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Saving Money | How to Freeze an Avocado


This week we have an amazing deal on Avocados (5 for $1?  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 Weekly Meal Plan January 28th – February 3rd


We have a 5-Meal Plan this week, which will serve around 5-6 people per meal. Leftovers can be saved for work lunch the next day or freeze the extra meals for later.   Each of these recipes is based on items that are on sale this week at Fry’s – in most cases, you may […]

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Smart Money Tour: Dave Ramsey DISCOUNT

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If you missed this last week… we are excited to tell you that Dave Ramsey is coming to FIVE locations around the U.S. this Spring for the Smart Money Tour! We are also just as excited that he is coming for the EntreLeadership tour too!  If you are in any of these areas, you will NOT want to […]

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8 Alternative Uses for ALL those FREE Panty Liners

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Do you have Panty Liners? Lots of them? If so, this post is for you.  We can pick up Carefree Liners for FREE this week – see how HERE. Yes you can use them for what they are MADE for but seriously with the opportunity to score them for FREE or super cheap, can we […]

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Easy Ways to Use Lemons at Home | From Pets to Cleaners & More


  Chances are … if you do a considerable amount of cleaning at home, you use commercial cleaning products – when I go to the store it seems as if almost everything there is offered ALSO in Lemon Scent. Right?!  Especially Lysol….   I can buy cleaners like that but I can’t use them here […]

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100% Wool Dryer Balls {Dryer Sheet Replacement}


Just last week we mentioned picking up Wool Dryer Balls on Amazon – they had a great deal to score 6 for just $16 (which is a GREAT price). If you don’t currently use dryer balls or haven’t heard of them, they are a great way to shorten your dryer time to save you money. […]


10 Creative Uses for Baby Wipe Containers


With the new cooler looking wipe containers comes my ardent desire to keep them all, compound that with my daughters love of Frozen and the fact that we all use diaper wipes in the house for one thing or another I started to scour the internet for more and more uses for these handy dandy containers. […]

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Buttermilk Substitute – How to Make your Own Buttermilk


Do you have a Lemon Tree in your yard? We do…. and so do my in laws – check out what they picked yesterday. How crazy is that?  She has 2 trees – even more.. this is the 3rd bucket she has picked since Sunday. I think that’s incredible.  We don’t have quite as many […]

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10 Alternative Uses for Dental Floss

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  Just a few weeks ago I let you know that I cleaned out my pantry – probably one of the best things I have done in a LONG time. Not only did I realize I have WAY more food than I thought… I discovered we also have an addiction to dental floss.  I knew […]


Neat Ways to Repurpose an Artificial Christmas Tree

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The time has come, after months of planning and anticipation it’s time to  take down that Christmas Tree that you so lovingly decorated and put up for the family.  If you have an artificial tree it may, after a few seasons or attacks from kids or pets, be ready to be put out to pasture. […]


15 Ways to Use Too Much Vodka

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  Over the last few weeks we have been fortunate enough to score some incredible deals on Vodka – at Bashas, and at CVS. Many of you have also picked up deals at Albertsons as well. Although it did require some out of pocket expense, the deals made for the best gift ideas – for […]

How to Save Money by Building a Gift Closet

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How many of you are building a gift closet? We have one and it has literally saved me at least a half dozen times this past year. With an 8 year old that gets invited to birthday parties almost every other week, it’s a necessity for us to have stuff on hand – just in […]

Frugal New Year | How to Host a Taco Party

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You want to spend some time with friends or family and wrap up 2014 in a fun yet frugal way?  Don’t want to resort to $5 pizza pizza?   We suggest throwing a Taco Party – not only is it easy to put together, it won’t break the bank and you don’t have to be […]

Alternative Uses for Silica Gel Packets

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These little packets use to always get thrown out.  But then one day I figured that there had to be a way for me to reuse them.  I was through empty boxes of shoes in my closet and fished out all these packets. But… as I went to toss them, part of me got to […]

44 Handmade Christmas Ornaments To Make with your Children


  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 […]