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Extreme Couponing Challenge


A few weeks ago I got sucked into watching TLC's new show, Extreme Couponing.  The show depicts extreme bargain shoppers who have "mastered the art of saving." Each episode features two or three people that can save anywhere from 95-110% per shopping trip.  Some of these folks can pay $6.00 for $600.00 worth of ...

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Cute, Cuddly & they Smell Good Too: It’s a Scentsy Buddy Giveaway!


My husband is an air-freshener fanatic.  He constantly is replacing our wall plug-in fresheners, buying spray air freshener, and sprinkling carpet and pet freshener around the house.  And we don't even have pets.  So when I was asked by the folks at Scentsy if I'd like to try one of ...

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New Rainy Day Stash


My kids love Mom's Special Closet. Well, it's really a shelf in our coat closet.  On that shelf I keep a revolving stash of goodies to pull out for my kids on rainy days, special occasions or whenever they could use a pick-me-up.  It's also come in very handy when ...

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My Working Woman’s Retreat


When our basement flooded last spring, we took the disaster as an opportunity to revamp our basement.  We laid new carpet and have plans for a new wet bar and kids' play area in the works.  What made me the most excited though, was the prospect of converting our rarely used ...

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Part-Time Schedule, Full-Time Job


Today was the first day of my new part-time work schedule. Meaning that I was home and nanny-free.  It's hard to believe that after year (years!) of wishing for this change, the day finally came.  And you would think that I would have been perfectly prepared for it, but alas, ...

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All Grown Up and Fancy


We had an interior designer come by our house over the weekend.  She is actually someone I know through Junior League, and she immediately sprang to mind when Hubby and I were hemming and hawing about what to do with our basement.  You might recall that it recently flooded; now ...

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Spring Project: Operation Beautify the Deck


I've decided to take on a pretty ambitious project for a non-creative type like myself: I'm going to design our backyard deck into an outdoor living area for us to enjoy now that the weather is warming up.  This may not seem like a big deal to someone like, say, ...

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So we're headed to Florida tomorrow night (yes, again), for a wedding. Given that we got back from Florida on Saturday, Easter was Sunday and Hubby and I have been to work Monday through today, we are in no position to go anywhere at all! Our house is in disarray. ...

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The Great Basement Flood of 2010: Finale


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The Great Basement Flood of 2010: ACT II


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