Whether it’s your first home, or your fifth, there’s something about a home that needs fixing up that excites people. Doing a good piece of DIY makes you feel as if you’ve made the home truly yours. It’s something fun for all the family to get involved in. If you’re moving into your new home, there’s most likely so much more you can do than if you’ve lived there for a length of time. This article is going to focus on the two main areas you improve in an already used and abused house.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Amara Baby Foods. All opinions are my own.
As a mom, I know how important quality ingredients are in baby food. For me, there is absolutely nothing that compares to Amara. Unlike traditional jar baby food and those super processed pouches, Amara is filled with goodness so your little one can be eating well right from the start!
One of the biggest responsibilities of being a mom is keeping your household expenses low. While some expenses stay the same every month, your energy bills can fluctuate significantly from month to month. It can be difficult to pinpoint the main culprits for high-energy bills, especially if your bills do not seem to match your energy consumption. To help clear up the confusion, here are four reasons your electric bill is so high.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cars.com. All opinions are my own.
Looking for a new or used car is tough. As a mom of two teenagers, trust me I know. I think that shopping for a car should be like a dating website. It would be so much simpler. You input exactly what you are looking for and out pops Mr. Right....or the perfect car. Whichever is your current interest. The best part is, a site just like this exists! Cars.com is here to help you find your next ride. See how it can help anyone searching, new or used!
If you love crafts and being creative, you are maybe wondering how you can make a bit of extra money from this hobby. Well, you will be very happy to hear that it is ever so easy to do so! You just need to start selling your creations on craft-selling websites such as Etsy. And then, voila! You have your very own craft business.
You will be able to take care of your craft business in your spare time or, if you are sick of your current job, it is a very lucrative business to set up and make a living from. Interested in taking the plunge and ready to create your very own craft business? If so, then read on! Here are plenty of tips that can help you get your home-based craft business up and running!
Budgets tend to run on a monthly basis, moving from one paycheck to the next. This is a sensible way of managing your finances; while the overall picture matters, it’s easier to keep track of expenditure and outgoings when you do so on a monthly basis.
It can nevertheless be tough to see the way that the money you bring in is quickly depleted by all those essential monthly outgoings. The amount you bring in looks nice, but then every direct debit and outgoing payments chips chunks of it away - to the point where the average American family is left with relatively little in terms of disposable income, as theatlantic.com reports.
So what can you do about it? Controlling your monthly outgoings is a vital part of the financial planning process, so take a few steps in the right direction and you could be left with more money at the end of the month.
For many parents, it’s difficult to look past the role of ‘being a parent.' There are children to care for, memories to be made, those rare moments of alone time when we can focus on our passions and hobbies, and all the other small details that makeup life as head of a clan of people. There’ll come a time, however, when you have more time on your hands, such as when all the kids have started school or - shudder - begun to leave home. At that point, you’ll probably start thinking about getting yourself a job, and maybe a career. But if you’ve spent years being a parent, would anybody hire you? You bet they would. Just through the course of raising children, you’ll have acquired many valuable skills, and there’ll be some jobs that you’ll be tailor made for. Below, we take a look at everything you need to know about using your awesome parenting skills to land a career you love.
When you hear the word party, you usually imagine one of two things; it’s either a small child’s birthday party will loads of little kids running their socks off to party music and eating pre made sandwiches off paper plates, or it’ll be a bunch of teenagers getting drunk when their parents are away. But fear not because adults can have parties too, but how are you going to make it sophisticated enough for a grown up audience? Well if you carry on reading, you’ll not have to wonder!
Not everyone is able to get the advice they need to hear when they’re young. Often it takes repeated mistakes, foresight and the reflection on both of those happenstances that crafts a wise and knowledgeable adult. However, as the old saying goes, foresight teaches gently, while error teaches brutally. There are many things you need to know about becoming a functional adult, and not all of them are as obvious as you might expect. Luckily, with the right attitude and foresight, you can continue on your path with some form of wisdom. If you haven’t the parent or elder who can guide you through this time in your life, this guide will serve as a substitute.
Be sure to digest all of the advice here and see what it means for your own situation. A little foresight can mean plenty when you’re planning a life.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home stores. Any opinions are my own.
Fall is just around the corner and we are in the mood to decorate in our home! Of course we had to shop our favorite home store, At Home, for the best in fall decor. It keeps our home looking amazing and it keeps me in budget!
Want to see some of the harvest awesomeness I picked up? I wanted to add a touch of fall to our sitting area in the family room. For around $100, I got great quality and adorable items that my family and friends love. See what we added below.