1. Serve others. Christ’s every action and decision was based on the welfare of others. He thought not of Himself but of His Father in Heaven, His brothers and sisters, and the eternal nature of His calling. He sacrificed not only His very body and life, but each and every moment He lived, and
The other day I was stressed out. I had a birthday party to plan, Christmas to decorate for, a big family dinner to help make, a service project I had volunteered for, shopping to get done, cleaning, and a host of other day to day activities going on. And someone said, “You can’t do it all…And
I made this wreath (which I think is pretty cute) for $3.50 in about 30 minutes. You can make a $3.50 wreath too, with these 3 simple steps: #1- Buy an old wreath from a thrift store (I got mine for $1.50) and take off the old decorations/things on it. If you have an old
This Christmas we donated a tree to the Festival of Trees. It is a non-profit charity that donates all the money raised to the Primary Children’s Hospital. The trees are sold and need to look as professionally-decorated as possible. Many decorate using a theme and others just decorate based on color schemes. This year we did
Ornament Guide: For the first 8 feet of a Christmas tree, each foot needs at least 12 medium/standard sized ornaments per foot totaling: 2 foot= 24 ornaments 3 foot= 36 ornaments. 4 foot= 48 ornaments. 5 foot= 60 ornaments. 6 foot= 72 ornaments. 7 foot= 84 ornaments. 8 foot= 96 ornaments. As the tree grows
Black Friday can result in huge savings for many needed items and gifts. To shop the week of Black Friday and Cyber Monday and to maximize your money and time follow these 9 steps. Before you get started make a list of what you want and need to buy. Download the Ibotta app and then go to BlackFriday.com.
Sitting around, chatting and laughing are things my immediate and extended families enjoy regularly. We also play sports together, support each other’s main events, and work on projects we need help on together. We all get along great (usually) and we make a point to get together often. We support and love each other and understand
In Part 1 (Click here to read) I mentioned that I was able to save $10,516.37 on my baby’s first year. Let me clarify. That number was from my list of things that I bought for our first baby. I took what I paid and subtracted it from what I would have paid by just ordering
Typically, stuffed green peppers are often bland, lack in texture, and are inconsistent in taste (the top being flavorful and the middle and bottom lacking in flavor). For years, I have been trying to take this traditional dish to a more ‘gourmet’ level. By adding texture (wild rice and lentils), flavor (seasonings), and depth (multiple
Early one morning about 4 months before my son’s due date, I stood up out of bed. A horrendous stabbing pain shot through my lower pelvic area and thighs. It hit me so hard I immediately fell to the floor. I didn’t even have time to reach out to the wall or bed to catch
Target has multiple ways to save and the best part is that you can combine most of them together and score big! Here are nine ways on how to coupon at Target and save BIG #1- Manufacturers coupons (they take manufacturer coupons both printed and newspaper). There is a limit of 4 identical coupons per
This time of year (November), I see all sorts of posts on Facebook about what people are thankful for. Some people cynically joke that they’ll be thankful when all the thankful posts are done. Even though I don’t post 30 things throughout the month, it’s nice to see what people are thankful for and
First-time parents-to-be… Here is a list of pretty much everything you’ll need for your upcoming baby. Keep in mind all of these things are not necessary. When you see the word ‘SUB.’ I am meaning… You could SUBSTITUTE IT WITH _______. When you see ‘MUST HAVE’ it is an item I feel very passionate about.
People always say, “Babies are expensive!” When I got pregnant, I couldn’t wait to meet our little guy. I was ecstatic about everything ‘baby’… all except the costs associated with having a little one. After some research, I found multiple studies that show that the first baby can run you anywhere from $12,000-$26,000 for the first