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Free Things To Do!

As Seri and I have searched and searched for things to do that are cheap or free, we have had successes and disappointments, but mostly successes.  Below are a few of the awesome things that my nearly two year old and I have done for free:). 1.  The San Francisco Zoo offers a free day […]

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The Trap of the Free Sample

Free samples are great.  They provide a way for consumers to try out products without a commitment.  They allow companies to expand their reach and potentially gain loyal customers.  There are ads, websites, magazine inserts, and Facebook promotions that offer free samples.  I remember signing up to receive a free sample for a particular laundry detergent […]

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Garden Update: Week 2

Well, it’s been a week since I posted about the new garden.  I am pleased to say that I haven’t killed anything yet.  And some things are actually growing.  Those delightful little green sprouts in the photo are my snap peas, and I’m seeing the hint of a strawberry!  Hooray for the garden.  If things […]

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The Not So Simple Tea Bag

When I was a kid, we practically lived on iced tea.  My mom bought the loose leaf kind in the box, and we brewed and strained it to make gallons of sweet tea goodness.  Alas, it has been awhile since I was able to find loose leaf tea, at least the kind I can afford.  […]

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Simple Living Rules!

Welcome to Simple Living Rules!  I am so happy that you joined me.  I decided to write this blog because, as a work at home mom, I wanted to make myself accountable to the goals that I set for myself and my family.  I want to stress the simple life through saving and budgeting first […]