100 Things to Do This Summer

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Chase the Boredom Blues Away With These 100 Things to do This Summer The kids have not even been out of school for 2 weeks and already they are "bored". In my house, that word is not tolerated. It will get to a point in the day that I am assigning chores for everyone time they say it. I wanted to skip the hassles of previous summer and give them fun simple options that will keep them entertained every day of summer vacation. We have put together a list of 100 things to do this summer. This ...

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day Gift Ideas Father's day gift ideas can be difficult after you exhaust the "normal" gift ideas. We have tried a few different gifts over the years. Many ideas for Father's day include ties, socks, handkerchiefs, belt, tie shaped/ decorated cake, framed pictures, pictures with recordable frames, remote control holder, coin holder, pocketknife, car 'toys' (sunvisor holder, music cd's, car coffee cup). The following gifts are a couple of unique ones that we enjoy giving and can not ...

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How to Spring Clean your Closet

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How to Spring Clean your Closet Spring Clean What you Need: Permanent Marker 4 Trash Bags (preferably White) or boxes How to Organize: Before we start taking everything out, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Keep only items you have worn in the past year. Don’t keep anything that has holes (if you haven’t repaired it by now, you probably will not get to it), missing buttons or ties. Don’t keep anything that might fit in a few months (don’t kid yourself, get it out). Sell ...

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Summer Saving Tips: Doing Kids Haircut

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Summer Saving Tips Summer is a great time to learn to cut your child or children's hair. If your learning curve is wide and slow then the children are not as likely to be teased due to the lack of school! Also, cutting boys' hair is easier in the summer because generally speaking it is cooler to have shorter "buzzed" type cuts! Girls haircuts can easily be disguised as long as it fits into a ponytail!. One tool that we have found to be wonderful for a boy's basic haircut is a set of ...

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Spring Savings Inside and Out

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Spring Savings Spring Savings Inside and Out Tips We have been on a tight budget after moving into our new to us home here in CT two years ago. I have found a lot of ways to save. One is on our mulch. Our local Bulky Waste dump has mulch and they will even load it in your truck. This time of year they only have single shredded mulch, but when it comes to free versus $11/bag or $24/scoop I can live with single shredded. I don’t think it looks bad at all it also seems to last longer. Take a ...

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Frugal Living Ideas: 5 Tips on Living on 30000 or Less

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Frugal Living Ideas Living on 30000 or Less   5 Tips on living on 30000 or less I have a larger than average family, there are 7 of us, and I like to pride myself in living a little differently than everyone else. We have one income, provided by my husband, and I like to think that part of my job is making the very most of his paycheck. Over the years, we have become expert and making a dollar stretch into more buying power than anyone thought possible. Frugal Living Ideas I'd ...

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Hosting a Cookout on a Budget

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Hosting a Cookout on a Budget Hosting a Cookout on a Budget-I love that the weather it's starting to get warm, that means it's time for flip flops, swimming, and cookouts! What is better than rounding up some friends and throwing some burgers on the grill? Nothing!  You get to enjoy being outside in the fresh air, and the clean up is much easier! Cookouts are a great way to spend your summer days, and here are some tips for hosting a cookout on a budget to make it even better! Here are ...

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How to cure a Sore Throat Naturally

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How to cure a Sore Throat Naturally How to cure a Sore Throat Naturally-  Springtime is here! And we all know what that means, springtime colds and allergies. There are plenty of things that can make your have a sore throat, Like allergies, sickness, smoking, singing, dry air, and even acid reflux. So the chances of you getting a sore throat soon, are pretty good. Check out these natural ways to cure a sore throat that may keep you away from the pharmacy counter or doctors office! Here ...

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10 Best Frugal Work Lunches to Pack

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10 Best Frugal Work Lunches to Pack 10 Best Frugal Work Lunches to Pack- Bringing a  packed lunch to work can save some serious cash (and time at the drive thru!)If you are looking for ideas on what frugal work lunches to pack, you have come to the right place! Check out these 10 Best Frugal Work Lunches to Pack for some great ideas for your upcoming work week! Here are our 10 Best Frugal Work Lunches to Pack: 1.Make a Soup-  Soups are easy meal to make for your workday. There are so ...

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How to Clean Stainless Steel

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How to clean Stainless Steel For those of us with Stainless Steel appliances and furniture, we know how much of a pain it can be to keep it looking fresh and new. Follow these tips as you attempt to get rid of streaks, spots, handprints  and more, and you'll figure out how to clean a stainless steel surface in no time! Here are some tips on how to clean Stainless Steel: ...

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