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Back to School on a Budget

It’s hard to believe summer’s winding down already, but we’re just a few weeks out from the start of school here in the Southeast. That means it’s time for back-to-school shopping! I’ve got two growing boys, both of whom will...

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Summer Staycation Hacks

Not everyone has the extra funds, the extra time or the extra patience to take a summer road trip or brave a long flight with small children. For these families, a staycation may be just the ticket for summer fun...

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A Perfect Dessert for a July 4th Cookout

The 4th of July is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to celebrate our freedom with family, fun in the sun and lots of food! In our household, my husband is definitely the grillmaster, while my favorite...

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A Thrift Inspired Father’s Day

Bobby and I agreed after we had kids that we’d go modest on a lot of the “non-major” holidays that traditionally require gifts, and it’s worked well for us. So when I started thinking about Father’s Day gifts, I had...

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Tips to Save Time and Money on Your Summer Roadtrip

School’s out, and that means it’s time for everyone’s favorite summer activity: Road trips! The idea of packing your car to the max and driving for eight hours with your partner and kids may immediately send you into a panic...

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, THRIFT!

One of the greatest lessons we can take away from Earth Day is the potential for humans to have an incredibly positive effect on the environment. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is “Protect Our Species,” and that’s a great reminder...

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Change of Seasons Calls for a Change of Wardrobe

A bit of good news: Spring is almost here! It’s hard to believe, I know--this Winter has been so wet and dreary that my husband and I started talking about building an ark in the backyard--but temperatures are about to...

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Five Tidy Lessons from Marie Kondo

I will admit to being skeptical about the Konmari method, especially after seeing countless memes about how ridiculous it is (“You want me to only keep 30 books? I have that many on my nightstand!”). Thankfully, Netflix gave me a...

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Tidy Up for Your Love

One of the most meaningful parts of Netflix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo for me was hearing a couple with young kids talk about the stress having a disorganized, messy home puts on their relationship. Talk about a shot to...

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5 Tips to Save Money On Kids Fall/Winter Clothing

I don’t know about you, but I just can’t stomach paying $30 for a pair of jeans or a t-shirt my child will wear for maybe three months before they outgrow it. And even the items my rough-and-tumble boys don’t outgrow may...

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