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Amazon Filler Item Finder

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If you are an Amazon shopper,  you know the frustration of needing just a few dollar's worth of items to get Free Shipping. No fret. Filler Item Finder has solved this problem! Check it out.

Amazon Filler Item Finder - Find Cheap Filler Items for FREE Amazon Shipping
Use the Amazon Filler Item Finder to help locate those hard-to-find cheap filler items needed when your shopping cart falls just short of the $25 minimum to receive FREE Amazon Shipping



Sore Throat Culprits And Cures

Sore Throat Culprits And Cures – Fuzzy Wuzzy Wednesday | Hillbilly Housewife Blog
Sore Throat Culprits And Cures – Fuzzy Wuzzy Wednesday

Tissues websizeI don’t know about you, but I am really getting anxious for Spring. We’ve been digging out from under the snow and cold for what seems like an eternity.

In reality, of course, we’ve just had a short cold spell, but at this time of year it seems like winter has lasted forever.

7 Ways to Encourage Your Children to Read

7 Ways to Encourage Your Children to Read — Life As Mom

FishPapa and I are major bookworms. For years we lived without TV or
VCR because we so much preferred reading. Our date nights were often
spent browsing through Borders or talking about the books we were
reading. He prefers theology and I prefer novels, so we’re good foils
for one another. Recently, he read a memoir, which is close to a novel,
and I’m getting ready to tackle a Bible commentary. Oh my word! We’re
probably starting to look like each other, too!

How to Build Your Own “Modified Staycation”

How to Build Your Own “Modified Staycation” Vacation Package | Squawkfox
Going away on holiday can quickly become an expensive and stressful adventure. Over the last year many couples and families have opted for a “stay at home vacation”, or staycation, to counter the costs of airfare, travel, and hotels.

Couponing

Just His Best...: Couponing

I have been trying to read up on some of the finer points of using coupons to save money and while I've always used the Sunday paper coupons, I never knew there was a whole new world to navigate!

Veg Out!

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Looking for Ways to Veg Out? — Life As Mom
If you’ve read anything health-related in the past 10 years, you know there have been all sorts of trends when it comes to acceptable eating. Dairy, soy, eggs and bacon — all have seen their time to shine — until a new study or super food hits the scene. But some things never change.

Your mother was right: You should eat your veggies.


Use Color to Impact the Mood of Your Home

Color Me Happy: Use Color to Impact the Mood of Your Home

Modern research has shown that
when our eyes connect with a color, our brains release different
chemicals that impact us on a physical and emotional level.

Instantly Convert Between Units of Measurement

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Instantly Convert Between Units of Measurement. Web Site Makes Unit Conversions Quick and Easy!

Convert centiliter to centiliter - Volume and Capacity Units Conversion




Katie Brown Chocolate Mousse

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I don't know who Katie Brown is, but I do want to try her Chocolate Mousse. Thanks Once a Month Mom!

Katie Brown Chocolate Mousse | OAMC from Once A Month Mom



Amazon: 50% off Magazine Subscriptions

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Amazon: 50% off Magazine Subscriptions
Amazon: 50% off Magazine Subscriptions

Amazon is offering an amazing 50% off magazine subscriptions right now! Just enter MAGFEB50 at checkout to receive the prices listed below:

* Good Housekeeping, $3.99
* FamilyFun, $4.98
* Marie Claire, $4
* Redbook, $4

These are just a few of the fantastic savings you can score. Check out the complete list for more deals.

