Trading one paycheck for several and in the process, finding freedom within my career.
Oct 15

October 15, 2014

creepy cheap halloween ideas

Doing a Creepy Halloween the Cheap and Easy Way

So, I have to admit…we’re not really “doing” Halloween this year at our house. It’s the first time in a long time – but we’ve got so much going on that it was nice to have one less thing to deal with. My grandma is turning 100 this week and we’re throwing a huge party…600 miles away. And I’m helping my mom with decorations, invitations, venue coordination – you name it. And, my youngest has his fall concert the night…

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Oct 13

October 13, 2014

Halloween Decor 119

Holiday Survival Guide; Cute Halloween Printables!

If it’s Monday, it must mean it’s the third week of the Holiday Survival Guide 2014! This week, think decorating and fun stuff! We’re not doing Halloween big at our house this year, but I still found some really cute stuff on Pinterest that I’m dying to do next year…see what I did there? I’ll post those later this week. Anyway – let’s talk about the good stuff: favorite links from last week and the cute freebies we’ve got for…

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Oct 7

October 7, 2014

olive garden knock-off

Simple Fall Dinners

Ha! Two of my most favorite things – simple and fall! Pretty much how I roll, people. I don’t know why seems to ramp up during the fall months (when my personal opinion is that everyone should start slowing d-o-w-n…but no.)  We have chorus concerts, fall baseball, fall football, family visits, work seems to ramp up, and the list goes on. So, to keep my sanity and our bellies feeling full, I do a lot of easy comfort foods, like…

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Oct 6

October 6, 2014

holiday survival guide 2014

Holiday Survival Guide 2014; Fall Recipes!

You guys, I love cleaning (cough) and organization, but if you’ve been around me for more than 5 minutes, you know I love to eat. That’s why I’m super excited about this week’s edition of The Holiday Survival Guide 2014 – it’s all about the food!  Our hosts have conjured up some great fall recipes for October:  Pumpkin Pie Smoothies, a gorgeous rustic penne pasta dish, and ohmyword – Pumpkin Pie Spiced Whip Cream! Yea, that last one is going…

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Oct 3

October 3, 2014

flashback friday post

Flashback Friday Post; Are you smarter than a 2nd grader?

Are you smarter than a 2nd grader? This is a resurrected post from when Nate had just started 2nd grade.  He still continues to make me laugh.  Final words before lights out last night:Thing 2, climbing up the ladder to the top bunk: “Mom, you ARE going to be there to meet me after school RIGHT???”OK, yesterday you didn’t want me within 20 feet of you at pickup, WTH?? I had cursed your little hiney for growing up so quick…

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