Why I Cancelled My Newspaper Subscription

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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 whole food diet which eliminates many of the manufacturers coupons. The other change that has occurred is the use of digital coupons and savings apps. When Kroger doubled coupons, I preferred paper coupons over digital coupons since digital coupons don't double. However, now that … [Read More...]

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Work Week Menu Plan: Staycation

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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 pantry. I know we have food that needs to be eaten that is stuck way in the back of the freezer. I also want to make several items for the freezer since we will be heading into the busy back to school season in two weeks! What I plan to make is: Homemade Chicken Nuggets Baked Meatballs Marinara … [Read More...]

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Beautiful Oops!?!

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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 over our table so that the child would not feel bad! With school starting back you and your child may want to rediscover that a Beautiful Oops! is just that colorfully magnificent! This book by Barney Saltzberg is a FIVE STAR book for all! Don't miss it---only $8.66 shipped … [Read More...]

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Food & Recipes

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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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How to Freeze Cherries

Last week when Whole Foods Market had cherries on sale for $1.99/lb., I came home with 5 pounds of cherries! This was a stockup price on cherries as I have seen them priced as high as $5.99/lb.! Cherries freeze well […]

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Health & Wellness

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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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Fewer Calories or Hot Flashes: The Mediterranean Way

As a Greek, I (Litsa) have always equated the Mediterranean Diet as one with fewer calories compared to the southern foods in West Tennessee where I grew up and currently live. The vegetable medleys of Mediterranean cuisine remind me of […]

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Coupons

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Dining Out Deals: Cold Stone, Carrows + 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 a lunch entree wyb 1 entree or $10 […]

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Ibotta: July Bonus

Calling ALL ibotta users and those NEW to money saving apps–have you seen all the wonderful offers and the BONUS cash offers this summer!?! These new offers are here this week for all of us (although if you are out […]

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SavingStar Offer: Save 100% on One Keebler Snack Cup

Are you looking for an easy & FREE coupon to use!?! Here it is—-SavingStar wants to give you back 100% when you buy any ONE (1) Keebler® or Cheez-It® Snack Cup (2.2 – 3.0 oz). ACTIVATE the coupon in your […]

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Retail Therapy

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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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Sam’s Club Membership $45 + Get $20 Gift Card & Freebies

I love it when Groupon has this deal on Sam’s Club Membership! Last fall I took advantage of this deal since I had not been a member for several years. If you are not a member now, this is a […]

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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: Clothespin Airplane Craft + 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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Homemade Gifts for Christmas

Are you thinking about Christmas yet? Yes, I know it is only July! Each Christmas hubby and I make several homemade gifts to give to our family and friends. Most of the time we give home canned goods such as […]

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File it Friday: Recover Folding Chairs, Corn Tips + 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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Ways to Save

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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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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

Back to school supplies are hitting the shelves! My children only have three more weeks before school begins! Several states offer a sales tax holiday on back to school supplies. This is a great way to save a little extra […]

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SavingStar Offer: Save 100% on One Keebler Snack Cup

Are you looking for an easy & FREE coupon to use!?! Here it is—-SavingStar wants to give you back 100% when you buy any ONE (1) Keebler® or Cheez-It® Snack Cup (2.2 – 3.0 oz). ACTIVATE the coupon in your […]

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Gardening

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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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Painted Pots for Container Gardening

If you don’t have a lot of room in your yard for a garden, you can always plant vegetables in containers. My sister painted these pots for her peppers this year. I love how the painted pots came out! They […]

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