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7 Quick Ways to Get Your Machines and Appliances to Clean For You

Cleaning is just about as monotonous as life gets (at least for me). I clean over and over again with no end in sight. One day while I was scrubbing my son’s dirty highchair tray and thinking about the many tasks I had yet to accomplish, I realized that I am often cleaning harder than

How to Use Your Internet to Pay for its Monthly Bills

My post on Thursday, ‘How to Use Your Smart Phone to Pay for its Monthly Bills‘  has been very popular! So, I figured I should show my readers: How to Use Your Internet to Pay for its Monthly Bills as well. Most internet bills are around $30-70 a month, averaging about $50.00 a month. There are many ways to make

How to Use Your Smart Phone to Pay for its Monthly Bills

 Although there are plenty of money saving apps out there, most of us don’t have the time to utilize them all. These are my Top 5 apps that I use on my smart phone to save me more money than the cost of its monthly bill (which is a lot considering I use Verizon). It is pretty

You Are My Diamond in the Rough- Free Printable

I created these two free printables perfect for Valentines Day, a party, or even an inspirational or church program. I am struggling with getting these to be downloadable. So for now please just right click on the image(s) you would like and save the image to your desktop. You will be able to print them

Why I Cried in Sadness When I Realized that I Had Wrongly Judged Another Woman

We have all been sick at my house for the last month. Everyone took a turn (make that two turns!)… which means I still have my Christmas decorations up and the house is pretty messy! I forgot my dentist appointment today and when they called me I started scrambling to find a babysitter. Then I

How to Install Under-Mount Lights on Your Hutch, Cabinets, Desk, etc.

Installing under-mount lights can really update the look of your furniture, cabinets, and desk without too much time or expense. You will need a drill, screw driver bit, drill bit, measuring tape, pencil, hammer, and the lights (we got them at Home Depot but they can also be found here). 1- Take the lights out of the

Words of Affirmation Valentine’s Jars

I read the book The 5 Love Languages. In the book you learn that everyone appreciates being reminded of why they are loved (no matter what love language they have). Some value it more than others but everyone likes knowing why they are loved. So these jars will make just about anyone happy. But is especially a

9 Ways to Update a Hutch Without Repainting it.

You don’t have to painstakingly sand, prime and paint an old hutch in order to update it. My mom has gorgeous very large hutch. We are renovating her dinning room and wanting to update it.  We went back and forth on painting it or not, weighing the pros and cons. Ultimately repainting it was going to

Couponing for Beginners: 11 Tips That Will Save You Thousands

 I have been couponing for over a decade. I have saved thousands. I wish I would’ve been meticulous about tracking how much I have saved, but an estimated guess would be that I have easily saved over $25,000.00 in the 10 years I have been couponing. Right now, I save about $200-300 a month, which

8 Ways to Save Money, Lower Calories and Provide a Tastier Lunch for Your Kids

Written by my sister Karen Jensen Bagel hot dog Popcorn chicken and fries Nachos w/ beef French toast sticks with chicken sausage Pizza  These are actual lunches our local grade school is serving this month. As appetizing as they might sound…(or not), they sure don’t seem very healthy. And my kids probably wouldn’t eat much of

3 Ways to Create Happiness Despite Painful Challenges

All of us have challenges. Life really makes us stretch. At times it can become almost more than we can bear. While it is not always possible to remove what is causing us to suffer, we can do a few things to help lessen our pain. When I lived in Germany, I spoke German fluently

Valentine’s Door Decor

You can make this Valentines door hanging by using any frame (no glass or back) and hanging an object in it. It takes 5-10 minutes to put together. I found the frame and heart wreath at a thrift store for $1.50 each. I examined how the wreath was made and took photos of the back

Pedialyte Recipes for Babies and Kids

  Recently my son got the flu. He couldn’t keep anything down until I put him strictly on Pedialyte. I had tried coconut water  multiple times but he wouldn’t drink it plain. Coconut water (not to be mistaken for coconut milk) is a much healthier electrolyte replacement than Pedialyte and safe for babies and kids.

11 Secrets to Have in Your Labor Bag—For Women Only

In my third trimester I was practically bed ridden (read story here) so I was able to do A LOT of research on pregnancy related topics. Yet, even after reading over 15 different hospital packing lists I still didn’t know about these  ’11 secrets to have in your labor bag’. I first found out about these ‘secrets’

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