Offering Holiday Support to Unemployed Loved Ones

Photo Source – The following is a guest post from Robbie – Two years ago was the worst Christmas of my life. There are few things more humbling than the realization that your kids likely wouldn’t have much, if anything, under the tree from you. Or that the traditions of holidays past went the way […]

Gifts of Food (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

Ultimate Recipe Swap

The holiday season is fast approaching. Thanksgiving in three weeks away. Invitations to family get-togethers, church potlucks, office parties, and the like will start trickling in if they haven’t already. And it’s always fun to have a little something to bring to the hostess or to share with friends and coworkers. And after the Holy […]

Family Novels You Don’t Mind Reading Over & Over & Over

Photo Source Seems we are constantly running out of books to read at our house. Despite the fact that we regularly have 100+ resources checked out from the library at any one time. Yes, yes, we do. So I’m thankful for those novels that are so good you don’t mind reading again — and again. […]

Cool Gifts for Free from Vista Print

We’ve got two birthdays coming up in a few weeks and then Christmas after that. So, like I said yesterday, I’m building my stash now. I loved browsing all the choices at Vista Print that are available — for free! Currently, you can get all of these items for free, though you do pay shipping. […]

Gearing Up for the Holidays (Frugal Friday)

Even though Christmas is still several weeks away, I know that it will be here in the twinkling of an eye. And since I want to enjoy the season as much as possible and NOT get caught up in the craziness that often accompanies Christmas, I’m doing a few things to gear up. 1. Start […]

Planning for Your Lego Maniacs

As you may know by now, with four boys, our home is Lego central. I did my best to keep those sharp, pokey, kill-your-feet-in-the-middle-of-the-night-when-you’re-walking-down-the-hall bricks at bay for quite some time. But, about five years ago I succumbed, and my boys couldn’t be happier. Legos are a very sweet part of the fabric of our […]

Free Photos or a Free Magnet for Pop from Kodak

New Members Get 50 FREE Prints!

Photos make an excellent Father’s Day gift. My dad and father-in-law loooove to see pics of the grandkids. Often I order a mess of prints and stuff them in one of those cheapo brag books. The kids draw a few pictures and we have an economical gift that they love. Right now new members to […]

Father’s Day Gift Idea: A Digital Grill Thermometer

It may sound cliche, but the men in my family love to grill. I can do it — and if pressed, I bet my mom and sisters could figure it out. But, fair weather — and the subsequent grilling that accompanies it — give us a lovely break from the kitchen. Works for me! To […]