17 Almost Painless Money Saving Ideas

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My husband and I have two kids, two cats, three cars, a mortgage, all being paid by one income!  Through the years we've learned that some of the biggest ways to save money is by changing lots of little things that add up to big savings. Including one step that saved us over $100,000! Today I'm honored to be guest posting at SarahTitus.com sharing 17 Almost Painless Money Saving Ideas. I hope to see you there! ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #129

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Welcome to this week’s Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts! This Week At Carrie This Home: My 5 Ingredient Sweet + Savory BBQ Pork is super easy to make and can feed a crowd on a budget! Awesome Features From Last Week: I love this inspirational printable from Clementine Creative! This Graduation Marquee Sign will be the perfect gift for your graduate! Adding A Twist To Shelving With Fabric from The Organized Life Party Information and Rules: Follow Carrie This Home in some ... read more

5 Ingredient Sweet + Savory BBQ Pork

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareAtSchnucks #CollectiveBias This BBQ Pork is perfect to share with family and friends.  It's easy to make and two secret steps make it moist and tender!   There are tons of important milestones I celebrate with family and friends this time of year.  We celebrate Mother's Day, graduations, birthdays, my anniversary and more all in one month.   With all those important events happening seemingly at once, life gets crazy busy this time of year.  At times I feel like I can't keep my head above water! Just because I'm busy doesn't mean I ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #128

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Welcome to this week’s Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts! This week at Carrie This Home: You'll really have to try this small batch Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough.  Seriously--it's a great snack to eat while blog hopping! I also shared some ideas to help make Family Game Night happen more often. Awesome featured posts from last week: There was one post from last week's hop that really got my attention.  The lovely Patti from Oh Mrs. Tucker! is currently battling ... read more

Edible Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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Sometimes this momma needs something sweet! Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes your way? When my day isn't going as planned, sometimes just sitting back and enjoying something sweet can be just enough to help me get in a better mood for the rest of the day {hence why I came up with Edible Cookie Dough for One and Edible Sugar Cookie Dough recipes}. One day I was super tired after not getting much sleep the night before.  Both of my kids woke up several times in the night, which means I didn't get much sleep either.  I decided to try and take a nap during my son's naptime.  Unfortunately, he decided to boycott his nap {which is happening a ... read more

Make It Happen: Family Game Night

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and TONY’S® Pizza, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BigPizzeriaTaste http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Making fun family memories is something I'm putting high on my priority list these days. I want my children to remember their childhood as a fun time. When my kids are all grown up, I hope they have a lot of fun memories to look back on.  As a busy mom, there's always a to-do list that's a million miles long.  I struggle with putting that list aside and just enjoying my family.  I don't want to look back on these days and wish I would have spent more time with ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #127

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Happy Mother's Day and welcome to this week’s Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts!   Awesome featured posts from last week: Dollar Store DIY(and free printable) from The Evolution of Mom Decorating with Blue from Two Plus Cute Blue Cheese & Bacon Sweet Potato Fries from A Savory Feast How To Paint Your Kitchen Aid Mixer from Dwell Beautiful Party Information and Rules: Follow Carrie This Home in some way–by email, Facebook, Pinterest, ... read more

$300 Target Gift Card Giveaway

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Sometimes I think "how did I get so lucky to get these two awesome kids?" They are both spunky, hilarious and super sweet. They won't give a good smile to the camera without making some goofy faces first.  Whatever works, right? Motherhood is so rewarding yet challenging all at the same time.  As I'm typing this I'm having a potty struggle with my son.  I'm living out the challenging part right now! Mothers need to have some encouragement to help on those challenging days. Would a $300 gift card to Target cheer you up on a bad day? I thought so! I'm teaming up with 15 other awesome ladies to give one of you a Target gift card that is sure to brighten your ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #126

Welcome to this week’s Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts! In case you missed it: I shared some great ideas for Easy DIY Gift Ideas for Mom and some Free Printable Coupons for Mother's Day.  Put those two together, and you'll have everything you need to make this Mother's Day awesome! Lovely features from last week: Spring Printable from Busy Being Jennifer 7 Bible Verses That Bless Bloggers from Tabler Party of Two Strawberry Poke Cake from the Lou Lou Girls Party Information and ... read more

