44 Handmade Christmas Ornaments To Make with your Children

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  Starting tomorrow my kids are on Christmas Break – are yours? If they are… hopefully you have things planned!  We have a busy 2 weeks ahead of us.. but if you don’t have anything on the calendar make sure you take some time to make some ornaments with your kids. If you are crafty […]

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15 Ways to Reuse Citrus Peels

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We have TONS of lemons on our tree right now…  my in laws do too. I have been enjoying every minute of them. I can’t have enough – kids love homemade lemonade, and I love to throw the peels down the garbage disposal because it makes the disposal smell great.   Don’t forget to keep your […]

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15 Holiday Gifts for Teachers

15 Holiday Gifts for Teachers

When you’re making your holiday shopping list, don’t forget to include your children’s teachers. You don’t have to spend a lot to give them a gift they’ll really enjoy. I put together a list of 15 Holiday Gifts for Teachers below. Most of them are simple to make, so you and your kids can put […]

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How to Make Homemade Orange Cleaner

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  This week we have a really good price on Oranges – you can’t get any better than FREE. If you picked some up like we did, keep the peels. They’ll come in handy. We NEVER throw any of those peels away…  I have Mason Jars, and we keep the peels in the jar, and […]

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Organize your Cluttered Pantry {+ Pantry Organization Checklist}

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This weekend looks like a rainy one – and because we are a little limited in what we can do…  we are, for the most part, staying home. We been working on organizing each room of our house for the last few weeks – getting rid of excess stuff we don’t need so we can […]

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Easy 3-Ingredient Oven Cleaner

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This week I got a wild bug to clean my oven. Because I use it to bake everything from chicken to cookies, almost daily, it gets dirty quickly. No matter how cautious I am, things spill, they burn up, and, it smell. I refuse to pay for the oven cleaner in a can.. the thought […]

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How to Host a Holiday Cookie Exchange

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Have you ever hosted (or, been to) a Holiday Cookie Exchange? I’m going to one this weekend.. I have a close friend, that hosts every year.   We have fun… we love cookies, so it works out well. My older children love to go – why wouldn’t they?  They’re cookie-lovers so it’s right up their […]

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12 Different Ways to Use Pomegranate Seeds {+ Pick up for $.49 this Week}

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Through the end of January.. you will likely find Pomegranates featured at the grocery store. This week they are $.99 at Fry’s. That’s a great deal. Not to mention you can use a coupon to pay even less – $.49 – check your inserts: $.50 off POM Wonderful Fresh Pomegranate 10/26 SS (x 12/31) $.50 […]

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15 Fun Ways to Use your Cookie Cutters

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Do you have a stash of old cookie cutters laying around, stuffed in the back of a kitchen drawer?   I cleaned out my drawers in my kitchen this week to pack up a bunch of things & found just over 20 odd cookie cutters squashed behind all my other cooking utensils. Because I didn’t want […]

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Saving Money | How to Freeze an Avocado

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This week we have an amazing deal on Avocados (6 for $.99?  I think that is INCREDIBLE!)  I love living in Arizona, because believe it or not, we have some of the best produce prices around. At least I like to think so. When I go up North to Minnesota to visit family, we really […]

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Fry’s: One Dozen Eggs $.74 {+ How to Freeze for Later Use}

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    Don’t forget to stock up on cheap Eggs this week at Fry’s: Fry’s Large Eggs, 12 ct, Grade AA – $0.99  Use the $.25 off ONE Dozen Eggs, Jingit offer Pay $.74 ea. If you are looking to stock up this week but fear not being able to use them, you can save yourself some expense by […]

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15 Adorable Reindeer Crafts

15 Reindeer Crafts

  I LOVE this list, maybe I just love Rudolph and Reindeers, but this list is full of the CUTEST reindeer crafts.   My daughter loves to poke around on Pinterest… I don’t mind but then she gets really crazy ideas to make crafts. Not to mention I spent Sunday at Michael’s and then she was […]

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52 Week Savings Challenge

52 Week Money Challenge

It’s not quite a new year… but this is something that I have been wanting to do now for some time.  Most of us are in Holiday Mode – buying up tons of gifts so we can be prepared for Christmas this year with our gift giving – and while I think it’s important to […]

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14 Uses for 20 Mule Team Borax {+ a Coupon}

14 Uses for 20 Mule Team Borax

  We rarely .. and I mean, rarely, see coupons for 20 Mule Team Borax. But last week we scored one… for  $1 off ONE 20 Mule Team Borax.  IF you haven’t ever picked up a box, you can find it in the laundry care aisle at your local Target.  Most other retailers have it as […]

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Making your Own Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

  We mentioned just a few days ago that you can pick up a coupon for 20 Mule Team Borax – you can score it at Target for just $2.99 after coupon. Borax comes in really handy around your home – it has MANY uses.. which we will discuss here soon. I use Borax for […]

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