Simple gifts for an easy-to-please daddy – the best kind there is

Photo by Greg Lawler We are out of town this weekend, so we won’t be celebrating Father’s Day until the next weekend. But my husband truly deserves pampering, guy-style. He’s an amazing daddy to our two kids, and I am so proud to be his wife. Here are our simple, frugal, practical gifts for him (read more…)

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Your home: the best company to work for

Do you love your job? No, I mean, really love it? Or are you just doing it because someone has to stay home with the kiddos, and well, the laundry isn’t going to fold itself? Many of us have “bonus” jobs – we work from home for pay in various ways, and some of you (read more…)

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36 tips for productivity in the home

pro•duc•tive: (adj) Having the power to produce readily and abundantly; generative; creative. Photo by bitporters We home managers have a lot to do. What are ways we can increase our productivity without hiring a staff? Here are a few tips. 1. Determine your specific goals and desired results. Do you want a perfectly labeled pantry? (read more…)

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Shabby Apple

From time to time, I’m going to feature one of the Recommended Resources you’ll see in the right-hand section of this site.  I have special place in my heart for mom-owned business, and today’s feature is one of them – Shabby Apple’s childrens line, Shabby Baby. These dresses are aDORable.  And they come in sizes (read more…)

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A creative summer for preschoolers: homemade play doh

This summer, I hope to post one frugal idea a week for preschool summer fun. And what child doesn’t love Play Doh? Hours of fun, indeed. It’s already blazes hot where we live, so I’m searching my creative mind for some indoor fun. In the meantime, Play Doh is a favorite standby. My daughter asks (read more…)

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