Pasta Fagioli Soup in the Crock Pot (recipe)

pasta fagioli soup crock pot

This week's recipe is for yummy Fagioli Soup with Pasta using Amee's recipe from Madame Deals! Perfect for the cooler weather it is sure to warm and fill you up after a busy and hectic day! Ingredients: 1 onion-chopped 2-3 ribs celery chopped 4 carrots chopped (I used about 20 baby carrots) 1 tsp minced garlic (I used Tastefully Simple ...

Jimmy Dean 30 Day Breakfast Challenge (Prize Pack Giveaway)

jimmy dean 30 day breakfast challenge

I think by now we've all seen the Jimmy Dean breakfast commercials at least once with the "Sun" in them.  I've kind of grown fond of them over time.  Of course, we love sausage, especially Jimmy Dean, in my family, so that helps.  I like that there are fun ways to remind us how important breakfast ...

Planning for what lies ahead- Long Term Care

me and dad

There are topics that are anything but pleasant to discuss with your loved ones.  It's not easy, nor comfortable, nor fun to discuss the "down the road" possibilities.  I'm grateful to my parents for having these conversations about long term care, and communicating their wishes to me and explaining to us WHY these  things are ...

Pong Research iPad Case Boosts Your Signal and more! (Giveaway)

pong research ipad case origami flap

So I had this super cute and fun iPad case  that I really loved, because it was pretty to look at.  But over time, I liked it less, and less, and still less.  The cover wasn't great quality, and while fun, not the best way to protect the (expensive) iPad device that was inside ...

Ham and Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin with White Wine (Recipe)

ham and scalloped potatoes au gratin with white wine recipe

One of my favorite things to do is make a huge ham for Christmas dinner- not just for Christmas but for the leftovers.  Comfort foods about with ham and this recipe is no exception...My family devoured this one tonight and I just had to share! Ham and Scalloped Potatoes au Gratin with White Wine Ingredients: 4 cups diced ...

Come join us for the Johnson & Johnson Twitter Party January 3! #HealthyEssentials

Johnson & Johnson Twitter party

What: Families can feel “spent” after the holiday season, both physically and financially. That’s why the New Year is a perfect time to restock and revamp your personal care routine – and Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies wants to help you do so with savings in mind. On Sunday, January 6th, in local newspapers across the country, Johnson & Johnson Family ...

Decisions to make when purchasing a home.

mortgage trends

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Guest Post: The traveller’s guide to frugal living

travel on a budget

There are many ways in which you can save money while travelling; and we don’t just mean by sleeping under the stars! If you’re savvy about your shopping and planning you can make your money go further, which may even mean that you’re able to go further too. Flying If you know how flight providers work, you can ...