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Easiest Ever Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs

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Easiest Ever Crockpot Hardboiled Eggs When I found out about these Easiest Ever Crockpot Hard Boiled Eggs, it’s possible I squealed with excitement.   Think I’m a little dramatic? Probably accurate. 😉   But this discovery changed my lunch and dinner game – especially for summer!   Let me tell you about it.   First, Let’s Talk Slow […] Read more…

5 Essential Lists You Need In Your Life

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5 Essential Lists You Need In Your Life  Essential Lists….Are you in the can’t-stop-won’t-stop list making camp or more a member of the what’s-the-point-of-list-making team? For me, there are 5 essential lists. Lists I rely on every day.   In our house, stuff doesn’t happen without lists. 😉   Essential Lists:  1. Long Term Goal/Project List (6 Months Out […] Read more…

How to Plan Your Best Summer Yet!

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How to Plan Your Best Summer Yet! Does deciding to plan your best summer yet with activities, trips, and fun seem a little silly?  I mean, isn’t summer supposed to be about taking it easy, letting fun  just happen, and relaxing?  Maybe so, but… Have you ever had summers where suddenly it was August, and you realized you never […] Read more…

May Deals: 7 Things To Buy This Month

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May Deals: 7 Things to Buy This Month May can be a busy month with Mother’s Day, graduations and Memorial Day, but don’t cram your calendar too full if you’re looking for some great May deals and sales. Make sure to take some time to shop, because May is a fantastic month to score deep […] Read more…

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Make Themselves

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Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Make Themselves Mother’s Day gifts kids make themselves are always welcome, right? This year, Mother’s Day is May 8, which unbelievably is just around the corner!  While you can never go wrong with jewelry or flowers, I always like  to give a more personal, handmade gift whenever possible. I’ve rounded up some of the […] Read more…

Budgeting Fluctuating Income: Your Guide

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Your Guide to Budgeting Fluctuating Income Budgeting fluctuating income can be tricky until you get a system going. We started that system last week, but if you missed it, you can check it out here. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. Now that you have your baseline, which we discussed in the link I shared above, we need […] Read more…

Budgeting Inconsistent Income

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Budgeting Inconsistent Income Budgeting inconsistent income is something many wonder how to do. It can be daunting enough to make a budget when your income is almost always consistent, but it can be even more intimidating when your income changes from month to month. You know, it’s interesting to me that so many people either believe budgets […] Read more…