5 Easy Swaps for Throwing a Birthday Party on a Small Budget

We celebrated baby Bella’s first birthday last weekend. It was supposed to be a “You Are My Sunshine” theme, but it turned into a lemon/no-theme-at-all-really theme very quickly. It really didn’t matter the theme, though, because the birthday girl got to enjoy her cake for a really (and I’m talking really) long time. As long… Keep reading →

Properly Itemizing Charitable Donations on Your Taxes

The Festival of Trees here in Salt Lake has come and gone. I was so happy to be a part of it. I teamed up with my best friend to decorate and donate a 4 foot tree to the Festival. Our theme was Handel’s Messiah, so there were music notes, french horns, bells, and doves…. Keep reading →

3 Ways to Throw a Party for Less Than $50

This is a guest post from Erin Kelly at It All Matters Mom. My oldest daughter just celebrated her third birthday. In the months leading up to it, she kept talking about having a butterfly party. Since she’s so cute, I had to oblige. I also had to find a way to do it on the cheap. I love… Keep reading →

36+ Affordable Handmade Gift Ideas for Young Children

Our Christmas last year was pretty stark…when it comes to gift-giving. César got me nil, I gave César a coupon book that I made (which he still has never used!), and we gave Sofía cozy pajamas and a pink rolling backpack that came with a bear. That’s it. We didn’t even have a tree until… Keep reading →

5 Tips for Throwing an Affordable First Birthday Party

Hi there! I’m Chelsea and I blog over at The Contented Wife Blog. I’m so excited to be taking over Charlee’s blog today to share with you how I planned my son’s first birthday party on a budget. We threw a nice birthday party without breaking the bank and you can too! © jfunk /… Keep reading →

Clever and Cheap Anniversary Gift Idea

An anniversary is such a special time to show your spouse how much you care, but it can get really expensive. My husband and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary this year, but I decided to go the cheap and simple route. I made his gift, and it was just as special, if not more… Keep reading →

A Fruity Mother’s Day Brunch

I became a mother nearly two years ago, and what an overwhelming title being a ‘Mommy’ is! Since then, I’ve been pregnant again (I know, right!) and already gave birth to the second one. Both times my beautiful babies were placed in my arms for the very first time, I was so humbled to know I… Keep reading →