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How to Become a Financial New You

How to Become a Financial New You

This post was sponsored, and paid for, by SunTrust. All opinions are my own. Money can be a tough subject for some people. A lot of people live paycheck to paycheck. Others have disasters or unfortunate events befall them (family death, divorce, natural disaster, etc.), some go through a time of incurring additional expenses (marriage,

How I Get My Toddlers to Do Their Own Laundry

I have regularly involved my children in doing laundry for over a year now. Starting at about age 2 their laundry duties have gradually increased. Now that they are 3 and 5, they are doing the majority of their own laundry every week.  Their duties include: Putting dirty laundry in the hamper. Helping me load

Feed the Hungry: Stockings for the Homeless #LightTheWorld

My neighborhood is so wonderful. They have been very welcoming, kind, and have great attitudes about helping others. This area has been working for almost a year on shipping thousands of items to Zimbabwe in a large shipping container. The container had clothes, newborn packets for mothers with a lot of baby supplies, rubber snakes

Medieval Birthday Party

Recently, my family and I attended the Medieval Times dinner and show in California. The kids who attended with us aged from 3-13 and they were all mesmerized—in fact, every child and adult in the arena that I observed and had a blast! This visit inspired my daughter’s Medieval Birthday Party. At the show Medieval

Should I Have a Second Child? 7 Reasons Why Two Kids Are Better Than One

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of P&G. The opinions and text are all mine.   My friends are just about to welcome their second baby. The first was quite an adjustment for them (as it usually is for most). They are a little nervous and apprehensive that this second one

DIY Lego Roll Top Desk

My husband, Cam, is very good with construction and building things. His son takes after him and loves Legos. Cam wanted to make a DIY Lego desk or table for him for his birthday. He found a roll top desk for $20.00 on a local classified ad site. When Cam asked me what I thought

5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Communicate with Your Spouse About Money—Without Having to Talk

The following 5 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Communicate with Your Spouse About Money—Without Having to Talk have helped my husband and I be in the ‘know’ of what’s going on with our finances without actually having to broach the topic in a conversation.  Communicating with a spouse about money is sometimes tough. More often than

2017 Halloween Costume Reveal + 5 Fun Halloween Activity Spots for Kids in Utah & Salt Lake Counties

I wanted to share with you our 2017 Halloween Costume Reveal + 5 Fun Halloween Activity Spots for Kids in Utah and Salt Lake Counties Halloween was so fun this year. Kids this age (just about 3 and 5) are so so fun during holidays. They are old enough to realize that they are doing

Aunt Elva’s Famous No-Bake Peach Pie

My dad’s aunt was known for her fresh no-bake peach pie recipe. It is so easy to make and delicious! Peaches are one of my favorite fruits as they are deliciously sweet and juicy.  I am happy I get to share Aunt Elva’s Famous No-Bake Peach Pie with you. A key to making this as

10 Ways to Save Big on Halloween Costumes

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love dressing my kids up and attending parties, carving pumpkins, and eating caramel apples. Although many costumes can be expensive, here are 10 ways to save big on Halloween costumes. 1- Borrow costumes from a friend.  Ask friends if they have any old costumes that they’d be willing to

How to Upgrade Your Dishwasher to Stainless Steel for Around $100.00

I was upgrading my friend’s home and he loved the dishwasher he currently had—the only problem was it was out of date/black. All of his other appliances were stainless steel. We searched around and the equivalent dishwasher in stainless steel would have cost him over $450.00. I decided to see if we could change the

How to Teach Your Toddlers to Work, Earn Money, and Become Frugal

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Children thrive in environments where they learn to help, have skills to do things, and feel like they contribute. Children should be taught the concept of earning something through work at a young age. I have been learning by experience how to teach toddlers to work, earn money, and become frugal. My daughter, Aurora, is

Flipping an Older Cabin into Your Luxury Vacation Home

We all dream of a luxurious vacation home where we can bring our family and friends to make memories for years to come. Unfortunately, luxury homes come at a premium that most of us are not able to afford. But you don’t have to give up your dreams of owning a fantastic vacation home. Consider

How You Can Use Your 401K to Start a Business (Tax-Penalty Free)

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Guidant Financial for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. How You Can Use Your 401K to Start a Business (Tax-Penalty Free) I am a business woman at heart. I come from a long line of entrepreneurs. As a result, I am constantly thinking

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