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Christmas is almost here! I set a deadline for myself that I would be done with shopping by December 15th and today is the 14th. I am at the end of my budget but still have some people to buy for. I shopped for personal items earlier this week for family. The people left on my list are not family so that will not work. But I still insist that it be something awesome that I get for them. SO what can I get for the teachers and friends left on the list that is awesome, a great price and easy to purchase?  I discovered THE PLACE this week...

  When I was little, my grandma had an ornament on her tree that was kind of like this and I always loved it. It had sequins glued on it instead of buttons, but I was digging through my stash of sewing things and found these cute red buttons and knew they would be perfect for this craft. My girls and I sat down, cranked up the Christmas music and spent a cosy afternoon crafting these little trees up for our Christmas tree. There is some very simple sewing required, but my 8 year old can do it so I know you can too! You are going...

A Giving Christmas: Giving Big On A Budget DonationsThere are many ways to give this Christmas that do not require you to spend a dime. Consider the things you can give like your old or un-used clothes, the extra toys, and your time! This time of year is a great time to clean out the toys, closets and even the garage to make room for more things. I think donating items and time can often mean the most to people! Here are some great ideas to help you with give big on a budget this Christmas.   Organize With Sandy- Donate Your Clutter Giving...

 Now that the long Thanksgiving weekend is over, Christmas becomes our new focus. Many people I know got their tree this weekend, so I though a fun Christmas tree decoration post would be a great idea for this week! With a few simple supplies that you probably already have around the house, you can make popcorn garland to adorn your tree. This really is a craft for the whole family. My girls and I make a popcorn garland for our tree every year and I am so looking forward to doing a colored one this year. You can decide what colors...

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Alan Cleaver   Teachers, just like many other people, have much clutter in their lives. So, when it comes to giving them gifts, it is always helpful to give them something that they will use—not something that is going to be in their way. Take a look below at the top five Christmas gifts for teachers. Gift Certificates 1) Gift certificates make for great Christmas gifts to give to preschool and grade school teachers, especially if a student knows his or her teacher’s favorite...

This year I want to give and give in a BIG way! I have had so many blessings this year that were not monetary and it made me want to do the same for others. So many need something right now! Maybe it is an essential like food or clothing. Maybe it is someone who deserves and needs a kind gesture through an action or handmade gift. Like most of you, we do not have a lot of extra money to buy gifts. We save up each year to have just enough for the kids and close family. How can we give big when we have a little budget? There has to be a...

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