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Take Back Your Finances #30: 2×2 Plan for Painless and Impactful Progress

Yep, it’s that time of the challenge – time for another implementation of the 2×2 plan.  Remember this is the continual heart and soul of making impactful financial changes each month for life that makes it painless, incremental steps towards positive progress. Remember, we are not in the game of quick fixes for finances (remember how we… 

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How To Get $298 In Free Baby Stuff

Guess what!?! Our baby is 4 months old today! He’s so sweet, cute and his first tooth popped in yesterday! It is definitely the earliest teether we’ve had and it seems like he’s growing very quickly because he’s also our biggest baby at this point! So he really is growing fast. Well, one thing that… 

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Thrifty Thursday Link Party #60

Welcome to the Thrifty Thursday link party! This party continues to grow each week and we love seeing all the new things you link up. Be sure to spread the word about the party because more links = more exposure for everyone. And don’t worry if you aren’t a fellow blogger with something to link… 

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Total Wireless: The New, No Contract, Pay-As-You-Go Cell Phone and Plan (How We Rectified Our Cell Phone Dilemma)

It’s hard being a parent. You know – so hard on so many levels. But one thing that has happened this summer is the fact that I am realizing my babies are growing up.  I hate it! I don’t want them to grow up! But, I can’t stop time and I can’t stop reality.  So,… 

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The Everyday Dangers Backyard Chickens Face

Welcome to part #6 of our Raising Backyard Chickens series.  Urban chicken raising is easier than you think! You can raise backyard chickens for eggs in a rural yard, suburb and even the city! Not to mention, it is a fun project for the whole family and a very rewarding one when you can enjoy farm… 

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Take Back Your Finances #29: What You Need To Know and How To Create DIY Wills and Testaments

Aren’t you just loving the estate-planning aspects of our Take Back Your Finances 52-Week Challenge?  We know, dumb question – no one we have met really LOVES this aspect of getting your financial house in order. But we can assure you that not only is it critical, you actually will love life a little more… 

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DIY Bird Bath Made From Flower Pots

Here’s the next DIY project to share with you! We love this one as it is a nice yard decor item, plus an affordable way to have a birdbath in your yard! This project design and idea was made by Dariela from Mami Talks. She had such a great and creative idea behind this prohect…. 

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Thrifty Thursday Link Party #59

Welcome to the Thrifty Thursday link party! This party continues to grow each week and we love seeing all the new things you link up. Be sure to spread the word about the party because more links = more exposure for everyone. And don’t worry if you aren’t a fellow blogger with something to link… 

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Homemade Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Frosting Recipe (Gluten-Free Version Too)

Lemon is such a refreshing summer treat and so finding new ways to enjoy that lemony flavor is a treat in and of itself.  So, that’s the theme of the next recipe! Lemon – double lemon to be exact (well triple really!) – lemon cupcake, lemon buttercream frosting and of course some added lemon zest… 

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