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Adventures in Weight Loss

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Adventures in Weight Loss

I've struggled to write this post for awhile. I think the reason is two-fold. 1. I didn't want to admit that I was ever so heavy. If I don't post pictures, maybe it wasn't really that out of control? Maybe I wasn't really in a size 22 jeans. But I was, and putting pen to paper to tell my story makes it real. Part two of why I've struggled has to do with my goals. What do you do when you reach your goal? A goal you've had set for over 7 years and never thought you'd ever reach. For...

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Swing Set Makeover

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Swing Set Makeover
Buying toys for your child(ren) doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. If you're resourceful and willing to put in a little elbow grease, you can save some serious cash while still providing for your kid(s). This swing set makeover saved us about $1400 this summer and took a days worth of work. Our daughter has played on it every single day.

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So you think you can DIY your invitations...

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So you think you can DIY your invitations...

Chances are if you're here, you are at least a little bit like me. The thrill of saving some money and the pride in creating something yourself gets your heart going a little bit faster. Trust me friends, I'm the coupon queen. I will scour the internet for hours looking for a coupon code to save 5%. I have abandoned my fair share of carts over the years when my search comes up empty handed. One lesson I learned the hard way is that we aren't always supposed to "DIY" shit. There are professionals across different industries for reasons -...

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