Graham Cracker Crust

When I walked by the graham cracker pie crusts in the store last week, I glanced at the price tag and realized that this is yet another convenience food that I could probably make a little healthier and a lot cheaper on my own.  A little effort goes … [Keep reading…]

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Menu Plan, Week of April 6

I simply cannot believe that Holy Week has arrived.  Where does the time go?!  In addition to preparing our hearts and home for Easter, we're celebrating Lance's birthday tomorrow.  We keep birthdays pretty simple around here, but he will feast on a … [Keep reading…]

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Finer Things Friday: The Power of Positive Thinking

Earlier this week when I was showing off pictures of our snow on Twitter, here, and here, a few people sent their condolences. Better you than me. Oh, I'm so sorry. What a mess. As with nearly any situation in life, our late-March blizzard … [Keep reading…]

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Search Swagbucks and Save

Like free stuff?  Me, too! Several months ago I was introduced to Swagbucks, an online search engine (search results come from Google) where you win random points for searching the internet (something I do anyway.)  I signed up right away, … [Keep reading…]

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Weekly Dillons Bargain Meals, 4/1

If you only visit Dillons once this week, go tomorrow!  The following fantastic deals are available Thursday, April 2, only. One dozen eggs:  89¢ (Stock up!  Buy a bunch for Easter.) Land O Lakes butter:  $1.69 (Great price for butter.  Go for … [Keep reading…]

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Children’s Chapter Book Series

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Last year, in a six month span, it was the complete Little House on the Prairie series.  Currently, we're flying through The Boxcar Children.  Reading chapter books at bedtime with my oldest has become a much anticipated nightly event. When we're … [Keep reading…]

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Spring Snow

Two out of our three children thought that the weekend's freak snowstorm was a Finer Thing! Want to guess how she felt about it? Check 5MFM for more Wordless Wednesday. … [Keep reading…]

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April Fool’s Day Family Fun

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Break out of your routine this week to have some April Fool's Day family fun.  Laughter within a loving family is definitely one of the Finer Things in Life!  Here are ten easy ideas to get you started. Reverse your meals:  supper for breakfast, … [Keep reading…]

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Tiny Town Snow Removal

We have a long driveway.  A really long driveway for Tiny Town standards.  It comes in handy for bike riding and scootering and such. Not so handy when it's buried under 14 inches of snow with 2-3 foot drifts. Clearing this little path took us … [Keep reading…]

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