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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Target clearance bathing suits In many parts of the country, it is the end of summer. Not so much here in San Diego, as our warmest months are often September and October. […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five things that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. PBS Kids and Disney Junior online games For the next three weeks, Clay will be in and out of camp until school starts. I am still working, so I need to keep […]

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Save time and stay organized taking “Notes”

I’ve always been a note taker and a list maker. It’s just who I am. I did well in school by taking good notes, and I stay organized by making lists. But, the notes I’m talking about today are not in a three-ring binder (written in purple ink) like they were in high school, and […]

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Buy only what you need

I don’t love shopping, so I’ve never really gone on a shopping spree. Instead, I tend to spend money a little at a time. $50 here, $40 here. The most I’ve ever spent (not counting furniture) in one place is probably $200. When I was working full-time, those small purchases were fine. In fact, they […]

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Friday Five: Save time and money – and get organized!

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could help save you time or money – or help you get more organized. 1. Ziploc snack size bags to store bulk snacks Before I left my job, I was more than wiling to pay for convenience. Now, I’m a bit more frugal, and I’ve realized that […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list!  1. Booze at Target Well, it’s almost the weekend, so why not start the list off with a way to save money on alcohol? Target’s regular prices on alcohol are similar to the grocery […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list!  1. Early showings at the movie theater I remember when I was a kid, any movie that started before 1:00 p.m. was considered a matinee, and you got in for half price. Nowadays, only […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list!  1. CVS Spray Sunscreen Since it’s the first day of summer an easy, inexpensive sunscreen had to be at the top of my list. I like the CVS spray for quick trips to the […]

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Friday Five: save time and money

The “Friday Five” series shows five items that could save you time or money. I hope you enjoy this week’s list! 1. Garage trash can Before I had kids, my mom friends warned me that my car would be a disaster. I vowed not to let it happen, and so far, I’ve succeeded.  I think […]

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Preschool picnics and poison berries

Clay’s last day of preschool is next week, so they had a class picnic at the park today. Most of the parents came, and hooray, that included me! I love that I don’t need to ask anyone for the time off, and I don’t have to rush back to the office. Unfortunately, I was still […]

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