Let's face it: Times are tight and budgets are shrinking. But there are ways to stretch, and even (gasp!) have fun doing it! This blog is about finding ways to get more from every household dollar, and enjoy every precious minute.
Whether you are taxiing kids around town on a daily basis or about to
hit the road for a family road trip, having an organized and
kid-equipped car makes the ride go much more smoothly....
...Over the years, I’ve found lots of ways to repurpose [second-hand button badges] and most
recently, turning them into chalkboard magnets – not magnets for the
chalkboard, but magnets painted with chalkboard paint that you can
actually write on...
My two littlest went gaga over these sandy fruit kebabs. First, confusion. Then, intrigue. Then, wonder. Then, they ate it all up! They left nothing. Not a single crumb...
I’m happy to share with you some fun patterns that I designed into paper
tape, labels and stickers. There are three different color combinations
and each can be downloaded as printable PDF files from the links below...
Including Half Price Books, Chuck E. Cheese, Bookworm Wednesdays, Sylvan Book Adventure, Scholastic Summer Challenge and Old Spaghetti Factory Summer Reading Program...
There isn’t anything more refreshing in the summer than popsicles, especially homemade ones with fresh fruit. This busy mom is short on time and these watermelon-mint pops are a great way to “cheat” and make homemade popsicles in a flash...
...don’t think that you have to splurge on long-distance road trips and
tropical cruises to ensure that everyone has a good time this summer.
Here are a few tips for $1 or less to keep in mind when your kids are
hit with a dose of the summer blues...
Simple sentences, quotes, verses and poems can give anyone’s day new
perspective, their thoughts a good challenge and their heart
encouragement. Often referred to as mottos, pondering these words can be
a part of your family’s everyday ritual when shared on a community
Memorial Day is just around the corner and as you prepare to host a
backyard bash or decide what to bring to the neighborhood block party,
I’d like to share this spirited, patriotic and downright delicious fruit
It’s that time of year when many of us venture out on camping trips with
our families. Get ready to pack those sleeping bags and tents with my
one dozen tips and tricks to assist you during your next camping
It’s almost summer and that means your freezer’s about to go into ice
cube overdrive. Even if your fridge makes cubes automatically, it’s good
to have a few standard ice cube trays on hand for frozen things other
...Here are a couple of “grab-n-go” ideas for the next time you find
yourself in a “what’s for dinner” predicament this summer, or for when
you plan your weekly summer menus. These take just a few minutes to put
With the latest trend being to create life bucket lists, why not kick
off the summer and create your own summer bucket list filled with all of
the fun your family would like to accomplish. Here are five simple
steps to creating a successful list...
...There are so many things you can make using a simple circle shape
whether clean-edge, scalloped edge, or starburst. You can punch anything
from scrapbook paper, heavy gift-wrap and vintage memorabilia to
newspaper, food packaging and junk mail...
Eating seasonally when it comes to produce helps your grocery budget,
your health and your taste buds. It provides the lowest prices, the
highest nutritional value and the most flavor!...
are a great way to bond but they can also become long, boring and
stressful, unless you plan and prepare for success. Here are my Road
Trip Must-Knows to keep happy travelers on the road...