia, the calendar says that autumn arrived yesterday! I have my Fall Bucket List in hand and can’t wait to start checkin’ things off. I’ve never made a bucket list before, so I’m pretty excited! I combined some of our favorite fall […]

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Saving Money Using Your Freezer

Saving Money in the Kitchen

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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Honoring husbands

It’s been both an honor and a blast to be a part of WFXL’s Mother Knows Best crew over the past few months.  I’ve come to know an amazing group of women with whom I’ve shared lots of laughs and  who have taught me so much. In this episode,  local blogger and up-and-coming motivational speaker […]

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From Fear to Flight

How many times in your life have you had a wild thought about a project or activity or career or invention or…but never moved ahead on it?  Now think about what might have been going on in your head at that time.  What thoughts were swirling around as you daydreamed? For a few years after […]

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Frugal Friday Fail!

My propensity for procrastination has unfortunately resulted in today’s post being a chronicle of failure. Here’s how the events unfolded… Earlier this week I was looking for fun, frugal craft ideas for my daughter, Sarah. I stumbled upon loads of recipes for homemade bouncy balls. Homemade bouncy balls?! Who knew we could make those things […]

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Frazzled much?

Moms are notorious for multi-tasking, are we not? It’s what we do. When a skinned-knee little one needs a snuggle while two older kids are throwin’ down like professional wrestlers in another room, we can croon, “There, there now. It’ll be all right.” while at the same time yelling, “I’mmon count to 3 and you […]

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Pray for Hannah Cate

This post is kinda personal. Many years ago I met a really neat woman.  She was a fellow homeschooler with a large, fun family.  We weren’t particularly close, but I always enjoyed spending time with her.  She was and is one of those people that you always walk away from with a smile on your […]

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My fav shower cleaner

Friday is cleaning day at my house (at least in theory!)…and every day is saving day!  So I was thrilled a few years ago to come across a DIY cleaning solution that was guar-an-teed to work great.  Now, you have to understand that in my experience ~ even though I’m a real DIY nut ~ […]

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Lessons from the Tub

I find it ironic that many of life’s most profound lessons are often revealed in the most mundane of places. At least, that’s how it works for me. I’ll be minding my own business when all of a sudden, BAM! A new revelation; a deep, my-life’s-never-gonna-be-the-same-again-if-I-take-this-seriously nugget of wisdom. I discovered one such treasure almost […]

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