5 Tips For Moms Looking To Save Money

On average, Texas households spend $148 per month on electricity. That’s one of the highest rates in the country. A lot of electricity usage comes from keeping homes cool during hot summer months. This summer, you can save money by following these five tips. Use Window Shades and Blinds to Your Advantage Image via Flickr by sun dazed Most people know they can use drapes and other window coverings to keep cold air out of their homes … [Read more...]

www.alphabetphotography.com #Review THUMBS UP!

I received this Alphabet Photography from www.alphabetphotography.com to use in faciliting my review.  All opinions are mine alone. When I first contacted about this review, I really didn't know what I would do with one of these.  My kids are older and I didn't think they would like it in their room and I didn't know that it would look right in our home but I thought I could customize one that would work as a holiday gift so I accepted the … [Read more...]

Easily Match Home Wall Paint

When's the last time you needed to track down a matching paint color for one of your rooms?  Above you can see my laundry room.  We had to have some patch work done in this room which now requires me to repaint.  Thankfully I learned how to organize my paint colors or matching this exact paint color may have taken me awhile or even required me to repaint the entire room. I used to save all the paint cans, but that just took up too much … [Read more...]

5 Ways To Lighten Your Home

It's time to brighten up your home with a little light.  Bright rooms always bring happiness much quicker than the dark rooms that are found throughout your home. Here are a few easy ways of brightening up your home: Add fun lighting to your room, not just a metal lamp, but one with color or uniqueness.  One of my favorite lamps is my salt lamp that I have in our living room.  It's a great conversation piece and something that is very … [Read more...]

Newborn Nurseries: Don’t Throw Your Budget Out The Window

Few parents will disagree that the build-up to the due date are some of the most exciting times you will ever experience.  During the nesting phase (moms will know what we're talking about), it's all about preparing that nursery into a mini-palace that's always been dreamed about. As you may have gathered through the awful pun to the title to this piece, we're actually going to talk about windows.  Most prospective parents appreciate that … [Read more...]

Organizing Your Christmas Decor Saves Time

I love the Christmas decorations, but each year I dread putting everything back up in the attic.  It makes a huge mess and takes a long time.  This year I spent a little extra time organizing my Christmas decorations as I put them away so that next year I'll be more organized when it comes time to decorate our home for Christmas again. Hopefully you've had time to get your Christmas decorations put up for the year, but if you're household is … [Read more...]

Get Your Halloween Decor In Place

If you haven't decorated for Halloween yet, be sure to get started this weekend.  Halloween decorations are so much more enjoyable when you get them out early enough in the month.  Rushing to place Halloween decorations around the house at the last minute is no fun and before you know it, you have to put them all back away again.  We were able to get our decorations out last weekend at the end of September.  Each year we add a little more to our … [Read more...]