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Homemade Burrito Bowls

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On crazy busy weeknights, I need a quick & easy, but hearty dinner to satisfy my active family. My new go to meal is Homemade Burrito Bowls. I use rotisserie chicken, Minute® Rice, and all the fixin’s. Everyone creates their own bowl to their liking and no one leaves the table hungry.

“God Has A Plan For Me” Children’s Book Review

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I received a copy of the Children’s Book “God Has A Plan for Me” to read for the purpose of this review. Thoughts are my own.

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Having a Hard Time Getting By? 3 Budget Leaks You May Be Experiencing.

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Do you make enough money to cover your mortgage or rent, groceries, transportation, and other essential expenses, but find yourself on a treadmill of not being able to save? Many people are, and you’re not alone.

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CVS Ad Scan Preview for the Week of 6/15/14

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Here is the CVS Weekly Ad Scan Preview for June 15, 2014. Lots of deals including ECB''s on Charcoal-great for summer barbecues! Be sure to check back at Simply CVS later in the week for coupon match-ups and the best ECB deals and $5 & $10 Scenarios. You can see if there are any printable coupons you''d like to print for items on sale at RedPlum, SmartSource, or Coupons. Remember, you can. 6 15 cvs ad cvs cvs ad cvs ad preview CVS ad scan preview cvs deals

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My #1 Tip for Trimming Grocery Spending

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Please welcome Heather from My Overflowing Cup for today’s post. If you’ve read my blog, you’ve probably heard me say that our bills may not be negotiable, but our grocery receipts usually are. When finances are tight, often the only area we can control is our food spending.

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Meet Amanda & Daniel. They Paid Off $68,000 in Debt in 8 Months.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Amanda & Daniel. Together they blog about becoming debt free and location independence in order to serve the world at Life with a Mission. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living?

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How to Cook Dried Beans

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Cooking dried beans sounds like a lot of work, but I’m going to show you that it is quite easy. The benefits of cooking your beans instead of buying them canned far out number any extra work. Cooked beans taste better than canned beans.

3 Monthly Expenses to Reduce Without Feeling a Sacrifice

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Are you looking for more ways to cut your monthly expenses? When my husband and I wrote our Debt Freedom Plan earlier this year, we made a commitment to scrutinize our monthly expenses to find money to put towards our plan.

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20 Chicken Wing Recipes

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If there’s a big game or a party, my family loves to celebrate with chicken wings. In the past, we would buy wings from a local wing joint, but they are so easy to make at home and much cheaper too. This list of chicken wings recipes ranges in flavors, from sweet to tangy to spicy or savory.

Valentine’s Day DIY and Recipes

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Valentine’s Day DIY and Recipes Love is in the Air! It almost that time of you again, that special day to go all out to show the one’s you Love just now much you care.

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Save Money and Go Green By Replacing These Disposable Items with Reusable Ones

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Most of us who are 40 and younger grew up with disposable paper items. Because that’s all we knew, they became the norm. However, a generation or two ago, disposable items were less common.

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$3 off Three Kellogg's Cereals Printable Coupon ~ Great for CVS Cereal Sale Week of 4/13/2014

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Check out this great cereal deal at CVS this week, from the April 13, 2014 ad. Variety of Kellogg''s Cereal at 2/$5 (see image). Printable coupon (below) available for $3 off any 3 Kellogg''s cereal. Disclosure: Links in this post may be Simply CVS affiliate partners or personal referral links. 4 13 CVS ad Kellogg''s Cereal Printable Coupon printable coupon

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Meet Krista & Jon Who Paid Off $36,000 | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories! Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to Krista & Jon. They paid off $36,000 in debt and cash flowed graduate school. They blog at 2 Copper Coins. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living?

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How to Make Buttermilk

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No buttermilk for that recipe you’ve been wanting to try? No worries. It’s easy to make a substitute without having to purchase a quart of buttermilk, which is the only size I can find in my area.

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Clean Your Refrigerator | Weekly Decluttering Challenge

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We’re focusing on our kitchen again this week with the Weekly Decluttering Challenge. Last week, we cleaned and organized our pantry and food cupboards and this week, we’re going to focus on our refrigerator and freezer.

Meet Doug & Laura. They Paid off $23,000 in 16 Months. | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories. Today, I’d like to introduce you to Doug and his wife, Laura. Together they paid off $23,000 in 16 months. Doug writes at Doug Smith Live. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies?

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My $2.50 Homemade Pizza

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My husband doesn’t always get to eat dinner with me and the girls during the week due to his work schedule, so I like to make a big deal out of dinner time on the weekends.

