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Inexpensive Mother’s Day Ideas

Mother’s Day is a special day for moms all around the world and sometimes it gets hard trying to plan the best day for your special lady. All moms are unique in their own way. Here are a few ideas that may help you in planning your special Mother’s Day adventure.

Let Her Sleep In

Let’s face it, moms are tired. Let her start her day sleeping in.

Breakfast In Bed

What better way to wake up than having breakfast in bed. You can be simple with oatmeal or go all out and make her favorites. Try a few recipes here.

Cooking Her Favorite Meal

It’s one thing to cook for her, but it is another to make her favorite meal. On Mother’s Day go all out and make her favorite recipes and have a special Mother’s Day, just for her. Check out a few recipes here.

Home Movie Night

For the movie lover, throw her a home movie night. Order a movie, cook up some movie night goodies, and enjoy it. It’s so easy and you get to enjoy a new movie and each other’s company. You can make it a family night and have several movies to choose from. Just make sure you bring the popcorn.

Day Camping

For the moms who love camping, plan a day camping trip. From personal experience, it allows me to spend quality time with family, and I get to be away from home. This is a pleasant surprise and she will be thankful for it.

Cooking Dinner Together

For the food lover, have a date for cooking. To spice up the experience, have recipes that are new so you can try them out, along with the tried and true recipes. It will be a memorable experience and you get to try new recipes. Check out these dinner recipes here.

Cleaning For Her

Start her Mother’s Day off with a bang by cleaning up for her. Check out a few cleaning ideas here.

Make a Memory Book

For the scrapbook lover, make a memory book. You don’t have to finish it. You can start it with your favorite memories and give it to her for her to finish. You can also make a memory book for you to do together. It is sentimental and she will cherish it with her heart.

Museum Trip

For the art and history lover, take her to a museum and let her soak up as much creative art and history as she can. It will be an amazing experience and a great escape from her busy day-to-day schedule. Make sure to check your local listings.

Botanical Gardens

For the flower and romantic lover, botanical gardens are a must. She will be enveloped with all different species of plants and scents. It will make the most avid flower lover feel as if they are in paradise. Make sure to check local listings for times and if you need to make reservations.

Give Her “Me” Time

Giving her even an hour to do nothing means everything. Sometimes we forget that moms are so busy taking care of everyone, that it seems moms don’t have time for themselves. If you can, make time to give her “me” time. She will be so grateful.

Home Spa Day

Plan a special spa day with her from doing a facial to massaging the toes. It doesn’t take a lot to do a spa day, she will be thankful that she is catered to, and her toes will thank you too. Don’t forget the cucumbers for the eyes.

Write a personal letter

Mother’s Day cards are so amazing, but what about a handwritten letter. It is personal and it definitely comes from the heart. You can write as much or as little as you want. It is the fact you took the time to write something that means the world to her.

Park TRIP

Plan a trip to the park for some rest and relaxation. Make sure to pack a cooler and head to the park. Pack a variety of goodies, and just enjoy the day.

Day Trip

Plan a trip for a day to a place maybe an hour away. You could go to the beach, a lake, the mountains, anywhere that gives her a change of scenery. She will be so excited to get away, even if it’s just for the day.

Below I have a few ideas that can be helpful to plan your day.

Mother’s Day Example #1

  • Clean house day/night before.
  • Let her sleep in while cooking her breakfast in bed.
  • Take a drive to a park out of town and enjoy the new scenery
  • Come home and finish the day with a movie night

Mother’s Day Example #2

  • Let her sleep in waking up to a personal letter
  • Give her “me” time
  • Clean for her and cook her favorite meal

Important: Whatever you choose to do, make Mother’s Day a special one.

I hope these ideas come in handy!

Enjoy!

 

 

 

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6 Thoughtful Gifts for Him Under $25

Every year men around the world have to fight the hustle and bustle of the holiday crowd, finding the perfect gift for family and friends. Little do they know; it is just as hard to shop for them. Don’t worry, I have a few holiday gifts for him that are truly thoughtful and easy on the pocketbook.

Sports Memorabilia

For the sports enthusiasts, you can never go wrong with their favorite sports teams. Don’t just settle for the jersey, you will find hidden steals and deals on coffee mugs, scarves, hats, pens, and keychains.  Trust me they will love it.

 

Hat Gift Set with Bluetooth Headphones

This is a great gift for anyone who works or loves the outdoors. It comes with a rechargeable Bluetooth headphone, and a face mask to help keep your face warm.

Portable Phone Charger

This gift is small but big at the same time. It is a handy portable phone charger that you can take anywhere.  It is lightweight and easy to use, best part this little charger is rechargeable and you never will have a dead phone battery again.

Cigarette Rolling Machine

For the smokers, they will truly e thankful for this. It is a rolling machine for all their smoking needs. It comes with three different size options for your smoking needs, and easy to use.

Chef Apron

How do you thank the man who is the family chef? With his very own chef apron. He will be too hot to stop and this apron is easy to wear, no neck pain, and multifunctional pockets.  The length covers from neck to knee and lets you customize the size for you.

