WFMW: The Second Hand


I have always loved a bargain. When I was a teenager, my Dad would give my sister and I a $10 bill for shopping. My sister would return with an adorable shirt from the mall.

I would return with an entire wardrobe from the thrift store, albeit smelly.
My love for second hand items came alive in college. Everything in my dorm room and closet were gently used. This art became a gift during the first years of my marriage and a necessity when we had babies on one income.
And even though there are some things I can afford now, I will not pay full price until I first exhaust my second hand options.
I don’t mind if you call me the second hand queen (as long as you attach queen to the title).
Tips for shopping second hand:
  • Shop with a plan-know current sizes or estimate off season sizes
  • Familiarize yourself with retail prices so you know a good deal when you see it
  • Check items carefully for holes, stains, broken zippers, etc
  • Forget the stigma especially during these economic times
  • Ask, “Is this the best price you can do?” You might be surprised at the answer
  • Check for coupons, discounts, specials-even thrift and resale shops offer these
Tips for selling your second hand items to a resale store:
  • Make sure your items are clean and in good working condition
  • Check online for product recalls
  • Know the value of new and used for the item(s)
  • Decide before you go how much you will take for your big items
  • If you’re at a resale store, take store credit instead of cash. They often offer 20% more if you shop in their store with your credit.
Places to second hand shop:
  • Garage sales
  • Thrift stores
  • Resale shops
  • Ebay
  • Craigslist
  • Freecycle
  • Classified ads
  • Swap Mamas (created by blogger Mommy Pie)

Children’s resale chain stores (I’ve frequented that offer name brands):

Kid to Kid (this is the one I use most often)
Here’s a few children’s online resale stores:
Want more? Follow this link.
70% of my kid’s items are second hand. The rest are items I find on clearance. Much of my home decor is from thrift stores or garage sales also. I found a great kid’s resale shop in my town and I’m one of their best customers. (I’m not bragging, the owner told me that! I’m not proud). 
The other day I took in this potty chair, a booster seat and a couple of toys my toddler had outgrown. I was given $37.49 in store credit. I used a 20% off frequent shopper coupon and bought some nearly new name brand shoes and this adorable outfit:
Plus this awesome picnic table:

I paid $2.14 cash for the difference.
Can I get an Amen?
Buying second hand works for me!
Don’t forget to enter my fun giveaway going on right now, it’s even better than second hand because it’s free!
{Thank you for joining me for WFMW! You can read the guidelines here.}

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Works for Me Wednesday Participants

