How to Design Name Cards for Photo Ornaments

Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me the product in this post to review. All opinions are 100% mine. This year for Christmas, my kids will be giving their grandparents adorable photo ornaments. I’m probably crazy for posting this just a few days before Christmas, but maybe you can buy the ornaments (I got mine from Oriental Trading)… Keep reading →

A Special Christmas Tradition: How to Make Ornaments with Your Kids

Disclaimer: Oriental Trading sent me the products in this post to review. All opinions are 100% mine. When I was a kid, my mom’s friend would send each of us a special Hallmark ornament for Christmas. I have 18 of these ornaments, and I still can’t believe the flood of memories that rush back whenever… Keep reading →

The Ultimate Gift Guide for Practical, Busy Moms

Wouldn’t it be great if our husbands actually sought out a suitable gift for us weeks ahead of Christmas, and never again on Christmas Eve? I think I speak for many, many women when I say, We’ve had enough! If only our dear husbands could be so thoughtful. Yes, they might have to ponder for… Keep reading →

The Best Wedding Gifts We Received and Still Enjoy

Another wedding anniversary is upon us. We have been holding on (for dear life 😉 ) for 8 years now! Every year I think we need to plan something special, but then the day sneaks up on us and we barely have time to kiss and hug and be on our way. I think that’s… Keep reading →

17 Meaningful and Affordable Gifts for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is so much more special to me now that I have two kids and one on the way. It’s a little sad that I didn’t pay much attention to it before then, but I think that’s the way it goes unless you are incredibly close with your mom. © rockvillephoto – stock.adobe.com My… Keep reading →

How to Make a Mosaic of Your Favorite Picture

The agonizing part of being a photo fanatic is that you have thousands of pictures and they are ALL your favorite. You can’t pick just one to hang on the wall. And, that, my friends, is why I am in love with making photo mosaics. Right before we moved into our house, we celebrated our 5 year… Keep reading →

An Amazing Way to Slow Down Your Spending

I remember it like it was yesterday. We had gotten to a point where we could pay for all our bills each month, save some money, and give. We had also just received a nice tax refund, and it was like GREEN LIGHT! Go spend that money on a few things you’ve always wanted! © Antonioguillem… Keep reading →

10 Healthy and Tasty Meal Ideas for Families in Need

After I gave birth to both of my daughters, people in my neighborhood and some family members brought over meals for about 3 days. It was wonderful. No, downright glorious. I didn’t have to think about cooking, and I got to taste some really yummy stuff that others made. Since I know what it’s like… Keep reading →

A Frugal Gift Guide for Bread Enthusiasts

Do you happen to know a bread aficionado or someone who really wants to learn how to make bread? If you would like to get a gift for the bread lover in your life for Christmas or a birthday, you’ve come to the right place! Below I will share my gift guide for that special… Keep reading →

24 Meaningful and Frugal Family Christmas Traditions

Imagine spending Christmas Eve searching for a stranger to bring home for dinner, preferably someone who is homeless. That’s how we spent Christmas Eve as a family one year at the request of my out-of-state aunt who was in charge of the family Christmas party. Because she was out-of-state, she couldn’t fly in to organize… Keep reading →