Monthly Archives: March 2010


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I was recently reading an article from Dave Ramsey’s   newsletter that talked about financial spring cleaning…I think he shared some great advice!  Here are some ways he suggested to spring clean your finances: Clean out file drawers Prune unnecessary expenses Update important documents Here are some things I will do along with my “spring cleaning”: Organize my pantry.  I’ve been guilty of purchasing food that I didn’t realize I had, and wasted money. Update food storage inventory list. – I […]

Finance Spring Cleaning


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 (photo credit) Thanks to CleanJoke.com for this and other jokes I’m sure to post on here! HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHO TO MARRY? (written by kids) You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming. — Alan, age 10 No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, […]

Good for a few more Laughs?



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We all need to laugh a little more, don’t you think? A preacher was completing a temperance sermon; with great expression he said, “If I had all the beer in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river.” With even greater emphasis he said, “And if I had all the wine in the world, I’d take it and throw it into the river.” And then finally, he said, “And if I had all the whiskey in the […]

Some Good, Clean Laughs


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I sometimes wonder…am I the only one who is disgusted by the amount of liter around?  I walk my daughter to and from school, and it’s really not a long walk (1/3 mile each way).  I try to walk often, since I’m getting some exercise in too.  I’m all about multitasking!  However, EVERY SINGLE TIME I’m walking there, I’m astounded by the amount of liter I see around…especially in the school yard.  It’s kind of sad, really. So, with that […]

Do A Deed…



Rice. It’s such a staple. It’s cheap, nutritious, and versatile. I feel like I’m a frugal gal every time I cook with rice. (I’m easy to please, apparently) I’ve included a couple of recipes, as well as the links for a bunch of different yummy rice recipes for you to enjoy: Apple Rice Toffee (dessert) (Deseret Recipes) 2 cups cooked rice 4 cups sliced apples 1/4 cup brown sugar 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1 tsp grated lemon rind Mix the […]

Frugal Friday – Cooking with Rice


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 (photo credit) “The Lord doesn’t expect us to work harder than we are able. He doesn’t (nor should we) compare our efforts to those of others. Our Heavenly Father asks only that we do the best we can—that we work according to our full capacity, however great or small that may be.” Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thoughtful Thursday



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If you have HBO, be sure to tune in on April 2, International Autism Awareness Day, to see A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism.  This movie is HBO’s documentary of a mother’s journey to get answers for her child’s autism.  Kate Winslet will narrate the film.  I don’t have HBO, so I will be unable to view it.  If you watch it, please leave a comment here and let me know what you thought about it!  The documentary debuts […]

A Mother’s Courage: Talking Back to Autism


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Want ideas to make YOUR world and community a better place, without breaking the bank?  No problem!  I will be posting new ideas for doing good deeds without spending much, if any, money. Some ideas may work for you, some may not.  Take what you like and toss the rest!  As you “do your deed” each week, you’ll be playing a HUGE part in improving the world….one deed at a time! So, without further ado, here is this weeks’ idea:  […]

Do A Deed…Meals on Wheels