Saving Money for a Sunny Day

We all know that it is important to save for a rainy day, but have you tried saving for a sunny day? I was introduced to the idea of Sunny Day saving by Suntrust Bank, who is sponsoring this post. The key to saving for a sunny day is creating a visual memory that makes […]

Make 2015 Meaningful Within Your Means

The best things in life are moments we cannot buy – like the magic of watching my five-year-old dance with abandon to music. I find that I am a lot happier when I focus on these moments, and that is why we keep our Christmas traditions simple. Simple holiday traditions translate into meaningful memories of […]

Fun Homemade Gifts for Moms and Teachers

I love homemade gifts, so I was thrilled to collaborate with Kim of Live Over C’s to create QR code activity books that make great homemade gifts for moms and teachers. Kim collected our ideas and made them into a free printable book that you can download, laminate, and give as a gift. Each activity […]

Energy Saving Hacks: Tips, Tricks, and DIY Solutions

I’m a big fan of energy efficiency. It saves money, and it’s good for the environment. We put a lot of thought into making our home in Massachusetts energy efficient, and by the time we left our monthly utility bill had dropped 60% in the wintertime! Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite energy saving […]

Save Money on Kids Clothes with Moxie Jean

Keeping four kids clothed can get expensive, and I tend to go for practical over cute to cut costs. That may change now that I’ve discovered that I can save money on kids clothes with  Moxie Jean, where you can buy gently used children’s clothing from popular brands for a fraction of the price. I […]