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Why I am not setting New Years Resolutions this year

I love the New Year, I always have. For a girl who spent most of her life looking through rose-colored glasses while meeting goals, there is nothing better than the new year. A new year brings a beginning, another challenge, a brand-new planner, and usually a new journal (since I had filled the others up). I would also tend to set several resolutions or goals at the beginning of the year, fully intending to see them through. It usually lasted about a week. This year looked absolutely  ...

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Frugal home, Healthy food tips, Product Reviews

Top 6 Reasons You Need An Instant Pot

Oh, Instant Pot, how did I ever manage in my kitchen without you? You make my life so much easier! Never before have I been able to do a full week’s worth of meal prep in the span of a few hours, with so few dishes. 2. Never before have I been able to dump spaghetti sauce, gluten-free noodles, and (browned) ground beef into a pot, pressed a button, and walked away, only to come back to a fully cooked one-pot lunch in less than 10 minutes. ┬áNever before have I made perfect, gelatinous  ...

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Frugal Food, Green living, Healthy food tips

Urban Gardening Wish List

I am a firm believer that “to grow your own food is to print your own money.” Imagine the amount of money that would immediately open up to you if your grocery budget was significantly decreased! Thanks to the Urban Gardening movement, it is now completely possible to grow your own food, even in small spaces. I’ve been combing through Amazon, putting together my wish list of urban gardening supplies. We are renting, so even though we have a small front yard (no back yard),  ...

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Frugal home

Saving Money on Christmas Gifts – Part 3: Groupon Coupons

Part three in our series for saving money on Christmas gifts brings us to a newer Groupon feature. I wrote before about the amazing wonders of Groupon Goods, but did you know that there are also Groupon Coupons? I am a recovering coupon queen. Yes, I was one of “those people.” I had bookshelves dedicated to my stocks of razors, shampoos, and hair dyes. I had buckets of toothpaste. I had a 5 inch zippered binder that held all of my coupons in neatly organized card pages so heavy  ...

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