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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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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. Great Clips iPhone App I know women are picky about hair stylists, and I totally understand. But for most men, including my husband, just about anyone can cut their hair. We have a […]

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