6 Summer Must-Haves

In some respects, as far as the weather goes anyway, it pretty much feels like summer year-round here in Southwest Florida. So we use summer essentials all the time. But if you live somewhere that actually has seasons (whatever that’s like?) you’re probably about to stock up on summer essentials.

Here are a few of my affordable must-haves for the beach, park, sports field and everywhere in between. (more…)

7 Teacher Gifts With Printable Gift Tags

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Teachers are the unsung heroes of life. They put up with our kids all day, love and nurture them and teach them to become smart, responsible and kind humans. That’s exhausting with just my two kids, I can’t imagine multiplying that by ten.

So Teacher Appreciation Week or the end of the school year is a chance to tell them how much it all means to us. Here are a few super affordable gifts that you can give teachers to say thanks. (more…)

Blogger Recognition Award

I really don’t love writing about myself. I don’t mind it so much when I’m writing about crafting or cooking or fitness. But just me? Who cares about that?

But when I was recently recognized by two of my fellow awesome mom bloggers with the Blogger Recognition Award, it pushed me out of my shell a bit. So here goes.. (more…)

There’s More To Florida Than Disney

One of the many, many perks of living in Florida is that you’re close to all sorts of entertainment options. And no other place in Florida packs it all in like the Orlando area. But it’s not all about Disney. There are lots of theme park options that are a little more affordable. (more…)

10 Things To Do With After-Easter Clearance Items

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You probably know I LOVE after-holiday shopping. You can see it in my previous posts after Halloween and Christmas. It’s pretty much the only time I buy holiday items, when they’re 50% or more off in the days following the holiday.

While grocery shopping at Walmart recently I wasn’t even thinking of after-Easter shopping until I saw the tons of Easter items they still had. So I grabbed a few things and took pics of a few others to give you some ideas on how to take advantage of these great deals. (more…)

Mother’s Day Gifts For Every Budget

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There’s something in here for everyone.. no matter your budget, age, gender, relationship status.. if there’s a mom in your life.. or you are the mom who deserves to treat yourself.. check out some of these ideas for pampering and honoring your loved one for Mother’s Day. (more…)

Keep The Memories, Recycle The Paper

As a mom, I want to encourage my kids to be artistic, think outside the box and dream big dreams. And when they express those dreams on paper I love it and I want to keep every piece of it. Forever. But I can’t take the 10 pounds of clutter that has created over the past 8 years.

Thank goodness for technology. I recently started using the Keepy app, where you can capture and store your kids’ artwork, share it with family and friends and turn it into long lasting memories. (more…)

5 Frugal Kitchen Gadgets For Cooking Healthy

I went on a bit of a shopping spree at the grocery store recently. I was standing there looking at all the kitchen utensils and gadgets and thinking, “Wow, those are cool.” So I grabbed a few (several) of them.

But I’m not one to buy gadgets that sit in the drawer and don’t get used and therefore waste money. So what I got was super affordable and they make a big impact on cooking healthier meals for my family. (more…)

Frugal Fitness Gear

If you follow me you know I’m a runner and I’m a big fan of free and frugal fitness tools. You can check out my other post on: Frugal Fitness- How To Get Fit For A Few Dollars Or Free for some suggestions on apps, videos and resources.

And while working to get fit, you need the proper workout gear so you can be comfortable and motivated. I don’t know about you, but when I have a new workout outfit it helps to motivate me to get my butt out the door and run. Because I look good. Who wants to keep that a secret. 😉

But workout clothes have to be affordable. I’m sure Lululemon workout gear is probably the best ever. I mean, for those prices, it must automatically burn calories right? If I need a second mortgage to afford it, automatic calorie burning or not, I’m going to have to pass unless I can find it super cheap at a thrift or consignment store.

So here’s a breakdown of some frugal workout gear to get you started. (more…)

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