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Java Whipped Cream

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You guys, I just made a brilliant discovery!

(Unless, of course, this idea is all the rage on the internet and I have just now discovered it for myself. In which case, I haven’t actually discovered anything, but let me have my moment of glory, would ya?)

Anyhoo, because I am out of both real coffee and my preferred half and half in which I add to my real coffee, I am now officially in survival mode when it comes to my addiction love of all things java.

Enter: whipped cream & instant coffee. Continue reading →

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Feeling Weak, Writing Strong

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We’ve all heard the expression, “That’s easier said than done.”

If you’re a regular reader, you know that I write about saving money so that you can stretch the paycheck, get out of debt, or save for a financial goal that is important to you.

You know that I write often about how this life can be really, really hard, but that we can live with peace and hope because we know our God and He is always, always good.

I often share about my blessings because counting them reminds me of their abundance even when I forget.

When you read the words that I write, do you find yourself thinking, “That’s easy for her to say”? Continue reading →

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19 Ways to Cut Back an Already Bare Bones Grocery Budget

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Things just went from bad to worse. You got the call that your husband lost his job, the car needs major repairs, or another medical bill just found its way in your hands.

You’re already frugal but this news demands even more cutbacks. While it may seem that you are already doing all that you can to skimp and save sometimes you find yourself needing to cut back even more.

If you’ve found yourself in this position, I’m here to help.

I’ve recently had to reevaluate our already frugal lifestyle. I will admit to you that cutting back an already bare bones grocery budget isn’t fun or easy, but it is possible. Continue reading →

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How Obedience Sets Us Free

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My family and I recently spent a challenging week out of state in order for me to attend a Christian education training seminar.

It was 4 days and nights of intensive workshops, study, testing, and among other things, Bible recitation.

On top of long days, lots of homework, fighting a cold, and restless nights in a hotel bed, we were required to memorize this passage: Continue reading →