75 Ideas for Spending Time Together Instead of Money

As Friday rolls around it can be so very tempting to make plans to go see a movie with my hubby or take the kids to a bowling alley to spend the evening together. Recently I was challenged to go a month without spending anything extra on entertainment with my family, in my marriage, or with friends. So, I put together a list of 75 Ways to Spend TIME together instead of MONEY in case you are pinching pennies like me.20 Ideas for Family Time ... …
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Work From Home Idea Plus 15 Free Recipes for Finicky Eaters

I'm sure all of you moms have seen just how hard it is to get your kids to eat healthy. In a world full of such sugary sweet and salty treats, why would they ever want to eat their vegetables? OR maybe you've got AMAZING kids who actually love to eat healthy, but it's not easy for you to cook healthy all the time... enter Healthy Hands Cooking. Healthy Hands Cooking Just what is Healthy Hands Cooking? More on that below, but when you sign... …
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Save on Disney Tickets Through Feb. 21st!

Have you heard? Disneyland has raised their ticket prices! The price increase affects not only one day, but multi day tickets as well. Don’t worry though, we’ve found a way for our readers to get the lower prices for a limited time!  Our favorite travel agency, Get Away Today, is keeping their 2016 ticket prices until February 21, 2017. That means you can lock in the lower prices as long as you book by February 21st! The best part is that... …
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Make Your Own Nesquick Powder!

Chocolate milk is almost every young child's favorite drink. I'll admit it, it is still one of mine! However, the already made powder at the store can get kind of pricey if you are having to buy it regularly. It also comes in such huge containers that my kids think they have an endless supply. They are all screaming, "CHOCOLATE MILK FOR EVERYONE" and it is gone before you know it! Then, us moms have to put up with whining kids begging for more... …
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The $5 Savings Challenge

I'm not sure about you guys, but I am always looking for new ways to save money. It is SO important to have a little cash lying around in case of emergencies, but a lot of times it seems it's hard to FIND that money!  Since today is Valentine's Day, I decided to give you an inside scoop on a challenge that could end up giving you THOUSANDS of dollars... it's called, the $5 Savings Challenge. The $5 Savings Challenge About a year ago, my friend... …
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18 Easy Ways to ROCK Valentines Day for Your Kids

Growing up, my mother always had a surprise waiting for my siblings and I when we woke up to get ready for school on Valentine's Day morning. She had heart shaped EVERYTHING decorating the house. It always put us in the perfect mood. Not only did she decorate, but she always found a way to slip something into our backpacks so we could remember the love she and our father had for us kids while we were away. I remember finding everything from heart... …
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How I Save Loads of Money on Meat

With a large family, we eat a LOT of meat! That's why I insist that we purchase all of our boneless skinless chicken, ground turkey, ground beef, bacon, pork (and a whole lot more) through ZayconFresh!Save Big and Buy in Bulk! I have tried almost every product they offer and have been VERY SATISFIED about the quality, freshness, and the amazing price! You might be wondering how their prices are so low... well this is why:Cut out the middleman...... …
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Valentine’s Day Crafts and Homemade Valentines

Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Now that my kids are getting a little bit older I am starting to realize how important it is to do things as a family to celebrate a holiday. It makes the holiday so much more fun and special. We could all use a little more celebration every now and then! It just requires a bit of effort on our part sometimes. ;)Have fun creating something this year with the kiddos or with loved ones. Here's a nice little round-up... …
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30 Clean Eating Instant Pot Recipes!

Eat cleaner and quicker with the Instant Pot! With the new year upon us, many of us are looking at ways to get fitter and feel healthier. The first step to this is better eating of course and eating clean just makes you feel better, plain and simple?What is clean eating? Clean eating, simply put, is eating whole foods as close to their natural state. That means minimally processed food or handled food. Of course, almost everything we have these... …
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Sour Cream Sugar Cookies

Sour Cream Sugar Cookies for Valentine's Day!This recipe for Sour Cream Sugar Cookies has been my go to recipe for cut cookies ever since I can remember.  You can make the dough up to 3 days ahead and chill.  I love to make some when I know my grands are coming to visit so they can help me make and decorate them.  Yesterday I baked a batch and we dipped them in Dulce de Leche Fondue, so yummy for dipping.  You don't always have to frost... …
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