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Treasures I've Been Waiting to Share with You

I've been collecting so many fun tips, strategies and recipes to share with you, but I haven't been able to invest the time I wanted to have with each article. So I'll just share one big list of treasures - enjoy!

Kelly's post on Frugal Resurrection Eggs (be sure to follow the link she mentions in the 1st paragraph for easy-to-make eggs and the scriptures woven into a kid's Easter story)

Amy's deliciously light banana bread from The Motherload

From SimpleMom: 20 Tips for Finding Your Routine With Kids

From Scribbit: Apple Galette Made with the World's Easiest Pie Crust

From Faithful Provisions: Costco Best Buys

Polly's 12 Tips on Managing Kids’ Laundry and Clothes

13 Ways toMake Your In-Transit Motel Stay Part of the Vacation Fun - from Having Fun at Home

Nutritious Freezer Meal Carnival from Passionate Homemaking - look at the ideas in the comment section too!

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Some of my favorite blogs--and a couple of new ones, too! Thanks for spotlighting your best picks. Gleaning the treasure from the internet is easier when we share with friends!

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