How to Freeze Food in Glass Jars

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: UPDATE: Here are some glass-breaking tips and the honest-to-goodness-true best way to freeze food in glass jars. It seems that every day a new report comes out on the dangers of something or another toxin in various materials, doesn't it? Bisphenol-A in plastics is one of…

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Finances and Parenting

The following post is from Madison of My Dollar Plan and Kids and Money at about.com: I recently met with a group of moms and talked with them about finances and parenting. It was a helpful and fun discussion. Here are some of the questions asked and the discussion that we had about each topic.…

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5 Financial Tips to Consider When Planning a Wedding

    My husband and I just celebrated our 8-month anniversary! And as I think back through the financial details of our big day, I thought it would be helpful for brides and grooms-to-be to hear about some of the financial pitfalls we encountered -- and what we learned from them. 1. Make Sure Your…

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Tips for Framing and Hanging Art
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Tips for Framing and Hanging Art

The following post is from Lindsey M. Roberts, a design & décor writer: Lesson learned: I need to get it through my head that even if a beautiful print is inexpensive, the framing is not. Recently, I took a big pile of art to the framing store, and $$$ later (even with a 60% discount!)…

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11 Tricks for Photographing Babies and Toddlers

The following post is from Krystal of Krystal Griffin Photography: We have four kids who all arrived within five years.  There was a season of my life that all I knew were pre-schoolers, toddlers, and babies.  Like any mom, I took oodles of photos in those days and felt the frustration of babies that can’t…

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How To Get Going on the Things That Really Count

The following post is from Jeff of My Super-Charged Life: Isn’t it easy to put things off? It is often the most important things in life, those that count the most, that get pushed to the back burner.  We tell ourselves we should get going on it, but we don’t.  We fail to act.  We…

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How to Be a Light This Christmas
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How to Be a Light This Christmas

The following post is from Amanda of OhAmanda.com and Impress Your Kids: As I sat down to write this Christmas-themed post, I read the news about the school shooting in Connecticut. It's only been a few hours since it began and people everywhere are grieving. In such a happy, magical time of year, there is…

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Tips for Hosting a Peaceful Thanksgiving Dinner
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Tips for Hosting a Peaceful Thanksgiving Dinner

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: While many are talking of Christmas already, I want to share some tips and ideas for my 2nd favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. I want to help you be productive when it comes to planning for this holiday (and any others to come). Remember though,…

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Storing bulk food the (easy? cheap? green?) way

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Buying food in bulk and preserving from your garden and farmer's markets is as an awesome way to save money and capture maximum nutrition, but there's even one more reason to love those frugal habits: they reduce waste and help save the earth, too. A 25-pound…

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