Best Ways to Stay Organized to Reduce Stress

One of the best ways to increase your stress level is to be unorganized.  Since I am trying to REDUCE the stress in my life, I decided to start looking at the best ways to stay organized this year.  With the holidays fast approaching, I need to get my life in order before holiday chaos strikes! Getting organized isn't always easy. Like most moms, I get pulled in a thousand different directions every single day.  Not only to I have to keep myself organized but I am also in charge of the kids and husband.  Sure, they are pretty good at … [Read more...]

PlateJoy Meal Planning Makes Eating Healthy Easier

This post about PlateJoy meal planning has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. Healthy eating isn't always easy or affordable.  Planning healthy meals usually requires cooking from scratch with fresh, wholesome ingredients.  And that takes more time and money than using most prepackaged products on the grocery store shelf.  However, there are ways to make eating healthier easy and a bit more frugal.  If you want to eat healthy on a smaller budget, I thought I would share my experience with the PlateJoy meal planning system! What … [Read more...]

10 Things To Do With Acorns for Loads of Fall Fun!

I went for a walk yesterday and all along the ground I am starting to see  more and more acorns.  It got me wondering about creative things to do with acorns since they are so plentiful right now. My son always used to gather them up to use in his slingshot (target practice only of course!) but I figured there had to be a ton more ways to use acorns except for target practice.  I started to do a bit of research and am honestly amazed at how many uses for acorns that I found. Creative Things to do With Acorns Wondering what to do with … [Read more...]

How To Add Texture To Your Home for a Peaceful and Relaxing Space

When decorating your home, there are many aspects to consider. Color and style are two ways of incorporating various design elements, but there is even more. It is important to include the use of texture as well. This is often one of the most overlooked (yet brilliant!) ways of highlighting your living space. Wondering how to add texture to your home? Here are a few materials you can use in order to pull your room’s decor together, making it both unique and fun! How To Add Texture To Your Home I am a huge fan of natural decor elements in … [Read more...]

Guest Bedroom Ideas To Make Company Feel at Home

This post about guest bedroom ideas has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. If you are having company this holiday season, you may be searching for a few guest bedroom ideas to make sure they are comfy during their stay. Guests like their own private space occasionally and not tripping over suitcases in the living room is a big plus. I highly encourage you to put together a guest bedroom for your guests to stay in. It doesn't have to be 5-star hotel worthy but there are a few things that will make your guests more … [Read more...]

Holiday Budget Tips and Quick Side Hustles for Fewer Post Holiday Bills

This post about holiday budget tips has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. You're thinking 'It's still summer, who wants to think about Christmas bills'... right?  Well, I am already seeing ads for high tech holiday gifts and those aren't cheap! Want to skip the holiday gift giving DEBT this year? You need to start pinching your pennies and searching for a few holiday budget tips. There are plenty of ways that you can save money and MAKE money in the next 3 months before you start your Black Friday shopping adventures.  Keep reading … [Read more...]

6 New Hobby Ideas for a More Unique YOU

This post about new hobby ideas has been sponsored, however, all opinions are my own. If you are looking for new hobby ideas this year,  you are well on your way to creating a more unique YOU.    All work and no play makes mom a dull girl, right?  Finding a new hobby is a great way to relax and unwind after a busy day.  Depending on the which new hobby you decide to try, you may make new friends, create something you can sell to earn money, or even get more physically fit. Need a bit of inspiration when it comes to developing a new … [Read more...]

Tips for Avoiding Uber Scams for Safer and Hassle Free Travel

Driving can be a huge hassle when traveling. Traffic is a nightmare, parking is impossible to find and maybe you want to indulge in a cocktail or two and don't want to risk driving under the influence.  The solution to these problems may be to give Uber a try.  Have you ever tried using Uber? I have heard many stories about Uber scams and worry sometimes that it might not be a safe choice.  If you are worried about avoiding Uber scams, here are a few smart tips to help keep you safe and protected on your next Uber ride home. Tips for … [Read more...]

Waste Free School Lunch Tips to Save Money and Reduce Trash

I know....you are in the middle of summer vacation and don't want to think about school lunches, right?  Well, my kids go back to school in 3 weeks so I am thinking about what they will bring to eat this year.  Sending a waste free school lunch is important to me but it definitely takes a bit of planning. One of my favorite tips to save money is to ditch the disposables.  No sense throwing your hard earned cash in the garbage can, right? If you want to cut down on lunch costs this year, here are a few school lunch tips that might help. Check … [Read more...]

Estate Sale Tips for Sellers

This post about estate sale tips for sellers has been sponsored. All opinions expressed here are my own. Last month, my son and about 20 other neighborhood kids all graduated from high school. One of the families in the neighborhood decided that since all their kids were now out of the house, that they were going to move. And they were downsizing considerably! Since they had so much stuff that they didn't want to keep, they chose to have an estate sale. Having an estate sale sounds like a great way to downsize and I may just try the same … [Read more...]