Why Kids Love Stuff So Much


I don’t think you’ll argue with me when I say that kids can bring an unbelievable amount of stuff into our homes. The first child brings clothes and toys and lots of baby contraptions that are creative, but really, couldn’t babies do without heated wipes on their bums? (I’m looking at you, baby wipes warmer!) If you have more than…

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Addicted to Shopping

Are You Addicted to Shopping?


We can talk about decluttering all we want, but sending a thousand loads to Goodwill won’t make a dent if we are addicted to shopping. If we don’t also focus on what comes into our homes, we’ll soon be knee deep in Target bags and cheeky coffee mugs. There’s a lot of buzz about decluttering, but not so much buzz…

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Making Fresh Cut Flowers Last Longer


We are about to enter flower season: Valentine’s Day is the busiest time of year for florists, and we keep them busy with Mother’s Day gifts and spring weddings. Fresh cut flowers are a treat over here. This frugal mama loves having flowers in the house, but they are a luxury. Nate always remembers special occasions by bringing me a…

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Am I Actually Savoring These Moments?


Five times in 24 hours; I heard the same message five times in such a short time frame. My little guy had just turned two months old. It was hard to believe that two months went by so fast, but soon I’ll look back on these times and think, “Two months! He was so little and new!” I took him…

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What Clutter Steals from Us


Clutter builds up in our homes because we want more. We bring more in, but we still hold onto what we already have. While clutter means more stuff, it also means we are losing in other areas. I’ve been on a mission to have a clutter-free home for about two years now. We have noticeably less stuff, but I do…

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Homemade Ranch Dip and Dressing Mix Plus How to Use It


Who wants to give me a dollar? If you’re buying certain things in the store instead of making them on your own, you’re basically giving your money away. We love ranch dressing and dip, and go through tons of it. Is there a better way to eat a carrot than dipped into creamy ranch? But those little packets are expensive,…

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Your Family Deserves Your Best Yes


My friend sat next to me in Bible study and shared her New Year’s resolution. In the upcoming year, she wants to say “No” more often. That is a resolution after my own heart! Busyness and over-commitment is NOT something I value. So I think I surprised her when I said that my goal for the New Year is to…

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Non-Toxic Cleaning Supplies for Frugal Moms


Once upon a time, when I was single and had this thing called “extra time,” I learned how to make my own cleaning products. I grated bars of soap for laundry detergent, boiled and mixed various ingredients for dish washing detergents….maybe I had too much extra time. Back then, I made all of these things because they were so much…

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