Manage the family finances by cutting expenses AND increasing income

Photo by Brittney Bush Reader Melissa asks, “How do you cut back more when you have cut back to the bare minimum? I have a family of five to feed, and it seems to be getting more and more expensive. Any suggestions?” I hear you, Melissa.  With the crazy economy, it’s pretty hard to budget, (read more…)

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Holidays by hand: celebrate the season with your sewing skills

Photo by Debbie Hill I love how sewing has made such a comeback.  It’s one of the few traditional domestic skills that I’ve managed to learn, and I truly enjoy it.  I wish I had more time to devote to the craft. This Christmas, I have a number of sewing projects on my docket, which (read more…)

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Create, order, buy (or win!) your holiday cards in plenty of time

This giveaway is now closed. The first giveaway for November comes to you from one great company and from, well, yours truly.  And it also happens to coincide with the next project in the 12 Weeks to Prepare for Christmas series. Now’s the best time to start working on your holiday card plans.  These days, (read more…)

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Link love :: the 72 Months and Many More edition

Our wedding and friends, six years ago this weekend. October was definitely a unique season for both me and this blog, thanks to our international journey midway through the month.  But there was still great content, thanks to all the great guest writers featured here!  Thanks again to all of you. Here are some great (read more…)

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This Halloween, lower the sugar intake

Halloween is the pinnacle for many kids.  You get to dress up, run around, and when you ask people for candy, they just give it to you – what could be better? Maybe that’s the kids’ perspective, but if you’re like me, you tremble at the thought of that much sugar running through your little (read more…)

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