Make some amazing memories this summer by exploring new places and spending quality learning and sharing time with your family. And guess what? You don't have to break the bank to do it. Here are great summer fun ideas for your family, that won't cost a fortune: Library There are many great, free programs at your local library. Sing-a-longs, arts and crafts, and more. And many of them have reading incentive programs that offer prizes for books read. This is such a wonderful place for fun ... Continue Reading
Have fun this summer with your family, with these great excursions that won’t break the bank.
European party ideas for your tween – transitioning from kid party to something a little more sophisticated.
Planning a birthday party for a toddler is pretty easy to do. Choose a theme, send out tine invites, buy some snacks, and let them play. But what do you do though when your tween wants to have a party, and understandably does not want a kid party? Start out by talking to your daughter or son and ask them what they would like the party to be like, what kind of things they'd like to do, and the types of food they want to serve. You can still include a theme - try one of these European options ... Continue Reading
Some ideas for recipes to make for your loved one this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine's Day is one of the busiest days of the year to eat out and rightfully so. However, this can make for a not-so-romantic dinner if you are packed in a crowded restaurant getting bumped by the waiter or feel like you are sharing a table with strangers. Why not try something different this year? Make a romantic meal for your loved one and fill it with LOVE. You do not have to be a Julia Child or Betty Crocker to make a delicious meal from the heart. It just takes a little planning and ... Continue Reading
Top green ideas for making your workplace a little more environmentally friendly.
Many of us have taken steps to go green at home and on the road, but what about at the office? There are several easy ways to green up your workplace and even save a little cash in the process. Here are some of my top green ideas for making your workplace a little more environmentally friendly. Go Digital You would think in our day and age that most offices have gone mostly digital, but you'd be surprised at the amount of paper waste that can still accumulate. Avoid paper waste as much as ... Continue Reading
A few ideas to get your husband something different this Valentine’s Day.
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and, though it may be easy for our husbands to please us with flowers and dinner, what are we supposed to get him? Even if he is easy to buy for on his birthday or the holidays, Valentine's gifts are supposed to have at least a little twinge of romance in them, right? Although some of you might want to buy a DVD or a new hammer, I try to stick to a little bit of romance. What do those include? Well, it might depend on the preference of your husband, in ... Continue Reading
When crafting your goals or resolutions for the upcoming year, consider these unique New Year’s resolution ideas for work at home moms.
As the close of the holiday season ushers in the New Year, many work-at-home-moms begin to reflect on their past accomplishments and mull over any regrets of unachieved goals. For many, these thoughts inspire them to make New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year that will make up for previous failed attempts and build on the achievements of the past year. Trying to craft and then stick to the perfect New Year’s resolution can be a daunting task. Many turn to the more common ... Continue Reading
Great holiday gift ideas for the green mom on your list.
Green gifts come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of “greenness”. There really is a green gift for every mom out there. So regardless of whether your mom (or spouse) is a chef or outdoorsy type, there is a green gift for her. Here are some of my favorite green gifts depending on her hobbies. The Chef Does your mom spend most of her time in the kitchen? Are your fondest memories with your mother those of you baking with her in the kitchen? If so, she may be a “chef” mom. Here are ... Continue Reading
Get creative with homemade Halloween Costumes like fairies, scarecrows, and gypsies.
Not only is it less expensive to create homemade Halloween costumes for your kids, it gets your creative juices flowing and the kids can help with the preparations. Here are ten fun ideas for homemade costumes this year…. ScarecrowThis is always a family favorite. For the makeup, paint small circles on the cheeks, a triangle on the nose, and one vertical, short line above and below each eye. For the costume, grab one of dad’s old plaid shirts, big brother’s jeans and boots, and an old ... Continue Reading