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The Super Duper Cheap Way to Make Juice without a Juicer

Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I definitely indulged in a few sweets this holiday season. Our family is especially busy, since our oldest son’s birthday is December 19, and our wedding anniversary is December 21. Lots of reasons to party, lots of opportunities to eat sugar. And now I have lots of reasons to rest my poor immune system and do a gentle cleanse and reset. I’m not a fan of those fad juice cleanses where all I drink is cranberry juice for several  ...

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How to Use the $5 Challenge to Change your Financial Future

Here’s the truth: a $5 bill has the power to change your life. Here’s the harder truth: It’s completely up to you whether that power is for your benefit or your downfall.¬† I first learned about the $5 challenge from someone on Pinterest several years ago and decided to add that into my envelope system lifestyle.¬†Basically, the idea of the $5 challenge is that you never spend a $5 bill, and instead you collect it in a jar (a mason jar with burlap for me please, #basic).  ...

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The Toolkit Essentials You Shouldn’t Be Living Without

If you’re going to live on your own, there are a few basic things you will need. Food, soap, your own bath towel…and tools. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen my stories about my plumbing troubles the past two weekends. It all started two Fridays ago, when I was in the living room, buried under sleeping babies and just starting to think about getting them put to bed – when I heard a crash in the kitchen. Worried someone had broken into the house, I paused  ...

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The Frugal Black Friday Shopping Tips You Probably Forgot About

I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! If you’ve been here for awhile, you might remember that last Thanksgiving/Black Friday was when I accidentally made over $500 from affiliate marketing and decided to finally get serious about making this blog something special. I could (and want to) wax nostalgic over the evolution of CHL this year, but now is not the time. Because now it is time to talk about how to save money on Black Friday. My mom was never a big Black Friday  ...

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