1. “Cents”able Momma (Easter Ideas in the Kitchen)
2. Amy @ Finer Things (Virtual Great American Bake Sale)
3. Mother Hen (Herbal Remedies)
4. Rina (Get better pictures from [almost] any camera)
5. Living With Lindsay (Easy DIY Tassels)
6. Kirsty@Momedy-Conquering Paper Clutter-Easy!!
7. The Diaper Diaries (Board Games)
8. Hillary @ The Other Mama
9. Lana @ ilovemy5kids (EASY Recipe)
10. Mom\’s Blog Resource (blog memes)
11. Heather @ Just Doing My Best (a new twist on playgrounds)
12. Ali (homemade diaper sprayer)
13. Homemaker Barbi (Entertain Sick Kids)
14. Kim @ Forever Wherever {No Sew Pillow Giveaway}
15. Real Life: Fix Fuzzy Web Graphics
16. Chief Family Officer (Homemade pizza dough tip)
17. Cents to Get Debt Free (Easy/Quick Mopping Tip)
18. Raising Olives (Custom Color Chalkboard Paint
19. Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers (Gardening??)
20. Upstatemomof3
21. Holly@Homebody(Dollar Store Decor)
22. “Smart Recipe Substitutions”-Kelly the Kitchen Kop
23. Kristie (Adopt a School)
24. Colleen – Mommy Always Wins (swapping toys)
25. EveryChapter (Baby Time)
26. Green Baby Guide (BEST children\’s books)
27. Amber (pressure cooker)
28. Kristin -The Goat (Coffee Caddi)
29. Sunnymama
30. It Feels Like Chaos (parenting help)
31. Janet (heathly snacking)
32. Smockity Frocks (Red Envelope Project)
33. Lindsay @ Passionate Homemaking (produce savers: green bags)
34. Karla @ Ramblin\’ Roads (organizing tiny bedroom)
35. Sunnymama (fabric highchair alternative)
36. Bake at 350 (squeeze bottles for icing)
37. Cooking During Stolen Moments (unstuffed pepper skillet dinner)
38. Becky (Kids Portraits)
39. A Simple Walk (abundance of citrus and Help!)
40. Erin (Joy in parenting)
41. Andrea (quick cleaning tips)
42. steadymom (buy bigger underwear)
43. Mom of Faith (Fresh Clothes)
44. Here\’s The Diehl (making time for mom)
45. Three More Bites (quick crockpot recipe)
46. Such The Spot (Stop the R Word)
47. Raise Them Up (Frugal Time-Saving Landscape Tip)
48. Louise (Getting Rid of Paper)
49. Daiquiri (boys haircut tips)
50. Tanna (Take A Picture)
51. Melonie K. (consolidate/simplify)
52. ElizabethG (free long distance calling)
53. Maria D. (Use for old banana))
54. Our Nifty Notebook (Label Cloud)
55. Audrey (Getting Out The Door Quickly)
56. Kate @ Which Proverbs 14:1 Woman- Accountability & Meme
57. Effortless Savings (Stretching Cheese)
58. Weird, Unsocialized HS\’ers (math fun)
59. Sarah Eliza (substitute conditioner for shaving cream!)
60. GROCERY CART CHALLENGE (save on Dr. visits)
61. Health Begins With Mom (Healthy Kids\’ Lunches!)
62. Happy to be at Home (Pain-free Budgeting)
63. Diana/Ladybug Limited (Baking 5 Min. Bread)
64. Katie @ Clean and Classic Interiors(linens)
65. Stretch Mark Mama (Make Your Own Resurrection Eggs)
66. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (chalkboard paint)
67. Joy @ Five J\’s (Music Theory Curriculum)
68. Candace (Inexpensive Window Treatments)
69. Thrifty Jinxy (Start Garden Seedlings)
70. Rebecca/Loosely Speaking (LASIK )
71. Elizabeth (GF shopping tips)
72. The Messy Mom (clean with lemons)
73. Lynn from OrganicMania.com (Recycled seed starter kits)
74. momsfrugal(picnics on the porch!)
75. Katherine @ Relishing Life (Keeping Clean)
76. Monica @ DailyDwelling (A Woman Inspired)
77. momstheword (coffee cake recipe)
78. se7en (Journals for kids)
79. Molly Green (Cereal Stuff)
80. Robin ~ PENSIEVE ($$$ for kids\’ school!)
81. Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings (quick card assembly tip)
82. Amy @ Living Locurto (Free stuff for you!)
83. Brandi @ My Cup Runneth Over… (Putting Metal In the Microwave)
84. Emily (Prayer Books)
85. LaVonne (child labor)
86. Creative2xmom (breakfast out of the pantry)
87. DropTheBabyWeight:Take Captive Every Thought
88. Leanne – Flat Pack Hack
89. Tracey @ Girls to Grow (sweet sleep)
90. Mary Ann (sharing financial responsibility)
