Tips for Cruising with a CPAP Machine

Traveling is always an exciting and chaotic time, especially on a cruise. However, regardless of your destination or manner of travel, getting quality sleep is a must. If you’re like me and depend on a CPAP machine to sleep, you may have some concerns about bringing it aboard a ship. However, with a few simple […] Read more…

Dealing with Adult Children Living at Home

One of the most often overlooked parenting challenges is when your adult children are still living at home with you.  It may be that they went out into the world and came back (yo-yo kids) – sometimes with kids or spouses along for the ride.  Or maybe they are the “failure to launch” kids who […] Read more…

How to Survive Your Son’s Eagle Project

Now that it’s been a few years since our sons Eagle Project, I can look back with a bit more perspective.  I can see some of the things we did well and a few areas where we pretty much crashed and burned. One thing I can tell you is that these Eagle Projects are HARD. […] Read more…

15 hacks to get the best cruise deals for your next cruise. Everything is negotiable and with a little work, you can save a LOT. #cruises #travel #cruisedeals #frugaltravel #guestposter

15 Hacks to get the BEST Cruise Deals

Today, we have a special treat.  I’ve invited Divya from The Savings Addict to guest post to share her best tips on how to get the best cruise deals for your next cruise vacation.   Follow these simple tricks to save money on your next cruise holiday!! While cruises are super fun, they can be costly. But, […] Read more…

6 Ways to Overcome Your Shopping Addiction

Keeping spending under control can be a difficult impulse to control.  Especially if, like me, you have a bit of a shopping addiction. Nowadays, we are absolutely bombarded with advertisements flashing the latest and greatest products.  These ads are specifically targeted to make us want to spend more and more.  Sometimes, it can be hard […] Read more…

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7 Tips for Sharing a Cruise Ship Cabin

Recently, a friend of ours went on a cruise with her lifelong friend.  However, after that cruise, they are no longer friends. Yikes!   Sharing a cruise ship cabin, even with a close friend, can be a tricky situation. Regardless if you are going on a cruise with a group, another couple, or just a good […] Read more…

I've got some fabulous and clever ideas to save money on your next cruise.

12 Ways to Save MONEY on Your Next Cruise

By now, you all must know how much I enjoy cruising. With so many destinations to experience at an affordable price, who wouldn’t love it? While finding your next cruise deal will save you some cash, there are other small and subtle ways to save money during your next sailing. Because of this, I’ve partnered […] Read more…

Quick and easy craft. These boards quilts are so easy and make wonderful gifts.

Super Easy Craft – Wooden Board Quilts

These wooden board quilts are such a quick and easy craft for the less-crafty folks like me.  If you’re time-challenged and not terribly artistic, this is a great type of craft to get into.  It’s one of those fun crafts you can put together in just a few hours.  Evidently, full-sized quilt designs like these […] Read more…

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Got Clutter? I’ve got the Answers You NEED

If you’ve got clutter around your house, you are missing out on the peace and serenity that you could be enjoying.  However, there are so MANY problems which can cause clutter.  Depending on which ones are your particular bugaboos, I’ve got some GREAT solutions that will help you. If your problem is your spouse is […] Read more…

Cruises can be SO wonderful, but if you pick one of these 7 worst cabin locations, you could blow up your whole vacation.

Cruises – 7 Worst Cabin Locations To Avoid

Cruising is one of the best ways to discover the world in just a few days. With multiple destinations to explore, exciting entertainment to see and delicious dining to indulge in, who wouldn’t want to climb aboard? While cruising can be a dream vacation, it’s important to know that your cabin can make or break your […] Read more…

10 Ways to Ease the Stress of Moving

10 Simple Strategies to Ease the Stress of Moving

Moving – Start Your Planning Early. If you have are fortunate enough to know about your upcoming move, double the time you think you’ll need to get everything done. Once you start packing (learn how to pack like a boss here) you’ll probably realize you have more belongings than you even realized.  This is a […] Read more…

The way we do chores isn't fair, but we're OK with it.

At My House Chores Aren’t Fair and That’s OK

At My House Kid’s Chores Aren’t FAIR And I’m totally OK with that.  As they say, there’s a method to my madness and I’m doing it for a very specific reason.  Well, actually a couple of reasons.   For one thing, I assign household chores more or less permanently.  The reason I do that is for […] Read more…

Cell phone addiction is a real thing and I've got some great ideas for how to protect your teen from it.

Help Your Teen Avoid Cell Phone Addiction

Cell phone addiction is a real thing, and I can prove it to you!  Just take a ride on any freeway.  Within 10 minutes you’ll find 3 to 5 people using their cell phones while driving ON THE FREEWAY.  Yesterday, I spotted a motorcyclist in the fast lane, driving with one hand, while messing with his […] Read more…

Do you need travel insurance for your very expensive cruise vacation? Hmmm, yes, I think so.

Do You NEED Cruise Insurance? Yes, you do!

The question is, do you need cruise insurance when you go on a cruise?  The answer is YES, you definitely do!  At least that’s my two cents worth.  Especially considering that many cruise insurance policies are less than $100/person, it definitely seems like a smart move.   I LOVE cruises and fortunately, we’ve never been injured […] Read more…

Having your house smell great is a terrific feeling. I've got some products that will help you clean your home and also make it smell WONDERFUL.

Cleaning Tips to Make Life Easier and Great Smelling

I blog a lot about decluttering and organizing, but not much about actual cleaning.  Decluttering, organizing, and cleaning are all very intricately linked topics.  In order to make life easier for your cleaning, you need to have the clutter out of your way.  Otherwise, the cleaning operation will take twice as much time.  And also […] Read more…

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