Save Money with Paperless Coupons to Afford the Things You Love #shop

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Save Money with #WalgreensPaperless to Afford the Things You Love #shop

I’ve been using Walgreen’s Mobile App for a while – I can check out their weekly ads and order prints of my pictures, all right from my phone. Recently, though, Walgreens added a new feature to their Mobile App – Paperless Coupons! I originally started blogging a long time ago after learning how to save money couponing from blogging queens like MoneySavingMom and Hip2Save, so it’s safe to say coupons are near and dear to my heart.

When my husband first left active duty Air Force life back in 2006 and we became self-employed, I had to get very creative to keep us out of debt because our income essentially vanished. My monthly budget for feeding and cleaning my family was around $250! For the entire month, if you can believe it.  But I did it. AND – I fed my family pretty well, honestly, by cooking from scratch and gardening. Coupons and stores like Walgreens (where I got a lot of free toothbrushes and razors) helped me a lot.
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I’m the New Gardening Contributor for @MomItForward!

I’ve announced it on my social media platforms, but never officially on my own blog! I’m so excited to tell you all that I’m the new gardening contributor for MomItForward! I love the idea behind MomItForward – inspiring moms of all kinds to love, learn, and play with their kids.

I’m so excited to write once a week posts on gardening topics and have already shared three posts that I don’t want you to miss out on! In case you haven’t seen the three posts I’ve already shared on MomItForward, here they are!

 I’m the New Gardening Contributor for @MomItForward!

My first post for MomItForward is Garden Vegetables to Grow this Summer! It’s not too late to get a garden in yet this year! Head over to MomItForward to see what you can still plant. I’m cleaning out areas in my garden now and getting ready to plant more deliciousness very soon!
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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 8/5/14

I’m so excited to announce that I will be cohosting the Tuesday Garden Party with Jami from An Oregon Cottage and three other wonderful bloggers! My post is a day late this week as I just returned from my trip to Germany, but you can look forward to this wonderful Garden Inspiration linky party every Tuesday from now on! Come prepared to link up to YOUR posts about your gardens, garden hauls, or garden crafts! I can’t wait to see what you bring to the party each week. :-)

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Tuesday Garden Party – Garden Inspiration for 8/5/14

Thank you for sharing all your gardening progress, wisdom and inspiration with us each week! When you link your post here it will automatically be seen on all FIVE blogs – all you have to do is link to ONE of our sites. Feel free to follow our Tuesday Garden Party Pinterest board where you may get a sneak peak of our weekly favorites and features, and search and follow #TuesdayGardenParty on any of your social media!
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July Homestead Update

It’s time for a July Homestead Update! We’ve had a seriously busy July around here. Every year just gets crazier and crazier. I always think – next week, life will slow down. But it never happens! Surely, you feel the same way? July Homestead Update

July Homestead Update

In the garden…

simplifylivelove garden update julyMy garden is going absolutely nuts! I’ve harvested bucket  loads of cucumbers, zucchini, beans, and cabbage. The tomatoes are starting to turn red and my potatoes are finally dying back. My corn is looking gorgeous – I love the variation in the three different types of corn I planted and hope it yields well! I haven’t had this many cucumbers in YEARS! I’m not sure how I managed to handle the cucumber beetles this year, but whatever combination of things I tried {DE, companion planting, planting starts along with seeds} – it worked! I hope I can duplicate it next year.
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