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The Best Cream Cheese Frosting

This cream cheese frosting recipe has been in my the family for over 50 years. It’s super creamy, lightly rich, and has a great balance of flavors. We’ve made it for hundreds of people and they always remark on how amazing it is. I was about to call this, ‘The Best Frosting’… until I tasted

How Almost All of Us are Duped Into Paying for Our Cell Phones Twice

I’ve just been duped. Lied to. Cheated…. You may be getting duped as well. Yesterday, I dropped my iPhone 5 really, really, hard on a weird angle and the front split off from the back. It was toast. Totaled. Kaput. So I pulled up my plan and called in for my insurance claim. I had

5 Family Fun Easter Traditions

Easter is one of my favorite holidays. We always get together as a family and celebrate. Here are 5 Family Fun Easter traditions that I adore! 1- Buying Easter dresses/outfits. While growing up, before Easter my mom would take us to the mall and we would get to pick out an Easter outfit. It was

Top 7 Proven Ways to Get Hired

Before my son was born I was an office and hiring manager at a company. Each time I advertised to hire someone, I received over 100 resumes. I interviewed a lot of people. I’ve learned that there are things that can hinder your ability to be hired. There are also ways to increase your chances of getting

You is Kind, You is Smart, You is Important -Free Printable

I love the book and the movie The Help. If you haven’t seen it yet I highly recommend it. In the book and movie the maid, Aibileen Clark, tells the little toddler girl she nannys, Mae Mobley, “You is kind, You is smart, You is important.” The reason why I LOVE these three words is

The Best Lasagna

My mom has been making this lasagna for over 30 years. Every time she or anyone in our family makes it, everyone who tastes it says that it is, ‘the BEST lasagna’ they have tried. Then they usually ask for the recipe which we also give them (we don’t do secret recipes in our family).

Five Reasons Why You Should Be Proud of a Messy House

Before I got pregnant cleaning was pretty easy. I usually kept a clean house and enjoyed  having it that way. During my fourth through nine months I had PGP (you can read about it here) and cleaning became very difficult. Yet, I still managed it for the most part. Then came the newborn stage and,

This Unique Pocket-Sized Device Will Help Protect You and Your Children From Theft, Abductions, Animal Attacks, and Rape

Once in a while I’m reminded of how scary the world can be. The other day my 24-year-old beautiful blonde sister unknowingly went to a very scary part of town in L.A. She was supposed to be meeting family who were from out of town. Nobody realized how dangerous the neighborhood that they agreed to

11 Pregnancy Tips that Will Save You Thousands

Pregnancy is such a crazy time for most of us women. We are so excited, yet often feel sick or in pain. It’s so fun to imagine our little one, who he/she is, and what they will look and act like. Yet, its unnerving thinking about costs that will be incurred for the prenatal, labor, and postpartum

9 Ways to Prepare Your Family for Catastrophes, Natural Disasters, Income Loss, and Economic Depressions.

Photo courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration. I just got off the phone with my grandpa. He is a very humble and kind man, the type of man everyone just loves to sit and chat with for hours. He has a great sense of humor and loves to tell me stories. Today one

How to Coupon at Walmart

In many aspects Walmart is the least expensive place to get groceries and other goods. However, sometimes shopping sales with coupons at other stores is actually cheaper. The way to get the best deals is to learn how to coupon at Walmart. Using these 7 ways to save/coupon at Walmart you can usually have the least

Credit Cards- When to Use Them and When to Absolutely Not Use Them

Today I received a question from reader Dani. It inspired me to write this article: Credit Cards- When to Use Them and When to Absolutely Not Use Them She asks, I’m reading that book that lots of people recommend… the Dave Ramsey one. It suggests getting rid of credit cards all together. We have credit cards,

9 Ways to Get a Degree Without Going into Debt

I graduated with my bachelor’s degree at age 20 with zero debt. I didn’t have the help of any grants or scholarships. My parents stressed that us kids needed to work for and pay for every penny of our educations. Further, they made too much for us to get any kind of assistance. Thus, I

How to Get High-Value Gift Certificates on: Restaurants, Travel, Services, Goods, and More for FREE!

As many of you know, I love to find great deals! But good deals on more expensive items and services such as: travels, house cleaning, restaurants, entertainment, etc. are hard to find. When I found about about yourFREEtree I was pretty excited. It’s got a huge database of coupon/gift certificates for goods, services, and even

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