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2013: It’s time to #trimthefat

January 3, 2013

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2012 was a year of big challenges for our family. Reintegration from an extended deployment is not just a 6 month process. (and I promise to share more of that story as time goes by…) So as we continue to move forward, I want to adopt a new family mantra for 2013… “Trim. The. Fat.” Did […]

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Don’t worry Babe, I get paid in two weeks

August 14, 2012

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The other day, I noticed a friend of mine had shared a survey question via facebook. “When did you first create a budget for your family – before, during, or after your first pregnancy?” To which I wrote:  “I realized we needed a budget when right after we were engaged, I found out my husband-to-be’s […]

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Sewing, Purging, and Customs forms

March 6, 2012

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Today I am attempting to get some sewing accomplished on my ball gown…. because I reeeeaaally need to get my act together if I want to wear it in public…. I’m also trying to purge my kitchen of extra cups and clutter for a future yard sale. Mark your calendars my friends – it’s gonna […]

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Coffee and a Purging Party

December 23, 2011

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Today, my kitchen was full of scones, coffee, and the laughter of some beautiful women in my life. My living room was full of unwanted things that needed a new home – and after a few hours of delightful conversation, each of my friends went home with some new treasures. It was a wonderful way […]

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Hunt. Seek. Kill Shopping.

September 21, 2011

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I do not enjoy the casual sport of shopping. *gasp* Yes – I really did just write that. I’ll wait a minute for you to recover. My idea of a perfect shopping experience is to make a list, go to the store, purchase items, and return home to my nest. I’m odd, I know. Luckily […]

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Cooking in Bulk has Freezer potential!

February 8, 2011

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Each month, our local Coupons and Coffee group meets to swap coupons and share frugal ideas.   This month our topic of discussion will be “Cooking in Bulk has Freezer potential“.  I have decided I will be blogging about these topics each month in order to share what I’ve learned, but also to resource YOU […]

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Junking Weekend or “Sperrmüll Wochenende”

July 14, 2010

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Last summer, when I blogged about Junkin in Germany, I shared how my husband and I are polar opposites when it comes to… ahem… “curbside shopping”. He is a purger and I am the practical one… err… um… let’s change the subject…. So this time around, I thought I’d explain a few details to those […]

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Have a “Mommy gets sick” stash prepared?

April 23, 2010

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Over the past two months, I have been sick twice… And I mean walking-talking-cottonball-head-with-a-runny-nose sick… As the mom of small children – you don’t get many sick days. The baby still needs to nurse every 2-3 hours. Meals and snacks still need to be prepared. And darling hubby isn’t always around to help. (but that’s […]

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Operation Toy Rotation

February 2, 2010

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Last Christmas we were over run with toys. It is wonderful to be so blessed by family – but there were so many toys that the boys couldn’t possibly play with them all!  So I filled two Rubbermaid bins with a stash of toys to store in our basement. (This has been a wonderful way […]

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