Christmas is a time to be jolly, merry… and creative! Instead of decorating your tree the same old way, why not go for something new? Wow your guests with a tree that’s sure to be a conversation starter. So put on your ugly Christmas sweater, roll up your sleeves, take a swig of hot cocoa and get to work decorating your tree in a new
I just learned about a new site called Cinch Financial that helps people save money on their biggest monthly bills. Think cell phone bill, credit card debt, mortgage. This company focuses on the hard stuff because they believe that while you know how to cut down on everyday expenses (like giving up your daily coffee habit!) the big stuff can get confusing. What I love most
Halloween is a time when sugary sweets are everywhere and almost unavoidable. Why not counteract all that white, bleached sugar with some healthy Halloween alternatives that are just as fun? With more and more schools encouraging healthy substitutions for parties, now’s the time to Trick your kids into some healthy Treats. Here are 8 Healthy Halloween Treats.
Have you ever met someone through online dating? If not, you may scoff and think, Why not just choose traditional dating in person? But for many people, online dating is a better solution. It can be cheaper, more efficient, and perhaps more successful than relying on people you meet in person. You haven’t tried online dating – What are you waiting for?
My senior year of college was the first time I ever lived on my own. It was also the first time I had to manage a food budget, living expenses, and my finances in general. To say I was overwhelmed would be an understatement. Luckily for me, there were tons of easy ways to save money as a college student. These back to college money
Any relationship takes work from both sides to keep it going. Long distance relationships have that extra barrier of periods of time without being able to see each other face to face. Of course, you could visit each other frequently, but that is cost prohibitive. Less expensive ideas to keep the romance going even when you are apart
With the kids out of school for the sumer, there’s more opportunity to go out to dinner as a family, something we all enjoy. But what if you’re on a budget? No problem! There are plenty of ways to score free – or nearly free – meals for kids. In fact, there are websites dedicated to finding free or reduced price meal deals for kids.
This weekend is my nephew’s sixth birthday party! That means we will have 15 kids under the age of six to keep cool and occupied on what’s looking to be one HOT summer day. These free and cheap activities are the perfect way to keep cool without breaking the bank. 15 Free & Cheap Ways to Stay Cool this Summer!
This is a guest post by the talented Roxana Oliver, a pet-loving traveler, an environmentalist and blogger from Sydney. She is a proud mom of three: my two silly dogs Brando and Astoria, and my purrfect cat Archibald. Making a birthday party for your pet presents great opportunity to add some joy to pet’s life and say thank you for all lovely moments. I’m proud owner
I LOVE fresh herbs. Adding some fresh basil, cilantro, or parsley can make a dish so much more delicious. While I adore cooking with fresh herbs, I hate having to go the store and constantly buy them. Especially since they tend to wilt so quickly! That’s why this year I decided to make my own herb garden at home. Interested in starting your own herb
When I think of summer I can’t help but think of all the sweet frozen treats that are finally back in my life. Every Spring I begin waiting anxiously for the reopening of my favorite local treats from Del’s frozen lemonade to Brickley’s Ice Cream! I love frozen treats BUT feeding my sugar habit can get pretty expensive. That’s why I’ve been on the lookout
Who doesn’t love a nice refreshing swim!? Having a backyard pool can make you feel like you’re on vacation all summer long. That’s why my Dad likes to get the pool open as soon as possible every year. He opened the pool in May this year which surprised our neighbors because of the high cost of heating the pool. We have a gas heater so