File it Friday: One Pot Pasta, Cereal Bars + More

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During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I don't have time to read the whole article or follow through with making the the item at that moment. The ideas are just "filed" away for another day. I thought it would be fun to share some of the ideas and articles I come across so you can file them for later. Plus this will give me a way to "file" the links to articles … [Read More...]

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Dining Out Deals: Quiznos, Carrabbas + More

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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! Carrabbas Coupon: $5 off any entree. Expires 8/3/14. Carrows Coupon: Buy one, get one 50% off entrees wyb 2 drinks. Expires 8/22/14. Friendly's Coupon: $2 off Create Your Own Meal. Expires 8/5/14. Landry's Restaurant Deal: Save up to 30% off an eGift card to Landry's restaurants and Corso's Cookies. Landry's gift card is good at Morton's … [Read More...]

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Back to School Savings Tip: Smaller Packages

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Have you done your back to school supplies shopping yet? I went to get my boys items and it was a huge list! I tried to save as much money as possible by looking for the best deals. It turns out that sometimes the smaller packages cost less per unit than the larger packages! Let's look at glue sticks for example. The two pack of glue sticks is $0.50 making it $0.25 per glue stick. The 6 pack of glue sticks was $1.99 which works out to $0.33 per glue stick. So getting the smaller packs saved … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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Zucchini Tomato Pie Recipe

Do you have a ton of zucchini to use up this summer? I know we have an abundance of zucchini and tomatoes at the moment. This is a an easy recipe to use up your garden vegetables. It reminds me […]

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Work Week Menu Plan: Staycation

I am off work this week and we are having a staycation! We plan on doing fun things with the boys each day as well as get this house organized. One thing I will work on is the freezer and […]

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Whole Wheat English Muffin Bread Recipe

This bread is full of nutrients with chia seeds, ground flax and sunflower seeds. The crunch of the sunflower seeds give it texture! A healthy bread for a snack or to accompany a meal. This recipe makes two loaves of […]

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Health & Wellness

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Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Release

A couple of weeks ago we talked about fascia and how it is responsible for many aches and pains. Remember that fascia is wrapped all around your muscles like a protective coating. Sometimes fascia gets bound up creating an extra […]

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Food Label Misconceptions

Food manufactures are deceiving. Food packaging has fallen prey to marketing. Walking through the grocery store you are sure to find packages with bold print saying “low fat“, “no-added sugar“, “reduced calorie” and “no fat“. But do those statements mean […]

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What is Fascia? | How Fascia Plays a Roll in Injuries

The human body is a complicated thing! For years we have concentrated on bone and muscle injuries; ignoring the fascia that holds everything together. It turns out that a “muscle injury” may be related to a fascia adhesion and tightness. […]

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Coupons

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Dining Out Deals: Quiznos, Carrabbas + 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! Carrabbas Coupon: $5 off any entree. Expires 8/3/14. Carrows Coupon: Buy one, […]

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SavingStar Friday Freebie: Ro-Tel + Ibotta Offer

Happy Friday! Today SavingStar has their Friday Freebie offer up and it’s a good one! Buy a can of Ro-Tel and receive 100% cash back! The other news is that Ibotta also has a Ro-Tel offer! Ibotta is offering $0.50 […]

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SavingStar Healthy Offer: Save 20% off Green Peppers

The SavingStar Healthy Offer for the week is up! This week save 20% off the purchase of green peppers. I just love that Savingstar offers savings on fresh produce! How this SavingStar offer works is to load it to your […]

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Retail Therapy

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The North Face Pullover Hoodie $22.99 Shipped

We are a sweatshirt loving family! For spring and fall I prefer a sweatshirt over bulky jacket. Sweatshirts are just warm and cozy! Right now 6pm has The North Face items up to 60% off. I found this black The […]

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Beautiful Oops!?!

My husband is the BEST! I’ll never forget the ‘beautiful oops’ when we were at a restaurant in Nashville, TN. A special needs child made a mess at a table nearby—a spilled drink! He immediately spilled his sweet tea all […]

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New Balance Clothing & Shoes as Low as $5.99 Shipped

Have you started back to school shopping yet? There are some great deals online! 6pm has New Balance clothing and shoes as low as $5.99! There are these long sleeve children’s shirts for $5.99. These would be great for underneath […]

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Country Life

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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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Country Life: Broody Hen and Juvenile Pullets

Back in April we purchased six pullet chicks. We had been keeping them in our greenhouse which we turned into a chick nursery. When the chicks get big enough and the night time temperatures stabilize, we place the juvenile pullets […]

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Country Life: Baby Calf

One of our neighbors is raising cattle. Unfortunately one of the momma cows died a few days after giving birth to this sweet girl. The calf requires three bottle feedings a day at this point. Capt. M and Mr. B […]

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Home Management

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File it Friday: One Pot Pasta, Cereal Bars + More

During the week I come across a lot of articles and blog posts that I think are worth reading. Or I come across a new recipe I want to try or a craft idea. Most of the time I don’t […]

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Summer Fun at Busch Gardens | #BuschGardens

Last weekend we had the opportunity to take our boys to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia for the first time. We plotted out a surprise trip which we actually pulled off! I have a really hard time keeping secrets from […]

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11 Fun Activities With Balloons

My boys love balloons! Every since they were toddlers they have been drawn to these colorful, light as a feather balls. Latex balloons are really inexpensive and there are so many activities kids can do with them. Of course my […]

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Ways to Save

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Back to School Savings Tip: Smaller Packages

Have you done your back to school supplies shopping yet? I went to get my boys items and it was a huge list! I tried to save as much money as possible by looking for the best deals. It turns […]

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Repurpose Plastic Produce Containers

Do you repurpose the plastic containers that produce comes in? The containers that hold strawberries, blueberries and grapes come in handy for many things! I got this tip from my mother-in-law earlier this year. I use a container that held […]

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Why I Cancelled My Newspaper Subscription

For years I have subscribed to the Sunday paper in order to receive coupons and sales ads. As my families eating habits have changed, I have discovered that I am using less and less coupons. We are eating a more […]

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Gardening

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How to Cure Garlic

A few weeks ago I noticed that the garlic in my garden was ready to harvest. This is the biggest garlic harvest I have every had! Garlic takes awhile to grow and usually it is planted in the fall. In […]

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Gardening: Removing Diseased Plants

Every year I learn something new about vegetable gardening. In the past when I have seen a plant struggling, I have been hesitant to pull it out. All of the time and energy put into that plant makes me resistant […]

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Gardening: Early Tomato Blight

The first thing we noticed when we returned home from vacation is that our tomato plants were not looking so hot. The leaves were spotted brown and some of the stems were turning yellow. The cherry tomatoes are starting to […]

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