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Thanks to Pinterest, I've discovered that I love, love, love the look of photo collages made with canvases.  A quick search on Pinterest will show you tons of rooms that have been decorated with them and they just look so sharp!  And wouldn't you know, when our first kiddo was born, we were presented with lots of photos that we wanted to showcase!

BUT...I didn't really want to shell out a bunch of money for photos.  Because I love pictures and I wanted to be able to change them semi-often.  Not every day or anything, but more often than once every 5 or 10 years.  Our family was changing fast and I just knew that I didn't want to be tied to the same 5-6 prints.  So I wanted to have some photo canvases on display in our house, but didn't want to spend $10, $20, or more on each picture.  I couldn't justify that kind of expense.

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gardening

The basic concept behind gardening is easy. Plant a seed, add water, give it some sunlight, and wait for something to grow - sounds pretty simple, right? Not quite! Not all plants are the same. Some crave colder climates, while others favor warm, humid locations. Some love water; others only need a little moisture to Continue Reading...

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5 Smart Strategies to Stop Spending So Much Money

Have you ever been blindsided by your bank account? I’m sure I’m not the only one who has pulled up my monthly statement and asked myself where it all went! The answer, of course, is often right there in front of us - the third Starbucks run of the week, the $100 we didn’t really Continue Reading...

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Simple living has been on the rise, and it’s easy to see why. The world we live in can be incredibly overwhelming. We’re taught from birth that more is better, that money is power. We praise each other for our busy schedules, run on little to no sleep, and fuel our bodies with cheap snacks Continue Reading...

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Why I Don’t Shop Warehouse Stores

I am known in the area as the coupon lady. People know I do many things to save money and always want to know my opinion on bulk purchase warehouse stores. Many are shocked to find that I haven't had a membership in years. It's not because they don't take coupons or because you can't Continue Reading...

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How to Teach Kids to Manage Money

As parents it's our job to teach children life skills. Money seems to be one topic many families are reluctant to discuss openly, but it is so important and managing it is definitely a life skill. I was fortunate my parents owned a small business and 'shop talk' was a regular at the dinner table Continue Reading...

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