My Favorite Mascara and the Kroger Beauty Event!

Stock up on your favorite health and beauty products! I love when my Kroger store runs the Buy One, Get One 50% Off sale on cosmetics and health products! Seriously.You know you are supposed to throw out that mascara every 3 months, right? Sure, you can often prolong it a little longer, but the longer you go, the more you risk transferring bacteria back and forth from your eye and the mascara tube. And hey, mascara usually starts drying out... …
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How to Clean and Protect Your Granite

Clean and protect your granite the easy way! We are excited to partner with Rock Doctor and show you just how easy it can be to really take care of the granite and natural stone surfaces in your home!I think we all know that granite is an investment. It costs more than other options because it is durable, stain-resistant, sanitary, beautiful, and able to withstand a lot of heat. There are some steps you really must take to protect your... …
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Tips and Ideas for Making Cold Lunches Easy and Cool {From a Mother of 8}

As I prepare for my children to return to school, I have mixed emotions (P.S. - pic on the right is out of date! My oldest graduated and my littlest is about to turn 1!). In many ways, I love having them home during the summer. But I also long for the controlled chaos and hint of structure that comes with the fall. :) Last year during registration, I heard a woman who works in the cafeteria tell someone else that hot lunch comes to about $50.00... …
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Super Simple Meal Planning

I have been working really hard the past few months to feed myself and my family healthy foods. As part of my arsenal, I have been using a meal planning tool called eMeals to help me with budgeting, choosing good food, making my grocery list, and finding good recipes. I have loved eMeals because it has made it easy to plan and shop for healthy meals. It is so nice to just have an email tell me what to do. No more wondering what to make for... …
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How to Eliminate the Urine Smell in the Bathroom

How to get rid of that nasty urine smell in the bathroom!
If you've got boys, then you just may be like me and have an underlying funk smell in the bathroom.  And what can be discouraging is that no matter how much you scrub, that nasty smell may go away for a few hours, but then return by the end of the day. I got fed up with it enough to do some research to figure out a solution that will work!  What I found is something that leaves the bathroom looking AND smelling clean! If you have a smelly... …
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6 Easy Tricks To Getting Younger Kids on a Schedule {and free download!}

Trying to get your kids on a schedule? Here are some tips!Most of you know that I have 8 kids. At the time of writing this post, my oldest is nearly 21 and my youngest is 2! So I've been doing this mommy thing for awhile now. While I don't want you to think that I'm this perfect mommy who has everything figured out and my kids are perfectly organized, I DO have a few things that I've done that have helped us have a little more structure in our... …
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10 Things People Waste Money On

Do you have a goal to spend less money or to increase your savings? I do! My goal for 2017 is to build my savings up to cover 6 months worth of living expenses. In order to do that, I will need to pay more attention to how I'm spending my money.  Are you wasting your money? DaveRamsey.com posted an interesting article about the 10 things that Americans waste money on. Here's my take on it...1. Credit card interest - Don't buy what... …
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Five Steps to Creating a Simple Budget & Sticking to It!

Trying to manage your finances without a budget is like trying to find directions in new city without a map, GPS, or smartphone! AKA: BASICALLY IMPOSSIBLE!  Creating a monthly budget is a necessary step in taking full control of your finances. It’s a quick and easy snapshot of where you stand financially. A budget will help you to successfully stay on track, pay off debt, protect your credit, effectively save, and achieve your financial... …
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Save on Disney Tickets Ends Tuesday 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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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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