As a total cake novice, I tried to make a Pikachu birthday cake for my son’s birthday. And, well… you’ll see… (more…)
Women have a lot of roles. Mom, wife, boss, bus driver, party planner and on and on.
A couple of my roles are stay-at-home mom and occasional freelancer. I’m blessed that my former full-time employer still highly values me and asks me to come back and help from time to time. That means changing from my Florida mom wardrobe… casual dresses and flip-flops.. to my boss lady uniform.. suits and heels.
But I’ve learned that doesn’t have to cost a lot -or any- extra money if you know how to leverage one wardrobe in multiple ways for work and play. (more…)
I hope you’ve gotten some helpful tips from me over the last several months on saving money. But sometimes saving money -though it’s great- isn’t the only motivation to try something new. Another great reason is to make things healthier for you and your family. That’s why I want to show you how to make five cooking staples on your own instead of buying them… for your wallet and your health. (more…)
If you dream of jumping off the hamster wheel of full time work and devoting more time to your family, you just might be able to. Check out these ways to slim down your family budget from two salaries to one. (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…)
If losing weight or getting healthier is on your to-do list or if you’re already on the path to fitness, you might just love some of these free or frugal fitness motivations. Because getting fit shouldn’t depend on your bank account. (more…)
Food is a huge part of a family’s budget. And the choices we make impact our budget and our children’s health. I use a combination of (1) planning, (2) printing coupons and (3) cashing in on rebates and rewards to save what I can without compromising smart food choices or over-buying. (more…)
I had so much fun making Christmas wreaths for my kids’ teachers that I decided to do one that I can put on my front door.
My main motivation for making my own is that buying them from a store is very pricey. This one (below) is my Christmas wreath that I bought at Michaels a few years ago. The only way I could afford it was to buy it in the after-holiday clearance and it was STILL about $30!
So I was happy to discover that I could make a brand new custom wreath that fits my house and my style for less than $30. (more…)
I seem to always start each new year feeling a little scattered and overwhelmed. Just finishing up a glutinous holiday season means toys overflowing, laundry piled up, extra pounds and clutter, clutter, clutter. Before I can move on and start the year mentally.. I need to declutter physically. (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…)