It’s fall and we love it. There is nothing quite like the scent of fall. If you’re into the season, but you don’t have a huge decorating budget…or the time for it, here are some quick and dirty decorating tips that will cost you next to nothing and will work until Thanksgiving. These are great… Continue reading Fall Decorating: Cheap and Quick Tips
1. Well, of course there is carving. An inexpensive carving kit from the grocery store will do the job. You can print out any kind of stencils you want. But did you ever think of printing Pee-Wee Herman’s face on your pumpkin? This girl did and it’s hilarious! If you’re photo shop savvy, you can create pretty… Continue reading Not Your Grandma’s Pumpkin! Creative Decorating Tips
OMG, so many apples. If you’ve gone apple picking with your family and can’t think of eating one more piece of fruit, we know what to do. If you’ve gotten carried away this season…OR you’re looking for a cheap way to do Fall decor, here are a few ways to have an awesomely apple filled… Continue reading Fun Ways to Use Apples This Autumn
It’s that time of year again! Whether you’ve picked apples, or could not escape the mounds of apple varieties at the grocery store, you may have already had it with apples. But wait, there’s more to do besides apple pie. So, if you’ve been apple picking and you’re left with a ton of apples, or… Continue reading What to Do With All Those Apples!
It’s not winter yet, but many of us, especially those of us who live in New England, associate the end of summer with the end of all outdoor activities. But for much of the country, this year is still unseasonably warm. Get out there and enjoy it so the long winter doesn’t feel so darn… Continue reading 6 Ways to Have Fun on a Budget this Fall
Two things are happening right now–it’s the end of a the month AND the end of the year–the last quarter. Shop right this minute to get the best deal on the 2017 models and a great deal on 2018! When to Shop Of course, the easiest time to shop is on weekends for most… Continue reading How to Save on a Car Right Now!
When you’re ready, and we’re not rushing you, decorating for Fall can be a way to exercise creativity while keeping your budget balanced and embracing the outdoors. It’s not too cold yet! When using fall decor, it can be really easy to cross the line from chic to cheap, or from kitschy to chachki. Our… Continue reading Leaping into Fall! Updating Your Decor
It’s 2017 and wearing white after labor day is easy. All you have to do is…wear it. These rules may be old school, but I know the feeling when you put on something white post Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Something just feels…off about it. But the thing is, it’s warm out. And… Continue reading How to Break the “No White” Rule
The first few weeks of school can be a whirlwind for many families, whose summer was filled with swimming, video games, late bedtimes, vacations, snacking all day, and many other habits that will be hard to shake. Your kids might be exhausted, especially if he or she is involved with sports. Here are a few… Continue reading How to Get Back into Your Fall Routine
1. Teach your child to self-advocate. This will look different at different stages of your child’s education. By the time she or he gets to high school, the child is expected to ask for help when he needs it, go over his grades when he has a question, and check on his own progress. Communicating… Continue reading What Teachers Want Parents to Know
This year’s theme is “back to basics.” We’re going to recommend tried and true back to school looks that work for any age. Mixing the latest trends with basic staples is the best way to get the most mileage out of your wardrobe…they won’t be out of style by January. In a nutshell, we’re going… Continue reading Buying Back to School Basics
Sure, the kiddos are going back to school and you’re currently shopping for fall boots, but wait! It’s not over. Why should we rush out to buy scarecrows, mums, and pumpkins spiced anything?! This week after school, or next weekend try these activities to keep your kids outside, in the sunshine. If you squeeze out… Continue reading End of Summer Activities! 7 Ways to Enjoy the End
The first few weeks of school can be a whirlwind for many families, whose summer was filled with swimming, video games, late bedtimes, vacations, snacking all day, and many other habits that will be hard to shake. Your kids might be exhausted, especially if he or she is involved with sports. Here are a few… Continue reading Help Your Family Get Back into the Swing of School
If your child is a bit absent minded, or even has ADD or ADHD, organizing school work and keeping on task can be a major hurdle to success in school. Usually, punishment won’t help–it will just create more anxiety around school. If you have a child who tends to be forgetful about school work, or… Continue reading 5 Tips to Stay School Organized
Browsing the back to school supplies with my own child, I overheard a mom say, “This stuff is so cheap; I don’t know what teacher’s complain about.” $100 for a school supplies is a lot of money and it will cost at least that to get the classroom ready. Between extra crayons/markers/erasers/pencils/sharpeners and classroom decor, many… Continue reading How You Can Help Your Child’s Teacher
Most of us will have the same standard school supplies list this year, but let’s shake it up a bit! We all know that we need binders, notebooks and pencils, but what about the fun stuff? We scoured the internet to find you the latest in back to school chic…and practical! Here’s a list of the… Continue reading Making Back to School Shopping FUN!
Feel like you need one last getaway? One last farewell to summer? Well, you do have options. Labor Day is not quite as popular a travel weekend as you might think. Many families are trying to settle back into school and it can be disruptive to do a holiday in the midst of that. So…you can find… Continue reading End of Summer Getaways!
These last few years, the industry saw laptop prices reach record lows, presumably because lots of people are getting by on tablets alone. But at this point, with laptops so affordable, why not grab one at an amazing price? They’re solid machines and easier to use for more extensive work and research. To find the… Continue reading Best Computers for Back to School
It’s summer! Put your kids to work by getting them to chores around the house and give them an allowance to begin a conversation about money. Experts say that children should be “earning” money, not just getting an allowance. The three piggy bank method This is an amazing way to teach your child to save–it… Continue reading Summer Savings for Your Kids!
The end of the summer is soon approaching, and the deals are amazing. First thing’s first: grab those shoes you’ve been eyeing all summer now. Chances are, they’re on sale and you can still enjoy a cute pair of wedges through September. In fact, scientists are guessing that this will be one of the warmest… Continue reading What to Buy and What to Avoid in August