An easy Brownies recipe {+ A frugal Teacher Appreciation gift idea}

An easy Brownies recipe

This past summer, my Mother gave me the prized recipe book she has been writing in ever since my sister and I were kids. I remember seeing the fat blue book opened up on the counter-top as she whipped up sweet treats galore. The book is filled with recipes from my grandmothers, aunts, Mama's good friends, colleagues and even a few popular magazines at the time. While flipping through the pages, I found an incredibly easy recipe for Brownies … [Read more...]

5 ways to eat healthier.

Kohls Healthy Eating (10)

This year Hubs and I agreed we would make greater efforts to step up our family's eating habits to a higher level of 'healthy'. It's not always easy but taking tiny, baby steps helps. If you're struggling to change your family's eating habits, remember it's always easier to make gradual changes rather than one huge overhaul overnight. Of course that can be possible if you don't have young kids at home but with little ones around, small, … [Read more...]

Inexpensive ways to celebrate Valentine’s week with your family.

Inexpensive ways to celebrate Valentine's week with your family.

Honestly, if you ask me, I think Valentine's Day should be every day. We really need to love on people, who are dear to our hearts, every day of the year! And no, you don't need to splurge to show someone you care. Little acts of kindness, short notes of love and tons of TLC go a long way in strengthening relationships. Since we're a week away from Valentine's Day, lets start now! Inexpensive ways to celebrate Valentine's week with … [Read more...]

An easy way to jump onto a Fitness Routine with {#Achieve15}

Running Shoes

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sears. I will receive a promotional item to thank me for participating.”   Our third child arrived a little eleven months ago and since then it can be safe to say I have no fitness routine whatsoever unless you can count shuttling my older two to school or after school activities and running after a certain baby who has found her feet! A recent visit to … [Read more...]

How to clean a Scentsy wax spill easily.

How to clean a Scentsy wax spill easily (3)

Early this morning before the kids woke up, Hubs and I decided we'd color our grays. After doing Hubs' hair I decided to work on mine in the bathroom leisurely. Everything was going okay till I tried to move a strand of hair away from my nose and in the process banged my elbow on the Scentsy warmer plugged into the wall socket and yes, this happened... Needless to say I had a mini 0h-my-goodness-this-bathroom-is-ruined moment but then I … [Read more...]

3 ways to avoid getting caught in the Rat Race {#StreamTeam}

3 ways to ensure you don't get caught in (5)

We're into week 3 of the New Year 2015 and I wonder how many of us are still holding good to those resolutions made. As the month slowly rolls by, you may find more commitments being added to your plate. If you're like me, it's not always easy to say no. But for the sake of your sanity, remember that it is okay to decline get  certain commitments. I read this quote somewhere... "Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at … [Read more...]

How to shop frugally with last minute Christmas shopping.

How to shop frugally with last minute Christmas shopping.

It's not always smart to leave your Christmas shopping for the last moment. I always say you've hit the ding-ding-ding warning zone once you cross Cyber Monday and still haven't gone through that long Christmas list. How to shop frugally with last minute Christmas shopping. If you have to shop last minute here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure you save as much as you can: 1. Shop online and make sure you use online coupon … [Read more...]

Entertaining for the holidays? Stock up on Charmin! {+ Coupon}

Entertaining for the holidays Stock up on Charmin!

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin's #TweetFromTheSeat campaign. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” #MC As soon as Thanksgiving rolls in you know it's time to get your home ready for entertaining family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers, over the next couple of weeks. And with an 8 year old, 4 year old and 9 month old at home, … [Read more...]