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Melissa & Doug Terrific Twenty List and Giveaway


It’s getting to be that time of year again where we’re all on the hunt for gifts our kids will love. Well, Melissa & Doug is taking away some of the guesswork for you by providing a “Terrific Twenty” list of great gift ideas!  There are toys for boys and girls and for a variety […]

National Neighborhood Toy Store Day is Coming Soon!


I think most of us would say we take pride in our communities and want them to succeed. There are a lot of ways to do so, but one great way (especially with Holiday shopping coming up) is to participate in the third annual  National Neighborhood Toy Store Day November 10. It makes sense financially […]

Brilliant Sky Toys & Books Provides a Delightful Shopping Experience


I think we’ve all been there: you’re out shopping for a child’s gift, and you’re faced with aisles of products and no clue about any of them. What are the benefits to each toy? Which one is right for the age you’re shopping for? It can be a really exhausting, frustrating experience. Brilliant Sky Toys […]

Avengers Family Fun Night


Brian has always been a big comic book and superhero fan, so it only makes sense that our boys would be too. They haven’t seen any of the movies yet since they’re just 3 & 5, but you better believe they know who the Avengers are and can tell you their names. And they LOVE […]

Why should I buy my contact lenses online?


I love online shopping – we buy many gifts online, but also things we need. There are many reasons why it makes sense to go direct to the supplier on the internet to buy your contact lenses. One of the major reasons is the difference in price. You will tend to find that online distributors […]

Saving Money on Eyewear


When you’ve got kids, it quickly becomes apparent how many things they need. Of course you’ve got things like clothes and shoes (which they outgrow SO quickly), and then as they get older more things come into play – backpacks, school supplies, and in many cases, eyeglasses. Brian has pretty horrible vision and I have […]

Buying a House


Right now, this is definitely something we’re thinking about a LOT. We put our house on the market a couple of weeks ago, and we’re so ready to be able to move on to something else! As a result, House Hunters on HGTV has become even more of a favorite of mine (and Brian likes […]

Getting Frugal With Bunk Beds


When you mix the word “frugal” together with the words “bunk beds”, the first thing that comes to mind is usually a set of boring wooden twin bunks that you’d see in a local campsite. These days, however, bunk beds are being manufactured with the end consumer in mind, and nowadays people are looking for […]

Shopping Smart in 2012


Anyone who knows me can tell you I love coupons or finding a good deal. I enjoyed it even before having kids thanks to my mom’s influence, but now we’re working even harder at living on a budget since we have the boys – and especially since we have a few big goals for our […]

Buying Jewelry as a Gift


Jewelry can often make the perfect gift, but it can be difficult to choose. How will you find something that you can be sure the person you are buying for will like? In actual fact, this can be far easier than you might think, and certainly shouldn’t be something which puts you off opting for […]