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How To Frugally Fill Your Freezer

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Owning a freezer is one of those investments that truly pays for itself. I can't tell you how many times I look at our freezer and thank my lucky stars that we have it. Well, I'm actually thankful that we have 4 freezers, no that isn't a typo... In fact, because of our freezer, I'm able to prepare freezer...

100 Absolutely Awesome Crockpot Meals That Kids will LOVE

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One of our favorite appliances in our big family is our crockpot!! Hands down our favorite, our dishwasher comes in a case second though. I love that I can just dump food into the crockpot in the morning and finally have a delicious and healthy meal ready to go at dinnertime. It seems like it couldn't get much easier...

All Natural Sports Drink and GIVEAWAY

If you have been a follower of this blog or know me personally, you then know I am a parent to some VERY active kids. Our kids get a short time for screen time in the afternoon, but that is it. The rest of the day they are off running and playing. They come in at the end of the...

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Big Savings On Groupon
If you're a money saving person at all chances are you have heard of and probably used Groupon. I have used it many times in the past for saving money on local places, magazine subscriptions, events, products. You name it I have probably used Groupon for it. When I have used it in the past, I have saved myself...

Easy Strawberry Freezer Jam ~ With 1/2 The Sugar

Every year we make a bunch of strawberry freezer jam to fill our big freezer to last us until next strawberry season. We have now realized the kids will no longer eat store bought jam anymore. I can't blame them since homemade jam tastes SOOO much better. Plus it doesn't have any preservatives, dyes, and is all organic!! The first couple...

How To Purchase Organic Food That Is Affordable

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We have been on a journey the last 6 years to eat organic food. It hasn't been a process that happened overnight. It has taken us quite a few years to switch our eating habits from what we grew up eating. We never knew that there was anything that was really different about purchasing organic food, versus regular food....

How To Save TONS Of Money On Printing

Over the last 12 years of homeschooling our 6 children, we have printed so many resources. One way we have save tons of money on printing, is when purchasing our homeschool curriculum for the year, we purchase PDF instead of books when available. I will then print off the books and bind them into our own books. We print off...

50+ DIY Natural Cleaning Products For A Non Toxic Home

As time goes on we have been slowly working on taking toxic chemicals out of our cleaning supplies and making our own natural cleaning products. Not only is it healthier for our family, often times it saves us money in the long run as well. Depending on what type of cleaners you are using there can be an array of...

Why We Don’t Have Cable and We Are Much Happier Without It

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Shortly after moving into our house 9 years ago, my husband and I decided that we wanted to lower our monthly bills. In order to do this we decided that our cable was one of the things we could cut and we would be saving quite a bit of money in doing so. Yes that means that we don't...

How We Feed Our Family of 8 For Less Then $200 A Week

There has been quite a bit of interest in how we manage to feed our large family of 8 for less then $200 a week eating mostly organic. I mean can you imagine how much our family eats, we have almost 4 teenagers that work out in the gym at least 3 days a week. 2 of them work...

50 Amazing and Engaging Screen Free Activities For Kids

We do let our kids have a small amount of screen time every day, but essentially we keep it to a minimum and have lots of screen free activities for the kids to do. There are some exceptions to the rule if someone has had a surgery and needs bedrest, if mom is sick, etc. Sometimes it can be...

Amazon Prime ~ SO Much More Then Just Free Shipping

I have been a member of Amazon Prime since 2007, yes that means for almost the last 10 years I have been a member. That also means I have been a member since before most people realized how awesome and super convenient Amazon was for us moms!! I now do so much of my shopping for things other then...

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