40 Days Challenge 2015 #40Days

Posted February 17, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetLast year my #40Days Challenge was to exercise every day of Lent. I did with the exception of a day (I think just one) I stomach flu. We had a talk with the kids the other night about Lent, and why we give up things, or try to do things to be better people(like not […]

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LEGO Valentines From My Kids

Posted February 15, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetWe don’t go overboard for Valentine’s Day at all around here. I would smack the Hubs if he spent $50 on flowers and candy. I’m happy with a $5 or $10 bouquet on a crappy week than something extravagant like that. He said he and the kids were working on something, and I wasn’t allowed […]

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LEGO Fest Ticket Winner #Giveaway #SP #LEGOKidsFest

Posted February 13, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetUS Family Guide just emailed me the winner of the two LEGO Fest Tickets for opening night, March 20, 2105 in St. Louis, MO. Read more here! Congratulations to Rick P.!! I sent an email to you, and the tickets will be emailed as well! There are still tickets available for Friday, March 20!! Saturday […]

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Cutting Household Expenses

Posted February 10, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetI have been cutting our  household expenses. I am a stay at home mom, so it is a priority to me to make our one income go as far as possible. I’m sharing some of what I have been doing, and what we have just started. Coupons and Sales I am a coupon fan, but haven’t been doing […]

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Valentine Collection Box

Posted February 9, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetThe Boy is in 5th grade now, and it was optional to do a valentine exchange. We opted to take a treat for the whole class instead. The Girl is in 1st grade so they do the valentine exchange. I got a note on Friday that they had to make their own Valentine Collection Box. […]

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Easy to Make Onion Straws

Posted February 8, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetWe had this great BBQ place called Shyler’s. I loved their BBQ, but even more was the onion straw appetizers they had. It was a big basket of super thin sliced, lightly battered, salty onions. Sadly, Shyler’s closed some years ago, and I am giving up hope that it will reopen. I had tried before […]

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Tightening My Belt

Posted February 8, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Tweet I am tightening my belt here. When life becomes busy it is very easy to go for speed and convenience when it comes to eating. Running around taking care of errands, appointments, and meetings makes it very tempting to grab take-out, and that adds up (calorie and moneywise) over a week, month, and year! At […]

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And Then It Was Done

Posted January 25, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetFriday was the end of our Cub Scouting life. We have been in since 1st grade as Tiger Scouts and Friday was our Blue and Gold banquet to celebrate the Webelos II completing scouting and for those crossing over to Boy Scouts. We chose to not cross over. The boy isn’t real big into camping, […]

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Tweet(This giveaway and upcoming review were provided in exchange for tickets to the event mentioned. All opinions expressed are original and mine.) LEGO® KidsFest Missouri: March 20 – 22, 2015 (America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63101) I am so excited that my family gets to go to our first LEGO KidsFest. My […]

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New Year, Same Crazy

Posted January 10, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetSo it’s January 10, and most would write about resolutions on January 1st. I don’t “do” resolutions. It doesn’t really matter, because it’s the same each year: Organize something, paint, exercise, eat better, work on my blog (that one has been getting shoved to the side too much).  My “resolutions” happen usually when school is […]

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