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one of my more brilliant moments

toothpick lunch

My kids are on a year-round school schedule. There are pros and cons to this type of calender. One of the cons in my opinion is it often makes more work for me in the kitchen, trying to decide what to feed everyone three times a day. I can repeat things more often when its just the little ones at home but the bigger kids like more variety.  read more »

Frugal justification for weight loss

Remember back in January when I resolved to lose weight? I can't even begin to tell you how many sweets, desserts, chips, cookies, and fried foods I haven't eaten. In the last seven weeks I've lost 13 pounds. I still would like to lose 23 more. As I got dressed recently I started compiling a list in my head.  read more »

on a clear day you can see forever

Tetons

How do I love thee Tecnu? Let me count the ways...

1. I can get you at Walgreens.
2. You remove poison ivy and poison oak oils.
3. You smell nice.
4. It doesn't break the bank when I buy you.
5. Should I find myself in a storm of nuclear fallout, I can use you to clean my skin.
6. The bottle is pretty big.
7. You can clean stuff, not just people and pets.
8, 9, and 10. You removed SKUNK SPRAY from the Frugaldog late last night so she didn't have to sleep outside in the sub-freezing temperatures.


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