How do you plan to spend your summer? Many parents today have to worry about their kids spending way too much time in front of screens. The average household has more than five devices (televisions, phones, tablets, computers…), and kids as young as toddlers know how to work tablets and smartphones. To prevent the dreaded… Continue reading Summer Bucket List Ideas for the Whole Family
School’s out for summer, and you’ve promised yourself and your kids that you’re going to make the most of the summer break this year. There are endless things that your family can do this summer, but you might be stuck trying to figure out how to make their summer dreams come true. While it’s true that… Continue reading Inexpensive Summer Fun
Father’s Day is just around the corner. Each year, it seems like it’s harder and harder to find the perfect gift to show how much you appreciate dear old dad. Even with so many gift options out there, if dad doesn’t have a hobby or any particular interests, it can make him hard to shop… Continue reading Father’s Day Gifts for the Sports Fan
They’re a bit of a status symbol, aren’t they? Women, as well as men, love designer sunglasses. And why not? We wear them almost daily, so why should we not pay for them? And since we pay for them, why should our friends not see the cool designer name etched on the side? Ray Bans are… Continue reading How NOT to Spend Too Much on Your Sunglasses
We know, we know…yawn. Ties for Father’s Day. Been there, done that. But wait. Have you seen these ties? Have you checked out the amazing new world of neckties for dads? Have you thought about getting dad a really cool tie? So cool, that he’s going to make dinner reservations next weekend at a fancy… Continue reading Ties for Cool Dads
With the start of summer comes the start of the hot weather. Before things get too out of control and too hot, prepare yourself to utilize these easy ways to beat the heat this summer. Your kids will love these tips, and when your kids are happy, YOU’LL be happy too! Image Source Hit the… Continue reading Easy Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer
So you want to add a little curb appeal to your home? It’s a great idea, and a wonderful way to add a little value to your property. Everyone thinks that adding curb appeal is a big undertaking and expense, but the reality is that it can be done on the cheap, and with very… Continue reading Budget-Friendly Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home
If you’re thinking about planning a family trip this summer, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on a cross-country trip or splurge on an expensive resort/hotel. You and your family can connect with mother nature and enjoy a family camping trip together. It’s the perfect way to decompress and destress after a… Continue reading How to Plan a Family Camping Trip
Inspiring Jewelry You don’t have to get something that shows the year they graduated, or that says, “Congrats!” Rather, get something that is a keepsake, that might feature inspiring words, or symbols important to the grad. Etsy has oh, so many options. Stamp your jewelry with words like, “Hope” or “Love” or, stronger phrases, like, “Each… Continue reading Unique and Quirky Grad Gifts!
Memorial Day is nearly upon us and you’ll be seeing a lot of patriotic threads at the store. It’s hard to pull off this look without looking too kitschy. Once you overdo it, you’ll look like a human parade banner. The rules are not so different for women and men, but ladies; you have a… Continue reading Red, White, and Blue is the New Black!
Moms hardly ever take time for themselves. It’s a known fact that moms do a lot of sacrificing, and are usually so busy that their daily routines are very precise. Most moms don’t have a lot of time to spend on themselves as they get ready for the new day. Moms do want to look and… Continue reading Beauty Gifts Mom Will Adore
Does your mom love to cook or bake? Has she taken up a new hobby in the kitchen lately, or enjoy getting creative when it comes to making family meals? Why not give mom some fabulous new kitchen tools to help her enjoy her time spent in the kitchen even more? A kitchen is often… Continue reading Gifts for Moms Who Love to Cook
Everything moves so quickly. Technology has made us impatient and On Demand television has made us spoiled. We binge watch television, we’re glued to our phones, and even our kids have their own tablets to use at a restaurant. It’s really easy to disconnect from people while connecting to your device. We have to really… Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Happy This Spring!
Gyms can be expensive. And when you’re on the go, or work long hours, it can be really tough to stay motivated and get there. Instead, try these great tips for working out to stay slim and healthy this spring for free! Join a Walking Group If your community doesn’t have one, make one! A… Continue reading No-Cost Outdoor Workout Ideas
It’s that time of year when the housing market experiences a burst of activity. If you’ve been keeping a close eye on Realtor.com, you’ll probably notice a plethora of new houses popping up now that the snow has melted. House hunting is extremely overwhelming. Some people know exactly what they’re looking for, and some people… Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for House Hunting
It’s wedding season! It’s the most expensive event you’ll ever have, but it doesn’t have to be. With a few simple tricks, have the wedding of your dreams without going into massive debt. Check out these no-brainer tips on saving on your big day! DIY Flowers and Centerpieces Flowers eat up a huge part of… Continue reading Tips on How to Save on Your Wedding
If you’re a pet owner and lover, you may find it hard to leave home without your special four-legged friend when going on vacation. As both a cat and dog owner, I understand. I’ve traveled quite extensively with my dog in the past and I’ve even traveled with my cat (who I admit, wasn’t as… Continue reading 8 Items that Make Traveling with Dogs Easier
If you’re looking for a quick one-night getaway, a long weekend away or a full-blown vacation overseas to Europe, you may be able to travel for less with Groupon Getaways. Visitors to this popular savings site will find discounted pricing on hotels, bed & breakfasts, water parks, attraction tickets, and even entire vacation packages. I’ve… Continue reading Travel for Less with Groupon Getaways
Did You Know… The IRS receives about $950 billion per year in taxes from US Citizens and about $325 billion dollars is paid out in refunds. If you are getting a refund, you are paying too much in taxes. You do NOT want a big refund. The government does not need an interest free loan… Continue reading If You Haven’t Filed Yet, Read This!
Before you set out on your spring break getaway, make sure that your vehicle is ready for spring break travel. This simple precaution may save you problems down the road and make your trip more comfortable for all your passengers. The last thing you want is to end up alongside the road without a spare.… Continue reading Is your Vehicle Ready for Spring Break Travel?