Starting A Recipe Swap

As a work at home, homeschooling, mother of two, and wife of a military man, my days are packed with “To Do’s”. Because of this, it’s very easy to fall into the same few meals, over and over again! That’s why I love Recipe swaps.

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Getting Ready For the New Year

With the New Year among us, many are looking at how to make this year even more successful, than last. This may be on a business level, a personal level or even a family level. When you have so many ideas, bouncing around in your mind, it’s often hard to get started.

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Tips On How To Save Money

I don’t know many people nowadays that aren’t looking for ways to save money. With the economy the way it is, we’re all looking for ways to save a few bucks. Here’s 5 simple tips to get you started:

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Homemade Cleaners: Save Money And Stay Away From Chemicals

Homemade Clean-Up Wipes

What you need:

  1. Paper Towels (the thicker the better)
  2. Favorite cleaners
  3. Containers
  4. Water

Cut the paper towels in half and put it in some type of upright container. Pour over any of your favorite cleaners. (I use Pine-Sol) Then just add some water. It is so nice and easy when you go from room to room to clean. All you need is the container of wipes. I also keep some on hand for cleaning glass/mirrors.

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Protecting Your Financial Security Around The Holidays

Christmas is right around the corner. For me, that used to be a stressful thought. Christmas is the most expensive time of year for us. We have both of our daughter’s birthdays in December, my husband’s birthday, our Anniversary…. AND then….CHRISTMAS! If I wasn’t a planner, this could have destroyed our finances for a good part of the next year. Here are some ways to plan for Christmas, and avoid that financial stress… even if you’re starting at the end of October.

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Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

The holidays are coming once again, and this year the budget seems tighter than ever. You really want to give meaningful gifts to those close to you, but want to be friendly to your pocket. Here are some wonderful gifts that won’t hit that budget, quite so hard this year.

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Halloween Money Savers

I’ve always noticed that most “Holiday Money Saving” articles, are written about Christmas. Not many focus on the other holiday’s that tend to get a little expensive. Halloween being one of them. You might be thinking, “How much can you really save on Halloween?” I’m here to tell you, when you start adding up the expenses of candy, costumes, parties for the kids….you can end up spending an arm and a leg.

Here are a few money saving tips to help you keep control of Halloween spending…

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Fun Birthday Themes

Costume Parties

These are not only fun, it gives you a chance to get your creative juices flowing. Decide on a costume theme, or let it be a free for all. If you go with a free for all, decorating can be as cheap as you’d like. You can buy a variety of decorations, create a variety of food, and go crazy on the cake. Since there isn’t a theme, you can buy a variety of different themed items…basically, anything you find on clearance can be used. This goes for foods as well. Serve what you have on hand. This is cheap and easy for you, but your guests will think it was all part of the free for all theme.

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8 Cheap Or Free Ways To Relax

Whether you are a full-time stay at home mom/dad or a full-time professional business woman/man, we all need a way to relax every once in awhile. If we can find a way to save some money, even better. Here are 8 tried and true ways to relax for nearly nothing.

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