Canning Tip: Fruit Seconds at Local Orchards

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During the summer months I try to can as much fruit as possible from local orchards. We also make homemade jam to give as Christmas gifts! To save money on my canning projects, I often buy fruit seconds from local orchards. During peach season I was able to get a peck of peaches at half price since they were really ripe. These peaches were perfect for ham and canned sliced peaches. Last weekend my family and I ventured to a local orchard (Fruit Hill Orchard) for apples. I told them that I … [Read More...]

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How to Rake Leaves

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Leaves, leaves everywhere! Although leaves are beautiful in the Fall, they are sure a pain to clean up. When raking leaves this fall don't forget to use an ergonomic rake with a bend in its handle to avoid back pain. Additionally, a foam-cushioned grip will help minimize blisters and wrist injuries---as will gloves. You may even want to try an expandable rake for clearing large areas, as well as squeezing between structures. Once you have the right tools, follow these leaves to stay on top of … [Read More...]

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Stack the Savings: Apps + More

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If you love SAVINGS, you may already know that STACKING saves you the post money when you are shopping. There are not always opportunities to stack savings but as savvy shoppers, we want to always be on the lookout for ways to save more for what we are buying. Glade seasonal candles were not on my priority list this month at $2.99 each. However, I noticed them on sale this week while out shopping. I knew that I had a manufacturer's coupon on hand. Additionally, I had seen the candles featured … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Stuffed Pizza Rolls Recipe

Pizza is a favorite meal for me and my family. There are so many variations of pizza that can be made too! On busy nights, we like to make these pizza rolls. They are simple and kid friendly. Pizza rolls […]

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Work Week Menu Plan Week of 9/29/14

If you could see my kitchen on a Sunday afternoon you would be sure to think a catastrophe happened. It pretty much looks like a bomb went of each Sunday as I prepare for the next week. I start at […]

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Fruit & Herb Infused Green Tea Recipe

I drink green tea nearly everyday. It’s amazing for your mind and body. We have shared numerous times the benefits of drinking green tea. For this recipe I paired green tea with a sweet infusion of pomegranate juice. This combination […]

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Health & Wellness

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A Serving of Chia Seeds

Did you know that a serving of chia seeds contains more nutrients than many popular health foods? 100% more potassium than a banana 200% more iron than spinach 300% more selenium than flax seeds 500% more calcium than whole milk […]

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Superfood Spotlight: Chia Seeds

Even when my brain is filled with information about superfoods and their power…….even when I have already embraced keeping superfoods in my diet…….even when I eat chia seeds almost daily, I (Litsa) still love to read about their POWER over […]

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Fall Foliage: Swiss Chard

If you like spinach, you’ll want to try Swiss chard too. Its tender, colorful stalks and sturdy-but-supple leaves cook up beautifully. Look for three varieties: White: Thick cream-colored stems and crinkly leaves Ruby: Thin, red-hued stems and broad flat leaves […]

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Coupons

SavingStar Healthy Offer: 20% off Corn

Did you see this week’s SavingStar Healthy Offer? Get 20% cash back on the purchase of fresh corn!  If you need extra ears of corn, this is the time to buy and freeze! You can easily freeze corn by blanching […]

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Ibotta Milk & September’s Bonus Offers

Calling ALL ibotta users and those NEW to money saving apps–have you seen the milk offer AGAIN!?! It has returned this week—more milk money & don’t forget to grab the bonus cash this week too! You are on a TEAM […]

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Dining Out Deals: Friendly’s, Mimi’s + More

The weekend is here and it’s time for the restaurant deals and coupon roundup! If you are eating out this weekend, make sure to take a coupon along! Bennigans Coupon: Free appetizer when you buy entree. Expires 9/30/14. Carrabbas Coupon: […]

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Retail Therapy

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Halloween Costume Props

Have you been out and about for a Halloween costume yet!?! If your child has selected his/her costume for Halloween but you still need props like this Elsa Wig, don’t forget to browse Amazon’s selection online. Shopping online may save […]

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Free Address Labels

As we near the holiday season, have you begun prepping for cards and gifts in advance? If so, you’re in luck this week as we’re going to make life a little easier for when the comes to mail your cards […]

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Under Armour Kids Starting at $6.99 Shipped

My boys pretty much only wear athletic clothing. They love athletic shorts and track pants! Getting them to put on a pair of jeans rarely happens! Therefore I am always looking for a good deal on athletic gear. Right now […]

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Country Life

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Country Life: Pet Chicken

I never thought I would say that I have a soft spot for a chicken – but I do! One of our chicks that hatched in June has become the sweetest chicken we have ever owned. She is calm and […]

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Country Life: New Egg Layers

About a week ago our mama hen, Brown Town, started laying eggs again! I was a bit surprised that she started laying eggs since the baby chicks are just 7 weeks old. The last time she raised a chick, it […]

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Country Life: Mama Hen Feeding Baby Chicks

Our baby chicks that were hatched by our mother hen (Brown Town), are now three weeks old! They are growing so fast. While we were on vacation last week we lost one of the chicks. Our pet sitter never saw […]

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Home Management

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How to Rake Leaves

Leaves, leaves everywhere! Although leaves are beautiful in the Fall, they are sure a pain to clean up. When raking leaves this fall don’t forget to use an ergonomic rake with a bend in its handle to avoid back pain. […]

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How to Freeze Okra

Okra is still growing in my mother-in-law’s garden this month (Litsa’s). We can’t eat it every day so I’ve been freezing the okra to enjoy at later dates. The two inch okra spears can be frozen whole and/or cut. I […]

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Country Life: Pet Chicken

I never thought I would say that I have a soft spot for a chicken – but I do! One of our chicks that hatched in June has become the sweetest chicken we have ever owned. She is calm and […]

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Ways to Save

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Canning Tip: Fruit Seconds at Local Orchards

During the summer months I try to can as much fruit as possible from local orchards. We also make homemade jam to give as Christmas gifts! To save money on my canning projects, I often buy fruit seconds from local […]

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Stack the Savings: Apps + More

If you love SAVINGS, you may already know that STACKING saves you the post money when you are shopping. There are not always opportunities to stack savings but as savvy shoppers, we want to always be on the lookout for […]

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Halloween Costume Props

Have you been out and about for a Halloween costume yet!?! If your child has selected his/her costume for Halloween but you still need props like this Elsa Wig, don’t forget to browse Amazon’s selection online. Shopping online may save […]

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Gardening

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Tip on Growing Bell Peppers

We have grown bell peppers in our vegetable garden for the last few years. It takes awhile for bell peppers to mature and that is the reason that they are so costly in the store. The longer you leave the […]

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How to Freeze Peas

In West Tennessee, peas are flooding the Farmer’s Markets——–and luckily my mother in law’s garden (Litsa’s). An excess of peas is a great option for those that have time to shell and freeze peas. After picking peas on Friday, my […]

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Gardening: Signs of Worms on Vegetable Plants

Worms and caterpillars are a vegetable gardeners enemy. In a short time, a worm or a caterpillar can destroy a vegetable plant. It starts with a few holes in the leaves followed shortly by the computation of the whole leaf. […]

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