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Travel Gadgets You Didn’t Know You Needed

My husband and I fly quite a bit. My family lives pretty far away and we both travel for work several times a year. And everytime we fly I discover some kind of new travel gadget that would make my next flight that much more enjoyable.

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The 15 Minute Pantry Clean Out

There’s just something about the transition from the Christmas season to the New Year that puts the drive in me to make all things new and clean and organized. Wether I follow through or not is another issue, but at least the desire is there. So while I’m feeling motivated, I’m starting with my kitchen. Or more specifically my pantry.

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Costa Rica With Kids: A 10 Day Itinerary

We recently got back from one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. Like, seriously. This place is beautiful. Like straight out of the most breathtaking scenes of Jurassic Park, beautiful. 

And Costa Rica is one of those places you could spend weeks touring and still not come close to experiencing all that it has to offer…

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The Best Disney World Souvenirs Under $20 and Where to Find Them!

So you’ve booked your trip, your fast passes have been selected, and you even know where you want to eat. But have you thought about what souvenirs you want to buy?

So here is my list of favorite souvenirs and where to find them. And better yet, all of them can be purchased for less than $20, cause you know I love a deal…

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The Ultimate List of Free Disney Souvenirs

One of my favorite things to do before our Disney trips are over, is to pick out a souvenir to remind of us one of our favorite places on earth (I know, so dramatic. But seriously, we love it so much!)

But you may have noticed a theme around here. I don’t like to spend a lot of money… on ANYTHING.

So if you’re like me, and you like to save money like it’s a sport, I’ve compiled this list for you…

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17 Places You Forgot to Clean that are Probably Grossing out Your Guests

We all have those places in our house that tend to get overlooked. They just become part of the scenery and we simply stop noticing them. But when guests come over and are looking at your home with fresh eyes, they might.

But have no fear! I’m here to help you think through All The Places with a list of 17 areas you may want to double check before your next round of house guests arrive…

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10 Habits of People Who Are Never in Debt

It can be hard work to stay out of debt. But I think the freedom that comes with it is so worth the sacrifice and effort you put in. And even if you have some debt it’s not too late to make some changes in order to become debt free…

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11 Habits of People Who Always Score the Best Deals on Everything

As long as I can remember my family and friends have made fun of me for being a penny pincher. Leave it to me to pull out a coupon for the most obscure things almost anywhere.

But I didn’t just stumble across my frugal ways. I’ve closely studied the habits of people who always seem to score the best deals. And I’ve compiled a list of 11 of their habits that you can easily mimic yourself…

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5 Reasons Traveling with Kids is Worth the Headache

There are few things in life that really truly matter. I mean there are things that eat my lunch everyday, but those things are rarely important if I stop to think about them.

But one thing that is really important to us is making memories with our kids…

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Balloon Souvenirs at Disney World

The Ten Things You Need to Buy on Amazon Before Your Disney Vacation

I don’t have to tell you that the prices at theme parks are inflated for almost everything. And Disney is no exception. Before we left for our last Disney trip I made sure to buy everything on this list. Because you won’t catch me paying $15 for a plastic poncho, even if it does have that cute Mickey on it. I’d rather be soaked in silent protest.

Of course you can buy almost everything on this list when you get there. But if you buy them ahead of time you’ll save a ton…

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10 Tips for Lazy People Who Still Like a Clean Car

I love driving a clean car. I just don’t always have the time or energy to give my car the full detail it deserves. And I’m guessing many of you feel the same way. But no worries, I’ve put together this list of simple tricks for us lazy folks who want to know how to clean your car in half the time.

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How Travel Hacking Changed the Way We Travel

If you know anything about me, you know I love a good deal.

Scratch that. If you know anything about me, you know I love getting things for free. Yeah, free is always better.

I’ve pretty much mastered the art when it comes to toothpaste and shampoo. But last year I was introduced to something that totally upped my game. I’m talking about the next level of extreme couponing. A little something called…

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8 Things You Can Do TODAY to Increase Your Gas Mileage!

Nobody likes to spend more than they have to on gas. In fact, my husband will often go out of his way to save a few cents per gallon (although I’m not sure the math works out when you take into account the extra time on the road, but I digress).

But by making a few changes and keeping up with a few key items you can make a significant difference in the amount of gas you’re using…

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Hi! My name is Kim. I’m the mom of 3 boys, the wife to 1 husband, and the driver of a 2013 Toyota Sienna. I love Jesus and my family, I have an obsession with getting a good deal, and if I had it my way I’d spend every weekend at Disney World trying a new food shaped like a Disney character.

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