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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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Why I pretend Black Friday doesn’t exist…and a little love note to you

Happy Thanksgiving to all! As you can imagine, I am far too enamored with our new little baby to be able to spend much time here on the ol’ blawg. But I couldn’t let the day go by without saying a few things. 1. I can’t tell you how grateful I am for all of

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Cranberry Salsa: Cream Cheese Cracker Dip (BEST appetizer recipe!)

Looking for a crowd-pleasing, SUPER easy, ridiculously delicious appetizer…just in time for Thanksgiving Day? Look no further! I thought I’d re-post my favorite appetizer of all time…this delicious Cranberry Cream Cheese Cracker Dip! Thank you to Jamie Cooks it Up for letting me use her picture, since I failed to take a decent one before we all

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Best eye gels, Canvas Prints, Denim Pencil Skirt [Frugal Find Friday]

Happy FRIDAY!!! I’ve been busy prepping for Pinners this weekend, as well as nesting my little heart out in preparation for baby girl to arrive in a few weeks. But I wanted to take a quick break and share some Frugal Find Friday Fabulous Steals and Deals with you! This week we’re bringing you exclusive

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Valentine’s Day Doodle Bowls…(great gift idea!)

In case any of you are still looking for a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for grandparents, your love, or even your friends, here’s a fun idea from my friend Heidi from Honeybear Lane, a DIY, Crafts, and Lifestyle blog. Take it away Heidi! Thanks Jordan! Ready to do a fun (and cheap) craft? It’s February–the month of

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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part III…the “HOW”

You guys still hanging in there? Part 3 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 the “WHY”, and helped us figure out why do should/shouldn’t

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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part II…the “WHY”

Yesterday we covered Part I of the “How much to spend on your kids for Christmas” 3-part series. Today it’s time for Part II…the “WHY” of it all (P.S check out Part III when you’re done with this one). Yesterday we discussed how to avoid going into the “unnecessary” territory when buying gifts (overspending on

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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part I…the “WHAT”

Today I was going to write a post about budgeting for Christmas gifts this year. While that post will still be written (stay tuned), I decided that this post should come first. I’m sure we can all agree that the true meaning of Christmas doesn’t involve gifts. Amen to that. BUT…I’m sure we can also

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Holiday prep in October: 5 things to do in the Fall to prepare yourself financially for the Holidays

Now that Halloween is over (minus our party on Sat, more on that soon…) my brain is a little freed up to concentrate on the next impending projects… Holidays. Holidays. And more Holidays. While I’m jumping for joy because I LOVE CHRISTMAS, I also know all too well how this is the most stressful time

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