5 Steps To Safely Disinfect Your Wooden Cutting Boards

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5 Steps To Safely Disinfect Your Wooden Cutting Boards – Tidy Tuesday | Hillbilly Housewife Blog
5 Steps To Safely Disinfect Your Wooden Cutting Boards – Tidy Tuesday

Cutting BoardWe seem to have been given a reprieve from the winter weather today. And, with the warmer weather and sunshine, albeit limited sunshine, I normally look for an outside chore to do. Although this may not be an outside chore on the surface, I’m going to turn it into one.

not-so-sticky rice

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Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Adding salt to rice; not-so-sticky rice | Tammy's Recipes
Kitchen Tip Tuesdays: Adding salt to rice; not-so-sticky rice

Make Your Home Cozy and Welcoming For Guests

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Make Your Home Cozy and Welcoming For Guests

I believe that it is possible for a home to be welcoming and comfortable, as well as beautiful and functional. Nobody loves a home that seems too sterile, a place they are afraid to sit down and make themselves cozy. Every guest should feel comfortable when they step inside.


Frugal Living Could Change Your Life

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Frugal Living Could Change Your Life | Frugal Dad
This is a guest post from MoneyNing, who quit his job to help people turn their finances around by offering insightful personal finance tips. His family is expecting a daughter in one month, and he is currently running a contest to see who can guess his daughter’s birth weight and date here. Go join in the fun, and see if you can win!

Adopting frugal habits came natural to me, but it wasn’t until recently did I realize what a difference it made. Being frugal literally changed my life.


Warm Up With Simple Old Fashioned Methods

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Warm Up With Simple Old Fashioned Methods – Frugal Challenge | Hillbilly Housewife Blog

With the recent snow storms in our area, I’ve been wondering what other people are doing to stay warm and safe, without spending a lot of money.  Last week I talked about remembering how to dress when the temperature drops.  This week I’d like to challenge you to think about other things to do during cold weather to stay warm without stressing your budget.


A great snow cream recipe from Little Birdie Secrets

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Little Birdie Secrets: Snow Cream Tutorial

We hear some of you are getting a little bit of snow--okay A LOT of snow. If you don't know what to do with all that snow and you have one too many snowmen in your yard already, try making Snow Cream. What, you may ask, is Snow Cream? It is yummy ice cream with snow as one of your ingredients. This is a perfect family activity. Now you don't have to shovel your car out and risk a fender bender on your way to the store for your regular half gallon of ice cream. You can make it


140 Custom Labels for $3 S&H. Thank you VistaPrint!

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From Deal Seeking Mom: Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner $0.99 @ Target this week. . .

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Use a Fertilizer Spreader to Spread Salt Evenly

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Tips and Tricks to Combat Cooking Burn Out

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Tips and Tricks to Combat Cooking Burn Out from Deal Seeking Mom.
The following is a guest post from Beth at In Good Cents:

We all know the truth. Staying home and cooking is much more affordable and frugal than eating out.

I love to cook, but with three kids who think any time I’m in the kitchen is the perfect time to start acting crazy, I burn out quickly. After just a few days of cooking, I find myself on the phone with my sweet husband saying, “Please… please… please, stop on the way home and pick something up!”


Shoe Repair Will Save Money and Your Soles

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Frugal Friday: Shoe Repair Will Save Money and Your Soles — Life As Mom

Back in the old days, clothing and shoes were items that people wore for a long time. In fact, if an article of clothing became torn or worn, it was repaired, or even remade to present a freshened look. If they couldn’t make the adjustments themselves, women took their family’s clothing to seamstresses and tailors for alterations. And shoes that needed to be repaired or resoled? Those went to the cobbler.


Make Your Own Three-Ingredient Truffles

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Make Your Own Three-Ingredient Truffles - Valentine's Day - Lifehacker
Make Your Own Three-Ingredient Truffles

Nothing says "I'm thinking of you" better than a box of chocolate truffles. Unless of course they're homemade chocolate truffles, and then, well, that's just too cool for words. These yummy Valentine's Day candies come together with only three ingredients.


The Best Free Printable Valentines from Skip to My Lou

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The Best Free Printable Valentines « Skip To My Lou

The Best Free Printable ValentinesOnce again the web is overflowing with free Valentine printables. If you are in need of some last minute Valentines that can be printed right at home check these out!