91. Anne @ Teaching Two (Discovery)
92. Brianna @ Heart(h) Management (Shining Your Fill-in-the-Blank))
93. Kates Kitchen: Making your own pizza
94. Lindsay @ Passionate Homemaking (produce savers: green bags)
95. sarah at i blame mom (tooth fairy)
96. Mari (keeping bathroom fresh)
97. Tara @ Feels like Home (make a color board)
98. Becky (weekly schedule)
99. BusyMom (time for mom)
100. LANA- HAGGLING to get the best deals
101. Life with the Lyngs (nursery decor)
102. The 6 O\’Clock Stitch (House that Cleans Itself!)
103. Susan @ Practicing Thrift (trying store brands)
104. *Michelle* (Pay it Forward fun!)
105. Bailey\’s Leaf (Starting Seeds)
106. Kelli (Kids Car Kit)
107. Sara @ Learning the Frugal Life(dryer sheets)
108. Lori (the little bouillon cube)
109. Camian Academy (Dressed to My Shoes)
110. Newlyweds (Happy to be home)
111. TuTu (Publishing Tips)
112. Everything Moms (Bringing spring to my kitchen!)
113. flexible dreams (yogurt tip and giveaway)
114. Debbie J (Launch Pad and Overflow Bag
115. Aunt LoLo (Diaper Pails and a GIVEAWAY!)
116. JanMary, N Ireland (easy banana bread)
117. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet (Sweet Sleep)
118. Shannon (non-dairy calcium sources)
119. Cindy (camping with small kids)
120. MC (Best Biscuits!)
121. BeyondJustMom (Refrigerator Wisdom)
122. songbirdtiff (15 minutes= clean house!)
123. Hoosier Homemade(Household Organizer)
124. Jennifer @ Joyful & Graceful Living ($300/month Grocery Budget)
125. Bloom Where You\’re Planted!
126. Allyson @ A Heart For Home (Baked Ziti ~ Easy for the Freezer or for a Crowd)
127. Allyson @ A Heart For Home (My Morning Routine)
128. Buffie (Removing Cupcakes From Pan)
129. PapuaGirl (Amazing Free Online Financial organizer!)
130. Counting Sprinkles (Doing Disney)
131. Jennifer (magazines in homeschool)
132. Dusty(An Unconventional Storage Option)
133. Michelle(Cheap,wholesome entertainment)
134. Jendi
135. Lynn (40 min rolls)
136. Rachel @ Must Share (Cleaning out the dresser)
137. Abel (12 Birthday Kids Party Tips)
138. Laryssa @Heaven In The Home (Dino Eggs: Kids Snack)
139. Kristi_runwatch (Kid-art gallery)
140. Parenting the Tiniest of Miracles (Lingerie Straps)
141. Erika@homegrown family (sewing a tie)
142. 4 sweet sisters- Facial Cleanser
143. Joanna @ Grace In The Home (Rebates for Online Shopping)
144. Olivia -Doggie Backsplash
145. Candace (photography)
146. Sheila ~ To Love, Honor and Vacuum (exercising with kids in the spring!)
147. Better Is Little (Cute Compost Bucket)
148. Jen@Balancing Beauty and Bedlam(tea parties all day)
149. Jackie @ Blessings Overflowing (Spice Rack Re-Purposing)
150. pennypinchinmomma( easy menu plans)
151. KLee- cleaning the catch-all room
152. Alicia- cleaning out the closet
153. Kama (washing cloth diapers)
154. exhale. return to center. (working playdates)
155. Sandra (cleaning out the shed)
156. kristen (easy whoopie pies)
157. FamilyMakesCents (Save on lunch)
158. MoneywiseMoms (IKEA plates/cups)
159. Harmony (Ethnic food week)
160. Fly Away Family (uses for coffee grounds)
161. Penny Raine
162. Angelina
163. Robin@Heart of Wisdom (Notebook Planner)
164. Organizing kids toys
165. Joyfully Living – Pregnancy Tips
166. Jennifer @ Lirazel (little reminders)
167. Holley (7 Steps to Easy and Inspiring Journal)
168. Amy (kid-friendly artwork display)
169. In…Fence (Twirly Skirt)
170. Manda @ LambsInHisArms (Memorizing Scripture with Preschoolers)
171. BerryMorins Bits & Tips – Guest Bathroom
172. Kirstin: Perspective
173. Mom2ThreeAdoptedSibs (Homeschooling)
174. Traci Best (Thinking about Homeschooling?)
175. EckLife-Kids smoothies
176. Thoughts by Kim (Food Journaling)
177. Milehimama (Mama Says)
178. Amy @ Tiny Blessings (keeping track of post ideas)
179. Joy (no spending challenge)
180. Houstonmom (getting kids to eat salad)
181. Thoughts by Kim (Lemons to the Rescue)
182. Amy (oil burner)
183. Kaye (NOT Cutting People Off in Traffic)
