This is not exactly a gorgeous, Pinterest-worthy project, but it is one of the most practical things I’ve ever made and it’s a great way to re-use and recycle something that was destined for the trash! My girls LOVE this simple hair accessory storage because it’s easy for them to make and use themselves, and now they can always find a hair tie or headband when they need one. No more running around the house trying to find a ponytail holder on hectic school mornings. [Read more…]
Is it burned or burnt? Either way, the bottom of my Le Creuset pot was scorched and I was really upset about it. It happened because I was boiling a pot of water and walked away to take care of something for the kids, then promptly forgot I had something on the stove. Twenty minutes later I shot up and screamed the second I remembered. My bad, but that’s a really expensive mistake! This brand is very pricey and it had been a really thoughtful gift from my mom. I thought the pot was ruined.
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Last year we took our first family vacation in over five years! We decided we wanted to take the kids to Florida, because our oldest son was adopted from that area and we have a family history there. We wanted to visit the fun attractions like Disney World and Legoland, but we had the same problem as every other family: it’s so expensive!
We used a few tricks to make our vacation MUCH more affordable, so today I thought I would share them with you. This is how we were able to do Disney and so many other Florida attractions on a budget. We spent a week in the Kissimmee/Orlando area and ended up being able to go to Disney World, Legoland, and Clearwater beach, plus have a few days just relaxing poolside as a family. It was fabulous and we were able to get through the entire week for less than the cost of renting one regular priced hotel room!
Disclaimer: Because I am a blogger, I was able to receive discounted tickets and other perks at a few places. But even so, a vacation was still a big expense for our family! I hope these tips are helpful to you.