Memaw's Pecan Pie

This is one of the best Pecan Pie recipies I've tried. My Memaw is a wonderful cook.--Stephanie Smith Horton
Memaw's Pecan Pie½c. sugar1/2c. corn syrup3 eggs1 tbsp. vanillasquirt of margarinepinch salt1 ½ c. pecansMix ingredients together in a small saucepan. Place the pot over low heat stirring continuously until sugar is melted into liquid.Pour mixture into 9 in. pie pans and bake for 30-45 minutes at 350 degrees.

Little Man, Momma, and Sissy

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On my 39th birthday, 2/5/2010.

Little Man and his Momma

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On my 39th birthday. . .2/5/2010!

Make Your Home Cozy and Welcoming For Guests

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Make Your Home Cozy and Welcoming For Guests

I believe that it is possible for a home to be welcoming and comfortable, as well as beautiful and functional. Nobody loves a home that seems too sterile, a place they are afraid to sit down and make themselves cozy. Every guest should feel comfortable when they step inside.


Kate's Grocery Planner-- GREAT idea!

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free hot chocolate today

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Reminder: free hot chocolate today... | newsobserver.com projects

Just a reminder that today's the day Dunkin' Donuts stores in the area are hosting a "12 Hours of Arctic Thaw" event from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Participating stores will give away a free small hot chocolate to all customers. No purchase necessary! One per customer per visit.


Freezer Cooking: The Final Analysis

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Freezer Cooking: The Final Analysis — Life As Mom
Freezer Cooking: The Final Analysis

Blast Through Daily Chores Using a Playlist Timer

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Blast Through Daily Chores Using a Playlist Timer - Motivation - Lifehacker
Nobody prefers chores to play after a long day of work, but getting them done in blocks throughout the week means more free time on the weekend. Use a music playlist to help.

Remove a Stripped Screw with a Rubber Band

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Remove a Stripped Screw with a Rubber Band - Household - Lifehacker

The head of the screw you stripped while you were hanging that shelf may not have seemed like a big deal at the time—until you needed to unscrew it, that is. Next time you're having trouble, try a rubber band.


February 2010 OAMM Menu, Podcast, Grocery List, Instructions and Labels

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February 2010 Once A Month Mom Menu by Once A Month Mom | OAMC from Once A Month Mom
February 2010 OAMM Menu, Podcast, Grocery List, Instructions and Labels

DIY Wrapping Paper and Ribbon Organizer from Centsational Girl

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Centsational Girl » Blog Archive » DIY Wrapping Paper and Ribbon Organizer
DIY Wrapping Paper and Ribbon Organizer

Kids have a way of springing things on you – it just comes with motherhood territory. Friday, my daughter announced to me that she was expected at the social event of the season. Okay, it was just another invitation to yet another kid’s birthday party, but it happened to be taking place that very afternoon. Need gift, need it wrapped, pronto !

Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites from Two Peas

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Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites
Homemade Soft Pretzel Bites

Cute & Crafty Little Love Birds from Make and Takes

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Cute & Crafty Little Love Birds | Make and Takes
Cute & Crafty Little Love Birdsby Marie on February 1, 2010 Guest Post by Pamela of French KnotsLove is in the Air and what better way to send a “love note” than by Love Bird. My boys and I got February off to a good start by making these sweet and easy Love Birds.


Crystal’s Lazy Granola from The Finer Things in Life

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Crystal’s Lazy Granola

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stuffed pancake cupcakes

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stuffed pancake cupcakes « katin cooks

Stuffed with lingonberry jam, nutella, and chive cream cheese. I’ve seen this idea on many food blogs in the past & decided to give it a try. Now, these little babies are a staple at our brunch table! Get creative with your fillings, try nuts or brown sugar or really anything that sounds good to you!


Nutty Granola

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This recipe sounds so good today! I think I am going to whip up a batch while supper is simmering!
~Andrea

Nutty Granola Recipe : Ellie Krieger : Food Network