184. Wani (interview w/ an author)
185. The Cozy Country Home (organic fruit wash)
186. Abbi (easy window washing)
187. Nichole (free audiobooks!)
188. Kristen@PajamaMama (Toile Playroom Windowseat
189. Michelle @ Saving Some Green (Uses for Tortillas)
190. TrentTribe (still filling freezer)
191. Michelle (Pancakes with character)
192. Susan @ Feeling Frugal (Organized Shoes using a Recycled Gate)
193. Maria(simple living-drying baggies)
194. What\’s Cooking (labeling my pantry)
195. Lisa @ Moore Minutes (KID ZONES)
196. Lynne(Breast Cancer-new info that you must read and pass on )
197. What is it NOW (God Language)
198. Paula@Organizing Tips (Children)
199. Three boys…lots of crazy (cutting your kids\’ food FAST)
200. Garibay Soup (Company Launch – GIVEAWAY -!!!!!!!
201. Nichole @ A Call to Higher Places (Joining a Co-Op)
202. Niffer @ Munchkinland (family chore charts)
203. TidyMom (Eyeshadow Primer)
204. Traci (Hot Breakfast Ideas)
205. sarah (balloon clips)
206. Julie Stiles Mills (how to be a cool mom)
207. Rhen @ Yes, they are all mine! (ear candles)
208. Saving Money Ideas (macaroni & cheese)
209. Julie From Inmates
210. From the Desk of a Princess (Sleeping Beauty)
211. Lauren @ Home with Olivia
212. jubilee (toy control)
213. My Frugal Adventures (Best Cookbook Ever)
214. Veggiemomof2
215. Nikke (shopping w/kids)
216. Rachael @ Beans & Rice (the best snack)
217. Maren – toy storage bins
218. The Thrifty Mommy (Who Would Want This Thing?)
219. Thoughts by Kim (Bath Junkie)
220. Martia (Two Bathrooms)
221. Proverbs30One
222. Not So Perfect(YourBabyCan Read)
223. Kari (10 Minutes Of Silence)
224. Tiff (Soft Feet & Fixing Squeaks!)
225. Amy @ muddy boots (loads and LOADS of laundry)
226. Overwhelmed Working Mom (collective Girlfriend birthday parties
227. Jan (kids staying in bed)
228. Carrie (Pizza Dough)
229. Joy (Receiving blanket overload)
230. Katie in Europe
231. Earn Money Every Friday with YouData
232. Cooking Up A Family-clothes pins
233. Stacey (making bedtime EASY and fun for young children)
234. \’Becca (restaurant leftovers)
235. Sandra @ A Lot of Savings (Banana Bread Recipe)
236. Eileen (Recycle Water with a Kitchen Windowsill Garden)
237. Kristin K (Personal Recipes)
238. Charlotte @ mama2tlc (popsicle alternative)
239. Peggy @ rainberryblue (spend less money doing laundry)
240. phyllis (year to year)
241. Rock Garden
242. missy @ missysthrifty (busy Wed)
243. Jamie (aka Mrs. Sour Britches)
244. Jenna (Crockpot Chicken Tacos)
245. Free 2 Be Frugal (FIRE BOWL)
246. Ruth Saves $ (Eliminating Children\’s Bedtime Drama)
247. Mumologic (Yogurt made in Slowcooker)
248. Claywoman (Eating Oreos)
249. Marcy @ Stretching a Buck (Freezing Leftover Fruit)
250. Amanda @ Save, Spend, and Manage Wisely – Homemade Teething Biscuits
251. Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates (Dried Spice Tips)
252. Christine (the BEST cereal!!!)
253. cuz I\’m the mommy, that\’s why
254. D&L;\’s Momma (Laundry Issues)
255. Wonderwoman -Great deals at Small Grocer!
256. Carolina Mama (Weight Watchers Girl &Winners;)
257. mub (combating depression)
258. Linda\’s Lunacy(Kids School Projects)
259. Harper (leaving wheat)
260. Amyswandering (List of Recipe Sites)
261. Shauna @ Treasure Seekers (wildlife webcams)
262. BossSanders (Getting Water Out Of Bath Toys)
263. Hollie@CommonCentsMom (Earth Hour)
264. Tons of Sons ~Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas
265. Grateful for Grace (healing mouth ulcers)
266. ChickyMama@ Happy Little House (Kid Clothes)
267. Sonshine(dried onions)
268. Jenne (fun Easter idea, Christian)
269. Terri @ Funny Farm (Family friendly happy hour)
270. Taylor at Household Management 101 (how to clean a microwave)
271. Annies Home (helpful tips)
272. Sandwiched (Indoor waterpark review: photos)
273. michelle (giveaways all week)
274. Emily @ A Place of My Own (Giving kids choice in their clothes)
275. Melissa
276. Terry

