How to Save Money for a Car

How to Save Money for a Car

How to Save Money for a Car This week I wanted to talk about one of the biggest expenses in a monthly budget... Your car (or cars). When you are starting to plan on living a more frugal lifestyle, one of the biggest contributing factors to success is to being able to minimize how much money is going out of your budget every month. How to Save Money for a Car Car payments are a huge chunk of your budget. As with almost anything in your adult life, owning will be more cost-effective than ...

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How to Fix a Straw Hat

How to Fix a Straw Hat

Learn How to Fix a Straw Hat How do you fix a straw hat? There are a couple of ways to save your straw hat. I know I really need this post because I frankly ruin my hats. I have kids and they always get crushed. That is why it is so great to know that you can reshape your straw hat. The first thing you need to do is get gloves, a heat source that will produce steam. You can use a steamer, iron, or a tea pot. Then you will need towels and something heavy to hold down the ...

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Wish I had a Wet Ones – Six Flags Tickets Giveaway

Wish I had a Wet Ones and Six Flags Tickets

Disclosure: I am sharing my "Wish I had a Wet Ones" moments with you as part of a sponsored campaign by Wet Ones. I am a member of the Mom It Forward Blogger Network. Every mother has lived through this moment. The moment when you realize you did not think a choice through an now you have a mess on your hands or rather your child's hands. Maybe you sacrificed your shirt(arrgh), maybe you reused an old tissue (yuck), or maybe you just cringed and sucked it up mumbling a few words to get you ...

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What Can You Recycle in the Bathroom?

Recycling tips for items found in the bathroom

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by CARE TO RECYCLE® and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own and I hope you enjoy them. What can you recycle in the bathroom? Earth Day is almost here. That means we all must take charge of our surroundings and figure out ways to make the items we use last longer or uses them in a new way. I know we all have what I call life hacks for the bathroom so I polled a group of my friends to get their best tips for recycling items found in a ...

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Karla’s Korner: Fear Not

Fear Not

Karla's Korner: Fear Not Fear Not…. Life has a funny way of teaching us lessons. Once in a while I am struck at how the simplest of things leave the deepest impact and teach the most valuable lessons. To live abundantly and to really enjoy life, requires us to pay attention to the small things, the everyday ordinary things that when combined together make up the really big things; the most important elements in our life story. As much as I focus on embracing the ordinary, I still find ...

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Cleaning Up Your Credit Report

Cleaning up your credit report

Cleaning Up Your Credit Report Congratulations on taking the first steps towards cleaning up your credit and getting your finances back on track! Reclaiming your credit score is one of the best things you can do to ensure a brighter financial future for you and your family. When you hear back from the credit agencies, you will be told whether or not your claim is accepted and changes will be made or not. If you’re having a hard time getting something fixed, it might be because of several ...

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Karla’s Korner: My Weirdos…My Tribe

Find out why Karla encourage us to find our own tribe

Karla's Korner: My Weirdos…My Tribe My Weirdos…My Tribe An old African proverb states “It takes a village to raise a child” and I believe that our village has become a more important and necessary element in today’s world than ever before. Living in an information saturated, fast-paced world our children are faced with a vast array of difficult challenges as well as fantastic opportunities. Finding our way through the parenthood pathway can be a daunting, often scary undertaking; it ...

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Credit Report Score Tips

Find out how to clean up your credit report

Credit Report Score Tips One of the biggest things that hold people back from getting their financial affairs in order is credit. Either they were extended too much credit and over did it or they can't get any at all. There is a solution. It is not quick and it is not easy. Anyone offering to fix it for you with a "Pay It Now" button is probably lying to you. Yes, there are many services that you can pay to scrub your report. But chances are that a lot will be missed. You will probably also ...

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How to Organize your Home on a Budget

completely reorganized make up drawer with the perfect drawer organizers from Dollar Tree

Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of DollarTree. However, these are my real messes and my real solutions for how to organize your home on a budget. My $11 Home Organization Project My Real Advice Gal tip when it comes to home organization is to just start. Start somewhere and start small. Personally, when I am facing a big job and I just don't know where to start I can get overwhelmed, then I shut down, and decide to pretend the job doesn't really need to ...

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Karla’s Korner: There Are No “Re-Do’s”

There is no time for a rewind on the boom box of life, only a “play” button. So push play and move on. Karla's Korner

Karla's Korner: There Are No “Re-Do’s” There Are No “Re-Do’s” Country music group Rascal Flatts sings a song titled “Rewind” in which the subject of the song wishes he could rewind a particular night; a date that he wished had not ended so quickly. I’ve heard this song several times recently and found myself wondering if I could rewind certain life events would I. If the opportunity arose would I grab it? Once in a while I think it would be nice to go back to the little kid days of Barney, ...

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