Art, Decor, DIY

Easy DIY art ideas

Our many blank walls have been driving me nuts. I had some white IKEA frames from our last house so I thought I’d get creative and fill up some of these empty spaces! I’m artistic in the way of being creative, but not in the way of skilled painting or drawing. So I’ve come up with… Read More Easy DIY art ideas

Christmas, Money

Our Christmas budget

Not every Christmas is the same. Some years cost less, some cost more. This year ours costs less and we plan on giving more. We’ve decided to budget Christmas expenses at $325 for this family of five. This includes decor, kids’ crafts, presents, cards, wrapping supplies, everything except the kids’ Christmas pajamas (which I bought on sale last month).… Read More Our Christmas budget

DIY, Kids

Easy DIY ruler growth chart

My parents have little lines penciled all up and down the molding beside their pantry with coinciding names and dates. My mom started charting my brother’s height, (my short self had already stopped growing, darn it!) but soon there were lines for cousins and then friends and then even grown adults! When people come back to… Read More Easy DIY ruler growth chart