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I was honored when my friend Amy, creator of Frugal-Mama.com, asked me to guest post on her site while she and her family move out of state. Today you can find me doling out frugal home decorating advice on her blog.     I met Amy this past fall after she moved to the Syracuse […]
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Central New Yorkers have to put up with cold temperatures and lots of snow for much of the year, but when the warmer weather does finally arrive, we are fortunate to have an abundance of fresh local produce to choose from. Picking your own is not only a great way to stock up for cheap, […]
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Looking over my finances and paying some bills yesterday afternoon prompted me to finally take action on the cable TV expense that has been causing me angst ever since I left my job. Over the past five years our bill has gradually crept up from about $97 per month to more than $122 per month […]
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Raspberries were on sale this week and I was in the mood for a sweet baked treat, so I added some to my grocery cart along with a fresh lemon. Bearing in mind a recipe for clafoutis that I had recently read, I knew I could make something scrumptious. My husband describes clafoutis as a […]
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The winner of the Melissa & Doug Seaside Sidekicks giveaway is #256, Cathy B! Cathy is experiencing some tough times, so I’m happy¬†that I was able to brighten her day a litte bit. She says she can’t wait to give these to her grandkids, who live right by the beach. Congratulations, Cathy! Thank you so […]
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Melissa & Doug has recently¬†introduced some cute sand play toys called Seaside Sidekicks that are perfect for the beach, or just your backyard sandbox. I know my son would love the vibrant colors and cheerful animal faces on each piece. Melissa & Doug is one of my all-time favorite toy brands. We own a variety […]
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There isn’t a whole lot happening in Central NY, but we definitely have our fair share of mouth-watering regional foods that we can be proud of. Chicken Riggies, Utica Greens and Pusties are just a few of my favorite eats that make people from other locales go “Huh?”. In this post I will share a […]
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