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Engraved Euniques {Giveaway}

*UPDATED* Congratulations to BrudCrew! You’re the random winner!
[Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th. For the next 7 weeks, I will be featuring Mom-based business’ with fantastic giveaways and unique handmade gift ideas each Tuesday for the Mom in your life]
I became a Mother so I could get gifts on Mother’s Day.
Okay, I’m completely kidding, but companies like Engraved Euniques make me glad there is such a day. (And yes, honey, that is a hint).

Engraved Euniques can create any saying or phrase you want!  Here are some of my favorites in celebration of Mother’s Day:

I love personalized items and I love their amazing custom products! 
And guess what? Engraved Euniques is offering one custom item to one lucky reader! Winner can choose anything from the site (personzlized or not) or design their own! (Value: A lot)
Please visit this fun store and leave a comment here about something you’d like to see engraved!
This giveaway will end on Thursday.

Duke

Every farm needs a dog or two (so I learned on our little Spring Breakaway to my in-laws farm this past week).

Meet Duke:

He’s a cow dog, in training.

At 12 weeks old, he’s not only adorable, he’s the little brother my son will never have (or the puppy, for that matter).

And Duke takes his job seriously:

His innate sense of herding comes from his bloodline.

The puppy breath is just a bonus.

He wears his name like a Title. But as with all babies, there is human baby talk.

His regal name was quickly transformed into a pet name by the aunts, uncles and cousins.

Duke turned Dookie.

And my proper mother-in-law turned ashen.

She declared, “I will not have a farm dog named Dookie!”

And she vowed to rename him once her children’s children returned home.

Scooter just didn’t have the same effect.

Until I snapped this picture and my mind formed this caption:

My two little Dookies.”

Come to think of it, Scooter is a nice cow dog name. 

THAT Family Tree Society-Issue 35

Picture of the week:


The Week in Review: Nanny from The Farm came to visit during Spring Break for a few days. And one little girl waited in anticipation for hours! We reluctantly took her back home.

Introduction into The Society: Please help me welcome Jenny from Utah!

1.    Tell us a little about your blog (name/reason why you blog): 


My name is Jenny and I mostly blog because I stink at keeping a journal/diary. This has also been a great way to keep up with my sister who moved to Australia. Then I just found all this fun stuff to do in the name of blogging – so it has pretty much just turned into a full on addiction – is there a blogging patch?  I named my blog “The Sound You Hear is … LIVING!” because I had a similar theme when I was a school teacher. My classroom was always the loudest and busiest, so I put a sign outside my door that read “The Sound You Hear is Learning”. Nowadays the same applies to family life, we are one of the noisiest and busiest families around, so this is just us, LIVING!

2.    How long have you blogging? 

I started in April 2008.

