How to Save Money on Christmas by Having a Free Christmas

I know. It's the middle of summer when this is being written. I get it. Yanno, those questions in your mind that go something like this; "what are you doing with your life, Stacy? It's the middle of summer and 100° F outside." Well, it's like this - I've got something to show you … [Read more...]

9 Tips for Beating Holiday Stress

I have always loved Christmas. Being able to gift my family amazing gifts that they love, spending time with them as they enjoy those gifts, the amazing decorations, lights and of course; the true meaning of the season have always made Christmas a special time of year for me. For … [Read more...]

11 Must Have Ways to Save Money on Christmas That Anyone Can Do

As a mom, I always want to give my daughter the best Christmas she's ever had. It's a desire that never goes away and each year I can't stop myself from trying to out do the year before. Sometimes I take it too far while other years I am able to keep myself under control. It all … [Read more...]

Dulce de Leche and Coconut Marshmallow Clusters

Christmas baking is a tradition in our home. It isn't so much the sweets that we enjoy although let me tell you, there are some goodies made! It's the time that we all get to spend together as a family while the baking is happening and our Christmas tree is being decorated that … [Read more...]

Homemade Gift Idea – DIY Snowman Candle

I absolutely adore snowmen. So much so that during the holiday season, my home usually becomes covered in snowmen. I have candles, wall decor, wreaths and more. They are adorable to me and I can't seem to get enough of them. Since we have downsized to live in a hotel, I can't … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Ohio State Gift Ideas Perfect for Any Fan

Growing up in Ohio in a family that pays attention to college football, you're taught one of two things; either you bleed scarlet and grey or you end up in a family that follows blue and gold. Luckily, my family bleeds scarlet and grey so I didn't have to worry about disowning … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – 150+ Beauty and the Beast Gift Ideas

"Tale as old as time..." The first time I saw Disney's Beauty and the Beast, I was around nine. Even at nine, I recognized that the story told in the Disney version was the love story of a lifetime. Most Disney stories tell the story of a love that blossoms out of nowhere and … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – 75+ Handpicked Mason Jar Gift Ideas

I am absolutely in love with mason jars. Before Emma and I downsized into our apartment, my kitchen was decorated in mason jars. I had mason jar everything! Now, I keep a couple of things in our downsized kitchen and the rest are packed up in a box until I decide whether I want … [Read more...]

Wine Bottle Crafts – Upcycled Wine Bottle Centerpiece {Upcycled Craft Ideas}

It's no secret here at SDF that I adore pretty much anything that is upcycled. Upcycling is such an amazing way to save money that I simply can't avoid reusing something if I can find a great way to do so. Wine bottles are one of my favorite things to upcycle. Wine bottle crafts … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide – Ridiculously Expensive Gift Ideas

Have you ever wondered what the elite buy for Christmas? I was curious too, so my Emma and I spent a bit of time today having some fun looking up ridiculously expensive gifts. It was super fun to spend some time together not only dreaming, but honestly? Laughing at some of these … [Read more...]