Music Minute: John Berry - Find My Joy

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Having a powerhouse distribution company on our team makes this a dream come true and many prayers answered.” Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt for his weekly series, "Songs and Stories For Kids," which charted multiple times on the Pollstar Live Stream Chart.

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Make Crustless Pizza with the Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker

Koupon Karen

Make Crustless Pizza with the Dash Mini Heart Waffle Maker. Dash makes a mini Heart Waffle maker which would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! Did you know you can make little crustless pizzas in the Dash? These could be really fun to make with the kids!


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Make Money Blogging in 2016 – how I make a full income

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make money. Make money blogging, how to make money with a blog… how to make a full income with a blog.There are many ways and the good news is that it is super super easy! But soon my blog grew and this website became my own little extra income, so I could pay for my car to drive, or kids activities (I have one child in competitive cheerleading , that alone is $4K a year!). So here is how to make money blogging : First get a host.

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Free Kids Event: Make a Valentine’s Day Desk Box!

Couponing 101

Head over to your local JCPenney on February 8 for another free Kids Zone event! As is always the case with JCPenney’s Kids Zone events, JCPenney will supply the essential crafting supplies, like a box, marker, and card. Find more details about the event right here.

25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

Family Balance Sheet

Follow these three action steps and the list of ideas below to find the cash for your fund. Now it’s time to FIND THE MONEY! 25 Ways to Find Money for your Emergency Fund. To kick start your emergency fund savings, take the next 31 days and challenge yourself to find $1000.

cashcrate how to make money fast 2016

Coupons Do Work

Out of all the sites out there to make some extra cash, I believe CashCrate is the most legit and simple ways to make some extra cash. one of the best ways to get started making money if you have nothing or don’t want to invest any money right away. here is one of my favorite sites I have been playing around with this summer: CashCrate : But how can you make money with Cash Crate in 2016? You’ll find lots of surveys there.

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What Makes a Saver?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If we truly be either saver or spender, what makes us one or the other? What is it that makes a person a saver? In its simplest form, the thing that makes a person a saver is the act of saving. For some, having an unmet need is enough to make a saver. One of those something’s is probably going to be finding a way to never be in that situation again – which means you will learn to start saving, some how, some time. The post What Makes a Saver?

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5 Amazon Finds to Entertain Kids on a Road Trip

Couponing 101

Keeping your kids entertained during the drive can improve their spirits. Check out these five affordable Amazon finds to rev up the fun on your next family road trip. Premium Kids Car Seat Tray – $19.88 This book makes the list because it can provide entertainment for everyone in the car. A Kids’ Interactive Travel Diary and Journal” – $13.49 These five Amazon finds can give your kids hours of fun on your next road trip.

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Make Your Own Board Game

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I’m reading it to my Grand-kids this year in Grandma Rie’s Money Camp and needed an activity to go with it. I knew I wanted players to have to make certain decisions that would lead to the start up and growing of the business. He decides that he can make toothpaste much cheaper. Make or assemble the parts and pieces of the game. There are sites that have templates you can fill in and print to make board games too, but they didn’t suit my needs.

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10 Ways to Find Cash for your Summer Vacation

Family Balance Sheet

Hopefully these ideas will give you the inspiration you need to find the cash for your summer vacation. 10 Ways to Find Cash for Your Summer Vacation. If you have a skill that others can learn from, teach it to make some extra cash. A friend makes extra money teaching piano. A friend makes and sells cookies and candies. My mother makes and sells raggedy Ann & Andy dolls. Having a yard sale is the quickest way to make immediate cash.

Finding a Balance Between Good Enrichment Activities and Overscheduling

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Just like most things in life, it’s important to find balance. Sometimes I worry about crossing the line into overscheduling, since that can be stressful for kids. Finding the Balance. As with many things in life, the key is finding balance. The key is paying attention and making sure your children don’t get overburdened with all of the activities. We all want what’s best for our children.

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Family Togetherness: Finding Inspiration from Yesterday

Family Balance Sheet

We see our friends’ elaborate pictures on Facebook or strangers’ whimsical ideas on Pinterest and we feel the need to offer more for our kids. They’re eager to make a family dinner (and who am I to deny them that request?) helps keep everyone safe on your journey to find new roads, no matter where, or how far, it takes you. And best-in-class maximum cargo space makes packing for family road trips, or hauling around children’s sporting equipment, a breeze.

