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On Holiday!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Merry Christmas from our little family to yours. God has blessed us in incredible ways this year and one of those blessings happens to be you. Thank you for supporting our family, for reading my ideas, for taking a chance in the kitchen with a recipe you saw here, for firing up your glue guns from the projects I have crafted, for hitting your library with my reading list, for incorporating our family traditions into your family traditions, to simply affirming my work here with your sweet comments. I am so thankful for you!

Our family is on a holiday this week and we hope you enjoy the holiday with those you love. We are excited for gingerbread waffle eating, cocoa sipping, tackling a few holiday puzzles, singing lots of carols, and just being together. I have a stack of library books, a pile of yarn, and a coffee cup with my name on it this week.

Happy Holidays with lots of love from our family to yours!

 

xoxo,

Amy

 

(All images taken by Nancy Lary Studios)

MomAdvice Monthly Recaps: October ’10

Monday, November 1st, 2010

I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers.  We are very blessed to have each of you here and without you, doing this site just wouldn’t be possible for my family. If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Facebook

2. Freebies 4 Mom

3. Swagbucks

4. Tip Nut

5. Wisebread

6. A Soft Place to Land

7. Our Best Bites

8. Living Locurto

9.  Feels Like Home

10. Ronald McDonald House Charities

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1.  Apple Pie Muffins

2.  Deliciously Spiced Pumpkin Waffles

3.  Black Bean & Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

4. Eight Ways to Use Canned or Fresh Pumpkin This Year

5. Cloth Diapering 101

6. Presto Pesto Pasta Con Pollo

7.  Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget

8. Make Your Own Mixes & Convenience Foods

9.  I Did It My Way: Long-Term Blogging Success Tips

10.  Great Reads for Moms: October ’10 Edition

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

MomAdvice Monthly Recaps: September ’10

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers.  We are very blessed to have each of you here and without you, doing this site just wouldn’t be possible for my family. If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Facebook

2. Freebies 4 Mom

3. Tip Nut

4. Wisebread

5. Swagbucks

6. A Soft Place to Land

7. I’m An Organizing Junkie

8. Hoosier Homemade

9. Twitter

10. Frugal Dad

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1. I Did it My Way: Long-Term Blogging Success Tips

2. Apple Pie Muffins

3. Picky Eater Dinner Ideas

4. Chicken, Broccoli, & Fusilli in Garlic Cream Sauce

5. Make Your Own Mixes & Convenience Foods

6. Ask the Frugal Momma: Planning a Baby Shower on a Budget?

7. Aldi Menu Planner

8. Pesto Chicken Tortellini Soup

9. Great Reads for Moms: September ’10 Edition

10. Black Bean & Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

MomAdvice Monthly Recap: August ’10

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers. This month was a big move for us over to a new WordPress blog and we hope that you are able to find everything easier, that you are enjoying the new full feed, and that the site is continuing to be a fun and inspirational destination.

If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Facebook
2. Freebies 4 Mom
3. How Does She?
4. Swagbucks
5. A Soft Place to Land
6. Hoosier Homemade
7. Organizing Your Way
8.  Tip Nut
9.  Like Merchant Ships Tumblr
10. I’m An Organizing Junkie

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1. Perfectly Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Floats
2. Picky Eater Dinner Ideas
3. Grocery Shopping Tips
4. One Month of Slow Cooking
5. Giving With the Scraps of Life: 10 Painless Ways to Give to Charities
6. Creating Beautiful & Frugal Treasure Chests
7. Back-to-School Recipes, Organization Tips, & Other Hidden Resources
8. Great Reads for Moms: August ’10 Edition
9. A Darn Good Chocolate Cake
10. Ask the Frugal Momma: Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget?

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

MomAdvice Monthly Recaps: July ’10

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers. This month was a big move for us over to a new WordPress blog and we hope that you are able to find everything easier, that you are enjoying the new full feed, and that the site is continuing to be a fun and inspirational destination.

If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Freebies 4 Mom
2. A Soft Place to Land
3 Swagbucks
4. Facebook
5. Hoosier Homemade
6.  Tip Nut
7.  Like Merchant Ships Tumblr
8.  Feels Like Home
9. Organizing Your Way
10. Mommy Snacks

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1. A Week of Summer Fun on $20 or Less
2. Notebook Experiments: Are Homemade Bubbles Better?
3.Great Reads for Moms: June ’10 Edition
4. Snickerdoodle Cupcakes
5. Wafflepalooza: 6 Amazing Waffle Recipes & Tips for Getting Your Waffle On
6. An Old-Fashioned Birthday BBQ Bash
7. Blueberry Muffin Cake
8. Easy Entertaining: Summer Recipe Ideas
9.  Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget
10. Finding a Mom’s Group

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

Welcome, Parenting Magazine Readers!

Friday, July 16th, 2010

I would like to extend a warm welcome to this month’s Parenting Magazine readers. You can find our blog in a great round-up of 3 Great Family Blogs that can help families save money in their August 2010 Early Years issue. We are so thrilled to keep company with such amazing bloggers and I will admit…awfully flattered that the site offers, “sumptuous photographs,” and that we make “saving money seem stylish.”  Oh-la-la!  We only hope to offer great inspiration to families on ways to save and make simple living approachable and every bit of glamorous that it possibly can be! I promise, it really can be that way!

If you are visiting from Parenting Magazine this month, I would love to take a moment to introduce myself!

My name is Amy and I am the Founder of MomAdvice.com. I am a busy mom of two and live in the beautiful Midwest with my web designing husband and our two children. I love to cook, knit, drink coffee, take pictures, and am a total bookworm. I am dedicated to anything that will help make my life simpler, keep me on my budget, and that promotes family time!

