Winter Break: 20 Days of FREE Family Fun!

School’s out for a few weeks and your kids are ready for some fun! Today, let’s talk about how to keep them busy and enjoy some family togetherness without breaking the bank. Day #1:  Bake Cookies.   Nothing is better for bonding than cooking together. Decorate your baked creations with colored frosting after they cool. … Read more

6 Inexpensive Gifts That Co-workers Will Love

Giving co-workers a small gift at Christmas can be both meaningful and inexpensive. We all want to tell those with whom we work that we appreciate them. If your office has a Secret Santa gift exchange, then you’ll find some great, affordable ideas in this post! So, let’s look at some ideas that are both … Read more

8 Great Teacher Appreciation Gifts for $3 or Less

It’s so important that we express appreciation to those who impart knowledge and wisdom to our children. Not only do I buy teacher gifts each year for Christmas, but I also teach in the high school department at our local homeschool coop. So, I’ve compiled a list of favoriteYuletide gifts that I have both given and received over the years.


I love looking at elegant photos in magazines of the way that other people decorate their homes for the holidays. Although, I have to admit to myself that my abode has fallen short of Better Homes and Gardens status, I also believe that when it comes to decorating, there are a LOT of hacks for … Read more

8 Black Friday Shopping Strategies

The rush to buy gifts during the holiday season can leave you tired and cranky. But, there are some specific strategies that you can use to get ahead of the crowd and insure that you have a solid game plan before you ever leave home (or surf the web). Black Friday has actually morphed into … Read more