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  I came down with a nasty cough this weekend. And I was excited. Why? Because last time I was visiting my parents, I found an old ward cookbook. The cookbook was gold. It had amazing recipes in it. And, in the back, there was a section of miscellaneous “recipes” that weren’t actually food recipes. They were things like homemade cleaner,...

Moving is a super stressful! Add two babies into the mix and the stress level only rises. I am currently getting ready to move. We decided about two weeks ago that we needed to move, and we are supposed to be out of our house TOMORROW! Our next place isn’t ready for another week, so we will be living with in-laws for a little while. I figure that the more planned...

    Hey! In effort to help you guys save money, I have complied a few guest posts. I’ve been doing one a week, on Mondays. Since this is the last Monday in March, this will be the last guest post on finances for a little while. I am still always interested in guest posts, so if you have something you think other people would like to share, send it my way!    This post is by Chantal from blog.simplybabyfurniture.com. She has some awesome ideas on how to prepare for a baby without using all of your savings.      Here...

Disclaimer: I know that I call this “career” blogging. I am no where near a career level at this point nor do I intend to be. Blogging for me is a hobby, but I do want to create a successful blog, one where my mother isn’t the only reader (but thank’s for being here, mom 🙂 ) I am writing this post exactly one week after I started my blog. I don’t know when I will publish it, but I wanted this information to be fresh in my mind. I hope that it can help someone else that is hoping to start a blog sometime...

Another Monday of our March Money Challenge, which means I have a guest post for you guys all about how one family saves money. Like I’ve said before, I love learning how other people manage their money. There are so many different tips and tricks, and not everything works for everyone. This post is written by Jessie of www.thenilaughed.com. She is super funny, but also covers some important topics, like fetal alcohol syndrome and adoption. If you get a chance, check out her blog! Here is a picture of her beautiful family. Look...

Once again, I am so glad that I started this challenge. My husband found a “reduction of force” card in his pay check yesterday. Basically it means that he was laid off. The production on the building he is working on is at a stand still because of some parts that are back ordered, so they have no work to do, sooooo they laid some people off. Thankfully, he is a licensed teacher, which means he has been able to sub for a couple days. He also got an offer to work on another project. He contracted out for 40 hours of...

Every week, I try to be as productive as possible. I like to use my time wisely and get everything done that I need to. I do that by making a to do list every week and every day. I wrote a guest post on a blog called Search with Vonni all about my planning methods. It’s a good one, you don’t wanna miss it! Leave a comment here or on her blog if you like it! How do you make your day effective? Image source: freedigitalphotos.net Share Share this:PrintTweetEmailMorePocketShare on Tumblr...

A lot of people think that money is a horrible thing. Money is the root of all evil is a common phrase. Marriages are destroyed because of money, or lack of it. I don’t feel this way. I love money. And what I mean by that is not that I love spending money (although I do), I love that with money, I have the ability to help others. I believe that the root of money problems is not that people have it or don’t, it’s that people don’t know what to do with the money they have. They don’t know how to budget, or...

My first post about losing weight was a hit. Read it here. So, I decided to write down five more obvious things I do to lose weight. Because like I said in the first article, losing weight is not magic, it’s science. Drink Water Drinking water increases your metabolism so you are able to burn calories faster. Aim for at least eight glasses a day. I know, the first few days you are running to the bathroom every ten minutes, and that’s hard. Don’t worry, it gets easier.  Go Running Running is probably one of the...

When my husband and I decided to live in a two bedroom house with a family of four, it meant that our kids would have to share a room. This is a right of passage for anyone with a sibling, it seems like. At one point or another most kids have shared a room. Our kids are no different. One thing that sets them apart from many others that share a room is that they are only 12 months apart. When we moved into our house, our youngest, a girl, was four months old and still sleeping in a bassinet in our bedroom. Our oldest, a boy, was 16 months...

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