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Thrift store challenge

One of my favorite decor blogs, Young House Love, hosted a thrift store challenge last week based on a new song by a popular rap artist. While I did not enjoy the song (which was sadly full of profanity) I couldn’t pass up an excuse to go thrifting!! I took MiniMe with me and we […]

A simple project and a new and exciting way to kill spiders!

After church Sunday the whole family stopped by Lowes to pick up some knobs for Novella’s newly painted chest/night stand (post on that project coming this week!). While we were there we picked up some basil and a couple of tomato plants for the patio. While we do have a back yard we share it […]

Garage sales!

I haven’t been to garage sales in years — mainly because I’ve been in declutter mode and I knew I would buy things I didn’t need if I went. But I’ve been meaning to go since we moved because we got rid of A LOT of stuff before we moved. We literally sold almost every […]

Menu Plan Monday

Breakfasts: Cereal Oatmeal packets Homemade granola cereal Muffins/ smoothies Eggs/ bacon/ biscuits Oatmeal packets or cream of wheat Whole grain pancakes Lunches: Snackie Roll ups/ wraps Sandwiches Dinners: Cheese and turkey bacon paninis on oat bread/ grapes Pasta with sauce/ green beans Stir fry over rice Soup and salad Tacos Homemade pizza Homemade macaroni and […]

CVS deal of the week: We saved 93%!!

Kenny worked a great deal for me tonight at CVS. Since we got it done early in the week I thought I would share. Duracell batteries – on sale for $2.99 – used $0.75 coupon Dove soap – on sale for $0.97 Allegra allergy medicine – on sale for $6.99 – received $6.99 Extra Bucks […]

Menu Plan Monday (or Tuesday)

I meant to get this up yesterday but, unfortunately, I have a house full of sickies. So here it is a day late: Monday — Spaghetti and meatballs with green salad Tuesday — Meat patties over rice with gravy; celery with cream cheese; cucumbers Wednesday — Soup and salad (probably potato soup as I have […]

Meal planning: How to get started

I’ve been working on this meal planning thing for a long time and the first thing I have to say is that it’s a work in progress. I still don’t have everything figured out and learn something new nearly every month. My goal is to have a set monthly meal plan (with a couple of […]

Review: Shutterfly for photo cards

I have tried several of the big photo companies for prints and/or greeting cards. Most of them are fine, one of them I will never ever use again because they lost 2 rolls of 35 mm film (of Wesley’s 5th birthday!), and one stands out among the crowd for me. I tried Shutterfly for the […]

Love Affair with CVS!!

I’ve gotten some good deals in the past, but this week rocks if you play your cards right. It all started when Kenny ran into CVS for a drink on his way home from the church yard sale Saturday. He purchased his dollar drink and on the receipt was a coupon for $5 off a […]

Freezer Cooking Session Coming Up!

I love to do once-a-month cooking. It’s a lot of hard work but it really pays off when dinner is mostly done at the end of a hard day of homeschooling, potty training and nursing a new baby. It has worked out in my schedule that I will be able to devote every 3rd Friday […]