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25 Ways to Find Money for Your Emergency Fund

Family Balance Sheet

Follow these three action steps and the list of ideas below to find the cash for your fund. Now it’s time to FIND THE MONEY! 30 Ways to Find Money for your Emergency Fund. Look for money within your budget and find creative ways to earn extra money. Read 11 Simple Menu Planning Tips to learn how to reduce your grocery bill without making everyone in your family miserable. For ideas, read: 5 Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas.

Find out how Richard paid off $40,000 of debt

Family Balance Sheet

Of course, the British climate isn’t always kind, but I’m pleased to say the weather recently has been glorious and I’ve been making full use of it! Career-wise while I studied biology at university I came out to find very few opportunities in my field. I sort of fell into a retail job just to make ends meet while I figured out what to do, only to find myself “typecast” into this role for the next 10 years, moving from one demanding position to another.

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Two Ways to Make Homemade Chicken Stock

Family Balance Sheet

I’ve been making homemade chicken stock for years. Prior to motherhood, we sustained on take out and cereal…seriously, I could eat cereal 3 meals a day and before I had kids, I did. Back to chicken stock…Making your own chicken stock is a great way to stretch your grocery dollar, especially if you are inclined to buy organic chicken, which can be twice the price of non-organic. How to Make Chicken Stock on the Stove Top.

Target Cartwheel: 50% Off Makedo Find & Make Space Pod

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Today’s Target Cartwheel 50% off offer is this fun Makedo Find & Make Space Pod. This would be hours of fun for the kiddos and would make a fun Christmas gift! If your kids love space and make believe, then head to Target today and snag this sweet deal today! Find more Target Deals happening this week and fill your cart with the best bargains! Deals Around Town Holiday Kids Target Toys

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Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches

Saving Everyday

With a Few Simple Ingredients, these Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches are Perfect for Quick and Easy Meals Throughout the Week! Mornings are hectic, with or without kids, so having a warm and nutritious meal is a godsend. Make-Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches. Pinterest.

8 Ingenious Products to Make Spring Cleaning a Breeze

Couponing 101

These eight ingenious cleaning products can help make spring cleaning a breeze! And since it’s so similar to Silly Putty, you might feel like a little kid again while you use it. Any product that makes cleaning the bathroom a little easier is a good product if you ask us.

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How to Make Your Own DIY Face Mask

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Scientists continue to study the virus to find better ways to prevent it and treat it. But with masks in short supply and medical staff in need of the most protective models, many people are resorting to making their own face masks to help protect their communities.

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Sell Your Gold Jewelry for Cash | 31 Days to Find $1000

Family Balance Sheet

In the month of October, my challenge will be to find $1000. Mondays thru Saturdays in October, I will have ideas to help you find $1000 too. On Sundays, we’ll meet here to catch our breath, and let everyone know how we’re finding our $1000. I loaded the kids in the car, dialed the address in the GPS and set out for some fast cash. I could have, but quite honestly $150 is beyond what I expected and my kids were losing their patience.

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Find out how Deacon & his Wife Paid off $52,000 of Debt in 18 Months

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Seeing that number was motivation enough to start making some drastic changes. I handle the finances for the most part, however, my wife does have a lot of input in making financial decisions. We went to Disneyland as that is a place that both of us are fond of and we did not have any kids at the time. Now I make sure that I am getting the best deal. Today’s Debt Free Story is from Deacon. He is a financial coach and blogs at Well Kept Wallet.

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Find out how Jessica & Her Husband Paid off $175,000 of Debt

Family Balance Sheet

Soon after making that decision we found out our church in Chattanooga would be hosting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. At first we did it anyway we could find! Granted, we didn’t make a lot so it wasn’t a tremendous amount but anything was better than nothing and not going into any further debt was great! You’d be surprised how much money you could make on things that are just accumulating dust in your home!

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Find out How Acadia & Her Husband Paid off $97,000 in Student Loans

Family Balance Sheet

We have a 5 year old son and are in the process of adopting our 2 year old and 4 month old foster sons, making us parents of 3 boys! Louis neighborhood is within walking distance to the zoo and a couple of parks, so I enjoy walking with the kids each day to let them run off some energy and I get a little workout in too. But in the end, we ended up making enough profit to pay off our debt entirely and still put some into savings! Today’s Debt Free Story is from Acadia.

