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Delicious Homemade French Toast Recipe

This is an AMAZING french toast recipe that I’ve been making for years. Recently, I volunteered to make it for my entire extended family and they all loved it. There are three tricks to make this unique recipe the best french toast ever. The first is to use cinnamon swirl bread. I buy mine from

Slow Cooker Lemon Chicken Piccata

I’ve found that making dinner is cheaper, easier, more flavorful (usually), and less work if I use my Crockpot/SlowCooker to prepare it. By throwing a few ingredients in around lunchtime we have a warm, flavorful, and healthy meal at dinner time. One of my favorite combinations is lemon, garlic, chicken, and capers. The chicken is lightly

Teething Inspired Easter Basket

  Part of living a rich life on any income is being frugal. One way to be frugal is to dual-purpose gifts or as the old saying goes—’kill two birds with one stone.’ Our daughter is beginning to teethe, so for Easter I made her a teething inspired basket. This covers both the want to

Non-Alcoholic Mojito Recipe

Just because I don’t drink alcohol doesn’t mean I miss out on amazing tasting beverages. I love non-alcoholic Mojitos. A virgin Mojito is a wonderful mixture of lime and mint—bubbling with sweetness. If you haven’t tried a Mojito yet, you are missing out.  They are a great drink to serve to guests or just enjoy

Toddler Education and Activity Inspired Easter Basket

This year’s Easter Basket cost a little more than I usually spend, but since they are all items I was needing/wanting to purchase anyway, I decided to get them for Easter—and as the old saying goes, “kill a few birds with one stone”. Basket Contents I bought this blue basket at a thrift store for

Best-Rated Affordable Kid Gifts on Amazon for Under $10.00!

Sometimes I need ideas of what to buy my kids (or their friends) for Easter, Birthdays parties, Christmas, etc. I like to buy high quality items that are parent-and-kid-tested. I also want them to be affordable. I’ve spent quite a few hours searching Amazon for high quality gift items under $10.00. Most gifts are available

Strawberry Banana Colada Recipe

We were headed to our favorite ice cream place for family night this week when we passed a yummy looking shaved ice booth. We flipped a U and came back around to give it a try. I had the Strawberry Banana Colada and boy was it good! Since our family night, I have been thinking

9 Ways to More Easily Afford NEW Baby and Toddler Clothes

I have written about many different ways to save on used baby and toddler clothes. My detailed posts on how to snag used clothing items at thrift stores, consignment shops, garage sales, hand-me-downs, purchasing ‘clothing lots’ on your local classifieds, etc. have been well read. But what about ways to save on NEW toddler and

10 Must-Take Steps to Keep Your Identity Safe

Recently, my brother in law’s boss called and asked him why he was filing for unemployment. Seeing as how he was at work that day, his boss was perplexed. My brother-in-law hadn’t filed for unemployment. To figure things out, my sister called the state department and found out that his identity had been stolen. She

Lemonade with Simple Syrup Recipe

This amazing lemonade with simple syrup recipe is super easy. It is super easy to make and very delicious. The secret? Use simple syrup (recipe here) and of course use ripe lemons. Directions If you haven’t yet, please make the Simple Syrup (recipe found here), then proceed. 1- Juice ripe lemons (you’ll need about 8 Large lemons

Why Knowing The Difference Between Saving for a Rainy Day vs Living for a Sunny Day Can Change Your Future

Since I can remember, I’ve always been told to ‘save for a rainy day’. In my mind a rainy day is when the water heater breaks and floods the basement, or when we find out about a roof leak and water damage that needs repair, or when the car suddenly dies. These aren’t positive in

Check out ‘EveryDay with Rachel Ray’ April Magazine for Some Money-Saving Tips from Me

A few months ago, Rachel Ray’s office reached out to me and asked if they could feature me as a money-saving expert in their magazine. I did a telephone interview with them and answered a lot of their questions. Then a week ago I got confirmation that it ran in the April edition this month!

Important Steps to Home Ownership

So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding

Dr. Laura’s Review of Our Book Living a Rich Life as a Stay at Home Mom

Dr. Laura Schlessinger reviewed and endorsed our book on her popular radio talk show today! Karen and I are beyond excited!! I’ve been listening to Dr. Laura ever since I was a little girl and I admit, I teared up when she said the things she did. Dr. Laura is such a champion of stay-at-home

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