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Budget Friendly Anniversary Party Ideas

My parents recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary and we threw them a party. Anyway, my sisters and I were doing the party together and our goal was to make it special without breaking the bank. Here are a few budget-friendly tips from the anniversary party we threw: Event Location We had the party at […]

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Date Night on a Dime

Want to go out, but don’t want to spend a fortune? Here are some tips for doing a date night on a dime. Split an Entree My husband and I don’t go out very often with out our kids, but when we do, we want to make it count. We want to go somewhere nice. […]

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How to Spruce Up Damaged Dress Shoes

So, my super talented (and gorgeous) niece, Julia came up with a most excellent fix for a pair of new shoes that sustained some damage to the heels. How to Fix Scuffed Heels By Julia Olson I bought these shoes to wear at a wedding. I literally took one step out of our door, and […]

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Crab Legs on a Dime

Do you love crab legs but hate the price on the menu? I have a couple of girlfriends who like them, too. One time, our friend Jennifer had us over to her house to have crab legs. It must have cost her a fortune to buy us all crab legs (thanks again, Jennifer!). It worked […]

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How to Save Money On Flooring – Carpet

Saturdays, for us, usually means The Home Depot. (We love the Po!). We were kid-free yesterday, so after we got what we needed, we decided to look around a bit. My husband pointed something out to me that I thought I would share. You can get carpet remnants for a STEAL! Check this out… A […]

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A Great Holiday Treat Bag Idea

If you have ever been assigned to provide treat bags for your child’s class you know it can be a challenge to accomplish without breaking the bank or just filling them with candy and plastic junk from the dollar store. One way to avoid that is to give a packet hot chocolate along with a […]

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How to Resolve Unwanted Charges on Your iTunes Account

How to Resolve Unwanted Charges on Your iTunes Account

So, let’s say your four-year-old who was playing on your iPad spent $94 on penguins…and you need to get that resolved. There are two things you can do: #1 – File a request via “Express Lane” which can be found on the general iTunes support page or via iTunes on desktop. #2 - Or, you can […]

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How to Keep Your Kids From Making Accidental Purchases on Your iPad

My four-year-old racked up $94 dollars in in-app purchases on iTunes mostly playing free educational games. Oy! [pinit] Tips for Avoiding Costly Purchases on your iTunes Account Turn off the in-app purchases function in the settings of your iPad. Don’t share your password with your kids. Adding a password alone won’t solve the problem. The […]

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How to Turn off the In-App Purchases on Your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch

I learned the hard way that it’s VERY easy for kids to make unauthorized purchases while playing games on the iPad after my four-year-old racked up $94 in iTunes charges. So I thought I would pass along the instructions for some kid-related settings on your iPad (that also happen to work for the iPhone and […]

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Make Your OWN Furniture: Wooden Crates

Everyone, meet Julia. My gorgeous and soon-to-be-married niece, Julia, moved into her apartment in Colorado and needed some furniture on a dime. Julia is the daughter of two brilliantly thrifty people, so she had NO problem coming up with really cool DIY furniture options. She also studied interior design, so she makes really FABULOUS things. […]

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