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Can’t Afford Christmas? Being Broke is No Joke!

Can’t Afford Christmas? If buying presents for friends and family stresses you out every year because you can’t afford Christmas, you are not alone. And if you are on a tight budget like me, it can make planning for the holidays extremely challenging. You still have your regular December bills you have to pay but now you have to scrounge up even more money to afford Christmas presents. How are you going to do it all? Over the years, the members of our family have gone through some rough times, so we have established some traditions that have helped us have a budget-friendly Christmas and even…

This May Be the Easiest Appetizer for Holiday Gatherings

  What Is The Easiest Appetizer for Holiday Gatherings? Parties are all about making memories with family and friends. But for the host, it’s a lot of work! So when I had the chance to try out this Hormel Gatherings Party Tray complimentary for review, I realized that this may seriously be the easiest appetizer for a holiday party. And the best part? It’s ready-made so no cooking required! Because who wants to spend half of their own party cooking and cleaning? Not me! What exactly is a Hormel Gatherings Party Tray? You guys are familiar with Hormel, right? For…

White Elephant Gift Ideas

White Elephant Gift Ideas Finding White Elephant gifts can be a daunting task. If you don’t know what a white elephant gift is, it’s basically a gift exchange where people try to walk away with the best present. It is also known in other parts of the world as a Yankee Swap (maybe a little politically incorrect, hmm?) and Dirty Santa. The rules can vary but how it generally works is like this: Each player brings one wrapped gift to contribute to a common pool Players draw numbers to determine which order they will go in. First and last is most desirable best because you have had…

Want to Buy a Car Online? Here’s What You Should Know…

*This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own and based on my personal experience. Full disclosure policy here.** Everyday I drive over 65 miles to and from work. Yeah, fun stuff – especially when I have to sit in traffic every freaking day. So when I bought my current car, I knew I needed something practical with great gas mileage and had a long warranty. And I did it all online! Here’s how you can buy a car online with the help of Cars.com. [Tweet theme=”basic-full”]Thinking of buying your next car online? Before you head to the…

Liquid Face Lift: Do You Really Need It? This Will Help You Decide!

Liquid Face Lift: Do You Really Need It? Ugh! Getting old sucks. Especially when you are vain like me. Since I have entered my 40s, my face has started sagging, I’m getting wrinkles, and I feel really blah. Cosmetic surgery is expensive and permanent, so I decided to try the next best thing – a Liquid Face Lift!  And if you are thinking about trying a liquid face lift, allow me to share my experience with you to help you decide if these procedures are right for you. [Tweet theme=”basic-full”]Thinking about trying a Liquid Face Lift? Read this post to help you decide if…

Ode to the Road – A Tribute to Annoying Roadside Things

Ode to the Road – A Tribute to Annoying Random Roadside Things Road trips can be fun, but daily driving can be a chore. Especially if like me, you have to spend hours every day stuck in traffic. Sometimes I find my mind wandering and like to come up with creative back stories for all of those annoying random objects I see during my regular commute. So without further ado, I give you my “Ode to the Road” aka “Rode”. Er…whatever, shut up. [Tweet theme=”basic-full”]From flying rocks, to sneaky cops, I present “Ode to the Road” – A tribute to…

How To Update Ugly Oak Cabinets On A Budget

My hubby and I are so happy to be homeowners again! But the house we moved into is super basic. We’re talking beige laminate counters, flat white walls, and ugly oak cabinets. I seriously hate those cabinets!  But remodeling costs a lot of money, and after purchasing this home, we didn’t have much to spare. We certainly couldn’t afford to buy all new cabinets, so we decided to re-stain those oak cabinets ourselves. And here is how you can update ugly oak cabinets on a budget too! [Tweet theme=”basic-full”]Hate your ugly oak cabinets? Rather than spend money on remodeling, you…

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