10 Ways I Save on Natural Organic Products

If you’re like me and want to stay healthy, you’re probably avoiding the processed foods with a list of 30 ingredients. How do you pronounce half of the ingredients anyways? While the price tags on organic products can look expensive at first, there are some ways to save a few dollars to make your budget (and body) happy. Listed below are 10 strategies I have used in the past that allowed me to purchase many natural organic products for less than the asking price. #1 Learn to … [Read more...]

Coupons for Good: Gifts for Teachers

Of all the people on your holiday gift list, few are more deserving of recognition than teachers. Teaching is one of the most important jobs a person can have, and often it’s one of the toughest. Teachers are magicians, keeping kids engaged and learning while making the most of limited resources. Here are four gift ideas to show the teachers on your list just how much you appreciate them. School Supplies Did you know that teachers spent an average of $500 of their own money on school supplies … [Read more...]

Coupons for Good: Sports Equipment for Your Kids

Sports equipment for kids turns into a large expense pretty quickly. And your kids won't be able to use the stuff for more than one season, especially if they have a major growth spurt. Sometimes you're stuck buying brand new because the type of equipment needed has to offer proper protection and used pieces don't always do that. What you need to do is to find ways to save money on your kids' sports equipment, so they can participate in their sport and stay away from serious injuries. Following … [Read more...]

Guess Who’s Back! Back again!!

HELLO EVERYONE!! It has been quite a stressful week and a half!  In order to try to save some money, I switched my blog hosting company from GoDaddy to Bluehost.  This was not nearly as easy as the salesman assured me.  This was my first site migration, which I told all the different reps that were trying to help me over at Bluehost.  The night I made the switch, one person told me I was "good to go" and that I only needed to wait 24-72 hours for nameservers to update.  150 hours later, I … [Read more...]

Christmas Dessert Idea: S’Mores Bark

I found a delicious recipe that looked pretty easy and could easily be made into a Christmas treat.  Since Hobbs had a Christmas potluck at work, I had the perfect excuse to try it! This recipe seems to be Tasty's interpretation of the recipe on the Market Pantry Graham Crackers box. Ingredients: Graham Crackers Cooking Spray 2 Sticks of Butter (1 cup) 2 Cups Marshmallows 1 Bag Chocolate Chips (12 oz) 1 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar Christmas Sprinkles Instructions: - Measure out … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 51: Merry Christmas!

Theme: Merry Christmas! Colors: Red & Green Share Your Planner! … [Read more...]

7QT: Inspection, VIP, Chocolate Pretzels, & Saturday Laughs

#Updates – I think I have pretty much all the non Christmas Eve gifts wrapped! - After 2 years of not being able to get our TERRIBLE electrician to pass our electrical inspection, we found the single greatest electrician in the world.  If anyone in the Chicagoland area needs someone, I have your guy! - We are so relieved that we passed and it's finally over. We even went out to celebrate. - The whole experience has been so stressful.  Maybe I'll write a post about it... - 2 … [Read more...]

My Planner Week 50: Advent

Theme: Advent / Christmas Colors: Red & Green Materials: Christmas Washi - Michael's Christmas Stickers - Target New Stuff: This is my favorite doodle so far from this month's challenge.  (#DoodleWithUsInDecember) Day 5: Ornament.  This is an ornament from one of my favorite Christmas books as a child: Noel (a Little Golden Book).  Has anyone else read it?? A friend sent me my first Tombows so I've been using YouTube to learn how to use brush lettering: I don't know why my … [Read more...]

7QT: Cupcakes’ Birthday Party & Christmas Tree

#Updates – My little Cupcakes turned SIX! I can't believe it!! ^^^ She wore this crown that her teacher gave her for 3 days.  No joke, haha. - Unfortunately, the first big snow storm of the year was really bad and it fell on her birthday party day so a lot of kids didn't show up.  She still had a fun time though. - We got our Christmas tree up! - ^ Cupcakes wasn't feeling well.  Stomach flu came through our house and it was horrible. - Hobbs' work Christmas party was very nice.  We … [Read more...]

A Joyful St Nick Day to All!

I hope you all had a wonderful St. Nicholas Day yesterday!!  Here are my kids' shoes. He actually said, "Oh Em Gee!  That's crazy!"  Hahaha I did some research and found out that St. Nick used to send coins down chimneys to help children in poverty and to save little girls from brothels.  I think I learned a very long time ago that tangerines were great gifts because they were hard to come by (and therefore expensive) and very sweet. Separating St. Nick and Santa They're not to be … [Read more...]