Massage Slippers

These slippers are NOT to be worn no more than 10-20 minutes a time. It is to help with the aches and pains of feet. With everything, it takes time and you will see a big difference within 2 weeks of using these. It has an adjustable strap but if you are in between a size go up to the next size for maximum comfort.

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20 Inexpensive Holiday Ideas for the Family

During the Christmas holiday, the children are home for their Christmas break and usually are bored. Being a SAHM, I found some easy and inexpensive holiday ideas that were a family success throughout the years. I wanted to share these ideas with you so you can make your own holiday memories.

Ginger Bread House

This is so awesome in so many ways. You don’t have to settle just on ginger bread houses, you can build a village as well. The selection has really evolved since we started this tradition. You can have a gingerbread competition with the family or try your own artist skills alone. The kit usually has pieces of candy and icing, but I always up the ante. I buy my own candy to make it more Candyland and I use edible glitter.

Board Game Night

I love a good game of Life or Uno. Take a few hours out and make a board game night with family or friends. It will be so awesome and you can have your favorite holiday music playing in the background while you enjoy some old school board game fun.

Favorite Christmas Movie

Have a Christmas Movie Night with at least 2 movies and plenty of popcorn. I’m old school so I love Christmas Carol, II love Rudolph the Red Nose Red Nose Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, The Legend of Frosty... the list goes on and on!!!

 

Decking The Christmas Tree

Make it a family event with everyone helping and making memories. You can talk about certain ornaments that bring you joy, tell a joke with a mishap of an old broken ornament, or just enjoy the company of having someone making it a magical experience.

 

 

Holiday Donation

Get your family together and go through your gently used clothes, toys, electronics, and personally donate them to the women and children shelters. It not only free up room in your home, you are giving to someone in need. It is a great feeling to give to someone and you have no idea just taking a few hours out to do this, will brighten someone else’s holiday. Remember it is always better to give than receive.

Drive and See Christmas Lights

During the holiday season you can fill up the tank and go for a drive around your city and some amazing Christmas Lights. Check your local listings for any events that may be happening around your area. It is usually inexpensive and will truly boost your holiday spirit.

Make Christmas Cookies

Everyone has the biggest sweet tooths during this time of year. What is better than the smell of fresh bakes cookies in your own home. The best part, the cost is inexpensive and you can make as many as you want. I know that sounds cheesy, but there are a lot of cookies in those packs and I like to add sauces and chips to mine. You can have a family bake off with the craziest, most holiday inspired, funky looking cookies you want and everyone can be the judge. Make it memorable and the best part EAT!!!

 

 

Family Slumber Party Under the Tree

Why not get cozy on the couches and fall asleep under the lights of the Christmas tree? I guarantee you will have the best sleep with nothing but gumdrops and mistletoe dancing in your head. You can’t help but feel the spirit of Christmas under your beautiful Christmas tree.

 

 

Have a Bonfire Night

This is something for people who love to get cozy by an open fire. Bring a blanket and some marshmallows. I love the way the fire dances during the winter. I love the smell of the firewood… it just makes me feel comfort. I can’t explain it. The family will have a great time roasting marshmallows and making s’mores. You can sip apple cider and tell Christmas stories. I love everything about it.

 

Making Homemade Hot Chocolate

I know it is easier to make it from the pack but there is something special when you make hot chocolate homemade. There are so many recipes online and I have few of my own. If you aren’t the cooking enthusiast, why not have a hot chocolate night with crazy toppings? You can have cherries, chocolate pieces, caramel, marshmallows, sprinkles, and edible glitter. Make a family tradition.

 

Christmas Eve Jamboree

Host a family/ friend party with a holiday dress code. Make it fancy, make it funny, but most important make it memorable. Have your favorite holiday tunes playing, a few favorite holiday recipes, and a great holiday spirit. Make your Christmas Eve a story for the record books with nothing but holiday cheer.

 

 

Christmas Pajama Party

 

Have your favorite people around and dress to impress in your best pajama outfit. You can use onesies, silk PJs, and if the code is assessable, you can spice it up with sexy lingerie. Listen, the holidays are about family and friendly fun. Make it memorable with the holiday spirit and your favorite drinks and recipes. Cut on your favorite movie and let the festivities begin.

 

Write A Letter To Santa

 

Regardless how old you are, Santa is Real. You never received a gift for Christmas? What about a Sincere HAPPY HOLIDAYS? Merry Christmas? That is Santa coming and  those are his elves, and he has an address for your holiday wishes. Just take a moment and write and mail your holiday desires and let the spirit of Christmas move you.

Holiday Photo

Get festive with a holiday photo shoot. You can take photos of your activities, food, and most important your family and friends. Use your own phone camera and have holiday props to make it more festive and exciting. Don’t forget to smile. You are the star!!!

 

Start a New Family Tradition

Sometimes you just have to make a new mark. Whether opening gifts once a night until Christmas, singing off key, or just RELAXING… DO YOU BOO… DO YOU. Make the most of this holiday season, and make it YOURS!!!! You and your family MUST have something original and yours.  Be like NIKE and JUST DO IT!!!!!