Meet Jackie. She and Her Husband Paid off $147,000 in Debt | Debt Free Stories

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Welcome to Debt Free Stories. Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to Jackie. She and her husband paid off $147,000 in debt–including their home. After paying off the debt, she was able to quit her job to pursue her passion. She blogs at The Debt Myth. Tell us about you and your family.

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Meet Carrie. She Paid Off $14,000 in Debt in 14 Months.

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Today’s Debt Free Story is from Carrie. She blogs about at Careful Cents where she helps creative freelancers and solopreneurs make a living from their craft. Tell us about you and your family. Where are you from? What do you and your spouse do for a living? What are your hobbies?

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8 Freezer Meal Recipes

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Last week, I took on a bold task to create extra meals to store in the freezer. Meal time has become very hectic at our house as my kids have gotten older and I quickly realized that I need to change my meal prep strategy.

Disney Frozen Prize Package Giveaway

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Disney Frozen Prize Package Giveaway 4 winners will be chosen!

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Make One Change to Improve Almost Every Aspect of Your Life

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Over the past year or so, I’ve probably watched twenty different documentaries , and many of them were about health, food, weight and nutrition. I also enjoy many TED Talks on similar topics and am an avid reader.

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Sunday Coupon Insert Preview Week of 7/27: Five Inserts

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Here is the preview for the Sunday coupon inserts for the week of July 27, 2014. There should be Five: Two Redplum, Two Smartsource, and One Procter & Gamble! Keep in mind that some coupons are regional and the lists may not be exactly what you will get, but usually I have gotten way over 90% of the list. Redplum Coupon Insert Preview 7/27 RedPlum #1 Preview Hefty $1/1 large black trash. 7 27 coupon preview coupon insert preview coupon preview sunday coupon preview

10 Ideas to Find Cash for Christmas

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The Christmas season is upon us. The season of family, faith, food and…shopping… collective sigh… The spending part of Christmas can get crazy, so I’ve come up with a list of last minute ideas to find some extra cash for your Christmas spending.

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11 Simple Meal Planning Tips

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My husband and I made some serious financial goals for 2014. To achieve those goals I need to review our spending to see where I can make some cuts. If there is one budget category that can quickly get out of control for me, it is GROCERIES.

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Sun-Brewed Iced Tea

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I love iced tea in the summer time. I rarely drink it during the other three seasons, but from June – August, I can’t seem to drink enough freshly made iced tea.

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Tortellini & Spinach Soup

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At a holiday family gathering, an aunt served this delicious Tortellini & Spinach Soup. My oldest daughter just about dove into the soup pot, she liked it so much. I wasn’t sure she was going to allow others to enjoy it along with her.

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Easy Lasagna Recipe

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Lasagna is one of my favorite dinners. My family enjoys it too, so I make it once a month in the fall and winter. There is usually a crazy debate on who gets to eat the leftovers.

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings

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My family loves chicken wings and Garlic Parmesan is our favorite flavor. We usually order wings from a favorite local wing joint, but they are so easy to make at home. My family voted that these Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings were just as delicious as any restaurant which makes me a happy home cook!

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If You???re Not Poor, Can You Teach Your Kids What It???s Like to Be Poor?

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While I was growing up, my family didn’t have much money. My dad worked first as a meat cutter and then at a factory. During the recession in the ’80s, he was unemployed for nearly 2.5 years. My mom was an at home day care provider.

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Fudgy Peanut Butter Brownies

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Brownies. They make everything better. They are my husband’s absolute favorite sweet treat and I don’t know if I’ve ever turned one down myself. Peanut butter is also my favorite food group, so why wouldn’t we combine the two.

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Imperial Sugar 2015 My First Cookbook Giveaway

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Imperial Sugar 2015 My First Cookbook Giveaway Imperial Sugar is giving away 500 free copies of their all-new 2015 edition of “My First Cookbook”! From 12/15 – 12/19, enter to win this iconic cookbook that has taught generations of young chefs how to cook.

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10 MORE Free (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas

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Last week’s post, 10 FREE (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas was so successful that I have dreamed up 10 more ideas. Seriously, the possibilities are ENDLESS when thinking outside the (gift) box. 10 MORE Free (but Thoughtful) Christmas Gift Ideas. Create a Family Favorites Recipe Booklet.

CVS Ad Scan Preview for the Week of 5/4/14

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Here is the CVS Weekly Ad Scan Preview for May 4 , 2014. Be sure to check back at Simply CVS later in the week for coupon match-ups and the best ECB deals and $5 & $10 Scenarios. You can see if there are any printable coupons you''d like to print for items on sale at RedPlum, SmartSource, or Coupons. Remember, you can almost always print two of each coupon. Also check for coupons to. 5 4 cvs ad cvs cvs ad cvs ad preview CVS ad scan preview cvs deals

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