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Inexpensive Baby Shower Gift Ideas

Summer seems to be baby shower season! We have plenty of showers to attend in the coming months. While we love encouraging the new moms-to-be, we know that all that baby shower gifts can add up quickly. We wanted to keep costs down, but didn’t want to bring a lame gift. Our search for inexpensive …

How to Keep Laundry from Piling Up

Laundry is a never-ending chore! Just when we think we’re getting ahead, it’s time to change into our pajamas, and the baskets fill right back up. It’s easy to find ourselves buried in laundry. Piles seem to multiply in a short amount of time. But, with a plan we can keep laundry from piling up. …

How to Throw a Great Summer Party on a Budget

Ready to throw your first big summer bash? If you’re not careful, the party costs can spiral out of control pretty quickly. It’s important to stay creative when it comes to planning the party.  Just make sure your dreams aren’t bigger than your wallet. The first thing to do is to start with a budget. …

Beat the Heat: Saving on Air Conditioning

The time is short between high heating bills and high cooling bills. When spring is gone and the heat of summer kicks in, that utility money you saved for a few weeks vanishes once again. The good news is that, unlike with heating, there are many ways to save on your cooling bill. After all, …

The Best Places to Celebrate Memorial Day

It’s finally here! The traditional start of summer is Memorial Day weekend. This is generally when the first big backyard barbecues happen, when the first big parades occur, and when warm weather fun kicks into high gear. You may have to travel from some parts of the country if you really want to enjoy summer …

Summer Learning Top Apps for Kids

Summer break is just around the corner. While summer is a time for play and relaxation, we don’t want our kids to forget everything they learned during the school year. To keep kids learning, and avoid the summer slide, we have our devices prepped with engaging apps for summer learning before summer vacation arrives. That …

How to Have Glowing Summer Makeup on a Budget

We don’t have to spend a ton of money to have beautiful summer makeup. Here are some of our best tricks for saving money on cosmetics. Do It Yourself Not only will you save money by making your own makeup, you’ll also avoid slathering chemicals on your skin. We’ve been experimenting with making our own, …

Cool Summer Drink Savings Ideas

Sitting outside enjoying a drink by the pool or on a deck overlooking the ocean is one of the best parts of summer. Sundowners are a traditional way to end summer days pretty much everywhere. But, the cost of those fancy summer drinks can add up. Even if you make them yourself at home, you …

Finals Are Coming. Stop Procrastinating!

It’s almost time for finals again, and it’s a fact that most people procrastinate when it comes to studying. After all, there’s a whole semester of hard work behind you, and it can be difficult to rally the effort that it takes to study properly. Lots of people brag about pulling all-nighters and then acing …

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