Late last year we decided to make a change...to a simpler life and in this post? I'll tell you why and how we did it.

Why We Got Rid of the Complicated (and decided to live simply)

This post has been sponsored by Belief Products, however all opinions are my own and are honest. I would never bring you a product that I did not truly believe in. For more info, see my disclosure policy.   A while back, I wrote a post that talked about how all I really wanted was a … [Read More...]

Doing a little shopping on Craigslist? Follow these tips for making sure you score only the best deals on Craigslist so that you don't overpay or get scammed!

How to Score the Best Deals on Craigslist

I love Craigslist. Seriously. I have furnished more than one home, bought cars, clothed my child and even found houses to rent through CL and I may or may not have developed a habit. Unfortunately, Craigslist is the internet and not everyone on the internet is honest. If you're not careful, you … [Read More...]

Project Home has begun....now the clock is ticking and the work to prepare has begun! Come follow our journey into preparing ourselves to buy our first home!

Project Home: The Beginning

If you've ever seen me talk about my own budget, you're probably aware that we rent. I wish I could tell you that there was a long list of reasons why we haven't bought a home yet, but in reality? It's is simply that we weren't sure where we wanted to settle down. After 2 years of really trying to … [Read More...]

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Strawberry Salad with Honey Poppy Seed Dressing

So in case you didn't know? It is HOT here in Texas. Like boil my blood, really cook an egg on the hood, step outside and your body steams kind of hot. When it gets this hot? There is nothing better than a meal that I can make without having to heat up the kitchen. This Strawberry Salad with Honey … [Read More...]

Family AdventureFest comes to Dallas/Fort Worth this summer!

  In our family, being outdoors is almost as great as being with each other. We love all things camping, hiking and more. That's why we are so excited to visit the www.FamilyAdventureFest.com sponsored by Coleman Company, Inc when they come to the DFW area here soon! Archery, rock walls, ATV … [Read More...]

Heading to Disneyland? Don't blow your budget! These 17 Creative Ways to Save at Disneyland are sure to help you stay on budget!

17 Creative Ways to Save at Disneyland

  The “happiest place on earth” is a top destination on many families’ bucket lists. If you plan ahead, this magical, unforgettable experience doesn’t have to put a large dent in your budget. Here are some tried-and-true tips for saving money while enjoying your Disneyland … [Read More...]

Dessert or Breakfast?! You decide! Either way, this peach scone recipe is absolutely perfect!

Are Scones a Dessert or Breakfast Food? Perfect Peach Scone Recipe

I absolutely love having fruit (or some form of) for breakfast or dessert. I seriously live for summer when I can buy fresh peaches, strawberries, blueberries and other yummy varieties. This peach scone recipe is one of my absolute favorites and I can tell you that when I made them the other day? … [Read More...]

Make remembering their first and last day of school easy to do this year with these FREE Printable Back to School Photo Signs!

Free Printable Back to School Photo Signs!

One of my biggest regrets when it comes to Emma's school years is that up until recently, I didn't snag photos of her first and last days of school each year. It wasn't that I didn't want them, and yes I do have some of them, but some years, I just didn't think about it or simply wasn't able to. … [Read More...]

Working as a freelance writer is an excellent way to earn an income from home. In this post, I give you the tips you'll need to get started quickly and easily!

Boost Your Income: How to Work as a Freelance Writer

So last week I talked about how you can boost your income by starting your own virtual assistant business, but I realize that not everyone wants to do that type of work. If working as a VA isn't your thing, how about working as a freelance writer? I do both freelance writing and virtual assisting to … [Read More...]

Have you ever included LEGO's in your homeschool? If not, you should be! They're so much fun and VERY easy to teach with! Check out these tips for Teaching Classification & Sorting with LEGO's!

Teaching Classification & Sorting with LEGO’s

In your homeschool classroom, you want to use things that your kids can relate to and I don't know of a single kid that doesn't relate to LEGO's.  Since most kids love them, it just makes sense to use them to teach classification and sorting with them, right? What better way to bring play time to … [Read More...]