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Time to save some money! Welcome to another week of frugal tips, recipes, crafts, and decorating projects. Last week, 145 links were shared at Fabulously Frugal Thursday. If you’re here for the first time, welcome! If you’re a seasoned contributor, we love seeing you again! We’ve got all kinds of ideas for you including: canning […]

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Summer Family Fun Series 7.23.14

July 23, 2014

Welcome to the 6th week of the Summer Family Fun series along with my cohosts. Every week, we’ll be sharing ideas for summer family fun. My Features from Last Week’s Party I was blown away by how many awesome and creative crafts were shared at last week’s party. I had a hard time picking just […]

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Simple Dinners: 7 Pizza Recipes for Summer

July 23, 2014

Whether you’re on the road this summer or at home, pizza is such a simple dinner to make! Make up the pizza dough ahead of time and freeze it in meal portions. Storebought pizza dough is not expensive and saves you time and clean up. Pizza dough doesn’t really need time to rise before you […]

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Strider Sport Balance Bike Giveaway Ends 8/6

July 23, 2014

Four of my kids learned to ride a bike without training wheels thanks to the Strider Sport Balance Bike. These no-pedal bikes have allowed my toddlers and preschools to keep up with their older siblings riding regular bikes. The idea behind the balance bikes is allowing kids to play with the bikes and feel comfortable […]

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Back to School Money Saving Tips, Organizing Tips, Menu Planning, and Recipes

July 22, 2014

Back to School is a huge undertaking for moms. As family managers, we make sure everyone’s up to date on shots and dental visits. We wonder how our kids managed to shoot over 5 inches over 2 months and outgrow everything from last year. Last year’s backpack and lunch box are not as cool as […]

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#PinterestFoodie Linky Party #49

July 21, 2014

It’s time for the Pinterest Foodie Linky Party cohosted by myself, Deals from Ms. Do, and Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond. Last week, we had 43 posts linked up to the party. If it’s your first time linking up: Recipe posts, food posts, recipes pins, and food pins are all welcome. Returning party […]

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Back to School: Extracurricular Activities

July 21, 2014

Not only is August back to school time, it’s also the start of fall sports and other extracurricular activities for the school year. It’s so tempting to fill up your family’s schedule with fun stuff and run your kids ragged during the school year. Before you sign up for scouts (a fabulous program) or soccer, […]

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Motivation Monday Linky Party #100

July 20, 2014

Welcome to a new week of Motivation Monday! Last week, 211 links were shared at Motivation Monday. That’s pretty amazing. We’ve got all kinds of ideas for you this week including: 2 recipes for ice cream how to get rid of STUFF suggestions for staycationing in a small town Motivation Monday is all about inspirational posts, healthy […]

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Ice Cream Sandwich: Ginger Cookie and Vanilla Ice Cream

July 19, 2014

Last week’s ice cream sandwich recipe was for the chocolate lovers. This week’s is the ones who love their cookies to be spicy. I married a soft ginger cookie with vanilla ice cream. I’ve teamed up with Heather of Real: The Kitchen and Beyond to share an homemade ice cream sandwich recipe every Friday in […]

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Glimpses of Daily Life 7.19.14

July 19, 2014

I hardly ever share the daily moments of our life as a family of 7 on A Life in Balance. I feel like I’m focused on the bigger picture instead of the small details here on the blog. If you’re a fan on Facebook or follow me on Instagram, you get glimpses of our family […]

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