Deck the Halls with Do-It-Yourself Christmas Crafts

Hi my name is Patricia and I watch Christmas movies yearround. One of my favorite movies is Christmas with the Kranks. I love this movie because of Luther Krank's (Tim Allen) logic about Christmas. Luther is an accountant that can spot monitary waste a mile away. His disgust reminds of Ebenezer Scrooge. Except, he wants... Continue Reading →

A Very Monkey Christmas with Crafty Morning

Many of us, in the U.S., don't use our hands daily to make things like an artisan. The holiday season brings out peoples creativity. It typically starts with Halloween and ends with New Years Eve. In my family, Christmas is my time to shine. My husband doesn't want out tree up before Thanksgiving, but he... Continue Reading →

Are Retailers Purposely Selling Ugly Sweaters ?

Have you noticed stores are going out of their way to sell ugly sweaters? Year after year, ugly sweaters have gradually taken over the holiday season. In the past, you had to go to a Salvation Army, Good Will, or Thrift Store to find one. They certainly weren't form fitting. So, why are we buying... Continue Reading →

Today is Ice Cream Sandwich Day! The holiday started in the 1900s. It is celebrated every year Aug 2. The original sandwich was made with milk biscuits and ice cream. They quickly gained popularity, because they were cheap and portable. Today, ice cream sandwiches are not hard to find. Most convenient stores sell them. You... Continue Reading →

End of summer savings advice and fall shopping tips

Thrifty shoppers know that the perfect time to shop for seasonal clothes are transition months. September is the transition from summer to fall. If you've noticed malls, boutiques, and online stores are usually a season ahead. Retailers advertise transition months in four ways. Lookbooks: Today, designers add lookbooks to their websites. These lookbooks showcase that... Continue Reading →

Get Ready for the 4th of July in Style

It's almost July and you know what that means in the United States. It's time to get ready for barbeques, fireworks, swimming and summer fun! As you all know it is officially summer and time to officially put your fall attire to bed. Holidays are a perfect time to in cooperate seasonal elements into your... Continue Reading →

Runner’s World 8 Week Beginner’s Program : Fit Mom Review

If you've been following me on Twitter, you'll know I started running this past summer. Now I can knock out 2 miles easily and run up hills like a boss. I probably don't look awesome, but I feel great afterwards. On top of that, I ran my farthest distance of 6.5 miles. Didn't think I... Continue Reading →

Gift Card vs Gift Baskets : The Christmas Dilemna

As we all know, November comes and goes without a trace. Maybe it's because Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday of the month. Lately that's pretty much been the end of November. At this point, we are going into the last-minute gifts. We don't intend to drive ourselves crazy for the next few weeks. It happens.... Continue Reading →

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