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May 2, 2020

How to Make a Graduation Wreath

Graduation Personalized Gift Idea

How to Make a Graduation Wreath

Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Graduation Wreath

It is that time again. Graduation. The start of a new life. Well the start of adulthood, the time when your children become adults and they are done with required school. I can’t imagine how exciting it is to have a graduate and how difficult it is to let go of your baby. I do know that graduating high school or college is a huge accomplishment and it deserves a gift.

In our home cash and gift cards have always been welcome. I mean who wouldn’t want cash? Who doesn’t need a gift card. That is why I loved this Graduation Personalized Gifts Idea, learn how to make a graduation wreath with gift cards and money. I set a budget of $100. I am sure there will be people who will give less and some who will give more you can easily do this Graduation Wreath project for $50 or less. If you do not roll the bills and instead fold them over the wreath it will be cheaper.

Here’s How to Make a Graduation Wreath

Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Graduation Wreath

This diy graduation wreath idea will require a wire wreath I got my at walmart for under $3.00. It is the same one but smaller that I used to make my cool diaper wreath.

Learn how to make a baby diaper wreath

Then get dollar bills and gift cards from places near the college. I usually put $5- $10 on each card depending on what it was. I did $10 for the pizza and the food and $5 on the Dunkin Doughnuts and the Dollar Tree.

Money Graduation Wreath

You will take a dollar bill and roll it with the one on the top. You will need to roll all the bills the same way or the wreath will look funny.

Money Graduation Wreath

Then you rubber band the money on the wreath.

Graduation money wreath

Graduation money wreath 2015

I found this sign for $1.00 to put on it or you can use the amount of the money to add to the bottom. Get it 20 1 5 for 2015.

graduation money wreath with gift cards

I then used a glue gun to put on the gift cards. You can also use double stick tape or tie them on with ribbons. I am sure whomever receives this will be very happy.

graduaton wreath

graduation wreath

See how to save on college dorm room items
How to save on textbooks 
Make them laundry soap it will save hundreds

Check out these graduation gift ideas

Gold Bracelet Jewelry Graduation Gifts – YouMiYa 2018 Inspirational Bracelets Series

Aurora World Plush Graduation Bear, Black Cap, 8.5″ Gift Card in a Graduation Cap Box (Classic Black Card Design)

LParkin Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams Necklace/Keychain

Hallmark Graduation Greeting Card (Graduation Cap With Tassel Never Underestimate All You Have to Offer the World)

Black Congrats Grad Money Gift Card Box Graduation Party

Graduation Keychain with Scroll, “2018” Charm and Compass

Graduation Photo and Diploma Keepsake Frame

Collections Etc Class of 2018 Memories Keepsake Tassel & Diploma Holder Box

Graduation Party Supplies

OULII 24Pcs Graduation Cap Shaped Gift Box Candy Sugar Chocolate Box for Graduation Party Favor

Graduation Photo Booth Props (50Count)

Graduation Party Banner

Freshman Survival Kit Graduation Gift all wrapped up

Freshman Year Survival Kit Graduation Gift Idea

graduation money necklace

Graduation Personalized Gifts: Money Necklace

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

As some of you might know from my previous posts, I LOVE my Instant potAnd after this simple Swedish meatballs recipe I am more in love than ever. Swedish Meatballs are a family favorite around here, and while the traditional recipes aren’t too hard, they require multiple pans and some time. But not any longer. Want to know how long it took me to make this? 15 minutes. No seriously, 15 minutes from start to finish. Can it get any cooler than that? I don’t think so. So grab your instant pot and let’s get started! Oh, do not forget my favorite instant pot dessert. Apples with ice cream.

You are going to love this simple recipe for making Swedish Meatballs in your Instant Pot. Using frozen meatballs, mushroom soup, broth, egg noodles and sour cream.

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

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April 26, 2020

Coach Purse Giveaway

Want a Free Coach Purse?

Have you always wanted to have a Coach purse? Then good news because we’re giving you an awesome giveaway event to give you a chance to have a free Coach purse. One of you gets to win this fab Coach Mini Satchel Crossbody Purse!

Here's your chance to win a brand new Coach purse!
Enter for a chance to win this pretty pink Coach purse!
This event is sponsored by Amee of Real Advice Gal and hosted by Sherryl at Simply Sherryl.

Make sure to check out Real Advice Gal Contest page for more awesome giveaways.

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Pressure Cooker XL Recipes

I bought an 8 QT Pressure Cooker XL ® and now I can’t stop myself from making Pressure Cooker XL ® Recipes. Do you know why as a mom I struggle with managing time? I know I should be better at this I have been a mom for 14 years now. I have three kids and my own business. I am also in the business of being a cab driver, homework helper, cleaning person, nurse, friend, advisor, shopper, banker, and wife. I want to make dinner that taste good is in my budget and happens in a time frame I can handle. I also love having only one bowl to clean at the end. There is nothing worse after making dinner than a huge mess in the kitchen.

If you are still considering a pressure cooker read my review Is a Pressure Cooker Worth It?

I know it is. I want you to decide you can tackle dinner. You are someone who accomplishes projects you just need a plan.

I suggest you do things right now.

  1. Write down meals your family likes.
  2. Find the recipes for those meals
  3. Get together a grocery list. This is our free printable grocery list  

When you have a list you can shop online for your groceries, grab them easier, or send someone to get them for you. It will also help you save money.

4.  Make up a meal plan

5. You can put the ingredients other and then put them in a zipped bag or container in your refrigerator. I use these ones from Rubbermaid. I am in love with them.

Do not forget to buy these items for your 8 QT Pressure Cooker XL

Silicone starter pack

Here are some recipes for your 8 QT Pressure Cooker XL ®

Easy and tasty Power Pressure Cooker recipes that you can serve to your family every day
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Apricot Meatloaf Pressure Cooker Recipe

Easy Apricot Meatloaf Pressure Cooker Recipe

A long time ago in a place that seems far away. I was a little girl. I used to sit at the table until I was done eating dinner. That was before parents knew better or maybe they knew more than we do now. I was forced to eat whatever was brought to my plate. I hated most everything until meatloaf entered my life.

I guess that is why I have so many easy meatloaf recipes on my site. I love this apricot meatloaf recipe because it pairs the sweet with the savory. It is an incredible way to get kids like me big or small to eat a great meal without bribery, so I had to make a pressure cooker version of it. This Apricot Meatloaf Pressure Cooker Recipe is a winner!

Do you love meatloaf? Meatloaf is my comfort food and I have a great meatloaf recipe that's super easy to make. Try my Apricot Meatloaf Recipe for the Pressure Cooker

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