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D.I.Y. Flower Centerpiece

Being the frugal gal I am, it is rare for me to have a centerpiece full of fresh flowers and real cranberries. Yet, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity when I realized this arrangement would cost me $2.50. ($4.50 if I had to buy the vase and dish, which I didn’t) and it only took me

27 Neighbor Gifts in 27 Minutes

This Christmas I was able to assemble my neighbors’ Christmas gifts in 27 minutes. (I did not include the shopping time). Not only was I able to completely assemble these gifts in under half an hour, they only cost an average of $1.47 cents each! That is 27 gifts for $39.42!! * Note (esp to

3 Simple Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

  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

Why, “You Can’t Do It All” is Actually A Compliment

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

Easy D.I.Y. $3.50 Wreath

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

How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree Like a Pro.

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

Christmas Tree Ornament Guide

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

9 Easy Ways to Maximize Your Money and TIME This Week-Black Friday

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.

How Families are Strengthened by Forgiveness

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

23 Unique Ways to Save $10,516.37 on Your Baby’s First Year… Part 2

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

Wild Rice and Lentil Stuffed Green Peppers

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

A Common Medical MISDIAGNOSIS That Pregnant Women Need to Know.

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

How to Coupon at Target

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

Gratitude…How it Can Improve Your Life Today.

  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

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