Back-to-School Shopping Thrifty Mom Style

YES! It is that time already. Stores are starting their back-to-school sales earlier than ever this year. This is probably due to a slow July, but it will definitely work out to your advantage if you play it right. There are a few things to keep in mind when you back-to-school shopping this year. 1. Take inventory ~ This is a great time to clean out closets, pantries, and desks. See what you already have and make a list. I did this last week and discovered hundreds of pens and

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Stop The Burn ~ Thrifty Mom Style

Photo Credit: Cancer For College Nothing ruins a great vacation more than a sunburn!  I have had more than my fair share of terrible sunburns.  These not only lead to pain, but can also lead to sun poisoning and skin cancer.  When you can, PLEASE use sunscreen and reapply every 2 hours or more if you’re in the water.  Here are some great ways to soothe the burn without breaking the bank or leaving your house for that matter: 1.  Vinegar ~ We used vinegar to soothe the itch of

6 Thrifty ways to FIGHT THE BITE ~ Don’t Get Bitten By Mosquitoes

6 Thrifty ways to FIGHT THE BITE ~ Don’t Get Bitten By Mosquitoes Here in south Louisiana, there are few things that BUG us more than mosquitoes. We deal with them year-round, yes we even have them in January! I have compiled a list of easy, homemade ways to repel and treat mosquitoes. Wear light color clothing ~ Mosquitoes prefer darker colors. Long pants and long sleeves are not as uncomfortable as you may think in the middle of the summer. Catnip ~ Use catnip! Catnip is an herb that

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Loving the unlovable….What does it mean? ♥

As a wife and mother who attends church several times a week; I have heard “love your enemies” and “love the unlovable” more times than I can count.   I am under a pastor who not only preaches and teaches this, but also lives it in a very profound way.  The problem comes in when anyone under the teaching of a pastor does not see the depth of the teachings of the Bible.  When you “love your enemy (unlovable)” does that simply mean telling them “I love you” and tolerating them

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♥ A Simple Hamburger ♥

By Al Hebert The Gas Station Gourmet I don’t want to debate what should go into a hamburger patty. Recipes are diverse. I want to share what I’ve discovered. One day, I picked up food from a small convenience store in south Louisiana. Sammy’s Country Store has highly seasoned Cajun meat, spicy sausage and boudin. I brought Sammy’s hamburgers home. The kids loved them, “This is the best hamburger I’ve ever eaten,” each declared.This was indeed, a truly great hamburger.

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Where have all my friends gone?

How many Facebook “friends” do you have?  Most people on Facebook have hundreds, if not thousands, of Facebook friends.  Let me start out by saying that I LOVE Facebook.  Facebook allows me to find awesome deals and I have also been able to reconnect with my very best friend in the whole wide world who lives about 18 hours away, through Facebook.  I am going to present to you, a challenge though. I have recently “un-friended” over half of my Facebook friends!?  WHAT?!  Yes, I un-friended a TON of my