I have a confession to make. I love Mother’s Day. I mean, what other day of the year do you have kids and husband fawning over you and constantly telling you to relax… and sometimes that even happens. But that’s not the confession. The confession is that I am so self-centered, I think Mother’s Day is all about me. But it’s not. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for an amazing mother of my own. But… back to the self-centered part… I tend to leave my own mother’s gift to the last minute. :I
If you’re anything like me, rest assured that mother’s day gifts don’t have to cost a ton of money or take a ton of time to pick out, buy, or make. What matters is that the gift comes from the heart. It can be as simple as a book you know she’ll love, a cute coffee mug or a comfy pair of pajamas.
I also have the perfect gift card covered for you in this Mother’s Day Gift Card Bundle! (more…)
All I can say is thank goodness school is almost over. Between running to dance classes, baseball practices, and PTO meetings, I’m pretty much exhausted. But I don’t want the year to end without properly thanking the saint-like teachers who have nurtured my kids and helped mold them into smart and kind people.
Here are some super simple ideas for teacher gifts that you can make for just a few dollars each, as well as tons of printable gift tags to make them look perfect. No need to sift through my previous posts and pay separately for each tag, you can get them all here in one bundle for just 99 cents! (more…)
Birthday parties can be a ton of fun and have a ton of character without costing a ton of money.
My son’s recent Pokemon party was a blast… and it was fun to plan too. With vibrant colors and images to work with, I came up with some fun and affordable ways to put a huge smile on his face.
They can work for your party too. And save you a ton of money! (more…)
Even though we don’t get much of a winter down here in South Florida, I still relish the start of Spring. It’s such a breath of fresh air. It’s a time to renew and refresh your goals and your plans and clean out some clutter.
It’s also a great time to spruce up your home with some bright and light colors. And you can do it easily without spending a lot of money. Don’t buy new furniture or rugs.. just changing out a few accents will make a huge difference. (more…)
I’m a really big fan of everything Dave Ramsey. Positive motivation, good values and smart ways to save money? Yes and yes, please. I’ve done his cash envelope budgeting system religiously in the past. And it’s one of the few ways I’ve actually been able to stick to a budget and save money.
But I’ve since switched to a cashless system. And it might be right for you too. That’s why I’ve created a free Cashless Budget Tracker that you can download and print for free. (more…)
This valentine combines unicorns and sweet treats. Perfect for my daughter’s classmates this Valentine’s Day.
I always prefer to make my own valentines instead of buying a few in a box for $15.
And you can download and print these for free. All you’ll need to pay for is the lollipops. Here’s how it works. (more…)
On the list of things my kids love… Pokemon ranks pretty close to the top. So, what better way for them to tell their friends and classmates ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ than with their favorite thing?
This Pokemon card valentine is super easy to download, print and make with these easy steps below. And the only cost is the Pokemon cards to stick inside. (more…)
Do you live on the coast? Do you wish you did? Then show off your coastal style in your Christmas gifts.
Since moving to Florida last year, I fell deeper in love with all things coastal. The water, the sunshine… what’s not to love?
So this Christmas I married my love for the coast and my love for Christmas and gorgeous gift wrapping.
And I’m making it all available to you for free.
Christmas spending can be stressful.
You have enough to worry about, checking all your family and friends off your shopping list, without going broke.
Wrapping those gifts doesn’t have to be expensive. You can spend just a few dollars for a magazine-worthy rustic chic look.
Weathering our first hurricane in Florida was an emotional roller coaster to say the least. And I learned a lot. I learned about hurricane shutters, how to grab cases of water (fast). I learned that evacuating with tens of thousands of other people takes a lot of patience.. and lots of snacks.
And I learned that the compassion and caring of others is the bright spot in any storm.
Some good friends of ours became even better friends, by opening their homes and hearts to us. They gave us a place to lay our head, food in our bellies and smiles on our faces.
So now safely back home, I wanted to send them something to express how much their charity meant to us. (more…)