Category Archives: Money Saving Tips

Make School Lunches Easier

In returning to school this year, I wanted to find a system that would work well for our daughters to help make the mornings less chaotic.  When our oldest was in kindergarten, I made her lunch every night for the … Continue reading

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Want to take your own U.S. passport photos?

Taking your own passport photos

If you want to take your own passport photos, the State Department’s web site has all the details on passport photo requirements. It’s not all that complicated, though if you want to avoid a hassle, you can pay $10.99 at … Continue reading

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How Do You Teach Children to Earn Money?

My seven year old daughter has caught the money bug.  She wants to earn and spend money as fast as she can.  While she understands the value of money for the most part, she doesn’t understand it completely because she … Continue reading

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Homemade Laundry Soap–Updated Recipe

This week, I made a new batch of homemade laundry soap. Now, I know there are hundreds of recipes out there, and people have different opinions about ingredients and methods. I’ve tried a couple different recipes, but I’ve found that … Continue reading

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DIY Climbing Wall

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I totally loved this idea at my friend’s house! They had built a wooden shed on the side of their house, and creatively crafted a climbing wall on the outside. Taking pieces of scrap wood, they cut them into any kind of shape, smoothed it out a bit and screwed them in. That’s it. Continue reading

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Simplifying the Holidays

Christmas is my favorite holiday. As I’ve probably mentioned before, I start planning for Christmas on December 26th…a year in advance. For me, it is the thought that is the most important part of the gift, so I work most … Continue reading

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Four Tricks to Save Time, Money, Energy, and Sanity

There seem to be 4 things that I never have enough of and always seem to be running out of: Time, Money, Energy, and Sanity. That’s why when I can stumble on tricks to save one or all of those … Continue reading

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Online Computer Backup: Carbonite

I have been married for almost 8 years. In those 8 years, we have had 4 computer crashes. Four complete computer meltdowns. Where we’ve lost everything. The first time it happened, I had just returned from a study abroad in … Continue reading

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DIY Backpack Tags

DIY BackPack Tags

Consider this DYI Backpack Tag as an alternative to writing your child’s name on the backpack with a permanent marker. Continue reading

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And the Winner is…

Jenn M.! In response to “Why You?” she wrote “They’re brilliant and I want to try it!” While the results were completely random, thanks for thinking they’re brilliant! We know you will love them. Thank you for participating in our … Continue reading

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