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Food Drive Alternatives

I never considered holding a food drive to be a potential waste of resources until I spoke to the CEO of a food bank in our state. As I stared up at the walls of dry goods available, she remarked, “I’m not saying food drives are a bad thing, but if you’re thinking about spending […]

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The #1 Way to Save Hundreds Every Christmas

Saving money during the holidays isn’t always easy, but with this little “trick” you can save your family hundreds of dollars (and no, it doesn’t involve buying gifts ahead of time or doing a savings plan all year long!) My Top Tip for Saving Money at Christmas This is actually something you can implement all […]

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Candy Free Trick-or-Treat Idea

Many children have food allergies so trick-or-treating can be…well, tricky. So this year why not skip the candy altogether and make something super fun for the kiddos? This is also a great project if you have children in school who need to bring in goodies for their class. Last year we made these for my […]

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35 Uses for Vinegar

When not turning into wine, vinegar is my second favorite use for grapes (and getting that nasty gunk off ’em!) Vinegar also makes for a fantastic part of a salad dressing and it’s a nice way to marinate some meat, but it’s a high-performer elsewhere in the house as well. That said, please note that […]

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I’m Not Selfless Because I’m Good, I’m Terrible…

“You were a TERRIBLE baby!!!” I truly cannot tell you how many times I’ve been told this throughout my life, it’s pretty much my family’s motto. And it’s only now – at nearly 31 – that I’ve started to recognize how to be grateful for those angry words. My mom was only 20 years old […]