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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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Score on Spooktacular Decor

One of the things I love about my neighborhood is that everyone decorates for Halloween.  We’re not just talking a wreath and some pumpkins here. There are inflatables, skeletons, gigantic homemade spiderwebs and even a full-blown haunted house--literally inside someone's...

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Incredibly Awesome Costume Idea

When I was a kid, my family didn’t celebrate Halloween for religious reasons, but we did participate in church and school ‘fall festivals.’ I remember my mom making me my own costumes every year. I actually thought it was super...

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Thrifty Tailgate Fun

For some people, fall means pumpkin spice, leggings, or maybe just a lot of raking. For our family? It means it’s time for college football! One of the most fun parts of football season is having people over to watch...

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Saving time and money: Important lessons from Mom

I remember my older sister telling me stories of when my mom was in her couponing heyday, where my sister swears there were times that the grocery store actually paid her money to take groceries home. Probably hyperbole, but my...

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