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Kroger Crunchy Oats & Honey: $1.99/Box of 6/Kroger

If I could add another line to the Sound of Music’s “Favorite Things” song that’s equally as charming as all of the whimsical likes and loves of Maria, it would be butterfly kisses. Not only … read on …


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Don’t Go Nuts Boogie Board Bash Bar: $1.99/Mystery Gas Station

This bar was a total surprise at a roadside no-name gas station stop in South Carolina last month on our drive to Kiawah. A quick stop for a drink and a pee and my eyes … read on …


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Kashi GoLean Salted Dark Chocolate & Nuts: $1.49/QT

The closer that I get to the ocean, the moreĀ  my gut demands seafood. Dumpy stands and rust-riden trucks on the side of the road selling bags of freshly-caught shrimp beckon me the way that … read on …


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Quaker Chewy Birthday Cake: Kroger/Box of 6/$1.99

I don’t follow birthdays well at all, so I appreciate that my phone bleep-blorps when it’s somebody’s birthday via Facebook. Today was one of those days when my cell stacato’ed across the counter with 3 … read on …


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Clif Nut Butter Filled Coconut Almond Butter: $0.99/Kroger

Spring temperatures (rapidly increasing into sticky summer heat, ushering in the humming air conditioners and elevated power bills) awarded me with several mornings of flung-open windows. Unfortunately I also have two sloppy children (and a … read on …


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Nature Valley Backpacker S’mores Chewy Bites: $2.99Box of 6/Walmart

When I pack a backpack, bag, tote, or purse, I try to keep the things that might get smushed on the top; I don’t think that’s earth-shattering planning or a tip worthy of a Pinterest-Mom-Knows-Best … read on …


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Qia Blueberry Cashew Pumpkin Seed: $1.29/Kroger

I was on a playdate where Louise was introduced to Play-doh. I would never have gone out of my way to buy little cans of it for her, let alone all the elaborate shape sets … read on …


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Clif Zbar Awesome Orange: $4.99/Box of 5/Target

Carrots, mangoes and oranges make up the orange-hued flavoring in this kid-friendly Clif Zbar Awesome Orange bar. I wouldn’t think that citrus would make for a tasty bar, what with its soft squishy icing-drizzled baked … read on …


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Zone Perfect Chocolate Mint: $0.50/Publix

I can’t resist the clearance table at Publix where I’ve found some of the more unusual condiments that have graced my pantry and fridge shelves, some of which are a one-try-then-toss, others that I’ve liked … read on …


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Nothin’ But Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate: $1.99/Vitamin Shoppe

A pillowcase-sized bag of chocolate protein powder purchased at Costco takes up almost the entire upper shelf of our pantry. One brzzzzt of its zip top releases its sweet powdery smell of cocoa, reminiscent of … read on …