Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards

Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards

printable mothers day cards

Mother’s day is just a few days away and what better way to greet mom but with a thoughtful card filled with loving messages. I want to share with all of you my Free Printable Mother’s Day Cards, just print and let the kids surprise their mom by letting her know how much they love her.

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Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Necklace

Graduation Personalized Gifts

Money Necklace

Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Necklace

Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Necklace

Materials:
Money: $30 ones

I was looking for the perfect graduation gift. Then it hit me what does everyone need? They need money. I mean even with our posts on how to save for college and how to save on stuff for the dorm you wills till need money. We have even put together a gift card wreath if you want to go above and beyond but for most of us around $25 bucks is where we would like to be. I thought wouldn’t it be fun to give that amount in a cool way, to make graduation personalized gifts. I mean who would forget a necklace made of money? Who wouldn’t want to receive this gift. [Read more…]

Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe

Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe

Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe

After Easter for sure lots of us with kids will have tons of leftover Easter candy. That has been my problem every year that’s why I decided to create a recipe where in I can use leftover candies. This Leftover Easter Candy Cake Recipe is so fun to make, you can use this recipe for any candies that you have. Since it’s super easy to make kids can do it with you, making it a fun bonding activity plus you’ll have a yummy sweat treat to eat.

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Strawberry With Goat Cheese And Basil Bruschetta Recipe

Strawberry With Goat Cheese And Basil Bruschetta Recipe

Strawberry With Goat Cheese And Basil Bruschetta Recipe

It’s strawberry season down here in Tennessee ya’ll! Nothing says summer like a ripe red strawberry on a hot day if you ask me! I’m lucky to live in an area surrounded by farmland. We have plenty of fresh fruit, farmers markets, and something my family and I love to do every summer, a strawberry patch! It is so fun to head to the strawberry patch and pick out some fresh strawberries first thing in the morning. Lucky for us our patch also happens to be on a pig farm, so we can pick up some fresh bacon and sausage as well. Which means after our visit we go home and make a yummy and super fresh breakfast! But there is one tiny downside. When you have a daughter that loves picking the strawberries, you end up with 4 pounds of strawberries. So you have to get a little creative in how you are going to eat all those strawberries before they go bad. But don’t you fret! There are So many ways to eat strawberries. Today I wanted to show you one of my favorite ways, my Strawberry with goat cheese and basil Bruschetta! It’s SO good you guys!  [Read more…]

Free Printable Yearly Cleaning Schedule

Free Printable Yearly Cleaning Schedule

 

I will admit that I am not the best housekeeper you have ever seen, but hey I do it all myself so I gotta get some credit for that right!? In an effort to keep a cleaner house this year I came up with this Free printable yearly cleaning schedule so I could keep myself organized and not seem overwhelmed when it comes to what needed to be done. I figured I wasn’t the only one that needed some help, so I wanted to share my yearly cleaning schedule with you guys! It is never too late to start getting your space in order. This printable will help you. You can make it a game and invite the kids to participate. [Read more…]

How To Save Money When You Buy A Car

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The best thing I ever did was buy my car. It gave me my first experience on how the world works. I had never bought anything that I would have to pay for over time.   It was the first time I was a big girl, and I bought something that I couldn’t pay off the next month. It has been a long time since I was twenty but one thing hasn’t changed you need to do your research when you buy a car if you want to save money.

I know own four cars they are all paid off and I can tell you the secret to do the same thing.

 

  1. Determine what you can afford. You will do this by listing all your expenses and adding in 20% for savings. Then you need to figure out your loan amount.
  2. Go to Cars.com 
  3.  Open up the Cars.com auto loan calculator  
  4. Once you have figured out how much you plan to borrow if you plan to borrow add 10% to that amount because you will need to save for car repair and car maintenance.
  5. Then you will have a good idea of what you can afford.
  6. Once you know what you can afford you can search for the cars in your area that are in your price range.
  7. You will need to look at more than the sticker price when making your decision. You need to look into what type of services the car will require and when. If you buy a used car with 30k miles does it need something large done by 36,000 miles? These are all important factors to consider when shopping for a car.
  8. Once you have a good idea then use this information to compare the cars on Cars.com.
  9. Then check for their availability and find who has the car you want at the price you can pay.

In order to, not have a loan I suggest buying a car that is 50% less of your projected budget and putting that money into an account. If you have to take out a loan this time if you save each month your next car should be able to be purchased in cash. They say cash is king and that is true. I have always gotten better deals by being able to write a check for my car over having to deal with the bank. The first car I bought was a lease so that I was able to put away cash for when the lease ended. Then I had enough money to buy a car that I still own. You know what they say you can have what you want but being able to afford it is important.

That is how I save money when buying a car.

 

Fun Ideas For a Tractor Themed Birthday Party

Fun Ideas For a Tractor Themed Birthday Party

tractor birthday party ideas

If your little one has a birthday that falls in the fall, a great theme for them would be a Tractor Themed Birthday Party! Fall is filled with all things outdoors. Pumpkin patches, farming, ect. So what better way to celebrate the fall season than with a Tractor themed birthday party right!? Of course, it doesn’t have to be fall to enjoy a tractor themed birthday party, but you know what I mean, ha! We recently attended one of these fun birthday parties and I thought I would share some of the awesome ideas the host had! Let’s check them out! [Read more…]

Easy Tips To Get Organized For The New Year

Easy Tips To Get Organized For The New Year

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Goodbye 2014, Hello 2015! Can you guys believe that a brand new year is upon us? It seems like 2014 flew by! As I sit in my office (hm, my Livingroom) I look around and suddenly get inspiration for my 2015 goal. You might have already guessed it considering the title of this article right? I need to get organized like no one’s business! One of my favorite ways to stay motivated to see a goal through is to right them down and share them with others in hopes of keeping myself on track and helping anyone else that might want to join me. So with that in mind let’s check out some of the best easy tips to get organized in the New Year that I have found!  [Read more…]

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe

Super Simple Coleslaw Recipe

coleslaw

It’s officially coleslaw season again!  As summer approaches, our dinner menus begin to change.  This is the time of year when my husband starts grilling and I simply have to prepare side dishes.  For me, it’s a bonus because I have a recipe box filled with summer sides, including fresh salads and vegetables.  After a long day at work, the last thing I want to do is put together a whole meal.

Our local farmer’s market just opened and, with all the fresh vegetables available, our family’s dinner side dishes no longer consist of frozen vegetables.  We’ll be enjoying zucchini, tomatoes, cabbage, radishes, green beans, bell peppers, peas, cucumbers, and asparagus fresh from the farm.

This family favorite simple coleslaw recipe is one which I adapted from my days of following The Flylady.  Instead of chopped cabbage and carrots, the recipes calls for these ingredients to be shredded.  My family is not fond of sweet coleslaw so this coleslaw, which is more on the tangy side, pleases everyone.

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Toll House Cookie Skillet Recipe

Toll House Cookie Skillet

cookie skillet

I am the first to admit that I love a good cookie. What is better than one cookie? How about a Toll House Skillet Cookie?

The truth behind my love of this recipe is that I love the idea of baking cookies. However, once I make a sheet or two, I am over it. Once I’ve mixed up the batter, I don’t want to be getting up every ten minutes to take cookies out of the oven and fill up the cookie sheets again. That’s why I decided try a cookie skillet instead of individual cookies.

After seeing the idea on Pinterest, I decided it was worth a try. I loaded the next batch of cookie batter into a skilled and baked it until done. This is favorite new way to bake cookies. [Read more…]