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Planning Ahead for Valentines Day

pinksherbet valentine glasses

photo source: d sharon pruitt Yes, I know it’s already time for another “holiday.” And while we don’t really need to do much for Valentine’s Day, I still think it’s fun to make the day a little special. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing some very fun recipes and DIY projects, so keep […]

Create a Memory Page for the Old Year

Scrapbooks

People spend hundreds, thousands of dollars every year on entertainment and on ways to improve themselves and their family relationships. While some of that money is very well spent, often we can find less expensive ways of having fun and learning to appreciate our families. One way that you can have fun and fall in […]

New Year’s Foods (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Summer Rolls

This week ends in New Year’s, so it seemed appropriate that we swap recipes we enjoy this time of year. For our family we don’t do any particularly “lucky” foods. I’ve read those lists of beans and collard greens and what have you. We’ve never done that. I guess since those weren’t things our moms […]

Keeping New Year’s Traditions

toy story 3 collectors edition

As much as I would like to think of myself as one who goes to fun New Year’s Eve parties where you dress up in fancy gowns and dance the night away, I’ve never been invited to one. And quite honestly, even if we were invited to one, I don’t think FishPapa and I would […]

New Year’s Goals (& A Free Planning Sheet)

tide Pools sunset

I  love this week of the year. Not only do the kids and I have a week off school and my husband has a week off work, but I usually get a chance to catch my breath and think about the year we’re finishing and the year that’s beginning. I feel like my system gets […]

Giving Thanks for a Happy Christmas

2011 Christmas 2

Here’s how Christmas 2010 went down at our house. Including an awesome box of chocolates from the Great Aunt Cass. Chocolate Box of Money This Christmas was a great one. Oh, we had a good time. Yes, yes, we did. Did you know that Christmas stockings make wonderful hats? LOVE that! Wish I had the heart of […]

Christmas Eve Traditions

Asian Dinner

Christmas Eve. Just the words evoke excitement and energy in the heart of a child. I remember how hard it was to go to sleep on Christmas Eve. Nowadays, I’m lucky if I get to sleep on Christmas Eve. Different families tackle the Night Before Christmas differently. I like to make a special meal. My […]

All Good Gifts (Frugal Friday)

ornament dawn huczek

Photo Source Frugal Friday has been the source of much money saving advice for quite some time. We talk money, debt, gifts, making ends meet. We talk about how to save and how to acquire. We talk about not falling behind and about getting ahead. And, yet, as Christmas approaches, just a few hours away, […]