3.    How would you define THAT family? 

THAT family is the one that everyone else is looking at. THAT family is the one that breaks all the “rules”. THAT family is the one where a mom can walk through the grocery store with one child in the cart, one child lagging behind crying and one being dragged on the floor, and her head is still held high! THAT family makes other families ask for a different booth in a restaurant just by taking one look at who they would be sitting next to. THAT family is really enjoying life!


4.    When did you discover you were a part of THAT family?


I’ve always known that we were THAT family … but tonight we were at a wedding dinner for my step sister’s daughter and our little guy (affectionately known as The Boy) was running around. My husband just turns to me and says, “Enjoy it Jenny, just enjoy it. It won’t be long before we’re looking at someone else whose kids are running all over the place. But for now, we are THAT family.” When he actually used the words THAT FAMILY, I knew I needed to grab a button and join the society.
 
5.    Where can we find your blog? 

DIYP #39 My $4 Spring Makeover {Giveaway}

*Update* Congratulations to Live Laugh Blog! You won a great grab bag of transfers! 
This project is so simple even my kids could do it.
{I didn’t let them because I don’t play well with others}
I turned these white plates:
Into Spring plates (in about 15 minutes):
With some easy-to-use, rub ons!
Here’s how:
Cut out desired transfer. Center it, use credit card to rub on transfer and slowly pull back paper.

To remove, just scrape off!
I get most of my DIY ideas from magazines like Country Living and Better Homes & Garden 100 Decorating Ideas.
And that’s where I discovered Hambly Screen Prints.
I love this company! Their products are unique, colorful and affordable. The pink transfer sheet I used, Out on a Limb, cost $4! Here are a couple more of my favorites:
Silhouettes, in teal, $4
Silhouettes R503
Chandeliers, black $5
Chandeliers R061
They also carry unique overlays and amazing vellum paper!
Hambly Screen Prints sent an amazing assortment for one lucky readers. It’s a grab bag of most of the items they sell (value $40).  Visit their store, mentally change your dishes for $4, and come back here and tell me what you like.
The lucky winner will be announced on Sunday.

When Bloggers Don’t Blog

I jumped into the blog community this time last year. 
My blog was unknown and mostly unread.
There were a few people who believed in me from the beginning:  my first commenters. 
Strangers, who made my day.
And nearly every one of the blogs who welcomed me into this community and made me feel loved, have stopped blogging. 
There are different reasons, some I know, others I don’t. I stay in contact with a couple through email, but others have deleted their blogs and I haven’t heard a word.
It’s like a friend moved away.
Which feels strange, just typing those words. How can I miss people I’ve never met in real life or spoken to in person? 
I just experienced my first blogging conference where I put faces with names. It makes it all more real. Because (news flash) REAL people write blogs!
I’ve been thinking about why bloggers stop blogging. Do they run out of words because they’ve said it all? Are they compromised in some way?  Too busy? Or just simply burned out from too much of an online life? There are probably a million different reasons.
If you blog, please remember that your words are powerful. They are read. The good and the bad. And when you leave this parallel world, you are missed.
I know many bloggers stop out of disappointment or because they don’t feel their blog is successful. 
I think this is why commenting is so important. It’s not about receiving a hundred comments a day, it’s about the affirmation, the companionship that you receive. I make it a point to comment on several new blogs every week. Someone I don’t know, never heard of, because I want to be someone’s first commenter. 
Why do you blog? Do you ever want to stop? 
I have to say, I hope I’m never done.
(I know many of my readers do not have a blog, but I’m still very glad you’re a part of my world. How would you feel if you clicked to your favorite blog and it was gone?)


WFMW-Easy Spring Wreath

My Spring wreath on my front door has sprung.  It was faded from several years of use and needed new life.
If you haven’t noticed, wreaths are expensive. Because the wreath-makers are proud people.
I pulled off the old stuff from the grapevine wreath and waited for inspiration. 

It came in the latest issue of Country Living Magazine and from the candy aisle. 
photo courtesy of Country Living
I bought one pound of Jordan Almonds ($6).
I fired up my glue gun and created this:
I hung it with some leftover ribbon and spray painted several coats of clear matte glaze to weatherproof it (and to stop myself from peeling off the yummy almonds in a desperate sugar rush).

Tips for making candy wreaths:
1. Use what you have (old wreaths can be made new again!)
2. Cover the wreath in candy and glue a few on the second layer for dimension.
3. Be creative-candy can make a great adornment if you seal it (Robin’s eggs, Jelly Beans, Peeps?) Coat the candy thoroughly with the sealant. 
4. Carefully store by wrapping the wreath in paper and placing it in a box in a room temperature area. It should last a couple of years.
ADDED:
5. If you are experiencing a lot of moisture in your weather, I would use the wreath indoors. I had to reapply the sealant spray due to all the rain we’ve had.
{Thank you for joining me for WFMW! I’m so glad you’re here. You can read the guidelines here. You will find they are exactly like Shannon’s from Rocks in My Dryer. I’m excellent at copying and pasting. Some changes may occur in the future, but for now, the host is the only difference in this carnival.}

Have a Works-For-Me Wednesday tip you’d like to share?  I’d love for you to join us!  Please note that the links will close at 8 pm CST Wednesday night, in order to keep away the spammers!

