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Energy Management Tips for Families this Summer

energy saving tactics for families

Summertime in California is when we tend to see our energy bills rise.  There are easy ways to manage our energy so we can keep California golden AND have more…

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Adoption Fundraising Ideas

Adoption Fundraising ideas

How to Afford Adoption was nearly a year in the making so I decided I should probably break it up a bit!  In the first Affording Adoption Article I shared…

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Garage Sale List 2014

Garage Sale

It is no secret that I love garage sales and second hand shops.  Our new little fixer upper is a different layout than our last house and while some things…

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Trader Joe’s Face Serum ….. money saving beauty secret!

Money saving beauty secrets

So I am super excited to introduce you to one of my favorite money saving beauty secrets that you can find at Trader Joe’s!  Here’s the thing, I’m not exactly…

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DIY Elsa Frozen Dress : Thrift Store Make over – NO SEW

diy-frozen-elsa-dress

I am not sure if you know this, but there is a bit of Disney Frozen obsession going on in our house.  Big time.  Of course we wanted an Elsa…

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Goodwill and Thrift Store Haul

thrifting

I have always loved thrift stores and garage sales.  Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy shopping at the mall or online for something shiny and new, but I can…

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Reclaimed Wood Sign : DIY Decor

reclaimed-wood-sign

We are having so much fun decorating our new fixer upper on a shoe string budget.  I love thrifting, garage sailing, and re-purposing hand me downs and what others might…

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Country Shabby Chic Room : DIY Decor

shabby-chic-room-collage

My mom says the love of antiques must skip a generation.  It isn’t that I don’t love antiques, I guess I just don’t love them quite as much as my…

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Convert Buffet table into an entertainment unit

buffet-open-drawer

Once again, please welcome my husband to share a handy demo on how to Convert Buffet table into an entertainment unit.  Inside we house our DVD player, cable box, DVDs, remotes,…

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The Blessings of a Smaller Home.

Today I am sharing about a somewhat unpopular opinion here in America – The Blessings of a Smaller Home, When we were pregnant with our first we decided we needed…

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Star Wars Room

Star Wars Themed Boys Room

My son is somewhat obsessed with Star Wars.  That is a bit of an understatement.  There was no doubt that when he finally got his own room he would want…

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DIY Dora Costume : Easy and Frugal Toddler Costume

DIY-Dora-Costume

I just had to share what just might be the simplest and certainly the least expensive costume I have yet to make!  Our littlest’s is all about Dora (she is…

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