Our California Safari

Wonderful Safari Trip with our Family

To say that 2020 has been a weird year would be an understatement.  However, there are always a few bright spots in every challenging time.  We’d planned on an Alaska cruise this summer, but since that wasn’t happening, we decided to pivot to some local travel choices.  One of those was our recent safari trip […] Read more…

How to Navigate the 2020 She-cession

What exactly is a she-cession as opposed to a regular recession?  Good question, I’m glad you asked.  As you may have heard (I’m joking here!) – 2020 has sent various curveballs our way. One of the biggest curveballs being COVID-19 that sent ripples through the world and the majority of our lifestyles.  Yes, it’s definitely […] Read more…

Rescue Old VHS Tapes with iMemories

C’mon, ‘fess up.  You’ve got a big ol’ stack of old VHS tapes lying around somewhere, haven’t you?  Or 8mm tapes, Super 8 tapes, even those old reel to reel tapes.  Or you’ve got a BIG stack of paper photos or negatives that you’ve been meaning to do something with.  Am I right???  Don’t feel […] Read more…

7 Strategies for Financial Independence – FIRE

What I Wish I’d Learned About Financial Independence Twenty Years Ago   By Sydney Everson   If I had a time machine to go back and talk to myself as a younger woman, there’s a lot of advice I’d give myself. Hey girl, I’d say if I was trying to sound cool (and failing), go easy on […] Read more…

Self-care for busy Moms

Self-Care for Busy Moms

The Fall 2020 Self-Care Challenge: How to Prioritize Wellness Daily   The Fall season is almost officially here, and it’s bringing plenty of stressors along with it. In the wake of COVID-19, there’s never been a more important time to prioritize your physical and mental well-being. Self-care is a tried and true way to help […] Read more…

Declutter Anything using Post-It Notes

Declutter ANYTHING using the Post-It Note Method

I have a very simple tip today, but it’s super versatile.  You can use this tip to declutter virtually anything in your home.  I call this my Post-it Note method.  Works to help you declutter everything from clothes to books to linens. One thing I really LOVE about this method is that it helps you […] Read more…

10 Secrets of Women Who Always Have Money

Thinking about the women I’ve known in my life, it seems like they mostly fall into two camps – women who always have money on hand and those who scrimp and struggle with money.  I don’t know about you darlin’, but I definitely want to be in the first group, and for the most part, […] Read more…

Moving with Teenagers

5 Tips for Moving with Teenagers

Parents understand that teenagers can get a bit hard to deal with. They’re in a stage in their lives where they want to explore their independence, which can come off in the wrong way. And if we’re doing a big life transition like moving with teenagers, this can be difficult for them to adjust to. […] Read more…

11 Tips for Organizing Your Drawers

Nothing compares to the feeling of a freshly cleaned and organized home. It doesn’t take an expert to figure out the benefits of a tidy living space. However, it’s much easier said than done to maintain an orderly house when life gets busy. In the midst of our fast-paced lives, it’s easy for our drawers […] Read more…

7 Ways to Stay Healthy on a Cruise

With all the alarming news about nasty viruses that are in the news lately, it’s only normal to be worried about ways to stay healthy on a cruise.  One thing to keep in mind is that the news sensationalizes things a lot – thousands of people have gone on a cruise this week and come […] Read more…

Future College Student

Financial Tips To Help Your Future College Student

It seems like just yesterday you were helping your baby get on the bus for kindergarten and now you’re talking to them about the colleges they are interested in attending. Time sure does fly, and while it is easy to get swept up in all of the excitement and changes that are going to happen […] Read more…

6 Toxic Money Behaviors

Money can be a delicate subject.  We all have our own ideas about how our money should be spent.  Some of these money behaviors can actually be toxic and can create some serious damage in your financial life.  The scary thing is that there are a number of these toxic money behaviors.  Unless you are […] Read more…

Our Retirement Cruise to Aruba with Royal Caribbean

My husband and I recently went on a Royal Caribbean cruise to Aruba as a way to celebrate my recent retirement.  What a wonderful trip!  We actually visited several of the islands, as part of the traditional A-B-C cruise – Aruba, Bonnaire, and Curacao as well as Puerto Rico and the island of St. Maarten. […] Read more…

Get around a cruise ship like a ninja - Quick tips to not get lost on these huge cruise ships. #cruisetips #cruisers #cruisingtips #cruiseships #tipsforcruising #travelhacks

How to get around a cruise ship like a NINJA

Cruise ships are HUGE – ever get lost on one? Not me.  I’ve learned a few tricks about how to get around a cruise ship like a NINJA and I’m going to share them with you. One thing I’ve never struggled with is finding my way around a new ship.  I happen to be blessed […] Read more…

18 Ridiculously Useful Gifts for Women

Every year, I take great delight in picking out the most ridiculously useful gifts for women and for men.  I put a lot of time and effort in picking out the most unusual, fun, and unique items I can find, because no one likes boring gifts. I do have three sons, so I finished the […] Read more…

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