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How to Try on a Bathing Suit and NOT Want to Shoot Yourself

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By Get in Shape Girl columnist, Holly G: **** Happy Belated Mother”s Day, ladies! I hope your day was filled with serious freedom from the house, kids, husband and any applicable family pets(if any).   I spent my day trying to find the “perfect” swimsuit.  Great news, I found a swim suit…not sure if it”s “perfect”…
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Those Really Expensive Cupcakes

Last week I had one of those days where one declares, “Mommy is ready to go back to work full time.” I”m sure we all have them, right? Right??? You know the kind, where you pull up a little George to get Curious with the kids for a while, and you slip over to your…
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On Walmart, Oh Yes. I'm Going There.

It”s hard to live in a town that has as Wal-Mart without eventually going to Wal-Mart. The store gets quite a bit of bad-mouthing. They undercut. They put out the small business. Now. Am I the only one who”s ever heard anything about Wal-Mart? Wasn”t the whole thing started by ONE guy? Wouldn”t that, by…
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Priceless

And then sometimes we get to experience moments that are priceless. Yesterday, I hear the very sweetest, “Do you know how much I love you?” and “I don”t ever want you to leave.” Before you think I went all mushy and whoops, a little early for Valentine”s Day, aren”t we? I”m talking about tiny little…
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Everybody's Doing It (Getting a Job, That Is)

Everywhere I go lately, it seems like Stay at Home Moms are going back to work. So maybe I don”t actually go that many places. But when I do, you can bet it”s going to be a HULLA-BALOO of stay at home moms hanging around. Except less and less of them are hanging around these…
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Buying in Bulk

Will someone please explain to me how a coupon that requires you to buy Four boxes of name brand cereal that I don”t even know if I like to get ONE DOLLAR off on fruit, that you were going to buy anyways, saves you any money? Please? I don”t understand it. Okay, Maybe if you…
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Buying Cheap: Generics vs Name Brand

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Ohhhh, $2.50 Oak Leaf Shiraz.  You have failed me.  You stray so far from your Merlot counterpart.   You weren”t that tasty. You gave me a headache before I finished my second glass.   You made The Man say something  to me, all normal and not offensive at all,  that I made all kinds of offensive,…
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Cheap Winter Fun!

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Apparently I”m one of the few people out there, who likes to keep Christmas around as long as the Wise Men.   The festive coffee is gone. The Neighbor we call “Santa” took his lights off his house. People keep looking at me funny when I say, “Merry Christmas!”   …   Alrighty then, let”s…
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The Top 5 Healthy [Cheap] Meals on Pinterest

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New Year”s Resolutions to eat better, or spend Less Money?  Well, here”s the deal.  We have Christmas dinner at our house, and it is one of those times when I do it up, BIG.  Use those recipes with nine ingredients- to make green beans.  Pull ALL the food out of the pantry to try to…
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The New Year's Budget

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The New Year is here, and for most of us, the New Budget. Or maybe back to the old budget. Or no budget at all, just wondering what it”d be like to save a buck or two..   Let”s have a little fun with it, why don”t we?         To the tune…
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The Best Cheap Gifts

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Here it is the first week of December, and already I”m feeling the Christmas pinch. The six strands of lights were nowhere near enough for the tree, so I had to hop on out to Target for two (dozen) more. Then I decided to disguise the hideous wrapping jobs (completely my own) by sprucing things…
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The Giving Post

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“Tis the Season for Giving – No, I”m not going to pretend I don”t have my own little Christmas list, like this yellow coat from Old Navy, and this infinity scarf from LocalSugarHawaii on etsy (or anything from her shop. Dang. Love that stuff.)  And I encourage my kids to have a Christmas list as…
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