Living paycheck to paycheck and carrying debt can feel like a heavy weight on your chest. And when major events come up like birthdays and Christmas, it can feel like that weight gets heavier, to the breaking point.
Try some of these strategies for coping with Christmas when money is really really tight… to try to alleviate some of that stress and anxiety so you can actually enjoy the holidays. (more…)
My daughter definitely inherited my love for crafting. I mean, she has her own Pinterest account. At 7. So the more crafts we can do together, the better. Here are some super simple Halloween crafts that we did, that you can do with your kids too. (more…)
You know I love to make hair bows for my daughter. So I couldn’t let 4th of July go by without a patriotic hair accessory. And this ponytail holder is possibly the easiest thing in the world to make. (more…)
Get your crib (your house, not your baby’s crib) ready for 4th of July with this super simple paper chain craft.
I got the inspiration from something I saw at Michaels for $20! But $20 seemed a bit too steep for me so I made my own for free! (more…)
Get patriotic on a budget this 4th of July! I love making simple and cheap crafts with my kids to celebrate Independence Day. Check out our crafts and get free printables to make your own. (more…)
I love Valentine’s Day. I’m a girly girl at heart and so is my daughter. We love all things pink and glittery, so it’s a perfect holiday for us. But I’m not a fan of candy and try to limit how much my kids have. That’s why I’m so glad there are so many options for candy free Valentine’s Day cards and gifts. (more…)
What comes after the Par-tay? Part-B. 🙂
That’s a little joke at our house. I’m sure you’re rolling on the floor with laughter. When you recover, check out these ideas for a New Year’s Eve party with some stuff to keep the kids entertained. (more…)
Since Christmas is just a few days away, it’s time to get ready to snag those crazy good deals in the after-holiday sales. It’s the most joyous time of year!.. When stores practically give their Christmas decor and supplies away and I get to finally snag those things I’ve been ogling on the shelves for weeks.
I buy most of my Christmas decor and supplies after the holiday. In fact, I was taking stock of my Christmas decorations this week in preparation for this post and it was actually hard to find items I had paid full price for before the holiday.
But before you head out to the store the morning after Christmas (which I always do), check out these after-holiday bargain hunting tips that I’ve learned the hard way. (more…)
I always work myself into a frenzy during the holidays. I make a to-do list that is unrealistic in a time frame that is too short and it ends up driving me mad. Case in point, on top of all the other things to juggle around the holidays.. family, gifts, volunteering, baking, cleaning.. this year I decided to add a big project that I’ve never attempted before and frankly had no idea how to do.
If you’ve checked out some of my other posts you know I’m a ‘make it work’ sort of mom who tries to do projects with stuff I already have around the house, in order to save money and avoid waste. Or does that just make me a cheap mom? Hmm. Anyway, this year I got the bright idea to make wreaths for my kids’ teachers.
Let’s just say, there was a lot of trial and error.. (more…)
If you’ve seen some of my other posts you know I love Pinterest. I pin tons of pretty things, but actually do very few of them. And I’m always looking to make things even faster and easier.. or I don’t have all the supplies and want to make it work with what I already have around.
That’s how this kids’ ornament happened. (more…)