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What I’ve Been Reading

This post contains affiliate links. Shortly after Christmas, a reader wrote to me about a shopaholic relative who decided to spend $1500 on one of her children right after Christmas. This relative lives on a fixed income and the reader knew that the relative was unable to afford the purchases (she was charging everything). She…

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Summertime Frugal Fun At Home

  In between trips to the library and the swimming pool, and all of the other fun things you have planned for your children’s summer, there is a lot of time at home.  Whether your children have summer off school, school through the summer (like mine) and have afternoons off, or it’s winter where you…

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A Trip to Our Alma Mater, Part 4

We headed back to BYU the next day.   Our first stop was the BYU Paleontology Museum. The museum is free, and it was definitely one of the highlights of our trip. It was just the right length for the children, and we saw several things that we had never even heard of before!  …

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A Trip to Our Alma Mater: Part 3

The next day of our trip, we headed to Salt Lake City. We went to the Beehive House first. The garden was so pretty! We then bought a loaf of bread across the street, and had lunch (sandwiches, apples, pickles, and chocolate chip cookies) at a park across the street. We were delighted with the…

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A Trip to Our Alma Mater, Part 1

After our last trip (to California), my husband and I started discussing the possibility of another trip. We know that going to see something would mean a long drive, since Las Vegas is so far from anything. One of the closest drives that we could see (in a different direction from Southern California) is to…

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How to Host a Service Auction

  Several readers were curious about the service auction that I attended with other women from church earlier this year. Many of you mentioned wanting to host a similar event with your own group and were curious about the details. Here’s how we did it: Everyone was asked to come prepared to perform at least…

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Archery

This post contains affiliate links. The archery competition is this week and we are super excited about it. They have a limited number of space for shooters, so we found out that we had to shoot “virtually”–which is to say, shoot elsewhere a week before, and turn in our scores via scantron last week. We’re…