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Quick crafty post…

I made a couple of signs for a silent auction, though I will probably only take one of them.   I started the project and then in true form I waited to finish it until nearly the last possible minute.  Because … Continue reading

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Bringing out my Crafty Side…

We’ve been dealing with heavier issues in life lately and I needed to refocus my thoughts.  Last year, I did a great job of keeping my focus on the positives and blessings in our life (even when it seemed like … Continue reading

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I never thought my kids were perfect…

Really, I didn’t think my kids were perfect but maybe I did expect them to act that way. Seriously, how hard is it to act perfect for just a few hours in a nice restaurant while your daddy conducts a … Continue reading

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Lessons in how we spend our money….

This is one of those hard lessons where you learn that you don’t always get to spend your money like you want to spend your money. Meet Jo Jo. Jo Jo is the product of a broken relationship.  Yesterday,  Jo Jo … Continue reading

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2012 Financial Goals February Update

Another month done!  I didn’t do a great job keeping up again this month (despite what my constant updating of our spreadsheet suggests) and we hit a big milestone this month without even noticing it.  We have now paid off … Continue reading

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We like to Party around here…

This is going to be one of those areas that probably a lot of people cut out that we didn’t.  Kid’s Birthday Parties.  I like having big birthday parties to celebrate my kids.  All of their first birthdays were huge deals … Continue reading

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I’ve made my quarterly screw up…

Aren’t you glad I post for accountability?  I seem to make a financial screw up about once a quarter.  I don’t know why it happens once a quarter but it does.   It used to happen much more often and the … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake!

I know this post is a little off subject for me here but yesterday was Valentine’s Day and it was Chocolate Cake.  We never have dessert but I had seen a recipe on pinterest that I really wanted an excuse to make and … Continue reading

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What we’re reading these days…

I’ll admit that despite my intense desire to be debt free, I still occasionally get the urge for a little retail therapy (and one of those urges presented itself the other day when I found that sweet Lala needed glasses … Continue reading

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This week’s money saving tip is brought to you by the DELETE button…

Seriously!  I have noticed lately that the most powerful money-saving tool I have at my disposal is the delete button in my email inbox.  I am signed up for every deal site known to man and every morning my inbox fills … Continue reading

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