FTF: When Cyber Friends Become Real Life Friends

In a completely spontaneous, rapid-fire emailing, quick-decision making turn of events, I got to spend Tuesday with two of my favorite bloggers!  See?! While Laura and I did meet at a birthday party once (Laura may remember nothing aside from … [Keep reading…]

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Children – Natural Minimalists

Children are naturally frugal, simple beings. They crave food, shelter, and loving attention.  Pretty basic. As adults, we tend to complicate our kids' lives unnecessarily, which can easily lead to overspending on them.  We're the ones who give … [Keep reading…]

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Chicken Marinade

One of my favorite things about summer is the food.  We often fill the grill and then eat from that one cooking session for the rest of the week.  Love it! My uncle clued me in to what is now our favorite marinade for grilled chicken breasts.  … [Keep reading…]

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Washing Windows

I can't say that washing windows is my favorite way to spend sunny spring afternoons, but thanks to my mom I do know how to make them shine!  (And thanks to my children, I don't stress when they are smudged up 10 minutes after I've tackled the … [Keep reading…]

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The Best is Yet to Come

We went to visit my brother today.  The kids know him only through our memories, but they do know him. Burdened with the weight of all there is to teach them, I was also struck once again with gratitude... for this earthly life is … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of 5/25

I may fall flat on my face with this whole "planning all three meals" thing for the summer, but... well... it wouldn't be the first time and it certainly won't be the last!  Here goes - Sunday scrambled eggs, whole wheat cinnamon raisin … [Keep reading…]

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Try it Tuesday: It’s a Start

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I am so excited about Donielle's new Try it Tuesday challenge!  (never mind that I'm nearly a week behind...)  What great motivation to work toward a healthier family and healthier home. Here are some things I'm trying this week. I'm trying to … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: Fun Times

It's that time again! Bring on the summer sun... ... and the soggy pants.  ;-) What Finer Things are you celebrating this week? Link up and let us know! Please link to your Finer Things post and leave a link directing your readers … [Keep reading…]

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Grocery Stewardship

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In this thought-provoking post over at Faith and Family Live, Danielle asks "How much do you spend on groceries?" After adding my own thoughts and comparing my spending to that of other families, it hit me. What we spend on groceries compared … [Keep reading…]

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