You can have great intentions to spend less money. Then enter children. And boredom. And whining. Next thing you know, you’ve shelled out hundreds of dollars to entertain the family and not have much to show for it after.
Here are some ideas to get you through any weekend, no matter if you’re trying to save lots of money or a little money. And if you’re attempting a no-spend weekend with that wallet completely on lockdown? You can do that too.
But first thing’s first. You have to plan ahead to avoid some basic pitfalls. All good plans can implode the minute the first person (kid or adult) gets hangry. (more…)
My baby girl has a ton a hair bows. Truth be told, she’s starting to grow out of them… but I’m not. I kinda wish she would stay a little girl who wears hair bows all her life. But I know that won’t happen.
In the meantime, we needed a better way to store all of her bows that were just shoved into a box in her closet. It was a bad system and it was driving me crazy.
But I didn’t want to spend any money, obvi, so I made her a pretty, hanging bow organizer with stuff I had around the house. I turned a couple of old boxes into a custom, chic looking organizer. (more…)
The start of the school year can be stressful for kids, parents, and teachers.
And just as parents are breathing a sigh of relief that summer camp costs or DIY entertainment are over, teachers are taking over the care and feeding of our little humans.
Here are a few cute gift ideas to help teachers start the year off on a good foot. (more…)
Long before we moved to the Gulf Coast, I had a deep love for the ocean. Every vacation, every spare weekend we had, we tried to spend it at the beach and in the water. But the home to so many incredible and majestic creatures is being choked by our use of plastics.
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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…)
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.
Part of being frugal is being smart.
And one of the smartest things you can do with your spending is to get some of your money back.
In fact, if you’re not taking advantage of rebates, you’re basically throwing money away.
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.
You can download and print these for just a few pennies, in the comfort of your home.
And check out my link for these perfect lollipops. (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, I fell deeper in love with all things coastal. The water, the sunshine… what’s not to love?
So I married my love for the coast and my love for Christmas and gorgeous gift wrapping. And you can too!