Inside: Add your own special touch to show love for your Mama with these verses for Mothers Day cards! Loving, funny, poetry…it’s all here!
When I was in second grade, my Sunday school teacher gave each child in her class a one dollar bill. She told us that we should use that money to go to the grocery store and choose some food for the poor. It was a lesson in helping others.
When I got home, I told my Mom about the assignment. After that, she was on a mission! By the time we got done shopping, I had a paper bag half filled with groceries for the price of a dollar.
Granted, this was the ’80s, so my dollar stretched further than it would today. But the truth is that my Mom knew how to pinch a penny. She’s one of the most frugal people I know. This woman raised five kids on what would be considered a meager income…but we never knew the difference. While we didn’t get the fancy shoes and trips that some of our friends had, it was really a life lesson of need versus wants.
People who know her agree with me. My Mom is a pretty amazing person. She has more energy than most people my own age! She bends over backwards to help people whenever she can. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!
My daughter actually cried when she came home to find the walls bare. Christmas was over, sure. But did we have to take down ALL the decorations?
Removing decorations is a let down. But luckily for us, there’s another holiday just around the corner. Why not spread some happy Valentines vibes by decorating your home?
And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to make your house ready for Cupid! Check out these adorable Valentines Day decor ideas (that won’t break your budget!).
I’m the type of person who tries a DIY project only to end up throwing things out of frustration. So I was a bit nervous about tackling the idea of creating a new Christmas mantel for under $20. But after doing some research, I realized that I could handle it!
It was December 23rd. Hubby and I had spread piles of gifts all across our bed. We wanted to be sure we had all of our bases covered. We carefully counted the number of gifts in each pile. Looks good! But, wait…what happened here? This one child seems to be coming up short.
We counted again, hoping we had somehow missed something. But, no. It was certain. One child was being shorted compared to the others.
Thanksgiving morning is relaxing at our house. We eat a light breakfast (must save room for all that turkey!). Then we settle in to watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. We bounce through channels to find the best view of the balloons and floats.
Whether your Thanksgiving is a relaxing day or a day of chaotic cooking for family, I’ve rounded up some awesome Thankgiving ideas to make your day easier, more fun, or at least interesting.
Have you ever been to a Yankee Swap party? (You might call it a White Elephant exchange or Dirty Santa.) You show up with a gift and wind up with a random gift from someone else.
There always seems to be one gift that is fought over. The gift that appeals to everyone. It’s fun to be the winner who brings home the coveted gift. But it’s also fun to be the one who brought the gift that’s sought after.
Truthfully, having a list of cheap gift ideas that appeal to a wide variety of people is handy for a lot of reasons. Teachers, coworkers, coaches, and whoever else you’d like to show appreciation to (without breaking the bank).