Happy Monday everyone! Today is a day off for me, along with apparently about 37% of you located in the US, because it’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Interestingly I’ve gotten this day off for about 5-10 years now, even though when I first started in the workforce we never had the day off. I decided […]
Since it’s shortly after Christmas, I was reflecting on Christmas past this year. How many toys that my older boys received as younger kids still see use today? One came to mind – the Lego Death Star. This was the first purchase my older son wanted enough to save up for, and I think it […]
Since it’s Christmas day today, I’m likely busy hanging out with my family having fun! If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you’re having a great day! Luckily Christmas is usually a no-spend day, since almost everyone is busy with family and most stores are closed. And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, I also hope you’re […]
The holidays can be an expensive time of year. Should you consider getting people secondhand gifts for Christmas, or is that a frugal bridge too far?
Christmas happens at the same time every year, and yet somehow it always feels like it’s sneaking up on us. When I was young (and broke) I can remember Christmas being a huge struggle. My family isn’t very large, but it sure seemed so at the time. And when I met my husband, not only […]
I came up with the idea of having my kids create a memory book soon after my beloved grandmother was diagnosed with terminal cancer almost three years ago. Come check out the most thoughtful gift idea I’ve ever come up with-perfect for the special person who has everything.