Blog Rewind: Spring, Finally!


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I think it’s finally safe to say that Spring has arrived in Kansas City. I hope I’m not jinxing things, since we did have snow in May this year, but I think we’re now in the clear. We even had a mother bird build a nest in the wreath in our front door. She laid […]

May 7, 2013

Weekend Reading: Giveaway Winner Edition


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Note: BCR, I’m having trouble reaching you through the email address you left. Could you email me through this link to get in touch? Thanks – Julie First of all, thanks to everyone who took the time to comment on the giveaway post. The comments on this one were really insightful as to how ordinary […]

April 20, 2013

3 Ways to Deal with a Fluctuating Income


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Lots of personal finance advice assumes you have 12 or 24 or 26 equal paychecks each year. But if you’re a person or family with a fluctuating or irregular income, much of that advice won’t work for you. We’re such a family, and if you have income from any of the following sources, chances are you […]

April 3, 2013

Weekend Reading: Easter Edition


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It’s almost Easter so it must be time for my annual deviled egg post. I’ve blogged about deviled eggs so many times on this blog it’s kind of ridiculous. But they’re kind of my thing. And they’re yummy and frugal and perfect for all the Easter eggs you’ve got lying around, so here they are […]

March 29, 2013

DIY Set of Framed Map Prints


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Predictably, the kitchen remodel has spread into the adjoining family room, where i’ve been updating the colors and and some of the decor. As part of the family room decorating, I ordered a map of London to hang on the wall behind my couch. When the print arrived it was smaller than I had expected […]

March 7, 2013

Weekend Reading: Snowbound Edition


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Kansas City was hit with back-to-back snowstorms this week and last. The second snowfall started at night. I snapped this picture when I got up to let the dog out. It was almost dreamlike outside. The snow was beautiful and, since we’re still in the midst of a drought, the moisture was needed. The city […]

March 1, 2013

Things to Do with an Empty Frame


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When I’m browsing for secondhand items – whether it’s at an estate sale, a thrift store, or a yard sale – I gravitate toward certain things. Like dishes. And clear glass. And silver. And I’m also learning to never pass up an interesting frame when I see it. Because there are so many things you […]

February 11, 2013

Weekend Reading: Happiness Edition


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I recently ran across these 5 Simple Rules for Happiness on Pinterest and they stopped me in my virtual tracks for a bit. Like a lot of you, I’m sure, I see many inspiring quotes and sayings and lists on Pinterest and Facebook. But this one really resonated with me because it’s so simple. And […]

February 8, 2013