In September 2013 we moved across the country with only what would fit in our car, (moving trucks are expensive!). Christmas decorations didn’t make the cut.
Even when you forgo a rental truck, (and leave all your shitty belongings behind), moving makes you broke. So, when Christmas came around three short months later, we didn’t have the money to buy anything to decorate our Christmas tree with. And that’s when I had the GREATEST IDEA OF MY LIFE.
Family gifts are a great way to stretch your holiday budget! Give the gift of family fun this year with these inexpensive gift ideas: Game Night- Wrap up a board game and some snacks for an awesome family gift! Most years I see stores offering board games as low as $5.00 during the holiday season. Amazon has […]
Christmas vacation is right around the corner. I love having the extra time with my kids. But, when we can’t afford to go out and do things, everyone gets stir crazy FAST! To make matter worse, it gets dark around 5:30 this time of year, so I can’t even send them outside in the evenings.
Hearing “I’m bored” 15 times a day drives me nuts. Especially when I’m trying to work. This list of indoor activities helps save my time and my sanity.
Most of these ideas don’t even require adult assistance. Hooray!
It’s so much fun to watch a child unwrap a gift they love. Their reactions are PRICELESS! But, sometimes, when I look around at people buying their kids tablets and gaming systems, I get a little discouraged. read more
Now that Halloween is behind us, overachievers everywhere are busy planning their Christmas pictures. You know the ones …….Fake backgrounds, fake snow, fake smiles. Because, as we all know, the holidays aren’t about spending time with our loved ones. Holidays are about looking awesome on Facebook.
It’s goose season here in Napa, and my husband is a great shot. Yay for, (almost), free meat! My favorite way to eat goose is goose tacos. They’re super fast and easy to make. Here’s how I make mine:
I found out that November is National Blog Post Month on November 6th, which meant I was already 5 days behind. Late to the party, as usual. The idea of NaBloPoMo is for bloggers to challenge themselves by writing one post a day for the entire month. I was so excited to participate in a “blogging event,” that I just knew I’d make up the posts I’d missed. When I found out that BlogHer had a list of awesome prompts to work from, I was beyond thrilled. But then……
There are some great deals on ham this time of year! But, as much as we like ham, it’s not something we can eat for several times in one week, like we do with other leftovers. So, when I prepare a ham for dinner, I immediately throw half of the meat in the freezer for […]
Well, it’s been a week since we picked up 3 cute little chicks for my daughter’s 4H project. I’m happy to report that they’re doing well!
They’re so much fun to watch! Waddling around with their cute fluffly butts, pecking at anything they can get their beaks on.
1. Kittens- Don’t have any kittens? Volunteer at the SPCA. Kittens always make you feel better.
2. Music- Pandora has tons of great upbeat stations for FREE! Just try and be sad while singing along with Pharell to “Happy!”