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Hi there! I'm Malissa, a mom to 7 children, I love to find new ways to save money, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I write about my crazy life

and sell my handmade products on Etsy!

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September 25, 2019

Were you blessed with a little miracle this year? Is your baby about to experience their first Halloween!? Then you've found the perfect list of all things baby's first Halloween! 

It's been a couple years since I've had an infant. In fact, my youngest is about to turn 3! He is my last little miracle and it still makes me sad at how fast the days are going by. 

As many of you know already, I am an Etsy seller and any time I can help a fellow seller...

August 7, 2019

As Summer was fast approaching I realized that I was very unprepared for the upcoming months ahead.

We are a blended family of 9. Yes, we have 7 children all under the age of 12! So when something is convenient you can bet I will consider buying it! 

During the school year my kids eat breakfast and lunch at school through the free hot lunch program. We are a low income family so finding ways to be more frugal has become a daily venture in my l...

April 2, 2019

Did you know that just by buying the "off" brand you could be saving close to $2500 a year!?! Yep! Especially if you buy in bulk. 

I decided to see for myself just how much I could save by buying all the off brands I could find. There are lots and lots of articles out there about buying off brand food, so I pulled together some items that I ordered and used or my family uses daily that are not food items.

This blog is a participant in the Amaz...

March 28, 2019

Have you ever heard the term rainbow baby? I hadn't until I was blessed with my own. Babies that are born after a pregnancy loss are often called rainbow babies. 

My own pregnancy loss came with a great price. I lost a part of my uterus and my right Fallopian tube. You can read more about that journey HERE. I was only able to conceive one beautiful miracle after due to my weak uterus and the dangers that lingered. 

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