Category Archives: Home

Taking Control of Kid Clutter


Kid clutter can be the bane of every parent’s existence.  Even people who normally keep their house clean and tidy may be the victim of children who insist on having their room be in a continuous unruly and out of … Continue reading

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Help Me Help You…Let’s Talk Laundry


Laundry– too much of a bad thing.  We all have to do it, but many of us hate it. But since laundry is a necessary evil, we at least want clean clothes without stains when we are done. Click on … Continue reading

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Beat the Heat AND the Bills


Can you believe we are already a third of the way into August?  Summer is flying by at a rate that is too quick for my taste. However, I know that some of you out there may disagree. In general, … Continue reading

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Banish The Back To School Budget Blues


August is around the corner, and for many parents, the time has come to begin thinking about back to school shopping.  Unlike a lot of parents, I do not relish the concept of my kids heading back to school for … Continue reading

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Do You Need To Join S.S.S. Anonymous To Deal With Your ‘Shameful Spending Syndrome’?


Is it possible to be too frugal? Can your frugality cause you to experience a guilt syndrome whenever you do purchase anything? Continue reading

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So, What’s For Dinner?


“What’s for dinner?” It’s the question that makes me simultaneously shudder inside and want to pull out my claws like a cat whenever I hear someone in my household ask it. In case that you cannot tell, I do not … Continue reading

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Just How Clean Are Your Machines?


For those that have been Live Simply, Live Thrifty, Live Savvy readers for a while, you will remember the post called, “I Can See Clearly Now” from October 2010 (if not, go read it later).  In it, I disclosed my … Continue reading

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Bust Summer Boredom Without Busting Your Budget


Warning to parents: Summertime is approaching.  In a few short weeks, the kids will be out of school, and on the lookout for something to do to save them from the inevitable boredom that seems to be synonymous with summer. But why not be prepared … Continue reading

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Spring Is The Right Time….Seize the Spring Days!


“God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done.” ~Author Unknown Spring is a wonderful time to get so many of those things accomplished that you put off during the year for one reason or another. Spring is … Continue reading

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Birthdays on a Bargain Budget


Birthdays come year after year, and so does the expense.  But since they always seem to return, why not plan to save during birthdays?  Here are some ways that I find to cut the expense of those yearly celebrations, particularly … Continue reading

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