We started this site six years ago as a platform to share about all of those topics that I had been searching for when I became homemaker. How do I cook? How do I clean this house? How do I keep my children entertained without breaking the bank? How do I manage a daily routine? Most of all though…how do I do all of this on a limited income?

Please grab a cup of coffee and let me shake the dust off of a few of my favorite reads on the site. If you like what you see here, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed.

I love staying connected with my readers so you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, GoodReads, and Ravelry…just to name a few! Chances are, if you search for someone named momadvice, you will likely find me there!

Regardless, I am so thankful for your visit and I hope only to offer inspiration that will make your life easier!

Simplify

Simplify Your To Do List
Boosting Energy by Transforming the Paper Clutter
Boosting Energy by Transforming Your Clutter
How to Get Back in the Groove of Reading
Finding Beauty in the Ordinary
My New Year’s Goal: Get Happy

Save

A Week of Summer Fun on $20 or Less
Our Debt-Free Party
Vrooming Through Our Debt
The No Spend Experiment
Six Easy Ways to Save on That Weekend Getaway
At-Home Hair Color Savings
Price Book 101
How You Can Help the Unemployed Today

Home

Making An Addition to Our House for Less
Our Kitchen Makeover
Patio Renovation on a Budget
Weekend Project: New Workspace

Eat & Drink

The Frugal Mom’s Guide to Good Coffee
Boxed Wines: An Eco & Wallet-Friendly Choice
The Cost of a Homemade Happy Meal
One Month of  Slow Cooking

Family

DIY Rainy Day Survival Kit
Just Call Me Ticketmaster
Fun Ways to Make Outdoor Living a Priority
Being a Crafty Parent… When You Just Aren’t
Cloth Diapering 101
Finding a Mom’s Group

This is just a tiny sampling of what our site has to offer! I hope you will stick around and enjoy our site for years to come.

I would just love to be a part of your day and hope that the site can empower you to simplify your life and your home management routines!

Bad News!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I am so sorry, but our power has been down since Friday and I am unable to do any work this week. We had a rough storm with hurricane winds on Friday evening that knocked our power out. We are very blessed though and our house is fine and no trees fell on our property. I hope to be back soon and thank you for your patience!

Update- Our power came back on late last night. We are so thankful! It will take a bit to get back in the swing of things, but we are very happy for those little luxuries in life! Thank you for your patience!

MomAdvice Monthly Recap: May ’10

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers. This month was a big move for us over to a new WordPress blog and we hope that you are able to find everything easier, that you are enjoying the new full feed, and that the site is continuing to be a fun and inspirational destination.

If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Freebies 4 Mom
2. Swagbucks
3. Tip Nut
4. Facebook
5. A Soft Place to Land
6.  Organizing Your Way
7. Hoosier Homemade
8.  Feels Like Home
9. Mommy Snacks
10. I’m An Organizing Junkie

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1. Glad to Give Virtual Bake Sale: Honey Nut Granola
2. Iron Chef Moms Challenge: Chicken Broccoli Lo Mein
3. Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget
4. 35 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Budget
5. It Hasn’t Always Been Easy… My Fitness Confession
6.  Gift Giving: Putting Your Own Spin on Photo Journals
7. Perfectly Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Root Beer Floats
8. Shifting Your Focus to Thankfulness
9. Grilling Out: Yummy Honey Chicken Kabobs
10. Great Reads for Moms: April ’10 Edition

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

MomAdvice Monthly Recap: April ’10

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

I just want to say a special thank you to each of you for visiting my website and sharing it with your friends, family, and your own readers. This month was a big move for us over to a new WordPress blog and we hope that you are able to find everything easier, that you are enjoying the new full feed, and that the site is continuing to be a fun and inspirational destination.

If there is anything you would like to see on here, please contact me (amy@momadvice.com) and let me know what you would like to see in the upcoming year.

Are you on Facebook? Please be sure to Fan our MomAdvice.com Page. We would love to continue to share and interact with you! If you are on Twitter, you can find me there too sharing about our daily life and what is happening on our site. There are so many ways to connect regularly with the site and I would love to interact with you daily!

Don’t forget, you can subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs and you can even subscribe to my article feed. Everything is right at your fingertips and we want the site to be a daily destination for you and your family!

This month’s top referrers were:

1. Freebies 4 Mom
2. Swagbucks
3. Wisebread
4. Facebook
5. I’m An Organizing Junkie
6.  Organizing Your Way
7. whatever
8.  Tip Nut
9. Feels Like Home
10. A Soft Place to Land

Please take some time this month to check out each of their sites. They are amazing at what they do and we are thankful that we have such great supporters!

This month’s top articles & entries were:

1. Throwing a Baby Shower on a Budget
2. Deliciously Frugal: Salmon Patties & Perfectly Baked Potatoes
3. Great Reads for Moms: March ’10 Edition
4. I Did Not Sort My Laundry This Week…And We All Lived
5. Smart Strategies for Saving Time & Money When Flying
6. Because I Am Glad to Give And I Want You To Give Too
7. Storing Homemade Bread & Bread Ingredients
8. 5 Quick Dinners for Busy Weeknights
9. My New Year’s Goal: Get Happy
10. Notebook Experiments: Are Homemade Bubbles Better?

Retro MomAdvice 04.15.10

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

One Year Ago:

Day Old Bread Gets a Makeover… Or Four

Simply Scoring the Best Freebies Resource List

Surviving the Grocery Hike

Two Years Ago:

This American’s Dream

Our Debt Free Party

The Benefits of Line Drying Your Clothes

Three Years Ago:

Making a Safe Haven for Baby

Prepping for Garage Sales

Summer Survival