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Sara Figgins
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Thrift Shopping
I started my job a few weeks ago.  I work in a medical office and my uniform is scrubs.  I bought a couple cheap pairs online until I knew what I wanted to wear each day.  I have been wearing the same 3 sets since I started.  I started looking at buying a f...

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Wrap up on the No Spend Month
Well our no spend month is over.  Here is the break down of what we spent the last week of the month. 26- $0 27- It was our wedding anniversary and we decided to not exchange anything.  I did spend $.37 on a pop for the hubby.  I used rewards at Walgreens s...

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Update on our No Spend Month-Week 4
This week went by really fast again.  I am still trying to get used to working full time!  We did pretty good on our spending again.  Here is a break down of what we spent each day.   Day 18- $0 Day 19- We made our second trip to the grocery store and here ...

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DIY Canning Lid Pumpkin
Here is another fun project I found on the web, a canning lid pumpkin!  And since I have an abundance of canning lids I thought this would be perfect.  Here is what you'll need. 16-20 canning lids-depends on how many you have and how full you want your pump...

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Update on our No Spend Month Week 3
Wow!  This week really flew by for us.  This was my first full week of work and we are still getting used to the changes around here.  One great thing is I/we have been so busy we have stayed out of the stores!  We had a fantastic week of no spending.  Here...

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Menu Plan Monday
This is our second week of  not assigning a day to our meal and simply writing our menu on the chalk board.  It worked well last week.  Once we make one of the meals we just erase it from the board.  We found some chicken and corn beef soup that we had froz...

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Update on our No Spend Month Week 2
Wow.  This was a big week for us.  I started my new job, my oldest son who is in the Army returned home from South Korea, and my next oldest son got his official driver's license so I no longer have to chaperone him around!  It's been a great week. As far a...

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Saving Money While Dining Out
Photo Credit There's no hiding it, our family loves to go out to dinner.  We fall into that category of every time there is something to celebrate we go out to eat or get dessert.  However, with a family of 6 that can add up pretty quickly.  Here is a few w...

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Preserving
I think I am finally done canning for the year.  Frankly, I am burned out.  I always feel this way by now.  I actually ran out of jars this year and had to borrow some from my mother in law.  I shouldn't complain, I am so blessed to have a pantry full of fo...

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Big Changes
We are making some big changes around our household.  After almost 11 years of staying home I am going back to work tomorrow!  My husband and I always agreed that once all our kids were in school I would go back to work.  This year our youngest child starte...
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