Find Out How Olivia & Her Husband Paid off Their Mortgage in 33 Months

Family Balance Sheet

I knew I was going to be a stay at home mom when we had kids and since we were both teachers, we simply could not afford for me to stay home, unless we got rid of something big in our budget. We skipped Baby Step #5 (college funding) because we didn’t have kids at the time. We purposefully waited to have kids (4 years) until we felt financially sound. People always told me “you’ll never be able to afford kids” or “there’s never a good time to have kids financially.”

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7 Tips to Make Your Home Life Less Stressful

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Try some of these strategies if you frequently find yourself enjoying your time at work more than your time at home: 1. Make sure everyone is getting enough sleep. The same goes for your kids. A good night’s sleep can make all of you a bit happier. Getting the kids up and out the door for school as well as getting yourself ready can be one of the most stressful parts of the day. Make a menu plan. Make cooking simple.

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Find out how Jessica paid off $56,000 of student loans, credit cards, and a car loan.

Family Balance Sheet

She owns Every Single Dollar , an online financial resource dedicated to helping single women make informed financial decisions and set themselves up for financial success. I am the oldest of seven kids (yes, we all have the same parents – I get asked that quite a bit!). It was time to make a change. Also find inexpensive entertainment in your area – there are lots of free events in your local communities to take advantage of.

Ways to Make Do With What You Have

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Have you heard the old saying: “Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”? We were poor, Mom and Dad lived every day showing us what it meant to ‘make it do’ and we often ‘did without’ Here are my thoughts on frugal ways to make things do. Make old t-shirts and dish cloths into rags to use when dusting or washing the car and etc. Store food properly to make it last as long as possible.

Finding Dory Marshmallow Treats Recipe

For the Mommas

Finding Dory Marshmallow Treats Recipe. How may of you have kids at home who cannot wait for Finding Dory to open in theaters? Check out our yummy Finding Dory Marshmallow Treats Recipe. They are very tasty and so easy to make. If school is out this would be a great recipe to make with the kids. Lets me know if you make it! The three main ingredients are Finding Dory cereal, butter and marshmallows.

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Find out How Chris & His Wife Paid off $52,000 in 7 Months

Family Balance Sheet

My wife started finding clothes for work on the clearance rack and our cleaning lady became the same lady I shared a bed with at night! Need Ideas for Making Extra Money? The day you make your last debt payment, is the same day you’ll truly realize what that exactly means. We invest heavily into our retirement accounts and also into our kids’ college savings accounts. Today’s Debt Free Story is a guest post from Chris Peach.

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Find out How Drew & Farrah Paid off $200k of debt, including their HOME

Family Balance Sheet

Farrah also has a kids t-shirt line that she runs out of the house called Lovely Littles Shop. We knew that we would make more money but we wanted to be able to buy a house with a conventional mortgage and we can’t come up with the down payment so we need to ratchet down. We looked around and saw people making 4x what we made, but they were upside down too… So we said there has to be a better way. Making a budget and cutting expenses. Making 100k but living on 50k.

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Make your child’s allowance an allocation not an entitlement

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

My own kids received an allowance from me, and in time honored tradition of my family, it too was ‘extra’ money. How to make your child’s allowance an allocation. Instead of just giving your kid an allowance (aka ‘extra’ money), split up the household budget and allocate a piece of it to your child to manage (their allowance). For example, you would never want to expect your high school kid to pay for a visit to the dentist.

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Make Life Better For Yourself: Reduce Your Stress

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

You can make your life better for yourself by reducing stress. You will probably find other things that are causing you stress and it is important to review all aspects of your life to find where these stressors are lurking. I find it helpful to jot these down because when you’re stressed, holding too many thoughts in your mind is darned near impossible. This is where you start to make some small changes designed to reduce stress.

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Fab Find: Uncommon James Jewelry

Cheap Chica's Guide To Style

Whether you’re running around with the kids, dressed up for work, going out for girl’s (or date) night, or off to a cocktail party, we have you covered.” Style is what you make it: your own,” Kristin tells us. She makes it easy for us to love pieces she’s crafted from her personal style and make them our own. The post Fab Find: Uncommon James Jewelry appeared first on The LV Guide.

