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Homemade Lunchables
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Homemade Lunchables

Most kids love anything mini to eat. That is why lunchables are such a hit with kiddos. However, they hit my wallet hard. Those small prepackaged meals are not cheap…especially when I am buying for 4 kids. Some common staples in the Taff house are Cheese blocks, lunchmeat, crackers or any sort, and fruit. This […]

Cooking On WIC: Breakfast Casserole
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Cooking On WIC: Breakfast Casserole

WIC Items Needed: 6 – 8 eggs Cheese Shredded 1/2 c milk Non WIC Items: 1 Can Crescent Rolls Sausage Crumbles Preheat Oven as crescent Rolls Direct on package 1. Line bottom of 9×13 pan with Crescent Rolls. Pinching ends together so there are no open seams. 2. Sprinkle Sausage Crumbles & cheese over Crescent […]

Changing out Seasonal Clothes
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Changing out Seasonal Clothes

When you have as many as we do living under 1 roof, changing out seasonal clothes takes a long time. A. Very. Long. Time. I have learned a few tips along the way that help me be more organized and planned for the next year. 1. Throughout the year, I keep a small basket in […]

Planning a (Military) Move
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Planning a (Military) Move

Moving. Now that is a verb I have completed many times in my life. Moving can seem daunting, but with the proper planning, it may be less stressful. If you are moving with the military, or just a regular move and have a moving company, there is pre planning that needs to take place before the […]

Tator Tot Casserole
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Tator Tot Casserole

Ingredients: 1 bag frozen tator tots 2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup 1 lb Ground Meat Browned (I use Turkey) 2 cups Shredded Cheese *Vegetables of choice ( broccoli, spinach, green beans, corn work great)* Optional Line 9×13 pan with frozen tator tots. Mix Meat, Soup, 1 cup of cheese, in a bowl. *This is […]

DIY Halloween Character Costumes
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DIY Halloween Character Costumes

If Homemade Tutus are not your thing, try thinking about what classic character your child likes best. Many of the common characters your children see places have very simple outfits. American Consumers spend a whopping 1.5 BILLION on Halloween Costumes each year. That is outrageous! Do not be intimidated by making a costume yourself. For Character Day at school, […]

How To Make a Homemade Tutu
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How To Make a Homemade Tutu

My daughter loves her tutus! She has had several each year since she was born, all of which were made by me. They are very easy, and cheap to make. In the past I have seen vendors on Etsy, or craft fairs selling these babies for $25 and up! Nope, I think I’ll make it […]

Decorating for Fall with items in your Pantry
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Decorating for Fall with items in your Pantry

I had another Goodwill trip this morning, and found a great score! I found this glass trifle bowl for only $3.40. Ummm, yes, I think I will take that! But what to do with it when I am not using it for food? Decorate for Fall! A candle,  bag of Green split peas, a bag of Black […]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Fall means baking in my house. Something about this time of year makes me wanna bake special treats. Especially these muffins! Truthfully, I do not really like anything Pumpkin flavored. However, these Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are my guilty pleasure. Wherever I take them, people rant about them. They are so moist, and I think […]