Throwing a great party means having great food. But, sometimes the food part can be stressful – it’s either a ton of work or you have to pay someone else to do it. I love shrimp boils because cooking the shrimp is entertainment for the guests. My husband’s favorite past time is standing around a… Continue Reading How to Throw a Shrimp Boil
Whether you love to sit down and watch a movie with your family, throw a big party and air the current (or past) great flick, or entertain the kids while you enjoy some adult conversation with your friends, outdoor movie nights are a great way to put a new twist on a classic evening activity.… Continue Reading Ticket to a Fantastic Outdoor Movie Party
As I’m shopping for summer wardrobe additions, I can’t help but wonder if I could save money by renting some of the items that I am considering. The more the rental movement grows, the more I am challenging the belief I’ve always had that owning is better. One thing I was surprised to see normalized in… Continue Reading To Buy or Rent: Summer Clothing Edition
I bet you have things sitting in your closet or garage that others want to use. If we can start sharing, we don’t have to buy so much stuff, which means we will reduce our carbon footprint! Here are the most common items people want to rent but there is little to no inventory: Dog crate… Continue Reading Top 5 Things People Search that We Don’t Have (or don’t have enough of)
1. Toot their Own Horn. The National Women’s Business Council reports that “Female entrepreneurs start companies with 50% less capital than male entrepreneurs.” I am actually living this reality right now with Loanables, but I must also admit I haven’t actually asked anyone to invest yet. Many women downplay their accomplishments; whereas most men see it more like Muhammad… Continue Reading 3 Things Men do Better than Women
Last week, my kids and I tagged along on my husband’s business trip to Washington, D.C. We’ve never done that before, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a free hotel room while sight-seeing in our nation’s capital! Before we went, I searched blogs & websites for ideas on how to spend our time… Continue Reading The Best Decision I Made When Taking Kids to D.C.
If you have a closet full of old t-shirts that you never wear but you just can’t bring yourself to throw away, why not make them into a t-shirt quilt? T-shirt quilts are the number one thing people ask me to make for them or want to know how to make themselves. Let me tell… Continue Reading How to Make a T-Shirt Quilt
I’m from Louisiana, and my husband from Indiana makes the best crawfish I have ever had. That’s why I married him! I mean really how can a farm boy from Indiana know how to boil crawfish better than the cajuns I grew up with?!? He’s paradoxical, and I love him. But I’m not writing a… Continue Reading I made $230 for about 10 minutes of work from home!
I admit it…I’m hooked. I love Pinterest and all the amazing ideas that come with it. As a mom of 4 kids 6 and under, I especially love the kid stuff: decorating for kids, kid crafts, kid parties, … and the list goes on. And I don’t stop at Pinterest, I love to create new… Continue Reading Confessions of a Pinterest Mom
After my second child was born, I bought a sewing machine and took 3 lessons. I sucked, and I didn’t enjoy it enough to focus and try to get better. For my son’s 3rd birthday party and my daughter’s 1st birthday party, I threw lavish birthday parties. Again, I sucked at it, and it stressed… Continue Reading A Plea to Pinterest Moms