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Summer is here, which means it is HOME. BUYING. SEASON. (Let’s face it, no one wants to deal with moving during the school year, so this ends up being a hot time. For home buying, and weather. See what I did there? I crack myself up.) Anyhow, I wanted to share some food for thought:…

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Entertaining Through The Ages

If you have read any of my posts before then you already know that I have a twelve year old and a two year old and I always tell people this is because God has a sense of humor and, luckily, a plan.  Our children are literally 10 years and one day apart.  I think…

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Avoiding Appliance Drain

Lower your electricity bill this month by eliminating all vampire charges. The term, “vampire charges,” refers to all the electricity used by your appliances when they’re plugged in but not in use. This means that – even when your toaster and cellphone charger aren’t being used – they still drain electricity just by being plugged…

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DIY Costumes

It’s fun for the family when everyone dresses up on Halloween, but it can also get pricey. With a little bit of creativity, though, there are lots of exciting costumes you can put together at home. The grunge-style clothing you wore in college would look hilarious on your teenager. Have your kiddo step into a…

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I have a rather large obsession with Rifle Paper Co. and about everything she illustrates and sells. So much so, that for my birthday in September, I asked for this 2018 Inspirational Quote Calendar: Which is now hanging in my office, despite the fact I’ve got another 3 months before I can really even use…

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Pumpkin Savings

Waiting until Oct. 30 or a few days before Halloween to buy pumpkins could help you save. Many stores sell pumpkins at deep discounts right around Halloween to decrease their inventory before the big post-Halloween price drop. You can plan on carving the pumpkins on Halloween instead of earlier in the season when the pumpkins…

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When I started my job, my office came with some artwork already on the walls, but I’ve been wanting to do something that felt more like me for a while. The only problem? I needed something at least 2 feet x 2 feet or larger, and everything large enough to make a difference on the…

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Portion it Yourself!

Grocery shopping is fourth on the list of five things Americans spend most of their money on. There’s no need to make your bills even higher by purchasing pre-portioned foods for a quick-packed lunch. Buying small bags of chips instead of one family-sized bag, or a single-portion bag of baby carrots instead of a larger…

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