Follow Your Heart! My Work From Home Journey

Recently I have had many friends ask how to do what I do and work from home. I decided I would write a personal post to give you all a little insight into my journey to "follow my heart." You can work from home. It is not easy but you can do it! I started this blog in January 2010 as a way to help me save money, share my money saving tips, search for and share deals and get my life financially … [Read more...]

What I Learned From Potty Training My Son

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Mission Accomplished! YEAH! It is finally true! My son is potty trained. This has been a crazy experience for me. My daughter was so easy to train and that is what I was expecting with him but I was wrong! I am not an expert but I am a mom who made a lot of mistakes! I learned so much during this! I decided surely there are other moms like me out there thinking it will never happen! So here is … [Read more...]

Teaching Girls and Women Good Body Image

This is a very personal and real topic  that I am sharing with you. I was always a pretty confident girl growing up. Things started to change when I went to college and started gaining weight. In my early twenties I started taking medicines for my thyroid and depression. I have cronic depression and as a result I have been on medicines ever since then. As I get older and hormones and thyroid … [Read more...]

Making & Selling Lemonade For A Cause

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Last week I shared with you the mission of Sunkist and Take a Stand for Charities. I told you about the online tools to prepare for a lemonade sale such as poster, recipes, and pricing tracker are available for a free download. And because sometimes it’s just more fun to have an “official” lemonade stand for selling, Sunkist is releasing new, limited edition 2012 stands that will spark creativity … [Read more...]

Shopping For New Glasses: Then & Now

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My daughter started telling me a few months back that her eyes seemed fuzzy. She has been pointing out things she can not see and I knew it was time for a new exam. It took be back 25 or so years to when I started noticing my eyes changing. I went to a real eye doctor for the first time and they said the dreaded words..."You need glasses." As a young girl who was still learning to feel good about … [Read more...]

Vandalism STINKS! Our Home Improvements Continue

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Well the updates continue, however this time they were not my choice. Remember when I updated our kitchen to sell it? Remember when we moved to a rental house as part of our financial plan? Well...we are back to the original house. While it was being shown we had vandalism! Someone broke in and did some serious water damage. People are so mean! So we had to come back. It was sad yet sweet. It … [Read more...]

From Bully to Buddy

A few months ago a family moved in near us. On our block all the kids play with each other before and after school.This little boy immediately had targets. He was so mean! He even bullied ME! As an adult I didn't take any of that! But the other kids would end up in tears. They were scared of him. He took their things, hit, insulted and was just mean! He would come to my home and insult me and my … [Read more...]

Weekly Highlights! Ice cream, Brownies, Kitchen update, Freebies and More!

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It's Friday! Yeah! I hope you are enjoying this weather. Maybe have a picnic or ice cream...or both! We did! This week I did more to my kitchen! Check out my painted countertops. Also be sure to join the Pinterest party #4xhealthier. It is awesome! $700 worth of prizes! This week on I discovered this post from The Gunny Sack : making a 60 second brownie for one ! Check out her … [Read more...]

DIY: Microwave Popcorn in a Paper Bag (Cheap & Easy )

The other night I wanted popcorn and found that we were out of oil. Yes I have one of those unhealthy round popcorn poppers that requires oil. :) So my daughter and I got creative. Here is what we got together: 1 lunch paper bag Scotch tape 1/4 cup pop corn bowl … [Read more...]

DIY Kitchen: Easy & Cute Menu & Reminder Board

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I am still working on updating my kitchen. One of the things I did that I am the most excited about is the the menu and message board on the pantry door. It took very little time and money to create it. All you need is chalkboard paint and paint foam roller.. I got both of these at my local Walmart for about $19. To get started I  scrubbed the pantry door until it was completely clean. I … [Read more...]

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