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How to Break Through the Smog of Daily Routines and Drink In Life’s Beauty

Some days pass in almost a haze. Sometimes I’ll sit back and think about what I did during the week and wonder where the time went. Often, I don’t even remember what I did in specifics. And sadly, if I do remember what happened, it is usually how stressed out I was about this or

Little Peanut Elephant Baby Shower

Recently, my friends and I put on a baby shower for our friend Ashley. Kim, Rebecca, Julie, JoLynn, and I all pitched in. It’s amazing what you can do as a collaborative team, and the cuteness that can be created together. The theme was about celebrating Ashley’s little peanut. And of course we decorated using

Peter Rabbit Baby Shower

I just adore Peter Rabbit and his siblings Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton Tail. Beatrix Potter (the author) was an amazing woman who had a fairly difficult life. Ever since reading the book as a little girl I’ve liked it, but it wasn’t until Amazon (here) and has 4.75 stars out of 710 reviews! Its a

Burlap Easter Bunny Banner

Recently, I made this burlap Easter bunny banner. And I just love it. Although I wanted to hold off, I couldn’t wait until closer to Easter to share it with you. It was very easy to make (little to no craft experience needed) and took me about 30 minutes. And it was super inexpensive! First

11 Ways to Throw a Baby Shower for Less than $50.00

On Baby Center.com I’ve recently read a lot of threads and forums of people asking and commenting on a baby shower’s cost. Most people were saying that baby showers cost at least $300.00 and up. Some went so far as to say it costs over $1,000.00. That’s just too expensive if you ask me…So I’d

How to Coupon at Kroger

As an experienced couponer I usually prepare for about 30-60 minutes before going to the store. Yesterday I just couldn’t do that. We had just gotten back from a 4 day trip and we were out of milk, eggs, bread, veggies, fruit etc. So I went shopping with my coupon book and my smart phone

Pot o’ Gold Treasure Hunt for Kids

   I come from a long line of Irish ancestors. There is common Irish saying that goes like this: ‘A Pound of Pluck is Worth a Ton of Luck’. Pluck means courage, bravery, and determination. I was thinking of a fun activity to do for kids based on this saying and came up with this

My Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Bill Gates

A few years ago, I worked at a very exclusive resort as a fine-dinning waitress. I met many celebrities; Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Susan Somers, Russell Brand, world leaders, famous entrepreneurs, etc. Each hotel room cost on average $2,500 a night and with gratuity, dinning, room service etc. it ended up being about $4,000 a night per couple. Some

Top 15 Pandora Stations That Will Uplift and Calm Any Mood or Day

My son has gotten 6 molars in the past 2 weeks. Which means we have been dealing with lots of crying, whining, and poor sleeping.  That, along with everything else has been enough to tip my mood from its normally pretty happy and calm state to a bit of a grumpy and anxious state. Yes,

Why You May Be Getting Scammed Through Your Mailbox and How to Avoid It

I usually am always filtering out scammers in my mailbox, but recently that “filtering” caused me to accidentally throw away $1,604.73! I brought in the mail a few days ago. First, I opened what looked like a check from the outside of the envelope. It was not marked and I was thinking to myself, this could

3 Secrets to Save $102,533.35 on Your Mortgage…That Banks Don’t Want You to Know About

Two and a half years ago, I was looking at the amortization/debt schedule of my dream home that I was about to buy. It was mind boggling how much money my family would pay in interest over the course of a 30 year loan! Even at the pretty low interest rate we had secured we would end up paying $134,739.01 in interest. That is

My Dr. Messed Up! …Again. 3 Indicators That You Need a New Doctor or a Second Opinion

In the summer of 2013 a health problem I was having continued to get worse and worse. I went to the doctor and the first thing he tried was a hormone to put my health back in order. Well, it didn’t work like it should have. So I went in to see him again. The

21 Inexpensive Date Ideas

 There is no need to spend a lot in order to enjoy each others company. Here are 21 inexpensive Date Ideas for you and your loved one. A night in cooking his/her favorite meal. Go to a special meaningful place and just talk. Go ice skating together and grab some hot cocoa afterward. Look on

5 MUST-READ Books that Will Spice Up and Strengthen Your Marriage

Note- I am divorced now but because I feel that the books in this article helped me so much during my marriage, I left this article up. Love can be LEARNED and UNLEARNED. We are often forgetting things we know at one time or another. For example, do you remember everything you learned in Calculus? How about

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