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Each day we will be posting our readers “Thrifty Advice My Mama Taught Me”.  At the end of the month,

one of you will win a $25.00 Gift Card For all the details click here.

You know, my mom taught me so many things through my life, that it is hard to pin-point just one that was most important, but ironically, I now realized it something she taught me just recently that is the one that sticks with me most. We have never been a really close family but we have had several hard years, losing family members and lost jobs, times being tight with no money and too much stress. My mom sent me a CD and on it was a song by George Strait called “The breath you take.”

“You just might miss the point, trying to win the race. Life’s not the breath you take, its the moments that take your breath away.”

No matter how tough times are or how sad, stressed, angry, disappointed, we have to focus on the things that are most important, our family, our children, loved ones, and the time spent with them. We could all benefit from slowing down and enjoying the ones we love and being grateful for what we are blessed with, instead of focusing on the bads.

Growing up in Arizona, my mom taught me to make sun tea. Pot some tea bags in a big glass jar, cover the top, and stick it out in the sun fow a few hours to all day. The heat of the sun does all the work. You have delicious tea and it’s a very frugal thing to do since you don’t use the stove or microwave to boil the water for the tea so you’re not using any gas or electricity.
Mom always said, “life is not a one way street” this is true on so many levels! life is about give and take and sharing, this is a good way to be thrifty as well! thanks for the chance to win!




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