Black Friday Shopping Tips

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I Love Black Friday! Though, at the same time I am not that gun ho crazy person who will trample you because there is only one more of the HOTTEST trend toy or whatever on the shelf. Do we need Anything That Badly! I think not! So I wanted to share with you some of my tips on How To Survive Black Friday as I do! There is no need to be cranky, or wake up before midnight even strikes! And for those who are cranky because they have been out all night long, don't let them drag you down when you get ...

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Zazzle.com Holiday Gift Ideas

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Zazzle.com but all opinions expressed here are mine. It's coming. In the very near future as the weather starts to shift and the leaves start to turn your mailbox will start to fill itself with glittering envelopes inviting you and yours to celebrate the season! Grab a cup of eggnog and log into Zazzle.com to find a holiday gift that will let them know how thankful you are to be included in their celebrations. First things first: Let me ...

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4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Some Sleep

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Frette.com but all opinions are my own. 4 Things You Can Do Right Now To Get Some Sleep Are you tired? Do your eyes glaze over? I am. I am tired all the time. I asked my kids what would allow me to sleep better, and they told me my only chance is not to have kids. I decided that I liked my kids, so I needed to find other ways to sleep soundly. "Like a baby," if you will, except those of us that have had babies know that is a saying, is a ...

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How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out

How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out

How to Save Money When Your Emergency Fund is Wiped Out No savings, no emergency fund, nothing to fall back on.  That’s where we are now that necessary repairs to our paid off, ten-year old car have been made.  I’m sure many of you can relate.  Did you know that according to the Federal Reserve, 48% of Americans say they wouldn’t be able to come up with $400 in an emergency, and only 38% could handle an unexpected expense of $1000?  We are fortunate as we had $1,500 in an emergency fund. ...

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Canning Recipe for Peach Salsa

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Canning Recipe for Peach Salsa For the last three summers, Cathy and I have jumped into the world of canning. We started off small, just doing applesauce and sliced peaches. Last year we experimented with peach salsa. It was fabulous! We have also canned pickles, peach jam, blueberry jam, apple butter, apple pie filling and apple jelly in the past. It is so delightful to have these goodies in the middle of winter! Last weekend, I went to purchase the peaches for our peach salsa. I originally ...

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25 Ways to Use Coffee Filters Instead of Paper Towels

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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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Fun Colorwear Home Party: Adult Party Idea

Fun Colorwear Home Party: Adult Party Idea

Disclosure: “This post was sponsored by Colorwear as part of an In-Home Party Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.” Fun Colorwear Home Party: Adult Party Idea It is summer the kids are home and crawling all over me like ants on a dropped piece of dinner. They are scurrying from one room to another in search of picking a fight with one another. That is what it seems to be the story of my summer. I need a break, so I invited some of my ...

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Tips and Ideas for Senior Care Givers

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyCareGivingStory #CollectiveBias Recently our family grew in a not so traditional way. Great grandma came to live wit us! I am sharing tips and ideas for caring for your elderly loved ones along with a printable check list for temporary senior care givers to use while you are traveling without your loved one.  For years now my husband and I have been wanting to grow our family. We ...

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Big Summer Shopping Savings with eBay

Big Summer Shopping Savings with eBay

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of eBay and The Motherhood. All opinions expressed here are mine. Big Summer Shopping Savings with eBay How do I win the best-dressed award without having my bank account look like the black hole of darkness? It is a question I get asked often. Where did you find that dress? How did you afford it? How do you afford to keep buying high-quality merchandise at a price that is lower than a department store? Well, the secret is out. I stalk ...

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