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Aug. 12, 2010 10:36 am 
Updated: Aug. 23, 2010 5:14 pm
My husband calls me a food hoarder.  I'm not one of those people that you see on the show "Hoarders" that doesn't throw away yogurt unless it's so full of bacteria that the lid blows off, or holds on to a pumpkin until it's nothing but a puddle of moldy ooze.  No, no, I'm not that… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 9, 2010 8:05 am 
Updated: Aug. 25, 2010 7:26 am
Very interesting responses to my last blog about my month without Walmart.  I saw lots of differing opinions, but the majority of the responses echoed my own opinions--Walmart really isn't a great deal after all, and what you save in money you will sacrifice in quality.  I had to giggle at… MORE
 
 
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Aug. 5, 2010 3:01 pm 
Updated: Aug. 25, 2010 11:33 am
I didn't make it quite a month, only 29 days, but it was an eye-opening experience.  Last month I wrote a blog about my Walmart wake-up call.  I had started shopping there a couple of years ago because I always shop with my kids, and it made sense to buy everything in one place instead of… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 19, 2010 2:33 pm 
Updated: Nov. 7, 2010 11:50 am
Well it finally happened.  After months of needling, begging, haranguing, threatening, and bribery from the Hubs, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a spice rack.  Thanks to those lovely people at IKEA, I even found one that I actually like. Hubs installed it for me, and I spent the… MORE
 
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Jul. 14, 2010 8:01 am 
Updated: Dec. 16, 2010 11:13 am
A comment from BellesAZ yesterday got me thinking about food blunders.  You know, stuff that is funny in hindsight, but not so much at the time.  I have LOTS of them, and I spent most of yesterday trying to remember what they are.  I should have written them down, I have terrible Mommy brain,… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 13, 2010 10:25 am 
Updated: Apr. 2, 2011 3:24 pm
I'm always on the hunt for interesting recipes.  I have a spice cabinet--that's right, it's a full two-door kitchen cabinet-- that is so jam packed with herbs, spices, rubs and marinades that every time I open the door something falls out.  Finding, let's say nutmeg, can take ten minutes and… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 9, 2010 8:45 am 
Updated: Jul. 12, 2010 3:02 pm
I picked up a lot of produce at the store yesterday.  Went a little gung-ho actually, but it all looked so lovely in comparison to what I usually find at WM that I couldn't help myself.  The nectarines had that perfect summer perfume and I could smell them as soon as I walked in the door. … MORE
 
 
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Jul. 8, 2010 1:46 pm 
Updated: Jul. 15, 2010 4:56 pm
Yesterday was Wednesday, of course the day when the new sales fliers come out for the local grocery stores.  Since I'm on this new Walmart avoidance kick, I only looked at the flier for the store closest to me, Fry's (Kroger to most of you).  They had some great sales this week; 1/2 price… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 7, 2010 7:17 am 
Updated: Aug. 8, 2010 4:22 pm
It's hot.  You've heard me say it before, and I'll say it again.  It's HOT.  I love Arizona in the winter; our weather is fantastic for 7 months straight.  But we pay for it, and we pay for it for five solid months from May through October.  This is not to say that the weather doesn't have… MORE
 
 
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Jul. 6, 2010 8:35 am 
Updated: Aug. 13, 2010 9:30 am
I took a trip to the grocery store yesterday.  Not too crazy, right?  I mean, people do it every day.  But not me.  Sadly, I cannot recall when the last time was that I stepped into an actual grocery store.  I'm a Walmart mom.  I don't know when exactly this happened; it was a gradual decline… MORE
 
 
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