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shopping house to decorate

    When I first got married and started decorating our home, I would search the clearance aisles at home stores and craft stores and buy little trinkets to fill up spaces in my home. After the holidays, I would search the clearance racks for deals. I loved finding pumpkins or Christmas figurines for 50-80%

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3 Ways to Save at the Store Without Coupons

I always love to save an extra penny or two! Lately, I have been working hard to make sure I stay within our budget, which means I have  been finding extra ways to save while I am shopping. Of course I love to shop the sales and use coupons when I can, but there are

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Create a productive daily schedule that is perfect for you as a stay-at-home-mom! Just follow these 4 easy steps.

As a stay at home mom, it took me several months to realize that I needed structure in my days. Before using a daily schedule, my days were all over the place. Some days I took a shower at 9 a.m., other days I didn’t get one until 2 p.m. Most days I accomplished very

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Moving Towards Simplicity

Over the last year I have started living a more simplified life without even realizing what I was doing. It didn’t occur to me until I started really thinking about all of the ways I have changed over the last couple of years. I think it started a little over two years ago when I

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Bedtime Routine for a One Year Old

During our son’s first year, we didn’t have a bed time routine. He usually went to bed around the same time, but we just put him down when he was tired. He would always stay up later on the weekends, probably because we did too. But when he turned one, we decided it was time

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7 Ways to Save Money on Birthday Parties

Recently, we celebrated my son’s first birthday. I wanted everyone to have a great time, but I also wanted to save money. It seems like there are many people who spend a fortune on their children’s birthday parties, but you can still have a great party without taking out a loan!   1. DIY Something

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If you ever feel like there is more month than money, make sure you read these tips for lowering your monthly bills!

Bills are a necessary evil. While I don’t have any magic ways to make them disappear, (wouldn’t that be nice!) there are ways to drastically cut your monthly bills! Tips for Cutting All Bills: 1. Invest your time Call around, fill out applications, and compare companies. The time you spend could save you hundreds or