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!
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…)
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…)