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  • Canning Your Own Chicken Stock

    Canning Your Own Chicken Stock

    Store bought chicken broth or stock doesn't even compare to the richness of homemade broth.  Since making homemade chicken broth is so easy, it makes it a great DIY Homemade Convenience Food. I used to always store my homemade chicken broth in the freezer {just like my cooked beans}--but I've found ...

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  • My Son Is Not Like Yours–So What?

    My Son Is Not Like Yours--So What?

    No one is alike.  We all know this right? I'm tall. Some may say I'm too tall for a girl. My hair is brown, and very thin. And I'm cool with that. Most days. I could stand to lose a little bit of weight.  But chocolate keeps calling my name. I'm a Conservative Christian. ...

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  • Homemade Cleaners:: Orange Oil

    Homemade Cleaners:: Orange Oil

    The last few months I've been experimenting a lot with making my own homemade cleaners.  I've found that not only are homemade cleaners frugal, but they use ingredients that I already have in my pantry and they perform just as good {if not better!} than my favorite commercial cleaners. Homemade Orange ...

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  • Frugal Gardening 101 Ebook {Available to Subscribers!}

    Frugal Gardening 101 Ebook {Available to Subscribers!}

    As I mentioned late last week, I've been frantically working on my first ever ebook, Frugal Gardening 101:  The Comprehensive Guide to Vegetable Gardening Without Breaking the Bank. It's been a labor of love (and frustration) and I'm beyond excited to get it out there and get everyone excited about gardening. ...

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  • Staycation Ideas for Springfield, MO

    Staycation Ideas for Springfield, MO

    Partaking in a staycation is not only great on your budget {if you're careful!}, but it helps you to appreciate what you have in your own community.  Keeping your money locally is important, ya know. :) Springfield, Missouri really is one of my favorite places. While it's still a trek for us ...

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  • Frugal Gardening 101 Ebook

    Frugal Gardening 101 Ebook

    Those of you that have followed me for a while know that I'm pretty passionate about home gardening. One of the statements I hear frequently regarding gardening, is that "it's just as cheap for me to purchase the produce as it is for me to grow it." My response? I want to shout-"Not ...

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  • DIY Patriotic Wreath for Under $5!

    DIY Patriotic Wreath for Under $5!

    I'm a sucker for wreaths. I don't know what it is about them, but I love them and I just can't have enough of them! Pair my wreath obsession with my favorite holiday, July 4th, and we've got a situation! I stumbled upon a DIY Patriotic Wreath from TidyMom.net and I ...

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  • Lemon Dill Mahi Mahi Recipe

    Lemon Dill Mahi Mahi Recipe

    We've officially started our school year.  Leading up to this has been a bit nerve racking, as we've made the decision to no longer homeschool our oldest son--and instead send him back into public school.  In the 7th grade.  Am I crazy, or what?  More on all that later. In an ...

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  • Almond Pear Scones {Sugar Free!}

    Almond Pear Scones {Sugar Free!}

    With my last Azure Standard order we got 20# of pears.  We love pears as much as the next person, but pears tend to go downhill pretty fast.  In an effort to use them quickly, I started looking for various recipes with pears.  In this quest I decided that I ...

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  • Homemade Egg Rolls

    Homemade Egg Rolls

    It's no secret that we love Asian flavors and dishes.  One of our many weaknesses is egg rolls.  Purchasing them at the Chinese Restaurant {or from the grocery store} will quickly break the food budget. So, why not make your own? :) [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:38] Y-U-M-M-Y!! It’s a lot cheaper than eating out and probably ...

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Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings Recipe {September 1st}

September 1, 2013

Before you know it, it will be fall and our days will be filled with Girl Scout meetings, football games and holidays. It’s probably the busiest time of the year. So who has time to slave over the stove every day? Here’s an easy crockpot recipe that will cook while you are out in a […]

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5 Ebooks for Christian Couples Only $7.40!

August 21, 2013

Marriage is a wonderful thing! But there are always areas in which we can improve. This ebook bundle for Christian Couples is a steal of a deal and a great resource– perfect for newlyweds or even those couples who’ve been married for what seems like forever! With ideas for rekindling romance, being the best spouse […]

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Lemon Dill Mahi Mahi Recipe

August 20, 2013

We’ve officially started our school year.  Leading up to this has been a bit nerve racking, as we’ve made the decision to no longer homeschool our oldest son–and instead send him back into public school.  In the 7th grade.  Am I crazy, or what?  More on all that later. In an effort to make dinner […]

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$5 Coupon for Shoe Carnival ~ Now through September 1st! {August 16th}

August 16, 2013

Back to school time shouldn’t break the bank, but a good pair of shoes that will last your kids all year can be expensive. Thankfully there is a great coupon for Shoe Carnival where you buy one get one half off and get an extra $5 off for back to school!

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Famous Footwear Back To School sale {August 10th}

August 10, 2013

Can you believe summer is almost over? School starts back this week for my family and yesterday we had to do the unavoidable back to school shoe shopping. Luckily I only had two children to buy shoes for but if you have more than two children, don’t worry. You can Buy One Get One 1/2 off […]

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Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe {August 10th}

August 10, 2013

Next week the hustle and bustle of a new school year starts. There is nothing better than arriving home after a long day of work and school activities to find your dinner ready, courtesy of your crockpot. I love mine and I don’t think I would want to have to cook some things without it. […]

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Clark Howard: Living Large for the Long Haul Book Review {and Giveaway!}

August 6, 2013

I was recently asked if I would be willing to look over Clark Howard’s new book Living Large for the Long Haul. Real stories from real people really resonates with me.  And that’s exactly what this book has to offer.  Living Large for the Long Haul is compiled from real stories from Americans who saved, […]

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Make Your Own Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate

July 31, 2013

After scoring a great deal on strawberries, I had to figure out how I would use them all up before they went bad.  I dehydrated strawberries {a couple of dehydrator’s full!}, we ate some, and I finally made some Strawberry Lemonade Concentrate that’s been on my list of things to do for years now. I […]

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Thirty-One Outlet Sale! Up to 70% OFF!

July 18, 2013

This doesn’t happen very often, so you better act fast! TODAY through Saturday {While Supplies Last!} you can score up to 70% off select Thirty-One products! Y’all this is a steal! Stock up now for Christmas, Teacher Gifts, Birthday Gifts–or for yourself!     The Large Utility Tote is one of my favorite Thirty One […]

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Amazon Prime ~ Start your 30 day FREE trial today. {July 11th}

July 11, 2013

Have you heard about Amazon Prime? I just started my second year of having a prime account and I love it. If you are an avid shopper of Amazon, then a prime account is a must.  Join Amazon Prime – Watch Over 40,000 Movies & TV Shows Anytime – Start Free Trial Now.

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