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Works for Me Wednesday Participants

1. Amy @ Finer Things (Alt Symbols)
2. “Cents”able Momma (Share the Meaning of Easter with Your Kids)
3. Smockity Frocks (Scheduling Kids in the Kitchen
4. The Diaper Diaries (Clean Bathroom)
5. Hannah @ Mulberry Spot (fruit and veggie stickers)
6. Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers (Billions of Years Ago…)
7. Upstatemomof3
8. Homemaker Barbi (Kids Shopping Schedule)
9. Rhen @ Yes, they are all mine!
10. Living With Lindsay (Glue Gun Window Treatment)
11. Life At The Circus (Crayon Cleanup)
12. Lana @ ilovemy5kids (Kitchen Remodel Picts)
13. Kim @ Forever Wherever (making candles)
14. Muthering Heights – Baby Surveillance
15. The Happy Housewife ~ Product Promotion
16. Many Little Blessings (Counting Blessings During Difficult Times)
17. It Feels Like Chaos (quiet time)
18. Mother Hen (measuring cup genius)
19. Rina @ Into Still Waters – Dealing With Complaining
20. flexible dreams (cupcake hack)
21. Green Baby Guide (Vegetarian Baby)
22. Kirsty@Momedy~How to Cheat at Cleaning
23. Julie Stiles Mills (egg cube)
24. charlotte@mama2tlc natural baby
25. mombrud (disposable paint tray color
26. Cooking During Stolen Moments (crepe tips)
27. A Simple Walk (under-priced entreprenuers)
28. Heather @ Just Doing My Best (storing cheese)
29. Melonie K. (witch hazel)
30. the BLAH BLAH BLAHger (traveling with Bare Minerals)
31. Tanna (Farewell VHS)
32. Amber (Wool Wash)
33. Carolina Mama (Tennis Time)
34. Cyndi (laundry schedule)
35. Holly@Homebody(Make Your own vinyl decals)
36. Anita
37. steadymom (don\’t adopt)
38. The Southern Mama
39. Donna @ Way More Homemade (Leftover egg whites)
40. Rachel (One Item To Do List)
41. Working Mom (Tote Bag)
42. Erin (praying for our children)
43. Raising Olives (Memorization Help)
44. Keeping the Castle – dishwashing tips
45. Maya (Soaking in Sea Salt)
46. Julie From Inmates (Roomba)
47. Musings of Housewife (meal planning)
48. TrentTribe (Fill the Freezer)
49. PASS THE TORH (Start kid book club)
50. Tonggu Momma (cheat at PC Solitaire)
51. Our Nifty Notebook (Dress Shoes For Picky Feet)
52. Daiquiri (Play Dough – recipe and clean up tip)
53. Nichole @ A Call to Higher Places (Baki
ng day for after baby gets here!)

54. Kaycee (Home Made skinny Jeans)
55. Lynne(17 helpful E-Books for $1.00 Each)
56. Stretch Mark Mama (How to Celebrate the Passover Seder)
57. Kristin -The Goat (What You Love)
58. HEALTHY KIDS\’ MEALS – Kelly the Kitchen Kop
59. Elizabeth (Save $ Traveling by Train)
60. Creative2xmom (fresh outfits after a long trip)
61. Effortless Savings (Homemade Cleaners Tested)
62. Joyful Johnsons Blog Book
63. Sharinskishe (kitchen towel)
64. Denise @ Full Nest
65. Tasha @ Hectic Calm (Swagbucks!, it really works)
66. Weird, Unsocialized HS\’ers (removing Silly Putty)
67. The Messy Mom (search and win)
68. Laryssa @Heaven In The Home (How To Stay Well)
69. Local Nourishment (real food lip balm)
70. momstheword (helping kids declutter)
71. Brianna @ Heart(h) Management (Streamlining Grocery Shopping)
72. Robin@Heart of Wisdom (Steam Cleaning Before and After)
73. Charlene @ My Frugal Adventures
74. Col @ life by muse (Getting into alignment with your vibrational escrow)
75. se7en (teaching kids photography)
76. Molly Green (Simple Silverware)
77. Amy @ Living Locurto (spring tea party)
78. Animators Wife (get kids to clean up)
79. Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings (dresser knob makeover)
80. momsfrugal (breaded baked fish)
81. Brandi @ My Cup Runneth Over… (My Pizza Cutter)
82. Kari (String Bag)
83. Liza\’s Eyeview (Encouragement)
84. Simply Sweet Home (jewelry giveaway)
85. Monica @ DailyDwelling (while on the treadmill)
86. Kim ( As Seen on TV )
87. Tracey @ Girls to Grow (multi-tasking products)
88. Debbie J (Shower Curtains and Coupons)
89. Allyson @ A Heart For Home (Easy and Safe Scarf Alternative)
90. Donielle @ Raising Peanuts (making and freezing bread dough)
91. Sandy @Jesus & Dark Chocolate(fun dinner ideas)
92. Trixie @ Farmhomelife (how I saved for a new car)
93. Fairion – Hand Work
94. Tara @ Feels like Home (eating healthier)
95. Girls in White Dresses (labeling scrapbooks/photo albums
96. Kates Kitchen: Powdered Milk
97. Shannon (going grain-free)
98. Jean Stockdale (Time-outs)
99. BusyMom (what\’s for dinner?)
100. Jennifer @ Joyful & Graceful Living (No More Messy Cooler Ice)
101. TuTu (Fairy Costume)
102. Katie@Clean&Classic; Interiors (non-spring cleaning tips)
103. Liz @ Frugally Blonde (coupons by email)
104. Jenny Beth @ JenuineJen (surviving finanical crisis)
105. Jolanthe (Great Looking Homemade Bread)
106. Camian Academy (CPAP Machine)
107. Kat @ Ne
w England Saving (Labeling Button Tags from New Clothes)

