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15 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

In two days January will be over. Wasn’t it just Christmas? Seriously, it seems like we just took the tree down.  January flew by this year as it always does for my family in a frenzy of flurried snow days at home with my kiddos, Bible studies, and downhill skiing. While I purposely do not… Continue reading 15 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a Budget

Health

How to Eat Well Without Using Coupons (9 Tips to Help You Save Money)

Cooking for a large family can become expensive quickly. It is easy to become overwhelmed and just order takeout. But if your family is like mine, and you have a budget and try to stick to it, then careful planning is necessary. Learn how my family saves money and eats healthily without using coupons. *Stick… Continue reading How to Eat Well Without Using Coupons (9 Tips to Help You Save Money)

Biblical womanhood · Health · Marriage

13 Depression-era Life Lessons for Christians to have a Successful Life

Grandparents and Life Lessons My great grandparents were a very important part of my life.  Life at their farmhouse stood still when you were there.  I can still see my grandma (just barely over 4 ft) standing at the kitchen counter making her famous cinnamon rolls. I can clearly remember my grandfather sitting on the… Continue reading 13 Depression-era Life Lessons for Christians to have a Successful Life

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Mommy Blogger Series: 31 Tips to Help You Begin Saving Money on Groceries

How to Save Money on Groceries Keep a stocked pantry with the basics. Make a menu and stick to it. Make a grocery list and stick to it. Shop sales and stock up. Many plan their weekly menu around what is on sale. Shop for the basics 2 times a month (produce more often). Shopping… Continue reading Mommy Blogger Series: 31 Tips to Help You Begin Saving Money on Groceries

Marriage

Having a Beautiful Heart in a Shallow World

Middle School/Jr. High What memories do you have? Pimples? High top sneakers? Pegged jeans? Awkward school dances? Braces?  Large bangs sculpted into a high tower above the head made possible by cans of Aqua Net? Oh wait….we’re not just talking about my middle school years, are we? How Do You Look? The middle school years are… Continue reading Having a Beautiful Heart in a Shallow World

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16 Frugal Tips on How to Prevent Boredom from Occurring on Winter Vacation

(This post contains affiliate links) MOM, I’M BORED! How many times will you hear, “Mom, I am bored” during the Christmas holiday? For many of you, it is probably a recurring theme. Armed with a little prior knowledge and some motivation, you can prevent the boredom from setting in. So how do you keep yourself… Continue reading 16 Frugal Tips on How to Prevent Boredom from Occurring on Winter Vacation