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How to Make Money Through Quilting and Embroidery

Today’s Money-Making Stay-at-Home Mom is my friend Stephanie Collins. She is an amazing quilter and embroidery expert. She began her business as a hobby but it quickly turned into a business/income-generating opportunity as her work is beautiful, and word of mouth continues to bring her orders! Stephanie shares her experience with you on how to

A Surprising Website Where You Can Get Great Coupons and Offers for Free

I’ve been using Groupon.com for years. I usually buy Groupon for services I need, gifts, travel, and clothes. Recently I found out that they have a free coupon database on their website called Groupon Coupons! Groupon Coupons is a service on the main Groupon website that: Offers more than 55,000 online and in-store coupons from

Chicken Fiesta Nachos Recipe

Hey Live Like You Are Rich readers! Kristin from Ro*Tel here. I am excited to be writing for Anita today! Let me tell you a little about myself… I live in the Windy City, a.k.a. Chicago, with my Bichon Frise, Joey. When you live in a city full of hustle and bustle, you can never

The Pros and Cons of Breastfeeding-For Women Only!

When I was pregnant with my first, I was excited to breastfeed. My mother breastfed her five babies. My sister and sister-in-law breastfed theirs. I was an avid researcher and read up on the benefits of nursing (which were everywhere online). I was expecting a beautiful nursing experience. After all, 99% of what I read

How to Increase Efficiency and Decrease Stress While Mothering

As mothers we have a lot going on. Taking care of our homes, families, cooking, taking care of finances, shopping, and the list seems to go on and on. With my first child, I was able to find extra time to do things, and efficiency didn’t really matter. When I had my second, I did not have that

Restaurant Worthy Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner

This is an amazing and easy dinner that is very filling and great used as left overs. The Lion House, a very famous restaurant in my area, was kind enough to share. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family has over the years. Instructions: Add broth, carrots, and potatoes to crock pot. Rub

Learn How to Save $45.00 in 35 Minutes of Grocery Preparation

Anita’s Secret Couponing System Video Training Want to save over $45.00 in 35 minutes of preparation each time you go grocery shopping? I will show you how in my exclusive planning video. The online training consists of an easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructional where I share my fine-tuned grocery saving system.  I’ve made it really easy to

No Bake Homemade Banana Cream Pie

This banana cream pie is super easy, convenient, and delicious! I make it for family gatherings and special occasions (like my son’s birthday). Everyone loves it. First, make the crust (instructions below). Just a tip: if you don’t have a blender, or if you didn’t buy the crumbs pre-crushed at the store. break the graham

How to Spray Paint a Mailbox

In my book that I cowrote, Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom, I mention our mailbox that was falling apart. Instead of buying a new sturdy one at $130+ I decided to ‘Jimmy Rig’ it. Then last summer, while garage selling I found a perfect mailbox that I could fix up and paint

How to Give a Frame a Metallic Look

I found a beautiful matted image of Jesus Christ helping a child overcome an obstacle in her path one day while garage selling. The artist is Greg Olsen and it’s entitled, “Be Not Afraid” (found here). The print was brand new and fit perfectly in a frame I already had. The only problem was the inner

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

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