Homemade Hot Chocolate Kits in a Jar!

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I whipped up these Hot Chocolate Kits for a housewarming party earlier this year and they were an absolute hit! My friends are still talking about them months later. These kits are great to keep on hand for unexpected gifts and are wonderful to give to neighbors, teachers, co-workers, Christmas party guests – really anyone […]

DIY Light Bulb Ornaments!

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If you are looking for an easy and fun way to create something handmade and festive that your child(ren) can help with, these do-it-yourself ornaments are perfect! They are easy to make and perfect to give as a simple yet heartfelt gift to a teacher, grandparent, or friend. Even if you don’t have kids, these […]

Recipe-a-Month Homemade Gift Idea

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Everyone gets tired of always making the same recipes. It seems no one ever shares recipes with you except when you are getting married. I received great recipes at one of my bridal showers, but I haven’t received any since then. I am sure I am not alone, and I know we all like recipes […]

9 Ways to Keep Your Pets Safe During the Holidays

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As I was pulling out some of our Christmas decorations yesterday my dogs immediately started getting into them. I don’t know what it is about glass ornaments and pets, but they sure were excited! It got me to thinking about a topic that is close to my heart and that is pet safety during the holidays. […]

How to Build a Holiday Cheese Board + Giveaway!

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Update: I have randomly selected the winner for this giveaway! Congratulations to Jenn S! Please watch for an e-mail from me in your inbox and congratulations!! Thanks go everyone who entered! I’ve never built a cheese board before, but if there is one thing in the world that I love it’s cheese! After all, I grew […]

How to Create a Wall of Gratitude

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The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is already beginning. I don’t know about you, but I often spend more of my time thinking about and planning for upcoming events than I do relishing what those celebrations are meant to be about. Thanksgiving is a perfect example. My thoughts go to what food will […]

Black Friday and Holiday Savings Class: Join Me Tonight at 7pm MT!

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Are you ready to get in on all of the best deals this holiday season?! For the first time ever tonight I’ll be teaching my very popular Black Friday and Holiday Savings class for FREE – online! Date: Tuesday, November 4th Time: 7:00pm MT (9pm ET, 8pm CT and 6pm PT) RSVP: Please go here […]

How to Save Big with Money Saving Apps: Favado, Ibotta, Checkout 51 & BerryCart!

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We’ve shared the details of all 4 of these money saving apps with you the past, but thought a recap of all the best highlights and features was in order. If you haven’t downloaded these yet, or perhaps aren’t quite sure how to use them this information is for you! First let’s start with Favado. […]

How to Create a Holiday Budget and Stick to It!

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  Many shoppers will go into the 2014 holiday season with great intentions of creating a budget and sticking to it. However, by the time January rolls around the majority of those same consumers will find themselves dug into an unpleasant trench of holiday debt that can be difficult to climb out of. If you’ve […]