Simple Fall Simmer Pot

Fall Simmer Pot and DIY Gift Jar

One thing I love about fall, other than cooler weather, warm drinks, apple orchards, cider, and doughnuts, are the smells that I associate with it. The house fills with a lovely mix of warm cinnamon and vanilla, pumpkin spice, oranges, apples, and cloves. All these scents fill our home each fall as the weather cools […] Read more…

Wonderful Ideas for Ringing in the New Year with Kids

Ringing In The New Year with Family

Pre-Kids, New Year’s Eve is often met with celebrations with Friends, in bars, at parties in homes or just going out for a wonderful very late dinner. Staying out really, really late. Maybe enjoying a few glasses of wine or cocktails. Dancing, singing, counting down to the New Year, and having a wonderful carefree time. […] Read more…

Great gift ideas for under $20 so you can stay in budget this Christmas!

Budget Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

Are you ready for the holidays? There can be a pretty long list of things to get done before the big day gets here. In my home it includes getting the lights on the house up, putting the tree up, getting the house decorated inside, mailing Christmas cards, visiting Santa, making dishes for events, attending […] Read more…

Free Printable Christmas Savings Plans - 3 kinds to choose from

Christmas Savings Plan with Free Printable

One of the best decisions I ever made to survive Christmas debt free was to start budgeting for it at the beginning of the year. When I was a kid, my Mom had a Christmas Savings Club account at her Bank. In this day and age, that specific banking product does not really exist. Instead, […] Read more…

Check out these simple DIY holiday gifts that you can make last minute.

10 Great Last Minute Homemade Gift Ideas

As the time to get everything done for the Holidays winds down are you feeling excited or unprepared? Truthfully without a pretty solid action plan in place, I am the ULTIMATE procrastinator. I will WAIT until the last minute and then scramble to get everything done. With something like Christmas, that is not really the […] Read more…

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