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Thrifty Living

How To Get Every Last Bit Of Your Beauty Products and Toothpaste

June 25, 2013

Raise your hand if you are a tube cutter? What’s a tube cutter you ask? When using products that come in tubes… sun lotion, lotion, toothpaste, beauty products…. you may think that there is no more, but in this house we never throw it out until we have cut it open. There is still so […]

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How To Pick Out and Cut A Watermelon

June 6, 2013

Watermelon’s are one of Summer’s greatest gifts. They are juicy, yummy, healthy, and almost everyone loves them. That is if they are ripe and ready for eating. Here is how to pick out a good Watermelon: 1. Your Watermelon should be heavy for its size. The ripest watermelon’s have the most water, so it should […]

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Staycation Locations for New Jersey

May 29, 2013

Yesterday I showed you our Summer Bucket List, today I have a few more items to add to that summer to do list. If you are having a staycation, these are places that should be on that list for New Jersey, most are FREE and Cheap! Holcombe Jimison Farmstead -  Located in Lambertville NJ. History […]

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41 Summer Bucketlist Ideas for Kids

May 28, 2013

The kids and I usually stay busy during the summer, but his year I decided to take it to the next level. We made a Summer Bucket List of fun! I think this will add an element of fun for the kids to be able and check off each item after we do the activity. […]

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Frugal Gardening Tips and Ideas

April 23, 2013

This time of year always leaves me chomping at the bits to start my garden. It is so fun to get outside with the family on a nice day and enjoy working in the dirt at the garden. Gardens can get pricey, but here are some frugal tips that will help you save a dollar […]

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Disney’s Wreck It Ralph Family Movie Night

March 21, 2013

The other night we had a Wreck it Ralph Movie night. I have had this night planned for a few weeks, just been waiting on the movie to release, and our family’s schedule to allow a movie night. There are so many fun things you can incorporate into a movie night, besides just watching a […]

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Making Fruits and Vegetables Convenient to Eat

March 13, 2013

I know I am not the only person out there that has let fruit ruin in the past simply because I never got around to peeling/slicing/chopping it…. right? Please someone else raise your hand. That is how I use to roll. Mainly the before kids years. I can not tell you the many times I […]

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My Wholesale Club vs Grocery Store Price Points

February 6, 2013

Do you shop at Wholesale Clubs? If I had a nickle for every time someone asked me that…. Usually my response is “it depends”, but bigger is not always better. Shopping at a grocery store that runs sales, doubles coupons, and has buy one get one sales, you almost always will get a cheaper deal […]

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Decorate for Christmas from the Dollar Store

December 10, 2012

Just a little idea to give some Holiday Cheer to those cabinets at the top. If you are like me, you only put items you use once in a blue moon in these since they are so high, and barely large enough to hold much of anything. I took off the little red bow and […]

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How to Clean Your Dishwasher

November 30, 2012

True Story. A few weeks ago, our dishwasher had standing water in it after I ran a cycle. I had also noticed that it was starting to look a little dingy. I regularly wipe the inside of the door, but never really go beyond that. But, I knew I had to figure out why this […]

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