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Top Retailers Offering Price Match Guarantees

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  Many major retailers offer a price match guarantee in their store’s policy. Price matching saves you money and is particularly handy when: you would like to make a one stop shop, when you have a gift card for a store that will match a competitors lower price, if you have a discount code or coupon

The Best Vanilla Bean Frosting

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I helped throw this Little Peanut Elephant Baby shower found here and my friend made the most delicious cupcakes (I photographed them below). The frosting is literally the BEST vanilla bean frosting I’ve ever had. I holds its shape nicely for frosting cakes and cupcakes, yet is super soft and smooth when eating. It even

$250 ETSY Gift Card Giveaway

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I love Etsy and have found some amazing and unique treasures on the webstore. Like these BabyBoomsie Mocs that my daughter is wearing. They are very high quality, comfortable, and have held up really well! And this artwork for my daughter’s nursery found Here and here. So because I love Etsy and my readers so much, I’m giving away

How to Create a Memorable & Cherished Christmas for Children

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Creating a memorable and cherished Christmas for your children doesn’t have to be overly expensive or complex. To prove this point, just take a minute and think back on when you were a child. What do you remember and cherish most about Christmas? As I did this, three main things game to mind: 1- Helping and

“Fourth Trimester” Secrets: Your Body After Childbirth

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  After childbirth, the physical changes, feelings of discomfort, and emotions experienced during pregnancy and labor don’t just mysteriously reset in an instant. There are major shifts that occur as the body fights to heal and recover. At the same time, if you breastfeed, your body is also working hard to make and regulate the

9 Steps to Take Before Conceiving

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There are many things to do and consider before trying to conceive. When we were thinking about trying to concieve our first (who is now almost three) I asked my sister, friends, etc. what they recommended. Doing what they suggested made for a better pregnancy and experience. I now have two children and have learned a few other

10 Amazing Birth Stories

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I love to read birth stories. Many are very beautiful, emotional, and inspiring. I have learned a lot from different unique experiences I’ve read or heard about. Reading through birth stories (especially if you are pregnant with your first) can help you prepare for the birth of your baby. Hearing about a variety of labor experiences helps

13 Clever Cleaning Tips That Increase Efficiency

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My mom has always told me that I’m a great cleaner, which is weird because I do not enjoy it. I love blasting music and getting a slight work out in and I like the end result, but I dread cleaning. I feel like it is the most monotonous task of my life—not to be overly dramatic

Cricut Explore Air Giveaway

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Honestly I love the things that Cricut can do. I just got one and I’m in love. I have a few projects I’m making and they are easier, so much faster, and much less expensive because of the Cricut. There are just so many things to create with a Cricut Explore electronic cutting machine.  You

How to Save Money on Gift Giving

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Holidays and gift giving can be very expensive but they don’t have to break the bank. Here are some of the things I do in order to save over 50% on gifts each and every year. 1- Draw names. This is the single most beneficial way of slashing a ginormous-gift-giving-bill. Just draw names in the

11 Tips to Saving Hundreds on Black Friday

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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 11 steps. Before you get started make a list of what you want and need to buy. Download the BlackFriday app or go to BlackFriday.com. Look

5 Tips for a Successful Game Day Spread

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I remember the excitement and awe that I experienced as a young girl going to my first-ever college football game. My grandparents always bought season tickets, and we took turns going with them. We’d meet out in the parking lot and tailgate in and around their truck and fifth wheel. Then we would go inside the

Game Day Cheeseball

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To celebrate the football season I made this ‘Game Day Cheeseball.’ It is very simple really. You need just a few ingredients and about 7 minutes to make it. Then pair it with crackers, veggies, or chips. Directions: Warm up the cream cheese in microwave (about a minute and a half, stir well every 30

Fall Themed Mason Jars

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These simple ‘Fall Themed Mason Jars’ are a great way to add a little festivity in your home. They are great for Halloween and Thanksgiving and are inexpensive to make! Further, mason jars are very versatile. You can put whatever you like in them. Some ideas are: popcorn kernels, fall leaves, beans, candles, candy corn or other

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