Making Gift-Giving Affordable

Making Gift-Giving Affordable Making Gift-Giving Affordable

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week Three Mission

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week Three Mission Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week Three Mission

Five Quick Money-Saving Resources

Five Quick Money-Saving Resources Five Quick Money-Saving Resources

A Simple Christmas: Plan to Not Over-Plan

A Simple Christmas: Plan to Not Over-Plan A Simple Christmas: Plan to Not Over-Plan

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week One Mission

Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week One Mission Twelve Weeks of a Simple Christmas: Week One Mission

Sometimes I’m all about speed and efficiency in the kitchen. That’s why I like to mix up my own spice blends ahead of time. On a busy night, there’s nothing better than a handy spice mix that you can snag for just about anything. (You all know that when I say “there’s nothing better,” I’m not counting cookies and pie and salvation and family, right? Just…

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I haven’t purchased salad dressing in years. Why not? We make it ourselves. Homemade salad dressing is the way to go, people! You can adjust the flavors to your liking, avoid any allergens or additives, control the sweetness, save money, and procrastinate just a little bit longer on that trip to the store. Best of all, it’s simple and delicious! We have a variety of…

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10 Tips for Simplifying Complicated Relationships {TheSimpleHomemaker.com}

Relationships make life worth living…but sometimes they can make life a little too, shall we say, complicated. Relationships are not easy, but they can be simple. In other words, all good relationships need work, but they do not need to be complicated to be effective and enjoyable. Take the time to simplify the complicated (and even the uncomplicated) relationships in your life, and you’ll find yourself…

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At the risk of sounding like a hater, I admit that I’m not big on Valentine’s Day the way it is often celebrated in my great big beautiful USA. What’s not to like? Here are the Valentine’s Day biggies that rub me the wrong way: Crowds of “last-minute” men in the 20-items-or-less aisle hoping their tinted carnations and cheap chocolates show enough “love” to appease…

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Today I welcome four charming guests sharing their 10-step picture tutorial on How to Mail a Hug. This idea originated at Tons of Fun. Her adorable version of a long-distance hug uses paint and ribbon, neither of which we have in our travel trailer. Therefore, we embraced creativity and frugality to create our own versions using what we had on hand. We spent no money…

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I’m sharing some simple, candy-free Valentine ideas with you today. Some are links, some are my own ideas, some are both, my versions being ultra simple, mildly to intensely cheesy, and leaning heavily on Sharpies and Post-its. My Valentine motto is “If you can’t say it with a Post-it note, you talk too much.” It’s kinda catchy, don’t you think? Lunch box ideas: Pop one…

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Fitting in Fitness on the Road with 7 Kids and a Dog |www.TheSimpleHomemaker.com

I am not a fitness expert. In fact, even though I was my high school valedictorian, I failed gym class in college. Life is funny like that. (You didn’t know that, did you, Mom? Surprise!) Here’s why I failed. Consistency, which is sometimes the same as boredom. The class required me to come to the same room in the same building the same three days every week…

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