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Multiply Your Style with Old Navy Back to School Shopping!

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Good Cents, Things We Love | Comments Off on Multiply Your Style with Old Navy Back to School Shopping!

My oldest daughter Madi has hit that sweet spot where she gets excited about shopping for new clothes, but still thinks what I like is “cool”. (Do kids even say “cool” anymore?) So it was a lot of fun to take her up to the Old Navy Back to School Sale for a bit of a shopping treat. We browsed the sale...

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Three Jars {First lessons in money for little ones}

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Good Cents, Make It, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

Three Jars {First lessons in money for little ones}

My four year old just started asking how much things cost.  We’ll be in the grocery store and she’ll want to know how much money that stuffed animal “will take.”  She’ll ask me if we have enough money to buy a toy today.  She’ll wonder about the bread that I put into the cart and say, “Does that cost a...

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DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Posted by on Jun 5, 2013 in Be Informed, Be Whole, Good Cents, Green Living | 0 comments

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Since I’m still loving my DIY laundry detergent, I started looking into dishwasher soap a few months back.  I love this recipe from 4 Pears!  It’s simple, natural, and cost efficient.  And I love that I “made it myself”. To make your own, you will need: Borax Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda  (must be washing soda,...

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Ditching the Rut: Books, Apps, and Strategies to Freshen Your Routine

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Be Informed, Good Cents, Savvy Advice | 2 comments

Ditching the Rut: Books, Apps, and Strategies to Freshen Your Routine

The grocery store closest to our house is undergoing a major renovation. By major, I mean that every time I go shopping it is like I am embarking on a scavenger hunt to find everything on my list. I will be honest, I have been seriously grumpy about it, but this morning, as we were wandering around trying to find the kindergarten graduation cards, I...

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Books for Families: Debt-Proof Your Christmas by Mary Hunt

Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Books for Moms, Good Cents | 3 comments

Books for Families: Debt-Proof Your Christmas by Mary Hunt

A couple of weeks ago Lydia shared an insightful review of Raising Financially Confident Kids by Mary Hunt, and we are following that up with a quick peek into Mary’s most recent book, Debt-Proof Your Christmas. She acknowledges that Christmas is a beautiful and magical time, but it also can be an extremely stressful and debt-filled time. The...

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Books for Families: Raising Financially Confident Kids by Mary Hunt

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Books for Moms, Good Cents | 2 comments

Books for Families: Raising Financially Confident Kids by Mary Hunt

I don’t know many people who like talking about money. Do you? In fact, I think most people would rather talk about anything else other than money. I grew up in a home where money was rarely discussed. I knew and saw that my parents were incredible givers, but the day to day concept of a budget was never discussed with me. My husband, Matt, grew...

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Budgeting 101 {You can do this!}

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Be Informed, Good Cents | 0 comments

Budgeting 101 {You can do this!}

Over the last few years, I’ve talked to many people that want to implement a budget into their lives, but don’t know where to begin. And making a budget is a daunting task, but not an impossible one. The most important thing you can do is start one. I will caution you up front though that keeping this kind of budget is not easy, but it...

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When You’ve Got Too Much Produce {Part 2}

Posted by on Aug 17, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Good Cents, In The Kitchen | 0 comments

When You’ve Got Too Much Produce {Part 2}

I absolutely love summer bounty, but (and I know that I can’t be alone here) I will often buy too much because it was either a really great deal, like 7 cents for an ear of corn, or it just sounded good at the time and now I’m not in the mood for it, which happens often with said corn.  So what to do with it? This year, I’ve started being a...

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The “Must Knows” About Summer Produce {Part 1}

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Be Informed, Good Cents, Savvy Advice | 0 comments

The “Must Knows” About Summer Produce {Part 1}

One of the best things about summer is the variety of homegrown fruit and vegetables made available to us.  Knowing where to purchase the best local produce and what to do with it once you get it home is information that perhaps many of you know, but may need some inspiration to utilize, which is the point of this post.  My hope is that you will...

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DIY Laundry Detergent {Saving some ‘green’ while being green!}

Posted by on Jul 18, 2012 in Be Informed, Be Inspired, Be Whole, Featured Posts, Good Cents, Green Living, Make It | 3 comments

DIY Laundry Detergent {Saving some ‘green’ while being green!}

I’m a big believer in a little more work upfront for the benefit of an easier life in the future, especially when it comes to saving money.  So when I usually spend my upfront time scouring ads for my favorite laundry detergent deal (Dynamo, buy 1 get 2 free), I am usually rewarded for my efforts by eventually finding this sale and stocking up. ...

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