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    The excitement of Summer vacation is upon us! If your schools haven’t let out for the summer yet, they will very soon, and that means your kids will need things to do. Finding cheap, free, and easy Summer activities for your kids can make all the difference in your sanity, and their enjoyment. I love Summer vacation. I love getting to

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    Almost all of us have succumbed to it. It didn’t even exist 15 years ago, but it’s now part of our daily lives. We love it and hate it at the same time. It helps us keep in touch with friends we wouldn’t otherwise, but it has also become a compulsion that steals our time. There are a few recent

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    Freezer meals are the best thing since the invention of the freezer. They make meal time prep shorter and easier, not to mention the money you’ll save just by making crockpot freezer meals. If you’re a beginner or a freezer cooking veteran, implementing these Freezer Cooking Tips have saved me time, frustration, mess, and money. I have been freezer cooking and developing entire crockpot

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    What is better than a rib-sticking, hearty, complexly flavored bolognese? How about when it’s an Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce Recipe that will take literally 45 minutes from start to finish? And most of that time is spend cooking in the Instant Pot, so you don’t have to do anything. Too good to be true? Nope. You’ve got to give this

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    Budgeting is what saved my finances and what got me out of debt. And while learning how to budget generally isn’t fun, I’ve got an awesome way to make it a lot easier. I’ve got the BEST budget spreadsheet for you. Even if you suck at spreadsheets – just give this a try. I personally use it, and the students

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    Tacos might be that one meal that everyone in my family agrees on. We might not have them every single week, but definitely at least twice a month. And instead of buying taco seasoning packets, I just started making it myself. I’ve experimented and tweaked this taco seasoning recipe so that it’s absolutely perfect. And although I know those taco seasoning

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    Slow Cooker Chili is quite possibly the best thing on the planet. Especially in the Fall and Winter, and Spring, and … well, I think I love chili anytime! I enjoy it so much because it is SO EASY to prepare, it is PACKED with flavor, and it’s so hearty. These three Slow Cooker Chili recipes are very different from

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    One question I am asked on a regular basis is, “How do I save on meat and produce at the grocery store?” I understand! Meat and produce can be quite expensive and rack up your grocery bill every week. If you think about it, it is kind of unfortunate that the healthiest and most natural foods are the most expensive

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