108. KLee (bathroom re-do, need help!)
109. Alicia (staying connected when Dad\’s away)
110. Sandra (thumb sucking)
111. Pam (cookie scoop)
112. Megret (Beginner jigsaw puzzles for little ones)
113. ElizabethG (feeling at home)
114. No Splatter Rice Cooking (Dominee Huisvrouw)
115. In…Fence (SAVING SEED PACKETS)
116. Hoosier Homemade(Organizing Recipes)
117. Bailey\’s Leaf (Free Kid\’s Programs)
118. MC (Contemplating Our Marriage)
119. Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship (my Freezer, my Sous Chef)
120. Becky (planning menus)
121. Buffie (Free Coin Counting)
122. HookedonHouses (spring decorating)
123. Newlyweds (Spring Break)
124. Sherry @ Lamp Unto My Feet (Finding TNT Recipes)
125. missy @ missysthrifty ( caring for your cast iron skillet)
126. Hadley – Hospitality (tips/ideas)
127. Mama Squirrel (Cutout cookies)
128. Lori (hair spray)
129. Kari (organizing important kids papers)
130. Stacey (Get rid of a sunburn)
131. CHEESESLAVE (Natural Beauty Products for Real Foodies)
132. Susan (a very special anniversary)
133. Gina (House Party Giveaway!)
134. Cents to Get Debt Free (Starting Seeds)
135. Sarah Mae (10 Ways to Teach Toddlers and Preschoolers)
136. Sunnymama (toy storage in a small space)
137. Victoria (organizing ponytail holders)
138. Bloom Where You\’re Planted! (government illustration)
139. Sheila ~ To Love, Honor and Vacuum (Quitting TV cold turkey!)
140. Aubrey (cutting hot peppers)
141. pennypinchinmomma (homeschool art)
142. songbirdtiff-free spring photos
143. Nancy (Using Minwax to stain a basket)
144. karen @ Mommy, I\’m Home
145. BeyondJustMom (Powerful Praise)
146. Houstonmom (frugal broken rice)
147. Heather of the EO (lazy mama guide to healthy(er) snacking
148. Thrifty Jinxy (Healthier Pancakes from Mix)
149. Lisa@ Elbows (Petty Chores to Pretty)
150. Christy @ Mercy Every Morning (frugal green household products)
151. Susan @ Practicing Thrift (recession garden)
152. Superchikk (Giving Medicine to Little Ones)
153. Joanna @ Grace In The Home (Grocery List)
154. Michelle (having fun)
155. TV Watching Mama (realtors)
156. Becki (Bedroom Door Lock)
157. cassandra (freezing/thawing meat)
158. Fly Away Family (adding Flickr photos to a post)
159. Tracey @ Cheese and Whine
160. Sandwiched (indoor water park review)
161. Carol (Vacuum Cleaner Tip)
162. April (Thrifty Decor)
163. Kristi_runwatch (garden tools on the cheap!)
164. Elena @ My Domestic Church business of being born blog
165. Kara (Super-Frugal-2!)
166. Blossoming Skillet (Tips for food processor buying)
167. Stephanie @ The Coupon Game (FREE Didj Games – Christmas Gifts!)
168. Thoughts By Kim (Hot Tea)
169. Rebecca at Turned Loose (online daily audio Bible reading)
170. Lisa @ JoyousFrugalFamily (coupon organizing)
171. Kirstin: using a nasal wash to fight congestion
172. 4 sweet sisters- megaphones and yelling
173. Erika (Breakfast)
174. Jennifer (printable math sheets)
175. Milehimama (Army WFM!)
176. Hip Organic Mama (Your Biggest Organ)
177. Single Income Dual Kids (Cheaper From Scratch Olive Garden)
178. TopHat (organic and HFSC food cheap)
179. The Cozy Country Home (Baked on Messes)
180. Jendi [Dry out cell phone]
181. Trina@FrugalDrMom (Citation Machine)
182. Missy@ Simply Red(Fun with Felt)
183. Abbi (Whole grains)
184. HomeSchool Dad (Song Paradies)
185. DarcyLee (MyPoints)
186. PapuaGirlinDallas (better and cheaper then Starbucks coffee at home)
187. Sharon (Finger Paints)
188. Chief Family Officer (Easy Cinnamon Toast)
189. Maria( Sit Time ages 2-4)
190. momof3girls( the happy hostess)
191. Maranda (Rubbermaid tubs for moving)
192. Sandra @ A Lot of Savings *Recipe Website*
193. Christine (weeds as an object lesson)
194. Michelle @ Saving Some Green (Makin\’ Bacon)
195. Ann\’Re (Decluttering)
196. Cherilyn (hard cooked eggs)
197. FamilyMakesCents (dishwasher frugality)
198. The Inspired Room (topiary)
199. Kristine(March of Dimes and a GIveaway)
200. Making This Home (Eco Birthday Banner)
201. Dana (cutting tip)
202. What\’s Cooking (homemade butter)
203. What\’s Cooking (natural PB that doesn\’t separate)
204. Leanne – Surprising Packing Material
205. TheEckLife-Starbucks Tea Latte
206. Kelly\’s Krazy Kids (scripture memory)
207. April @ the joy…the journey…the job… (2×2 or 4×4)
208. April @ the joy…the journey…the job… (2×10 or 4×4) Corrected Link
209. Mommy Bee (how fertility awareness works)
210. ChickyMama@ Happy Little House (10 Minute Mashed Potatoes)
211. Veggiemomof2 (planning)
212. Michelle (Free Spice Rack)
213. Lisa (decorating with fresh eggs)
214. Garibay Soup (NATURAL QUICK, EASY, TASTY FOOD!!!!)
215. Best Chocolate | Gennaro
216. Kristen (fast food taste at home)
217. Sara @Learning the Frugal Life (Free Mulch)
218. The Thrifty Mommy (Easy Clippin\’)
219. Martia (Cash Only)
220. LeapFrog Tag Reader Giveaway
221. Saving Cents with Sense (natural, non-toxic Bug Spray)
222. Flowerpot – Kids bday party gift receiving
223. Catherine (grocery list)
224. Carrie (weekly schedule)
225. LANA (FAMILY BED)
226. Shelley@MyTreasureHunt (organizing toys, crafts, displaying art)
227. Jackie@Blessings Overflowing (Saving Time on Meal Prep)
228. Wani (what the Bible says about ENCOURAGEMENT)
229. Beulah (Notes to self)
230. Overwhelmed Working Mom (use the sun to bleach tomato stains on fabric)
231. Jessica @ Who Left The Light On? (The Biggest Loser The Workout Vol 1)
232. JLI (A Cold\’s Best Friend)
233. LooneyJen (5 Uses for Freezer Bags!)
234. JanMary, N Ireland (easy mothers day craft)
235. Kaye (Organizing Magazine Articles)
236. Chic Critique (Cheap Designer Duds)
237. Amanda (free online English/Grammar tutorial)
238. Janelle (Easy-Peel Hard Boiled Eggs!)
239. BerryMorin – Hubby\’s Hobby Desk
240. Donna (For the love of my Blackberry)
241. Joni (Cloth Diapers/Wipes)
242. Claywoman (Avoiding Spam E-mails)
243. Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers (Peanut Butter Honey Fudge!)
244. UnfinishedMom (Cooking WIth My Girl)
245. Amy (Buying in Advance)
246. Tina (cleaning the washer)
247. Tara (Organic Pest Control)
248. Mozi Esme (toddler alphabet approach)
249. Meshellyn (Organizing Digital Photos)
250. Jenne (Easier Dinner Prep)
251. Lauren @ Home with Olivia
252. saverchic (watering plants and saving water)
253. Mommy Needs Motivation (Leave Him Alone)
254. Kerry @ ramblings (simplify meal times
255. BossSanders – easter idea
256. \’Becca (relating to kids)
257. Mom2ThreeAdoptedSibs (Cheap Notebooking)
258. Amanda (easy crockpot meal)
259. Michelle (Praising Him)
260. The Prudent Homemaker (Free Homeschooling Materials)
261. Jessica (cookie frosting with little ones)
262. Lori (dry winter skin cure)
263. All Things Cherished (safe bleach)
264. lynn@queenofthecastlerecipes (killer chocolate sauce)
265. Jenny Lynn (“go bag”)
266. Alexandra(Homeschool Arts: Free Classical Music)
267. CathyGDay
268. Cooking Up A Family- cleaning and Biokleen Giveaway
269. Karina (Simple Prayer Pattern)

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