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15 Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas- Quick, Easy, and Cheap!

True confessions time… I am THE WORST gift-giver on the planet. No really, like, it’s a miracle I’m still married, bad. So naturally, I break into cold sweats as Father’s Day approaches, stressing about what to do for my husband, Dad, FIL, and Grandpa. Add in my tendency to procrastinate and I’m a wreck just

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Getting Healthy In The New Year: A Beginner’s Guide

WHERE DID THIS YEAR GO!? *breathing heavily*. January is just around the corner…and so are New Years Resolutions! Today I’ve enlisted the help of my FCF Team member, Mary, to help me out (as I’m still with extended family for Christmas Break) and share some of the ways she’s getting healthy in 2017. She has fabulous ideas,

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The Ultimate Holiday Bucket List! + Free Printable (Christmas Break Boredom Buster!)

The holiday season – and Christmas break – is in full swing around here, and if your house is anything like mine, a bit of affordable (or free!) fun is in order! To help bring in some holiday spirit I’ve enlisted Mary (our Social Media Manager) to bring to you a list of the ultimate Fun,

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How Much to Spend on Christmas Part 3 – the HOW

You guys still hanging in there? Part 3 of my How Much to Spend on Christmas post series is finally here! Let’s recap: Part I covered the “WHAT” behind buying your kids presents for Christmas – how to avoid going into the “unnecessary” zone and overpaying when you just don’t need to. Part II covered

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How Much to Spend on Christmas: Part 2 – The WHY

How have you liked our “How Much to Spend on Christmas” series so far? Friday we covered Part I of the 3-part series, where we talked about balancing want vs need, and giving our kids a fabulous Christmas without spoiling them rotten (see it HERE if you missed it). Today it’s time for Part II…the “WHY”

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How Much to Spend on Christmas: Part 1 – the WHAT?

This time of year I regularly get questions such as, “what should I spend on Christmas?” “How much should I budget for Christmas gifts?” and the kicker, “How much should I spend on my kids for Christmas?“. Truth: those are dang hard questions to answer. BUT…I take pride in being the resident “I’ll talk about things people really

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Easy (Last-Minute) Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas! (Good for Christmas too!)

A few years ago I was in a bind, and needed last-minute Thanksgiving appetizer ideas in a big way. I put a call out to my Freebs on social media and was BLOWN AWAY! You all gave me the best ideas! To this day, they are some of my favorite recipes. I compiled them into

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5 Ways to Save Time and Money this Thanksgiving!

  Good news…I haven’t died! I know I’ve been MIA for a little while, but it’s for good reason. Keep your eyes on Instagram and you’ll see that I’m up to a HUGE project that has taken me more time than I have ever spend on a project. Like, EVER. It’s been such a labor

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Focus on Finances November Challenge – Join Jess and Jordan!

FREEBS! I have the most EXCITING project for all of us! We are going to hunker down and focus on our finances in November, to make way for the BEST year of Holidays we’ve ever had. In just a few short weeks of working hard we will have Christmas completely paid for, have a stress-free

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Christmas At The Pages: Official Christmas Wrap-Up [Mega-Post]

…and POOF! Christmas is over. Did that fly by for anyone else?? Even though we decorated early and tried to squeeze every second out of the Christmas season, it still flew by. It’s been forever and a day since I’ve done a wrap-up post, so I thought I’d start by wrapping up our Christmas week with

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24 Last-Minute Neighbor Gift Ideas [Creative, Simple, Affordable!]

Let’s be honest…we’re all busy, aren’t we? But whether you like it or not, Christmas is about 2.3 seconds away. (Yay! Freaking out. Hooray! About to cry. Yippee! I think? I can’t decide how to feel…) Lucky for you I’m showing you a whole hoard of adorable, creative, cheap, easy, and simple LAST-MINUTE neighbor gift ideas. Not

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How we saved $300 on our Christmas lights + Christmas giveaway!

*Spoiler alert…great Christmas giveaway at the bottom of the post!* It’s no newsflash that Christmastime is an expensive time of year, and not just because of gifts!…decorations, the Christmas tree, neighbor gifts and treats (stay tuned, tons of last-minute ideas coming very soon!), and for us especially, CHRISTMAS LIGHTS. Our house is so tall, Bubba is

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