Redecorating on the Cheap

Redecorating on the Cheap

| January 5, 2017 | 47 Comments

Now that December has passed, you might be feeling a little bit of that post-holiday letdown. If it’s cold and snowy where you live, you might also be feeling a little stir-crazy! Since most of us don’t have much money to spend on extras just a few days into the new year, it’s easy for […]

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Shopping the January Sales

Shopping the January Sales

| January 1, 2017 | 114 Comments

If I asked you when the best time is to stock up on school supplies, you’d say July, right? It’s when all of the big box stores tend to have boxes of crayons for a quarter or two, 10-packs of markers for a buck, and those spiral notebooks that get caught on everything for pennies. […]

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New Years Good Luck Traditions and Superstitions

New Years Good Luck Traditions and Superstitions

| December 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

Tradition vs. Superstition vs. Bringing in the New Year with Inspiration
Happy New Year! Ok, on to the reason you came here which is for New Year’s traditions and superstition information! Sources of inspiration or predominant offshoots of traditional idealism; either way one believes, bringing in the New Year with a source of inspiration is a […]

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Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s Eve as a Family

Ideas for Celebrating New Year’s Eve as a Family

| December 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Having a Fun New Year’s Eve With the Family
Once we have children, our lives certainly aren’t the same. Between nap schedules, early bed times and plenty of tantrums, children make going out for holidays much harder and often have us wanting to just stay home instead of going out.
Now, with New Year’s coming up, it’s […]

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New Years Eve Traditions

New Years Eve Traditions

| December 27, 2016 | 63 Comments

When I was a kid, I remember looking forward to New Year’s Eve: It was the one night of the year that my brothers and I could stay up all night long (well, until midnight), eating junk food and watching movies until finally the ball would drop in Times Square, indicating the end of the […]

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Holiday on a Budget: Giving Experiences

Holiday on a Budget: Giving Experiences

| December 21, 2016 | 17 Comments

We’ve been talking over the past few weeks about ways to make the upcoming holiday season more affordable. Most of us need to watch our holiday budgets, and starting to think about gifts early can make a big difference in your credit card statements come January! Many times, the extra time and energy you invest […]

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Food

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Teaching Kids to Cook: Easy Foods to Start With

Do your kids like to cook? Do they know how to make anything? My daughter is nine and I was surprised to learn that her best friend, also nine, does not know how to cook anything at all. I asked her mom about it (she’s a close friend of mine) and she said that she […]

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month! Almost all kids love pizza, whether they’re picky or adventurous eaters. I have one child who only eats cheese pizza, and one who eats everything from pineapples to anchovies on his Italian pie. While it takes some time, spending a fall afternoon making homemade pizzas is a great way to promote […]

Shopping

Things to Buy on Sale in February

Things to Buy on Sale in February

With a special holiday involving flowers, chocolate and hearts coming up soon, you may have been planning to spend your extra money on Valentine’s Day items over the next couple of weeks. If you’re hoping to save money in February, though, those are definitely not the items that will be on sale… at least not […]

Redecorating on the Cheap

Redecorating on the Cheap

Now that December has passed, you might be feeling a little bit of that post-holiday letdown. If it’s cold and snowy where you live, you might also be feeling a little stir-crazy! Since most of us don’t have much money to spend on extras just a few days into the new year, it’s easy for […]