Make Financial Goals for 2014

Make Financial Goals for 2014 | Budget for the New Year - consider where you want to be financially and think of how to get there.

As they say, if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for everything. Likewise, if you save for nothing, you’ll spend on everything. Making financial goals is imperative toward making any progress when it comes to money and debt. Nineteen years ago, my husband said we could never afford to buy a home in Santa Barbara. […]

Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys (Frugal Friday)

How to Make Christmas Ornaments from Toys - an easy tutorial for creating character ornaments at a fraction of the cost.

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! As many families do, we give our kids new Christmas tree ornaments each year. These […]

Saving Money on LEGO (Frugal Friday)

Saving Money on Lego - There are a number of ways to give the gift of Lego without spending too much. Check out these inexpensive tips in order to bless your Lego maniacs this year.

This post does include affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase indirectly helps support this site. So thanks! photo credit: Sharon Lepellerre I kept the enemy at bay for a long time. I […]

6 Ways to Save on Christmas Gifts (Frugal Friday)

6 Ways to Save on Christmas Gifts

I was a little astounded by all the deals I saw rolling through my Facebook feed over the last week. I’m sure I missed something great. I didn’t go shopping. And I ordered a mere handful of items online. I can’t explain it. I just felt like I should have a little tighter grip on […]

Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Ornaments

Fruit of the Spirit Christmas Tree Ornaments - Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit.

Create these fun and whimsical homespun Christmas ornaments for the tree. They’re a great reminder of the fruits of the Spirit. Please note: I am not a crafter. I am not a seamstress. I am most definitely not an artist. Rarely do the visions in my head actually turn out the way I, well, envision […]

Make a Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Monkey Munch Gift Jar - Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar

Make a sweet (and allergen-friendly) gift of trail mix with this Monkey Munch Gift Jar from Life as MOM contributor Janel. Kids love fun looking jars…and they love this recipe for Nut-Free Monkey Munch Trail Mix. Because the mix is free of nuts and can be free of gluten and dairy (depending on how you […]

12 Ways to Save on Household Expenses (Frugal Friday)

Household expenses like cleaners, soaps, furniture, maintenance, and energy costs are all things that you can adjust with a little creative thinking. Five years ago, our lives were turned upside down. We finally faced the music of the consumer debt we had piled up. It amounted to over $16,000. We decided to get serious about […]

The Path of Least Resistance (Frugal Friday)

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Today’s tip is probably not very frugal. But, it may save you thousands of dollars in medical bills. Yesterday was rough. As I explained to the folks on Facebook, it was not without excitement: back pain, Urgent Care with my daughter, husband injured, two hockey practices. The hours between 3 pm — when I realized […]