Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread


Ready for fall? This Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread is a perfect a perfect fall flavor. Also try our Crispy Zucchini Fritters Our family loves this inviting bread that is great for an after school snack or even breakfast (yeah it’s a bit sweet, but sometimes you need that ;). This recipe creates a very moist bread, that it is even better on day two. And to save time you can make it ahead. After baking, it can can be frozen {Read More}

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3 Secrets to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck


Have you fallen into the trap of living paycheck to paycheck? Maybe it happened gradually as you added debts or other expenses to your budget until you could no longer live comfortably, or perhaps you’ve always struggled. No matter why you’re living paycheck to paycheck, these tips can help you break out of the cycle. Check Your Tax Withholdings If your income is low enough, you may be paying more in taxes every pay period than you need to be. {Read More}

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5 Easy Ways to Save on Groceries


Groceries are both the most expensive and most important part of your budget. It’s important to save money, but you don’t want to do so at the expense of your family’s health and enjoyment of their food. Use these easy tips to save money on your monthly grocery bill. I LOVE all of these tips, because they are all super healthy suggestions, too.  It’s awesome to save money AND stay healthy while doing it.  Learn how to Save Money on {Read More}

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A Week of Gluten Free Meals (free Printable Download)


I have been Gluten free for over 10 years for health reasons.  It has not solved all of them for me, but I feel like it has helped a lot. When you first turn to gluten free eating as an option whether it’s for medical reasons or dietary health reasons, it can be overwhelming and intimidating. It can be extremely hard to find options for what to eat, and it’s easy to fall into a pattern of eating the same {Read More}

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Save Money on Neutrogena Products Starting September 21 #BestieSaleEver


“This post was sponsored by Neutrogena® as part of an influencer activation for The Motherhood. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising.” I have dealt with acne most of my life, and I know how frustrating it can be! If you or anyone in your family is then, you definitely want to take advantage of the #BestieSaleEver Neutrogena is having beginning September 21st! Right now {Read More}

Apple Cider Ice Cream

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So I just made this the other day for an annual fall party given by some friends of ours.  It was the biggest hit.. we  had to leave a bit earlier that many of the guests and people where actually eying me to make sure I wasn’t going to take it before they got a second serving!! It’s that good! Apple Cider Ice Cream 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups milk (or for richer 2 cups ½ and ½) ½ {Read More}

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35 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall


Mmmm.. I am SO excited about pumpkin recipes! I don’t really know why we don’t eat pumpkin more often, because you really can get cans of it all year long. But it just seems like a fall thing, I guess. Don’t miss my Homemade Pumpkin Spice Creamer, it’s made from natural ingredients and nothing artificial. It has a nice light pumpkin spice taste for your coffee or tea. And if you want you can snag some yummy organic pumpkin head {Read More}

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Save Money By Taking a Staycation Instead of a Vacation!


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!


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


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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