Announcing a Few Giveaway Winners

Just wanted to published the results of my last two giveaways:

Dry Bunz Diaper Cover: Winner was Rachel S.

Incredibella Pocket Diaper: Winner was Kristen J.

Congrats ladies and enjoy your prizes! Please check my current giveaways page to find more chances to win!

Groceries for a Family of 7

Although our current grocery budget is low for a family of 7 compared to the national average, I’d still like to find ways of spending less than $480 per month. I know what we spend because we’re on a budget that’s written down each month.

Yep, you may have guessed that my husband and I are working the Dave Ramsey plan, which is outlined in the Total Money Makeover book. That means all extra money gets piled onto debt until it is obliterated. In fact, we’re both proud of what we’ve accomplished in the past 22 months:

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What do you think of my new blog?

Notice anything different?

The Zephyr Hill Blog just got a face lift today, thanks to the Simply Chic Blog Boutique. New background, new graphics, new buttons, oh my! I chose this cozy theme because we live in a rural area with lots of wildlife and cute critters all about.

So what do you think of the new look? :-)

Focus on Safety: First Aid Kit Giveaway

Whether it’s learning CPR, knowing the right numbers to call or how to deal with injuries, safety tips are the focus my post today. Read on to find out how to get your FREE stickers and enter for a chance to win one of two First Aid kits!

After 10 years of marriage and six children so far, I’ve experienced firsthand how important the “big three” can be.

CPR and First Aid for Choking: In the military my husband learned CPR and passed on the knowledge to me. We keep a reference poster taped to the side of the fridge. His know-how sure came in handy one day when Benjamin, who was 2 at the time, choked on a small piece of bread, stopped breathing and went limp. That was one of the scariest moments of my life and I was shaken for days afterwards! But my husband pulled him through it and was able to dislodge the piece of food in his airway. Benjamin has no memory of the incident, but I know full well how important it is for parents to learn these life-saving techniques, and reinforce them regularly.

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