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Cleaning out the pantry

I recently realized that I’m not only too busy these days, but that I’m going through a season of chronic disorganization.  It’s driving me crazy.  No, really!  I’ve got my hands in too many things, and it shows.  The worst part is the clutter: books and papers scattered across (almost) every horizontal surface in my […]

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‘Tis the season…

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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Seasons Change

I  love the changing of the seasons. Spring and autumn are my favorite…A welcome relief from the harshness of their predecessors.   The warmth of spring promises new life after the bleak, barren days of winter.  

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How Our Marriage Survived a Health Crisis

My friend Elizabeth over at Yes They’re All Ours recently asked me to write a guest post for her series on maintaining marriages during times of crisis. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our health crisis was my battle with breast cancer, I thought this would be the perfect time to share the post with our […]

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Essential Oils at Home

Many people automatically assume that “natural” equals “expensive”.  Today’s Frugal Friday post, a contribution from Mom’s Morning Coffee friend Wendy Craft, features several recipes for household cleaning solutions made with essential oils and other simple products.  While these may be an add-on to other items already on your shopping list, you’ll find that you can […]

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We’ve all had those times…sometimes you see ’em coming, sometimes you don’t. You’re in line at the grocery store and you’re tired and stressed and have a ton of stuff still left to do and the line is long and… You get to the cashier and she’s as smart alecky and un-helpful as they come. […]

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Book Review – “The Princess and the Kiss”

In an age where morality is mocked and “anything goes” is the mantra that’s shouted to our children from every available media source, The Princess and the Kiss offers a wonderfully refreshing change of pace. In this beautifully illustrated book, Jennie Bishop tells the enchanting story of  a princess who is given a precious gift at the […]

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Using the Internet to Save Money

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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Who Am I?

A young friend of mine recently posed the following question on Facebook: “How is ‘what’ you are separate from ‘who’ you are?… Are they two different things? Or the same thing?” Pretty deep stuff, if you ask me. And she did. I responded with this: “I think that ‘who’ I am is different than ‘what’ […]

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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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