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Save Money By Taking a Staycation Instead of a Vacation!

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Skipping the vacation this year? I don’t blame you, and many Americans are joining us! There are so many ideas for having a vacation in your own town – also known as a Staycation. There are a few ideas in this post, but I also love this site that gives you ideas for Staycations, so be sure to check it out! When staycationing, treat it just like a real vacation. Forward your calls, put an auto-responder on your email, and {Read More}

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What to Buy.. and When: A Month by Month Breakdown of Sale Cycles!

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Do you know which items are on known for being on sale each month? Believe it or not, there is a formula for What to Buy. Certain products go on sale at certain times of the year. Knowing how to understand sale cycles is the best and smartest way to shop. In this case you wait until a product is on sale and then stock up, using coupons of course! You may have noticed that the item may not go {Read More}

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Amazing (and Easy) Grilled Asparagus

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Veggies? Do you love them or hate them?  Growing up I HATED them.  Give me a plain burger, stuff it with french fries (that is a veggie, right?) and I was good to go. These days things have changed, sort of.  I still would not consider myself a huge veggie lover.  Personally, I would much rather eat chocolate cake (and WHY can’t chocolate cake be a vegetable??). Side note.. in heaven I sure hope that God either makes dessert and {Read More}

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Free Online Summer Camp (Or Inexpensive)

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I have begun thinking about summer activity options for my girls. This is NEVER an easy feat. I feel like I start early and then summer is on top of me and I am scrambling. This year we actually have a great option for them for a 1/2 day camp at a local children’s museum. I love that it is educational and not too crazy (and the price is good, too). They probably will end up going to that for {Read More}

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When the School Days are Done.. Kids, They Want to Have Fun..

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Dying to have fun this summer, but strapped for cash? Here are some ideas for help you have some inexpensive fun all summer long. Read Something. Story Time isn’t just for toddlers, some libraries and book stores have programs for kids of all ages – and even adults. Many libraries have Summer Reading Programs for the younger kids and will offer incentives, like Chuck E Cheese, for reading a certain number of books. Some libraries also have knitting, computer, and {Read More}

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Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad

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It’s SUMMER time and aren’t we all looking for unique dishes for pool parties, picnic and get togethers?? Well, this is a GREAT unique spin on an old favorite of potato salad. Spicy Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad I came up with it because I was recently making a super yummy Spicy Chipotle mayo/dip and thought it might make a great new mix in for potato salad.   I have found that the flavors of Chipotle and sweet potato are a great {Read More}

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