For the last year or so, Stop and Shop has had this great deal on a half dozen roses for $5. Every week, I’d pick them up and enjoy the opportunity to have a little greenery in my house that I wouldn’t normally splurge on. So when I visited my stomping ground this past weekend,… Continue reading Are Roses Worth the Splurge?
According to Forbes, new research shows President’s Day has better saving opportunities than Black Friday!!! One of the reasons is probably that retailers are trying to get rid of inventory, willing to part with it at an even lower price. Much of the “President’s Day Sales” exist well before then, as right now, there are winter… Continue reading How to Make the Most of President’s Day Sales
Chocolates, roses and teddy bears are in every store, on every shelf. Why not do something a little more thoughtful? Valentine’s Day is a commercial holiday, but it doesn’t mean you have to waste your money tchotchke that nobody needs. In America, the holiday has come to be known as the day that you show someone… Continue reading Easy To Do Valentine’s Gifts
Designers say that you should update your home every seven years. There are lots of ways to shop for accent pieces on a budget (think clearance at Pier 1, Homegoods, and Overstock). But some of us are budgeted for money AND time. And since it’s not always realistic to completely redecorate your home every seven… Continue reading Simple Home Updates on a Budget
The most romantic time of year is coming up and what better time to shop for an engagement ring online? Here’s the most comprehensive “how to” list from Blue Nile, online jewelry retailer. Blue Nile diamonds are the talk of the web right now, which brings us to the first question: Can you shop for an… Continue reading How to Shop for an Engagement Ring Online
When you are living on a budget, it’s important to still be able to enjoy a luxury now and then. The trick is figuring out how to do it cheaply. For example, getting a manicure on days when they offer a discount (Mon-Wed for many salons), or getting your next massage through Groupon. Wine is… Continue reading How To Buy Wine on the Cheap
Warm Boots We love our UGGs…who doesn’t? But sometimes, we don’t love the price. On the one hand, they are a worthy investment in that they last, and more importantly, don’t go out of style. We even love them with shorts during the cooler spring months. But wait, it’s January, which means they must be… Continue reading Winter Boots We Love…and Can Afford
If you are lucky enough to be home with your little ones on a Snow Day, then use it as an opportunity to bond! Here are just a few ideas to pass the time (and still leave time to get that load of laundry done!). Bake Always keep a box of cookie mix in the… Continue reading Snow Day? No Problem.
Check the promotions folder of your inbox! You spend all that time buying for others, and now…? Now is the time to shop…and after all, most of us are looking at another few months of chilly weather. Now is a great time to grab coats, booties, or even lighter weight transitional pieces, like flowing tops… Continue reading Taking Advantage of Winter Sales!
At some point, this has topped all of our lists as a New Year’s Resolution. Come January 1st, we have money on the brain. After all, we’d just spend a lot of it on Christmas gifts, dusting off the credit cards, or just adding to a mountain of debt. Tax season is about to be… Continue reading How to “Keep” Your Resolution to Save Money
For many of us, winter is just getting started. Then again, many of us having been braving snow for the past six weeks. Either way, by February, you’ll be dying for a tropical vacation. Check out some great deals below to get you through the tail end of winter. Shopping for Your Destination Need a… Continue reading Booking You 2017 Vacation!
You don’t have to create a strict routine for yourself. And you definitely do not have to set unrealistic goals for yourself, only to give up when you veer off course. But, if you can knock out one of these things this year, you’ve made it a good year. 1. Be Kinder This does not… Continue reading New Year Resolutions Worth Keeping
If you held out over the holidays and did not buy yourself the store, you did the right thing. Stores are going crazy right now because come January, NY Fashion Week will be in full effect and the stores are looking ahead toward Spring. Now is the perfect time to give your winter wardrobe a… Continue reading Finding a Winter Coat on Sale
Your child might have anywhere from one to two weeks off this winter. What to do with all this time? The holidays can be quite stressful and many of us will be glad when it’s over. But, don’t let the stress take away from the time you get to spend with your family. If you’re… Continue reading What to Do During Winter Break
The holidays are just too stressful. If you do the big Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day dinner, it can feel impossible to actually enjoy yourself. Even if you split the holidays with family, or rotate, dinner is inherently a lot of work. But, do you know what is so much easier? Brunch. And if… Continue reading How to Have an Easy Christmas Brunch
It’s winter and baby, it’s cold outside. One of our favorite things to do is go to the movies. There are so many great family movies out this year that we think it’s time to take a moment and take inventory. The movies listed here are surefire hits, anticipated to be critically acclaimed and commercial… Continue reading Check out Movie Deals This Christmas
Green Monday is the sister of Cyber Monday. It’s called Green Monday because it’s the day you save the most green. Some say that the sales are even BETTER than Cyber Monday simply because we are two weeks closer to Christmas and the race to finish your shopping is on. Every store wants your business… Continue reading Green Monday is Here!
Teachers love their jobs. I know, because I am one. What we love most about our jobs is the ability to impact students in the long term. We want our students to, at the end of the year, despite the ups and downs, and highs and lows to say, “At least, I learned something.” The… Continue reading Christmas Gifts for Teachers 2016
We’re in the throes of shopping season and if you’re like me, the anxiety is setting in. THERE IS NO MORE MONEY TO GO AROUND! Here’s how to manage your temporary financial crisis. What to do now: If you find that you cannot avoid using a credit card this month (and who can), try making extra,… Continue reading Managing Your Holiday Finances
Plan your design. Do. Not. Wing. It. Really, trust us. Everyone will see your house lit up and every day that you pull in your driveway, you’ll curse the lopsided-ness of your overall design. To avoid that, begin by picking a focal point. Start with the home itself by focusing on columns or an entry… Continue reading Keeping Your Sanity While Hanging Xmas Lights