[Yard] Wasted Autumn Door Decorations

[Yard] Wasted Autumn Door Decorations

I enjoy decorating my doorway for Halloween as much as the next mom, however, I don’t have the budget to go along with it.  Because of our budget restrictions, I started looking around our yard and home to see what we could use in a creative way to decorate for Halloween.  Within minutes, I was
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Two Minute Artichoke Sauce

Two Minute Artichoke Sauce

A few nights ago I was rapping up dinner when it was time to make a garlic butter sauce for our artichokes. I had already made the salad, toasted the garlic bread, and was tossing our alfredo pasta when I was staring at the remaining contents of the alfredo sauce jar. I hated tossing the
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Mexican Corn Chowder

Mexican Corn Chowder

A few years ago I found a great-looking recipe for Mexican corn chowder in one of my favorite cookbooks. The problems:  1) It took me forever to make on my own because it required me to cut all sorts of fresh ingredients – just so I could cook them down.  This made no sense to
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Turning Trash into Treasure!

Turning Trash into Treasure!

All of my friends know that I am all-about pulling great finds out of the trash… this is one of them!  This toy is called the Fisher Price Learning Home and it retails for $89!  I received mine for FREE!  Take a look: The trouble with this toy was that it had a lot of
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DIY Wall Coat Rack

DIY Wall Coat Rack

Do you hate falling over your kids jackets and bags when you walk into your house? Check out this DIY Wall Coat Rack my husband and I made together for less than $7! Yes, I made the bag too! Our neighbor was able to score some great wooden pallets for a few DIY projects she
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Ch-Easy Potato Broccoli Soup

Ch-Easy Potato Broccoli Soup

The other night I made the easiest Potato Broccoli Soup out of the remnants my friend had in her pantry.  It was so good I had to share with you.  I hope you enjoy this cheesy potato broccoli soup during these cold winter days we all seem to be having. Directions: Peel 2.5 lbs (or
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Quick Tip:  Lid & Straw Everyday Solutions

Quick Tip: Lid & Straw Everyday Solutions

This week’s quick tip came to me while searching though a kitchen full of dirty cups.  My little guy doesn’t use a sippy cup anymore, but I still like for him to have a cup with a lid in the morning when he is still feeling sleepy. This past week, I was searching the kitchen
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Proper Oral Care for Infants & Toddlers

Proper Oral Care for Infants & Toddlers

All of my little ones, except for one, have Hay Wells Syndrome.  It is an ectodermal dysplasia that affects the hair, nails, skin, and teeth.  While we are fortunate to have few difficulties with skin disorders, we are not so lucky with teeth concerns.  Both of my boys had a very low enamel on their baby
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Backyard Playground on the Cheap!

Backyard Playground on the Cheap!

I have always wanted to have a kids ‘dream backyard’.  Before social media sites, having a dream backyard meant you had to have a sizable budget.  Now, you can have a backyard like mine for under $100!  Yes, I have less than ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS invested in our backyard!  Take a look at how I
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My Toddler Won’t Eat! ~ Physical Therapy Lessons

My Toddler Won’t Eat! ~ Physical Therapy Lessons

This week my little guy has graduated from working on his Fine Motor Skills in physical therapy, and has moved forward with his taste and texture concerns. This is especially exciting to me because he won’t eat!  It is difficult to reach the end of the day and see the plates of food all over
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