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Feeling Charitable

This is my follow up post to another posting from two weeks ago Feeling Like A Slob where I talked about how overwhelmed I felt with all the extra clutter in my house. My first undertaking for decluttering was to clean out the closets. As we were cleaning out the closets, we were feeling charitable […]

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Grocery Hauls

My $50 Grocery Haul

This week for our grocery shopping, it turned out we were able to cook from the freezer. We have some meat in the freezer that we can use, and plenty of food in the pantry. In using this extra food we purchased from previous grocery hauls, we were able to cut our costs down. And […]

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The Wedding Series

The Wedding Series Part 4: The Food

One of the most ridiculous expenses when planning a wedding: The Food! First you have to figure out exactly WHAT you want to eat. This, I think, was the biggest struggle for Michael and I. His family is Mexican, but I really don’t like Mexican food that much. My family is White, but we don’t […]

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My Goals for the Next 30 days

Our wedding is in 30 days. I can’t believe it is coming up so soon! But my focus isn’t on wedding details, I’ve been more caught up with what’s going on at work. I think it’s time I started focusing on me. Why do you want to set new goals? Lately with the pressing deadlines […]

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Budgeting Tips

5 Ways to Save When Working Out

My Maid of Honor is in town for the next few weeks. She lives in New Jersey, but works remotely for the same company I do. She is very fit, very healthy, and always encourages me to go out with her to do some exercise. I’m the opposite. Not very fit, not so healthy, and […]

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Grocery Hauls

My $94 Grocery Haul

This week on my grocery trip, instead of going to the regular Walmart, we went to the Walmart Neighborhood Market which is the grocery store version of Walmart. No clothes, no automotive, no fishing section- just the groceries and the toiletries. Here is how my grocery haul went! How did it compare? We have shopped […]

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The Wedding Series

The Dress

The week after Michael and I were engaged, I had already asked my Maid of Honor to help me with my wedding, and I was ready to start planning! The first thing we did, we went down to the dress shop at the mall and started looking for a dress. Already? Only a week in? […]

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Family Time

For the past week we’ve had Michael’s nephew staying with us. We find that during the times that he visits, because he’s the same age as the twins, we can easily include him in our regular weekly activities and our Family Time. What do you guys do? We spend a lot of time on our […]

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Feeling Like A Slob

Sometimes I walk through my house and I feel so overwhelmed. Our house is definitely a home, meaning it’s really “lived-in.” The kids don’t have to feel like they can’t sit on any of the furniture, and we can relax after a long day and sit together watching TV while eating dinner. But sometimes all […]

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Grocery Hauls

My $75 Grocery Haul

Looking back at my receipt for my groceries last week, I still couldn’t find out why my bill was so high! This week, I was determined to lower my grocery budget to below $100. Here’s how it went! How did you save? I looked over my meal plan and what was still left over in […]

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