Free Printable Mother’s Day Coupons

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What do moms really want for Mother's Day?   I went out on social media last week asking that very question.   Overwhelmingly, moms really wanted three main things:  Sleep Someone else to cook dinner Freedom from interruptions Yes yes and yes!  I completely agree with all of these!  The problem is those three things are difficult to wrap up and give as a present. Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are the ones from the heart that don't cost very much.  The good news is I've made this super easy for you.  Today I'm giving away some free printable Mother's Day coupons!  You can print them out, pair them with something sweet like a ... read more

Easy DIY Gift Ideas For Mom {Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #125}

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Celebrating Mother's Day is all about appreciating all the little and big things Mothers have done for us.  Sometimes the most meaningful gifts are made with a lot of heart.  In that spirit, I'm sharing some of the easiest homemade gift ideas you can do for your Mom! Easy DIY Gift Ideas For Mom Strawberry Infused Sugar Scrub from The Casual Craftlete DIY Hydrangea Wreath from To Simply Inspire Sugar Body Scrub (with free printable labels) from Carrie This Home Kids Artwork Display (that only costs $16 to make!) From One Momma To Another  Painted Fabric Wrapped Vase from Hello Nature Tissue Paper Picture Frame  (only costs $1 to make!)  Mother's Day ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #124

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Welcome to this week's Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  Amy from A Blossoming Life, Katie from The Casual Craftlete and Kristi from Making It In The Mountains and I are all excited to see your latest DIY projects, recipes and crafts!   This Week At Carrie This Home: Potty training is not easy.  If I can be totally honest with you, some of my ugliest moments as a mother have come out of potty training struggles. After potty training both of my kids (one boy and one girl) I’ve developed a list of tips and must haves for potty training that have literally saved my sanity.  These tips and key items will help make potty training easier, no matter ... read more

Potty Training Tips & Tricks That Will Save Your Sanity

This is a must-read for parents about to potty train! Potty training tips and tricks that will save your sanity.

Every parent has their Kryptonite -- that one major struggle you face in parenting that tests every ounce of your patience and brings out the worst in you.   For some parents it's getting their baby to eat.  For others it's figuring out how to get their kids to sleep.   Or take a nap for longer than 20 minutes. My parenting Kryptonite is potty training. Potty training is not easy.  If I can be totally honest with you, some of my ugliest moments as a mother have come out of potty training struggles. After potty training both of my kids (one boy and one girl) I've developed a list of tips and must haves for potty training that have literally saved my ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop #123

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Welcome friends!  I'm so glad to have you here for another Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop--where you can see the latest ideas in recipes, DIY projects and crafts! Before we get to the party, I wanted to make sure to tell all my blog friends about the best blogging course out there. Last fall I took a leap of faith and decided to enroll in the first-ever (affiliate link) Elite Blog Academy course. I wasn't sure if it would be worth it but I decided to jump in and give it a try. It has a 100% money back guarantee, so why not? It was by far the best decision I've ever made for my blog.   What I love most about Elite Blog Academy is it really works and it fits into my busy ... read more

Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 122

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Happy Easter and welcome to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop!  I'm spending time with my family celebrating what this wonderful day means.   When I gave my life to Jesus and let him be in charge of my life, I felt an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders.  Jesus captured my heart and trust. I felt free. Because He died for my sins, defeated death, and rose again, I can completely trust Him.  No matter what I face in this life, he has already faced the challenge for me. You can read more in my Because He Lives free printable post from last week.   Features from last week’s link ups: I loved this retro nursery from Bombshell Bling.  She ... read more

Because He Lives {Free Easter Printable}

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Today I'm changing up things a little bit and sharing something pretty personal and dear to my heart.   Easter is one of my favorite days of the year because it's all about new beginnings, new life and fresh starts.    Because He Lives {Free Easter Printable} When I gave my life to Jesus and let him be in charge of my life, I felt an enormous weight lifted off my shoulders.  Jesus captured my heart and trust. I felt free. Because He died for my sins, defeated death, and rose again, I can completely trust Him.  No matter what I face in this life, he has already faced the challenge for me. When he died and rose again, he defeated death and fear itself. ... read more