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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Oxi Clean Laundry

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The only thing I know that can turn this into this is this. Get yourself a bucket of Oxi Clean. For all matters of filthiness, and stains both new and old, soak the offending garment in Oxi Clean for a day or two.  Wash as usual (I … [Keep reading…]

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Weekly Dillons Bargain Meal, 5/20

Judging by my latest Dillons ad, you'd think there was some big holiday weekend coming or something...  ;-) Great Memorial Day meal fixin's are available.  You might plan for... hamburgers ($1.99/lb.) brawtwurst ($3.99/Johnsonville 6-pack, … [Keep reading…]

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Bonus Snuggle

When my firstborn was new, she and I wiled away the hours sleeping snuggling and bonding in the recliner, and on the couch... and in my bed. My middle child; another snuggler.  I'm pretty sure that when Lance would arrive home from work he'd … [Keep reading…]

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Beverage Cool Down

Need a quick cool down for your summer beverages? When we host a cookout, we usually serve drinks out of two or three large jugs.  One for water, one for tea, and sometimes one for lemonade.  Skipping the hassle (and cost) of dragging an extra … [Keep reading…]

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Baked Beans with a Kick

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One of my most requested recipes, and I have to give the credit to my husband.  Well, maybe not full credit, but at least the inspiration. Lance doesn't like baked beans.  They're too sweet.  They're too mushy.  They're too boring.  He helped me … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of 5/20

School's out!  Always trying to look on the positive side of things, our budget cuts (had to cancel the last week of school this year to save some money) have given me an extra week with my family.  Yay for everyone being home!  Well, Lance will be … [Keep reading…]

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FTF: Living in the Lap of Luxury

My blog is a lie. Contrary to popular belief, we're waited on hand and foot.  The frugal, simple life?  Who needs it?!  We're living in the lap of luxury, oh yes.  we.  are.  May I introduce... ... our chef ... our housekeeper ... our … [Keep reading…]

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Good Food Fast

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It's no secret that we're a mobile society.  While we all appreciate and strive for the sit-down family supper, sometimes fast food is just necessary.   But not only is fast food an unhealthy and rather costly option; where we live, it isn't exactly … [Keep reading…]

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