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How To Save Money While Losing Weight

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Losing weight is a very difficult and often expensive thing to do.  I’ve gained and lost weight multiple times in my life due to pregnancies, knee surgeries, and other life changes.  As always, I try to be frugal and save where I can. There are many ways to make losing weight less draining on the pocket

9 Toddler-and-Mom Friendly Recipes

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   When my son went from baby foods to solids I was at a bit of a loss as to what to feed him and I. He isn’t too picky (as long as the veggies are flavored or disguised in recipes), but I was still having a hard time figuring out what to make us for

DIY NonToxic Toilet Bowl Cleaner in 11 Seconds or Less

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Recently, I tried an experiment of a DIY nontoxic toilet bowl cleaner I had seen used on T.V.  I wasn’t sure really how well it would clean the toilet. So I tried it twice. One with fairly clean toilet, the other with a dirty toilet. I was shocked at how fast and easy it was to

How to Clean Your Bathroom in 7 Minutes or Less (Using Baking Soda, Water, & Vinegar).

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Most of my readers know that I try to be efficient. I’m not one of those women who just LOVES to clean. I do love a clean house and once I get going I feel great that I’m doing it, but if I can take less time cleaning the same space, I’m all for it.

23 Weird, Common, and Unique Very Early Pregnancy Symptoms

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I’ve talked to a few of my friends about their first very early symptoms of being pregnant. Some of the ones we shared were down right weird. So after asking around and doing further research, I decided to list 23 weird, common, and unique very early pregnancy symptoms. I included all the ones I have

9 Ways to Save Big at CVS

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For years I was always so jealous of people who lived near a CVS! They always have such great deals and promos (especially on baby items and diapers). When I found out that a CVS was going to built near my house I was really excited. It opened a few months ago and I’m so

Honey Almond Chicken {Authentic French Recipe}

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Some French friends came to stay with me. They were on a month-long road trip and I think rather sick of fast food, so they asked me if they could make dinner for us. I usually like to entertain, but I was very excited to taste some authentic french food…I didn’t regret it. They made us Honey

How To Find a ‘Best Friend’ Who Fits Your Lifestyle

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All my life I’ve loved dogs. The saying for me is true that, ‘Dogs are a Man’s Best Friend’. Yet, sometimes it’s hard to find a ‘best friend’ who fits your lifestyle. It takes lots of research. I’ve had my dog Deutsch now for about 7 years. And although I love him, I won’t purchase

5 Important Things I Learned From Having Postpartum Depression

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After I stopped breastfeeding my son I started to feel sad and down pretty much all the time. I started running quite a bit and was eating very healthy (trying to lose weight) yet, I still wasn’t feeling that great. I wasn’t having a monthly cycle so I went into my doctor. He diagnosed me with

How You Can Influence Your Family, Friends, and Even Future Generations for Good

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This post was sponsored by New York Life. Find out how New York Life can help you and your family Keep Good Going by visiting newyorklife.com/keepgoodgoing My Uncle’s Gift Recently I saw this one minute inspiring video on YouTube. It’s about a young boy, Mike, and his dream to be a filmmaker. His dream (which

Burlap Spring Wreath

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I LOVE spring. So to celebrate I created this Burlap Spring Wreath. First, start with a wreath frame, burlap, a nest, eggs (found at Walmart), and vintage Easter grass (found at DollarTree). Next, wrap the wreath frame with the burlap. I left a bit of it out on both sides to resemble a bow. Then, secure

Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

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Typically I hate protein shakes. They’ve pretty much all nearly made me gag. No joke. I think the only one that I’ve enjoyed was laden in sugar and calories (i.e. the Gold’s Gym Peanut butter shake). Not only did it have chocolate syrup as the second ingredient but it was over 600 calories. It makes

9 Tips That Will Save You Hundreds on Hair Care

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Believe it or not, hair care is one of my biggest personal expenses. And I would bet that most women would probably say the same thing. Most of us buy product, dyes, shampoo, conditioner, hair tools, serums, hair elastics (where do they all go anyway?), and more. So here are some tips and tricks on

How to be Spontaneous AND Organized Simultaneously

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I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants type of girl. I really love spontaneity. As a result, I’ve thought routines weren’t/aren’t for me. Recently, I’ve come to realize that as spontaneous as I love to be, I’ve been using a morning and evening routine for a long time. I also make use of a To-Do list and a calendar. So although I like to do different

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