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12 Super Fast Ways To Make Extra Christmas Cash

This time of year can be full of joy, yet also filled with a lot of financial pressure. Many of us can’t really afford the extra spending, but want to jump in and buy meaningful gifts for our children, friends and family. I have a post for those who literally can’t spend a dime, but want to give great gifts. Check that out for ideas to make your friends and family feel extra special, and like they got something great. Most of us just need a little extra Christmas cash this time of year, so rather than cutting into savings or racking up the credit cards, here are some ways to make some quick cash to spend on all those holiday gifts. These are FAST ways to make cash. Not the sign up and get paid 30 days later. These are the ideas that will get you paid on the spot…

5 Genius Ways To Escape The Holiday Stress + Rejuvenate

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyHolidayEscape #CollectiveBias Holidays can be so joyous, yet so stressful. For me, I like to have some peace and quiet, where I can think and process my day. I love to chat, have fun and enjoy my family and friends, but I also need that quiet space to desensitize myself. When you are a guest at someone else’s house, it’s super difficult to do that because you may not even have your own guest room. Here are some genius ways to escape the crazy and rejuvenate yourself. 1. Take A “Nap”: You can always tell your guests or others that you need a nap. This is where I actually escape with a magazine, like PEOPLE® magazine (my favorite!!), and veg out a minute. No one will bother you if they think you are…

Why You Need A Kids Thanksgiving Table This year

I have lots of memories of Thanksgiving as a child, where we would cozy up on the floor, picnic style near the adults table. It was so fun and comfortable to have our own space, where my cousins and I could laugh and play/eat. The adults had their own space for all that adult talk we weren’t interested in. Because I have such fond memories of our Thanksgiving picnic, I am completely sold on the tradition for my children, and I put together my own kids table for them this year, complete with a full-on coloring table cloth. I NEED them to stay busy for as long as possible, and being that they are 4.5, 3 and 1, I might get 15 minutes out of the whole thing, but sometimes that 15 minutes feels like an hour. First off, a kids table for Thanksgiving is a great place the kids…

5 Ways To Give BIG Without Spending A Dime

Yep, you can give big this year without spending any money at all. And quite frankly, some of these ideas are better than wine openers or pillow shams from the clearance bin. I’m a frugal mama with a budget and a heart to save, so I really enjoy the creative callable during the holidays! First, make a card with a free printable and offer your time. There is nothing more precious than giving your time to someone.  If it’s a good friend, tell them you want to come over and help them with any projects or things they could use a hand with. Think of some meaningful way to give your time to those you love. Maybe it’s just listening to old stories or cleaning the house for your elderly aunt. Make it personal and make it something they need. Here are some super cute free prints from The Cottage…

How To Capture A Family Photo Like A Pro With Your Phone

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SamsungTargetTech #CollectiveBias Capturing family photos is a lot of work, I’m not going to tell you it’s going to be easy. But, you can totally get a beautiful photo of your whole family, if you take time and patience to do it. It is the holiday season, and we all want to send out pretty cards right? This is the perfect tutorial for the holiday season! You’ll find a cute card I made for free after the tips on Canva. Super simple, and no photographer needed! I haven’t used a photographer in a few years now because I’ve been taking our photos, and the messy, candidness of the capture is actually something I like. Not everyone is looking, or someone is making a very silly face, but that’s real life for us. I…

9 Gifts under $100 For Bloggers to Hit Massive Growth and Money in 2018

As a mom, there’s not a whole lot I really want for Christmas. Sure, I could use a new tripod or laptop, but for some reason I don’t get as excited about those items as I do blogging gifts. Like, just thinking about some of the new Pinterest strategies I can learn from some of the experts gets me so happy! If you are a blogger like me, who loves to blog and loves to grow their blog as a business, then this list is just for you! Most of these resources you need to purchase, but they are all under $100, and I have some great free resources in there too!  This post contains affiliate links.  Pinterest Strategies: (MOPSAVE20 for a 20% for Black Friday through Cyber Monday!!) Yes, I know you’ve heard all about it, and I’m another blogger giving you an affiliate link to her book. I’ve been pushing…

14 Jaw-Dropping, Elegant DIY Christmas Wreaths that Look Totally Expensive

Anyone else get the Christmas decorating bug once Halloween passes? I do! I get so excited to decorate and create a magical space for my kids! What I don’t like is all the expensive decorations. I’m a frugal mama, and especially in this season, where we’ve moved across country, and we are saving as much as possible for future remodels. So, off to explore the DIY options for wreaths this year. Here’s what I found! Style Me Pretty has this Gorgeous tutorial that is simple for any front door! This gorgeous piece is from Shades of Blue Interior. You HAVE to check out her post for more table scape inspo and Holiday decor ideas! This one is from Remodelaholic and you can make it in an hour according to her tutorial! This is a less-traditional, yet gorgeous idea from Six Sisters Stuff A fabulous and unique tutorial for this wreath is…

20 Toys That Grow Big Imaginations

I am a huge believer in the power of imagination. Our imaginations are actually a muscle in our brains that work to create images and process our lives and emotions. My goal is to always challenge and cultivate the imaginations of my children, so this year, on my toy list I have items that are simple, yet push our children to be creative and build their own games! This post contains affiliate links. These are all items that will inspire your child to play big with their minds. I also want to note that if you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, you should try Amazon Prime for 30-Days Free! I love and use my Amazon Prime for diaper subscriptions, toys, books and more, and the holiday season is the perfect time to use it and get the free two-day shipping and extra holiday deals!! Use my link for the free 30 days! …

10 Christmas Morning Scones That Are Just As Good As Staying In Bed

I love our Christmas morning scones tradition so much, I’m already dreaming about it. Waking up with a hot cup of coffee and the delicious, warm, crumbly and butter blueberry scones my dad makes are everything. It’s the ultimate way to start your holiday morning. Naturally, I want you all to share in this delicious tradition, so I have 10 amazing scone recipes linked up, to make your Christmas morning sweeter! Of course I have a blueberry scone recipe linked up first. Following you can click on the titles of the recipes, which will take you to their source and the details on how to make them! Glazed Lemon Blueberry Scones:  Eggnog Scones:  Almond Cranberry Scones:  Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Scones Cranberry White Chocolate Scones Chocolate Strawberry Scones with Orange Glaze: Brown Sugar Butter Pecan Scones: Maple Cream Scones Peppermint Mocha Scones:  Lavender and Lemon Scones: