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A Cheap & Easy Spring Break for Families

Spring break is coming! Download these two weeks’ worth of spring break activities. The planning is done for you for a fun and frugal vacation with your kids.

3 Easy Ways to Prepare for Easter as a Family

Want to add a deeper spiritual dynamic to your Easter preparation? Consider one of these three easy ways to prepare for Easter.

How I am Surviving Valentine’s Day on the Cheap

Despite my best intentions, Valentine’s Day isn’t all doves and glitter.

5 Easy Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Cards, Gifts, or Chocolate

Looking for some inexpensive ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day — or any day? Prerna’s got you covered with these frugal tips. A confession: we’re not in a big celebration of Valentine’s Day at our home. In fact, we’ve been known to forget it most of the time. However, we are big on showing our love to […]

DIY Printable Valentines

Not into store-bought Valentines? Check out our collection of easy, printable Valentine cards. Next week I’m taking the kids to our homeschool group’s Valentine park day. They get to swap candies and cards with a mess of other kids which makes it a super fun day. Usually we print our own valentines. Mainly because I […]

Homemade Lavender Soap

Want to do a fun and simple craft that you can use in real life. Make homemade lavender soap!

Merry Christmas from Me to You

Joy-Journal

Have a very Merry Christmas! May Joy be yours this week and in the weeks to come.

Perspective & the To Do List

The Plague slowed me down this year and last year, and the year before that, too. And that is probably all well and good. We all need a little perspective sometimes when it comes to our Christmas “to do” lists. The following post was written four six years ago when we were reeling from the death of my mother-in-law. […]