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7 Ideas for Gifts that Grow with Baby

7 Ideas for Gifts that Grow with Baby

Is there anything worse then giving a gift that you agonized over, drove to the store to shop for, paid for with hard-earned cash… only to find out that the baby you chose it for outgrew it like 6 seconds after Christmas?  Yes, there are worse things.  But still, we can do better this year!  Here are my top 10 ideas for gifts that grow with baby, and get plenty of use for months (or even years) to come! (These…

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Clean Eating: What CAN I Eat?

Clean Eating: What CAN I Eat?

Congratulations… you decided to “eat clean.”  What happens on day 4 when the cravings hit (and they will?)  How about when the fun of new recipes wears off? You start to miss your favorite processed foods (cake, anyone?).  Packing a lunch is hard when making sandwiches isn’t an option. And how are you supposed to go without your favorite pasta dish?  Not to worry.  I’ve got your back.  Here are some of my favorite clean eating substitutions. Pasta Eating clean…

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10 More Things to Buy at IKEA for under $50

10 More Things to Buy at IKEA for under $50

So, this funny conversation happened at my house the other day.  We were sitting on the back deck, eating fajitas, and I had just written my first post about things to buy at IKEA. As a fun conversation starter, I asked my family to guess which 10 items I had recommended. A hilarious conversation then ensued, where every member of the family was shocked and horrified that I had forgotten to include their favorite items.  They asked me to reveal…

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My 10 Favorite IKEA Items under $50

My 10 Favorite IKEA Items under $50

My first experience at IKEA was like being lost in a wonderland.  It’s rare that I walk through any store and feel like everything around me is a bargain.  It’s also rare that I walk through a store where I am so thoroughly entertained by the displays. As you weave your way through the levels of IKEA shopping, you will encounter a variety of different rooms, or even whole “apartments”  that are completely staged like actual living spaces, down to…

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How to Prepare for Selling at a Kids Consignment Sale

How to Prepare for Selling at a Kids Consignment Sale

***Live in Indiana?  Check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post!** You know those days when you get a check in the mail?  Like, an actual check.  If the checks in the mail are bigger than the bills, that’s a really good day!  Am I right? Of course I am!  I have a knack for that.  Ok, just kidding on that one. But I AM here to show you how to get a check in the mail, by…

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What the Heck is “Clean Living” Anyway!?

What the Heck is “Clean Living” Anyway!?

If I’m being straight with you, which of course I am, I’ve gotta tell you: I had no idea what clean living really was until about a year ago.  I was doing the typical things to help me feel better about my family’s health.  More veggies, less sugar, but not really a whole lot more.  And I wasn’t really making much progress. Then I discovered the concept of clean living. I started exploring this lifestyle because honestly, reading labels every…

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How I Made $50 in 15 Minutes!

How I Made $50 in 15 Minutes!

Hi everyone!  Just a quick post today to tell you about my new favorite way to make money while shopping online:  Ebates!  If you’re not using Ebates to get cash back on all your online purchases, you are missing out on some free money. When you join Ebates, you get $10 just for joining, which is awesome. Then you put the little icon in your web browser and go about your normal activities.  When you go to a website to…

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How I Clothe 4 Kids for Under $200 Per Year

How I Clothe 4 Kids for Under $200 Per Year

Kids are expensive! Everyone who has one knows that the expenses are frequent and consistent.  There are ways to reduce those costs, and one of the ways I save the most is on kids clothing. I tend to plan my kids wardrobes from the start of school through the following summer, as I’m sure most of you do too.  The start of school seems the natural time to refresh things, update their sizes, and make sure they’re prepared for winter….

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