25 Ways to Use Coffee Filters Instead of Paper Towels

Ways to Use Coffee Filters

25 Ways to Use Coffee Filters Instead of Paper Towels For those that have read my articles before, you know how important saving money is to me. I am all about being frugal and cutting corners where I can while still living comfortably. So when I hear about a frugal tip I just have to share them with you! Have you ever heard of using coffee filters instead of paper towels?  I know it sounds crazy, but it totally works AND saves money!Q I have mentioned previously how we have gone to cloth ...

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What do you do when you're the stay at home mom and you can't work?

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What are you worth? I would like to thank the entire 8th floor at the University of Virginia Hospital for their help this week. I spent my week in the hospital hoping my water hadn’t broken. It did not thank goodness since I am only 26 weeks a long. I am not a person who does well sitting still; especially when I really want to be with my children.  I had the best nurses and doctors and it made it a good experience. Although, I hope not to visit again until June. It got me thinking what am I ...

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Fashion Friday: Flower power

I love Fashion but I hate paying tons of money to look great. I believe you need two things the knowledge of what looks good on you and the skill to find it for less. I am hitting the internet to find the best deals. I am currently in the hospital under observation so hitting the stores is not happening this week. I will hopefully be out soon. I am crossing my fingers and everything else I can find. How am I able to buy things off the internet and know they will fit?  Well, I don't always. I do ...

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Are Generic Brands Cheaper Than Name Brand Items?

Generic and store brand products are on the rise. It is not uncommon to find a store brand product sitting right next to a brand name item. The term "generic" reminds me of being a teenager and not having the name brand jeans or eating the popular name brand snacks. My mom is frugal and had to be while raising seven kids. At one time, buying generic items meant reduced quality and taste. That is not so true any more. Sometimes you will find that a national name brand produces the store brands ...

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Homemade Spinach Pesto With Pasta Recipe

Your Family Today: Recipes Homemade Spinach Pesto With Penne From the Editors of Your Family Today Spinach has a milder flavor than basil, which some kids find to be bitter. (The touch of honey here adds a little sweetness too.) It’s also rich in heart-healthy, cancer-preventing antioxidants. Pair this pesto with fiber-rich whole-wheat penne to give it an extra nutrition boost. Time-saving tip: Both the penne and pesto can be prepared several days in advance and refrigerated separately. Or ...

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Chutzpah- Choose Your Words Carefully

Chutzpah. This is a word that is used often by myself because sometimes I just can’t believe what people do. I mean really! I thought it would be fun to share our Chutzpah moments. The only rules are no names of stores, people, or events. You may also not use inappropriate language. Leave a comment listing your favorite Chutzpah moment! I mean laughter is the best medicine. chutzpah Or khutspe. Nerve, extreme arrogance, brazen presumption. In English, chutzpah often connotes courage or ...

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Coupon Database Tutorial

I added the coupon database to the site a few days ago. The coupon database was created and is maintained by Deal Seeking Mom. It is a wonderful resource for me and for all of you! The coupon database can be used to search for available coupons or find out where a coupon came from. Coupons are listed from newspaper inserts, magazines, home mailers and internet printables. While the database is updated on a routine basis, remember that printable coupons can change very quickly. On occasion you ...

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Corned Beef: Point Cut or Flat Cut?

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Corned Beef Cuts   My mother-in-law was visiting this weekend and I decided to make our St. Patrick's day feast a bit early. She is Irish and I thought it would be fun to have the traditional Corned Beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage while she was here. While shopping for the corned beef it became apparent that I had not done my research. There are two cuts of corned beef;  point and flat cut. The point cut is cheaper. Not knowing what to get, I purchased both! We needed two ...

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Real Reviews, Real Products, Real Women: Johnson's Body Care

Karla is a 42-year-old mother of two. I am Christian preschool teacher and certified lay speaker for the United Methodist Church. I live in Central VA with my husband of 20 years and two children age 16 and 11. I used the Johnson & Johnson melt away stress liquid bath soap. It was amazing. The lather was thick and smelled great. The smell did not "stick" to me afterward so that I could use my regular body spray and not mix the scents together. I would recommend using this for either adults ...

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Pork Barbecue and Sweet & Sour Cole Slaw Recipes

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Pork Barbeque and Sweet & Sour Cole Slaw can be made in a variety of ways. Thanks to Connie for these recipes. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Pork barbecue is very easy to make when you make it in your slow cooker.  There are many, many bottled barbecue sauces out there with lots of wonderful flavors and varieties.  You can get North Carolina-style barbecue sauce that is vinegar-based with a tangy, spicy kick.  Another favorite is Honey Smoked, a flavor that is thick ...

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