You have the bulk of your Christmas shopping done but those empty stockings are hanging there looking so lonely. You need ideas. Ideas for stocking stuffers for teenagers! Wasting money just to fill those bad boys up is not an option. You’re looking for things your teenagers will actually use. Practical, fun, interesting stocking stuffers! [...]

Sometimes it seems as though hands are reaching out to you from every direction in hopes of cold hard cash being passed their way. Mail, Facebook, emails, phone calls, schools, those cute little girl scouts, and even the guy on the corner with a cardboard sign. Everyone has a passion and they want you to [...]

The White Elephant Gift Exchange is easy on the budget and a fun way to celebrate with family and friends! Use our White Elephant Gift Exchange Rules and Printables to make your Christmas party a smashing success! Why is it called White Elephant? White Elephant is defined as a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one [...]

Yay for Birthday emails from all my favorite stores! The kids and I were on a mission to use every last one. We walked into a shoe store to use a $10 Birthday certificate and headed straight to the socks and wallets. As we looked at the choices, my daughter gasped and held up a wallet she [...]

There’s going to be a Dirty Santa party and you want to have the best gift. The gift your friends will fight for. The gift that’s useful AND fun! Can you pull it off? Dirty Santa gifts are typically something fun, new, unique, and in good taste. Unlike the White Elephant gift exchange, Dirty Santa [...]

Whether you are hosting A Teenage Christmas Party  or your teenager is planning to attend a Dirty Santa Party, you need a great gift! The gift they will all love but, more importantly, the gift that brings laughter and fun! We’ve hosted a few of those parties and I like to think I’m in tune with what my [...]

Hello, Blake here. Jayleen is my better half! I hope to be a regular contributor to this blog. For my first entry, I would like to address the over use of the word HERO. Particularly, military veterans being seen as heroes. I am a proud Army veteran! I served my country well, if I do [...]

Are you looking for gift ideas for 13 year old boys? Our in-house 13 year old has come to the rescue! He even blessed us with the reasons WHY he loves these gift ideas. This boy is always full of ideas and is actually easy to buy for. The hard part is narrowing it down a [...]

‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all through the house, The budget was busted, credit cards maxed out. You would go to the ends of the earth to make Christmas awesome for your kids. Money is tight and just getting through day to day life maxes out your budget. How can you give the kids a Christmas [...]

Are you stumped at what to give the teenager on your Christmas list? Gift ideas for 15 year old girls can be challenging. That’s why I went straight to the source. Our, in house, 15 year old. Read on for Justine’s recommendations! Every year around the end of October my family starts to ask me the dreaded [...]

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