Reindeer Lollipops

reindeer lollipops

If you are looking for a last-minute gift idea that kids can make and gift this holiday season that uses mostly scrap materials (and a big bag of lollipops), then I’ve got the perfect one. How to Make Reindeer Lollipops What you need: scrap paper or card stock in brown, grey and/or black – it […]

A very merry GIANT holiday {sponsored}

Holiday Dessert Recipes

One of the best parts of the holidays is the food! While we love to cook and bake all year-long we find cooking and baking at the holidays is so special! We have our own family traditions including baking lots of cookies, a big breakfast of cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning, and a hearty meal […]

Monday Meal Plan: December 15th

2012 Printable Menu Plan

This is THE week. the week to get it all done before the holidays. Work, chores, all the homework and projects, and of course we’re still trying to cook a healthy meal each night. This week we need to make sure our meals are quick, easy, and healthy. We’ve got some great meals planned for […]

Sunday Deals & Reads: December 14th

Sunday Reads and Deals Centsible Life

I’ve been a busy elf this week ! there are so many great sales right now and lots of gift giving to do this holiday season, but I have managed to find some good reads this week for you, too! Sunday Reads First up, check out our crafts writer, Tonya Staab, in Real Simple magazine! […]

Gifts to Inspire Creativity in Kids for Under $20

gifts to inspire creativity in kids for under $20

Do you have a mini-Michelangelo on your hands? Is your little person a Picasso in the making? Or do you just want your kids to know how to be creative? While they may not be an artist when they grow up most kids aren’t getting enough creativity in their day-to-day play or at school, so […]

The Intersection of Financial Health and Well-Being: Cigna study {sponsored}


Financial health is a key to success in life and the intersection of our financial health and our overall health and wellness can have a huge impact on us in the long-term. With the right tools, you can weather whatever life throws at you, whether it’s medical expenses or a busted water heater. Having healthy […]

12 Great Books to Give for the Holidays and an Amazon Sale

12 Days of Books

We LOVE books, and can often be found reading in all kinds of odd configurations. I have been known to have to tell one of the kids to put down their books and go to bed! One thing we always gift at the holidays are books both to family members and friends. Books are such […]

5 Ways to Shop Smarter this Holiday Season {sponsored}

5 Ways to Shop Smarter this Holiday Season

December is all about family time, parties and celebrations, and of course shopping! With holiday parties, classroom events, baking, holiday parades, travel, gifts, and holiday feasts it can be tough to stay on top of saving money with all the shopping you have to do. Discover commissioned a recent independent poll about holiday shopping and […]

Monday Meal Plan: December 8th

2012 Printable Menu Plan

Guys. It’s only a bit more than two weeks until Christmas AND today is my oldest’s birthday. There’s a lot of to dos on my plate between work, home, and holidays. Meal planning will take some of the stress off though! My husband has been working hard to eat healthier which I’m incredibly grateful for because […]

Sunday Deals & Reads December 7th

Sunday Reads and Deals Centsible Life

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. It’s been a heavy week. Between the grand jury news from New York and last week’s grand jury decision, the coverage of protests (from news sources and friends who have been right in the thick […]