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Super Simple Pantry Organization Ideas…for the PRACTICAL family!

Want to know one of my greatest love-hate relationships? It’s PANRTY ORGANIZATION. As we all know by now, I’m a bit of a food hoarder and believe strongly in shelf-cooking (keeping a good stock of food on-hand to keep meals homemade, and inexpensive). Keeping a good stock of food at home can be a major

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3 Summer Systems to Save your Sanity! FREE PRINTABLES included!

  Happy Summer, Freebs! *Eye twitch while double-fisting chocolate cake* Anyone else…struggle (for lack of a better word) with summer? Keeping kids entertained, being productive, and saving your sanity (and wallet!) can be a SERIOUS challenge when you’ve got a house full of kids. Have no fear, Mama J is here! Today I’m sharing my

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My 10 minute makeup routine! How I do my makeup, every day (I’m boring like that)

Alright, alright, alright! Lately I’ve had an influx of requests for an updated makeup routine, and Mama J likes to make her Freebs happy. Thus, as promised, here’s an updated makeup routine tutorial for you! Warning: I am NO make up artist, and I’m probably doing everything wrong. But I get asked frequently about my

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Make-ahead FREEZER breakfasts! French toast sticks, egg muffins (+ Nana’s buttermilk syrup!)

Happy Shelf-Cook May, Freebs! Let’s be honest…who doesn’t need more quick and easy breakfast ideas in their life? And how about topping it off with delicious recipes that actually taste as good when they are make-ahead, FREEZER breakfast recipes? Now we’re talkin’. As y’all have been interested in cooking more this month (yay for shelf-cooking!)

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Kid Snacks & Lunch system! Ideas, hacks, tips, & how we do it! (…And not go broke over snacks)

The other day on Instagram I gave you a glimpse of our snack drawer, and briefly mentioned our lunch system, not thinking much about it. BOY OH BOY did you want to know more! I became flooded with questions about how we do snacks, how we save money with snacks, how we don’t get eaten

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How to travel for CHEAP! Affordable travel tricks, tips, and hacks

It’s no secret that we have caught the travel bug. After so many years of being afraid to travel, assuming that we couldn’t afford it, I’m now kicking myself for all the adventures we have missed out on. Over the last few years as I have become more and more interested in travel, I have

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Creative ways to reuse leftover PARTY FOOD! (Soda, chips, cake, veggies trays, and more!)

If you’ve known me for 30 seconds or longer, you know we LOVE to host parties and entertain at our house. We have learned how to entertain without breaking the bank (see loads of cheap entertaining ideas HERE) but a lingering challenge that anyone faces when throwing a party is…what the heck do you do

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How to bake bread! (EASIEST bread recipe…ever.)

If you know me, you know I HATE to bake. And I’m terrible at it. But don’t run! I may not be the best baker, but I’m about to teach you how to bake bread…and will hopefully blow your mind with how EASY this recipe is! All you need is a few ingredients and about

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How to get out of debt (…in 3 simple steps!)

As you may have saw recently on Instagram, I went back and did another segment with my girl, Rachael Ray, about how to get out of debt (…in 3 simple steps, even)! It was so fun (if you can’t tell, I absolutely LOVE going on that show!). Unfortunately I didn’t know when the segment was

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Biggest Budget Boot Camp sale of the year, + BBC Conf 2018 tickets are LIVE!

It’s that time again!! Many of you have been anxiously waiting for our 7th annual budgeting and frugal living conference tickets to go on sale…and the tickets are OFFICIALLY LIVE!! I will give you quick details here for those who are ready to register, or keep scrolling if you need more info, or a little more

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