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Do-It Yourself Homemade Iced Coffee
Andrea from Pie Birds, Buttons and Muddy Puddles shows you step-by-step how to make homemade iced coffee. Yum!
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MAKE MONEY RESELLING YOUR KID'S CLOTHES

If you aren’t planning on passing down your outgrown kid stuff to friends or family, consider selling your used goods on eBay. Not only can you recoup your initial costs, but often you can make a profit by selling your gear for more than you paid (since you bought it 90% off at yard sales in the first place). Then you can take your profits and buy next year’s clothes, shoes, and gifts and essentially never pay out of pocket for your children’s things again.

Why not try it? It’s easier than you think. Here's how it works for us...
From the flurry of comments made on the recent on the clothing stockpile posts, one thing is clear: we're all looking for ways to save money when it comes to our kids. In our family, just like in many of yours, we buy 95% of our children’s items at yard sales in order to keep our costs down. This easily saves us 90% when it comes to buying things for our girls.
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THINKING OF SWITCHING TO CLOTH DIAPERS?

"As I started researching cloth diapers online I was instantly overwhelmed. I was blessed to have friends and family around to help guide and teach me the “diaper lingo.” After much research (and convincing my husband) we decided to change to cloth diapers, and now we are addicted! Using cloth actually makes changing diapers, dare I say it, fun.

How to get started using cloth diapers..."
Guest post by Brittany at Mom Answers With Brit More and more parents are choosing to use cloth diapers instead of disposables. They are more comfortable for the baby, they are good for the environment and, in most cases, they save you money. I must be honest, the main reason we chose to use cloth diapers is the last one. As I started researching cloth diapers online I was instantly overwhelmed. I was blessed to have friends and family around t...
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Carolynn writes: "...Getting into a car accident isn’t ever fun; it’s a big inconvenience. My husband was really upset, mainly over the money aspect. I told him not to worry about it because we are on Dave Ramsey’s Baby Step #3. We had the money in the bank to cover all of the unexpected expenses.

It is still very disappointing because we weren’t planning on spending the money. It was intended to be saved, but accidents happen (literally)!

Had this accident happened several years prior, this would have been a monumental stress..." {Click through to read the rest of the story!}
A testimony from Carolynn at My Little Bit of Life Pulling into the drive way from getting the kids' pictures taken and picking up a bring home and bake pizza, I hear my phone ringing. I have to sternly ask the children to quit whining so that I can answer the phone. I pick it up and hear, "Hey Honey, umm, I need you to come pick me up!" My husband had been in a car accident and ended up rear-ending a car. Our car hit the trailer hitch of the ...
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HOMEMADE BREAKFAST COOKIES

Freezer-Friendly Homemade Breakfast Cookies -- these are SO good, and good for you, too!

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Believe it or not, as far as I can remember, I've never made Breakfast Cookies. So when I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it.
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WHY YOU SHOULD DITCH THE SODA POP HABIT

I’m going to be stepping on some toes here today… but the truth is: drinking soda pop is addictive and expensive.

If you drink one pop per day and you get it on sale with a coupon, that’s still close to $100 spent per year for one person. If you pay for drinks from a restaurant or vending machine and you drink one pop per day, it’s going to be closer to $150 to $250 or more spent in a year for your soda pop habit.

HERE'S HOW TO DITCH THE HABIT:
I'm going to be stepping on some toes here today... but I guess since I recently temporarily stopped drinking coffee and stopped eating gluten and sugar, I can commiserate with those of you who are addicted to soda pop (or pop, or soda, or carbonated beverage, or whatever it is that you call it in your part of the country!)?
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Have you ever tried making your own homemade reusable baby wipes? Here's a DIY tutorial for you, if you'd like to try...
Baby wipes can be expensive and can easily become one of those, "On no! I forgot to pick up wipes, today!" types of catastrophes that often plague so many of us in the wee hours of the night. I have been there too often! Reusable wipes are perfect for easy spills, diaper changes at home, or to bring with you while you're out. You can use them to even wipe down your toys, and to clean up your children after each meal. I know that I might not use ...
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Ashley writes: "One of the ways our family saves $100 per year is by simplifying our children’s wardrobes. Each of our four children have 4-5 play outfits, 2 “nice” or church outfits, a nice pair of shoes, a play pair of shoes, a package of underwear and a package of socks..."
Ashley emailed in the following tip: One of the ways our family saves $100 per year is by simplifying our children's wardrobes. Each of our four children have 4-5 play outfits, 2 "nice" or church outfits, a nice pair of shoes, a play pair of shoes, a package of underwear and a package of socks. I have found that maintaining a simple wardrobe for our children compared to having a closet full of clothes, many which are hardly worn, saves me a...
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Are you discouraged by the fact that your budget is SO tight right now that you don't have any wiggle room to buy clothes for your kids right now? You need to read this post... it will really encourage you!
Guest post by Danielle I don't know about anyone else, but money is so tight right now in our household that putting even $5 or $10 extra per month towards stockpiling clothes isn't available. But instead of feeling sorry for ourselves, we decided to do something really different this summer. If you "have your ear to the ground" economically, you know that cotton prices are continuing to climb steadily. As we get into fall and winter where clot...
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CHOOSE LOVE TODAY...

"Early one morning recently, the kids were still in bed and I was up soaking in the morning quiet.

It was a rare peaceful reprieve and I knew that I probably had at least another 30 minutes or an hour before the rest of the house woke up.

There weren’t many pressing to-do’s. I had a calm day. And I was just enjoying reading my Bible, writing in my journal, and planning my day.

In the middle of this bliss, I heard footsteps coming down the stairs. Sure enough, Silas had gotten up early.

And in typical form, he was ready for breakfast as soon as his feet had touched the floor.

Honestly, I wanted to let out a sigh. This was my quiet time — something I hadn’t had much of recently. And now it had been interrupted earlier than I expected..."

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Early one morning recently, the kids were still in bed and I was up soaking in the morning quiet. It was a rare peaceful reprieve and I knew that I probably had at least another 30 minutes or an hour …
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HOW OUR FAMILY OF 9 LIVES IN A 1200 SQ. FT. HOME

Julie writes: "We moved into our current house eight years ago when we had three children: a 4-year-old, a 2 year-old, and a 7-month-old. It was the first home we had ever purchased and seemed like the perfect place to start!

Little did we know that in the next eight years, we would add four more children (with one more on the way) and continue to make our small space work..."

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Guest post from Julie We moved into our current house eight years ago when we had three children: a 4-year-old, a 2 year-old, and a 7-month-old. It was the first home we had ever purchased and seemed like the perfect …
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HOW TO FIND GOOD FRIENDS

I was so tired of living life feeling so lonely, that I knew something needed to change. And that something was me.

I had to stop trying to please people, stop staying closed up and closed off so as to avoid getting hurt, and start reaching out, being authentic, and being 100% me...

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Hi, I always read about your friendships and having authentic relationships. I’d love to read more about this. How you determine relationships to pursue versus those to not kindle? I always seem to end up with friends who take advantage …
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