Deck The Halls

Make snowflakes out of construction paper, decorate the halls, bathroom, and home with inspired Christmas decor to get you in the holiday spirit.  This activity is kid tested and mom approved. You can spend all day making snowflakes and hang the or pin them to windows, ceilings, walls, and doors so it snows all winter. You can use green garland to decorate your foyer, Christmas table clothes for the tables and, do a Christmas scent for the aroma of Christmas. Make it a memorable event.

 

 

Send Holiday Cards to Soldiers

It’s not uncommon that there is someone fighting for YOUR COUNTRY beliefs and not at home for the holiday. You can take a few minutes and get some Christmas Cards and make a soldier’s holiday more memorable by just saying hello. Just letting them know they aren’t alone. I have a half-brother who was in the army… he fought during the Gulf War (showing my age) and I feel it means a lot to have someone show love and support. A lot of people don’t have someone to show support and this means a lot. If you can take time, just send some encouraging words to the soldiers. I guarantee you it will mean a lot. Make it a family project, a friend project, just make it special for our soldiers…. regardless of your country, it means a lot.

 

Front Door Decor

Decorate your front door this holiday as a present or in your favorite holiday idea. You can use a solid color, or use any wrapping paper to make your front door festive. You can even make your porch more festive with flowers, outdoor Christmas lights, and ribbon to let Santa know where to enter. Make it your masterpiece.

 

Christmas Stories

 

There is nothing better than having a good story during the holidays. It doesn’t matter if it is a memory or a story from the books, it has a magical feel that lets everyone experience the magic of Christmas. Does anyone love the story of The Nut Cracker? What do you do during your Christmas Eve? What makes you feel the Spirit of Christmas? Make this event memorable with your own spice of the holiday. Don’t forget to add some apple cider and popcorn to add to the festiveness!!!

 

Window Shopping with a Spending Limit

Yes., I know that usually window shopping means no money spent, but how often is this true.

Go out and enjoy the ambience of Christmas while window shopping with a limited budget. You would be surprise how going window shopping adds up. Do you get hungry? A lot of times we may window shop but still go out to eat, and that is costly. Make a budget of $20 or $30 dollars while you window shop. You will feel better when you return home and your pockets will thank you later.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Thoughtful Gifts For Her Under $25

 

Do you ever find it hard to find the right gift for that special lady in your life? You know she loves coffee, she loves to read, and she is pretty great in the kitchen, where do you start? How do you choose the right gift. and most important… WILL SHE LOVE IT??

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I have taken out some of the guesswork and have a few ideas that can help with your gift giving dilemma.

1.   Jade Roller 

It is amazing  the anti-aging qualities for removing fine lines and wrinkles off her face and helps with blood circulation and overall youthful appearance. Use daily for best benefits. Helpful tip: But in freezer for 10 minutes.  It works well with the penetration’s of facial creams. Thank me later!

2. All In One Essential Diffuser/ Humidifier/ Bluetooth Clock

This is the all in one best smelling diffuser’s that will have the woman in your life smiling from ear to ear. She can add different essential oils for her needs,, whether to relax or to feel energized, has a convenient 3 setting for automatic shutoff for when the water runs out while using the humidifer.

 

3. Bath Bombs

For the lover of baths this is the go to essential must have for bath time. These bath bombs  are  vegan  and  handmade,  so  no  cruelty  to  animals,,  leaving  your  feeling  radiant  with  glowing  skin.

4. Scalp Massager

This is my personal favorite. I love having my head scratched and massaged, so anyone that loves a good head scratch and massage… GET THIS!! I would personally buy this for me as a gift. I love how it help exfoliate my scalp while giving me a sensational tingling feeling. I can not stress if you have a person who loves their head scratched or massaged, get this!

 

5. Women Spa Sets

 My opinion, but everyone love spa sets. They have everything you need for your at home spa day. These spa sets will leave you feeling luxurious.

 

6. Robe Set

For the sexy sultry seductress in every female this gift will set the trails a blazing with this pajama and robe set. This is the go to gift that will have her feeling so sexy and succulent. you have been warned, these robe sets are beautiful, wait until she is wearing one.

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Christmas Gifts For Kids Under $15

Its that time of year again…

Christmas is right around the corner and Santa is on his way. The girls are already telling me what they have in mine and we haven’t even had Thanksgiving dinner yet. I have been making a list of things that that wanted and realized this list could help more than me. Get out your pen and paper and lets get busy with our Christmas idea lists.

 

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Slime
Barbie
Board Games
Jewelry Maker
Diary
Rocket Launcher
Lego Set
Roblox 
Fortnite Glider
Kids Cookbooks
Knitting Sets
Crayon Art Sets
Nerf Guns and Nerf Shooters
LOL Surprise 
Books
Rubik Cube
Fidget Spinners
Miraculous Ladybug 
Coloring Books
Remote Control Cars
Clay Kits
Hatchimals
Robotics Gifts
Terrarium Sets
Nail Gift Sets
FIdget Toys
Airplane Model Sets
Pretend Make-Up
Crayola Drawing Tablet
Train Sets
Boxing Gloves
Pretend Play Food
Card Games
Microphone

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I hope this list can give you a creative spark for your shopping. Happy Holidays and enjoy!!!