50 Outdoor Kids Activities for Spring

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Spring is in full bloom and the kids are probably getting antsy with the end of the school year right around the corner. When the weather is this beautiful, it’s such a great idea to find fun outdoor activities for the kids to enjoy. Check out this list for some inspiration on some frugal and fun outdoor kids activities for spring. 50 Outdoor Kids Activities for Spring. Kids will have their own little individual adventures involving play and snack time.

How to Raise Entitled Kids

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Each generation of parents seems to want to make things easier on their kids, even as far back as the American pioneers, even ours and yours. Here are some things you might be doing for your kids to make it easier for them. These may be the very things that end up making your child a spoiled, needy, adult – feeling that they are entitled to a soft and easy life. You are too busy with work, charity, and life to make time to play or teach your children.

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5 Ways to Find Balance in Your Life: Work, Friends and Family

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

When this happens, you find that your life isn’t as rewarding and satisfying as it once was. Here are 5 strategies I found helpful in finding balance. Find ways to reduce working hours. Make changes gradually and tell your family what you are doing. You will find it hard to make any changes if you don’t have a workable plan. When you have blocked in family time into your planner, make sure you are there for your family.

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Setting Financial Goals: Make Them Smart and Simple

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Without a plan in place, you could find it harder to get the things you want; it could even mean scrimping in your older years. Your budget tells you how much you can save towards those big purchases we need to make from time to time. When will you have kids? It’s no good setting your own goals, only to find that their goals are completely different! Make these important decisions together, integrating ideas from both of you.

How to Get Back Into the Reading Habit and Find More Time for Reading

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Only now, 10 years and 2 more kids later, am I able to resume my reading habit. ” How to Find More Time to Read. Make it a priority. If you’re determined to get in the reading habit again, you’ll find ways to get in at least 10 or 15 minutes of reading time every day. All of us have little pockets of time where we can find a little time to read. If so, how do you find time to read? As a child and young adult, I was a voracious reader.

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Managing the Third Shift: Are You Making Time for Yourself?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

As you tuck your children in for the night after a few bedtime stories and slip back downstairs, you make a grocery list, check some emails, and prepare for the meeting you’re leading the next morning. How does she make (and take!) Furthermore, in each scenario, the woman has lost focus of her own needs and most likely struggles with making those needs a priority; in essence, she’s lost her ability to manage her third shift. That means you need to make yourself a priority.

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How To Get Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms – 6 Ideas

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Being a mom and getting my kids to clean their rooms is like WWIII lol. I don’t want to” I was a kid once too. Here are 6 ways to get kids motivated to clean their rooms : 1. The kids do the “I hear ya, it goes from one ear out the other” and find something more interesting to do (heck, I do the same thing when it comes to laundry. Best thing to do is make a game out of cleaning. let’s make a race.

FREE Kindle Books: Making Kids Smile, Shooting Landscapes And More

For the Mommas

Find out what makes each castle unique. This is a great learning tool for kids or the perfect bucket list for an avid traveler. Follow these step by step instructions and you will have your own Children’s Entertainment, Balloon Twisting, Magic show, Face painting complete business — Making Kids Smile, and making yourself smile as well, with all the extra profits you will be making part-time or full -time. Download: Making Kids Smile!

How Do You Make Strawberry Shortcake?

Family Balance Sheet

But I was melting too, so I will try to go back without the kids this weekend. I'm not even going to bother making jam with it or even try to freeze them. You won't find me cooking too much from a box mix here on Family Balance Sheet, but nothing conjures up sweet childhood memories than shortcake made with Bisquick. How do you make strawberry shortcake? Finally, this year's strawberry season has hit central Pennsylvania.

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How to Find Free or Low Cost Gardening Seminars

Family Balance Sheet

3 Tips to Find Free or Low Cost Gardening Seminars and Events. Garden nurseries are preparing for the upcoming season and are really trying to reel you in to their store to make your spring planting purchases. They are also offering free house plant re-potting, crafts for kids, and an Easter egg hunt. If you want to find out more information about your state's Cooperative Extension System, check out the US Dept of Agriculture's website.