Outdoor Fun + Snack Time Solutions

Outdoor Fun + Snack Time Solutions

Summer is right around the corner, which means my boys will be out of school. I love it when all three of them are home with me. This means, long days spent outside playing, having picnics, going to baseball games, pool parties and just some good, old fun. There are days where I feel like we never even come into the house at all. Between the running, climbing, fort building…

Save Money Shopping While Doing Something Kind For the Environment

Save Money Shopping While Doing Something Kind For The Environment

Is sustainability something you have as a concern?  It is for us every day.   Right alongside saving money in our budget, we value being able to choose purchases that offer a better environmental impact.  Our sponsor, BLINQ has just the solution that fits both of those needs in our lives.  Seeing a company pull together to not only give you up to 70% off retail prices, but provide you with…

AMC Theatres: Kids First Movie Experience + Coke & Popcorn Deal

AMC Theatres: Kids First Movie Experience + Coke & Popcorn Deal

Last month, my husband and I took our two older boys to see there very first movie at a theatre. Since they are only four and five we normally stay at home and have movie nights rather than going out, so this trip was a big deal. Instead of telling them where we were going we thought it would be better to surprise the boys by just showing up at…

Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert for Kids

Easy Valentine’s Day Dessert For Kids

Last week, I shared my ooey gooey brownie game day recipe using Pillsbury™ Brownie Mixes and Frostings with you. Well, I am back with a fun and delicious treat for you to try for Valentine’s Day. In my previous post I shared how I like to stock-up to save money. Nothing is worse then opening your pantry and not having the ingredients you need. Luckily, I stocked up on Pillsbury™…

How to Get Control of Your Finances (and Get Some Sleep Again)

How To Get Control Of Your Finances (and Get Some Sleep Again)

Do you ever find yourself lying awake at night, wondering where you’re going to find the money to meet the needs of your family? Not wants, like going out for dinner or to the movies, but actual needs? If you find yourself losing sleep about affording a trip to the doctor let alone paying for the medicine, groceries and childcare, you are not alone. Millions of us lay wide-awake wishing…

Simple Football Brownies – The Perfect Game Day Dessert

Simple Football Brownies – The Perfect Game Day Dessert

Ooey gooey baked box brownies with sweet chocolate frosting was the perfect dessert for my family on game day.  Even though our hometown team lost, we still had fun planning for the game and  celebrating together. I come from a big family, so when we get together every Sunday there are sixteen people total. I am always in charge of the desserts because they all know I am a horrible…

How to Splurge & Save Money at the Same Time

How To Splurge & Save Money At The Same Time

Most of you know how quickly holiday expenses start to add up. From the gifts to the parties you can really blow your budget. Since I am always looking to get a great deal I wanted to share with you how you can splurge and save money at the same time. As a busy mom I rarely have time to sit down and enjoy a pedicure. Not to mention it…

Perfect Holiday Gift for Everyone on Your Gift List

Perfect Holiday Gift For Everyone On Your Gift List

I love planning ahead and being prepared for the holidays. It helps me to save money by figuring out everyone on our gift list ahead of time. I like to sit down and write down all of the people who will be purchasing a gift for during the holidays. Then, I will write a budget amount next to their names along with a few gift suggestions. For example, we will…

My Holiday Baking Tradition

My Holiday Baking Tradition

Do you have any holiday baking traditions? A few years ago we moved into a new neighborhood and I was invited to a cookie exchange party for the holidays. This was not something I had ever participated in, but it was a lot of fun. Many of you probably do a cookie exchange every year, but if you do not it is a get together with family or friends and…

Beat the Afternoon Slump

Beat The Afternoon Slump

As a busy work at home mom I often find myself burned out by mid-afternoon. My days start very early and do not end until close to midnight. I keep a tight schedule and prioritize my tasks to help me be more productive, but no matter what I do I am always left wishing there were more hours in the day. Between school, preschool, blogging, sports and everything else throughout…

Spooky Mummy Chicken Strips

Spooky Mummy Chicken Strips

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods. The opinions and text are all mine. Now that my kids are getting a little bit older my husband and I decided that they are ready to see their first movie in a theater. A lot of our friends and family members have taken their children to a theater when they were three years old, but our…