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Month: January 2013

Coupons or Not?

Coupons or Not?

I have a question for the good readers of this blog. Basically, do you use coupons or not? To what extent? I stopped the hardcore couponing because the price of the Des Moines Register went from $2.00 for their Sunday edition to $3.75. In the meanwhile, the coupon selection has decreased. I was not impressed so I quit paying for the Sunday paper at home. I will buy a Sunday newspaper when I am at Rob’s house because the Star…

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Monday Frugal Update and Whatnot

Monday Frugal Update and Whatnot

Hello all! Last week was a jam-packed week of events and now we are embarking on a slower week. Yeah! Shali got her shots for her sports hernia and is a whole new girl. No pain and playing normal again! Another yeah! On the downside, we had two different bugs come into the house, but they only affected the kid who came down with them so that is good. Although both kids felt free to infect their mother with the…

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Frugal Tip Friday: Vehicle Maintenance

Frugal Tip Friday: Vehicle Maintenance

This week’s frugal tip comes from the fact that I get stern lectures a lot about vehicle maintenance! Vehicle maintenance is very important to your vehicle’s health and overall sustainability. The better you take care of your vehicles, the longer they last and the better they run thus saving you money. Vehicle maintenance is very easy and, once you have your routine down, takes about 20-30 minutes. I will give you a simple routine with seven easy steps that will…

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Baked Rigatoni

Baked Rigatoni

This week I am labeling Thursday with a theme! I hope to keep this up the whole year because this is a theme I can get with. Every Thursday I will be sharing a recipe with you all that comes from my ever-growing cookbook collection. In the challenge of trying to eat healthier while still retaining the simple cooking methods that I love (one-dish meals rock!), I will be sharing recipes that I find family pleasing and good for you…

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Monday Frugal Update and Whatnot

Monday Frugal Update and Whatnot

Hello all! Welcome to the chaos again! Well, not chaos, but I think we have moved past the normal busyness and into craziness! At least, we got two medical mysteries solved at our house and are moving towards recovery and solutions to the mysteries. Jordan’s upset stomachs are due to gastritis and duodenitis. Both can be easy treated and managed so that is a relief. For Shali, what was thought to be a strained groin is a sport hernia. Explains…

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Frugal Tip Friday

Frugal Tip Friday

I am going to start something new this year with this blog. I would like to give each day their own meaning and theme. I will keep the Monday Frugal Update and Whatnot, but every Friday I am going to post a frugal tip for everyone and hopefully keep them a bit unique! This week’s tip came to me while in the shower! Great ideas can happen when I am trying to be clean. I am sure we are not…

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