Top FREE Educational Apps for Kids

free educational apps for kids

  I am always looking for fun and motivating ways to get the kids involved in learning and one thing that has helped are the numerous available free educational apps in today’s technologically driven world!  The kids surely don’t get to sit on my phone or iPad all day, but I have found many apps that [...]

Top Disney Frozen Gifts for Christmas

top disney frozen gifts

  Nothing is as popular with little girls this Christmas as Disney’s Frozen movie and all of the fun toys and products that go with it!  If you have a little Frozen lover in your house, you HAVE to check out these Top Disney Frozen Gifts for Christmas.  Just think of the big, happy smiles [...]

How to Transition from Working Mom to Work at Home Mom

transition from working mom to work at home mom

  Recently, I’ve made the jump from the working world that included stability, a great income, and “adult time” to deciding to staying home with my kids and pursuing my own business at from home.  I’m still waking up thinking I must just be on vacation this week, but no…this is my family’s new lifestyle!  So [...]

Educents $10 Credit for Educational Daily Deals!

educents $10 credit

  Even though I’m not a teacher, as a parent I am always looking for educational activities and projects for my kiddos to do.  I love teaching them about special days, holidays, or even travel destinations before we visit in addition to reinforcing what they are currently learning in school.  One of my favorite sites [...]

15 Thanksgiving Children’s Books

Thanksgiving children's books

  Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner!  I love spending the month getting my kids prepped for the meaning behind different holidays, and Thanksgiving is no different.  Check out these 15 Thanksgiving children’s books to get your little ones in the spirit of the Thanksgiving season.    They are going to [...]

10 FREE Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

Thanksgiving Coloring Pages

  I love finding ways to incorporate the upcoming holidays into things I can do with the kids for FREE!  And in today’s technologically advanced world, there are so many resources online where you can find free activities for the little ones to do with you!  And what I love about it is that once [...]

How to Handle a Picky Eater

How to Handle a Picky Eater

  I have two beautiful children and 99.999% of the time I wonder what I did so wonderful to have God reward me with these precious little munchkins!  That other 0.001% of the time?  I’m trying to stuff food down their throats that I know they’d like if they would JUST. TRY. IT!  Now to [...]

Michaels 13 Spooky Days of Deals

michaels craft store daily deals

  Michaels has a super fun promotion going on right now through Halloween…it’s Michaels 13 Spooky Days of Deals!  From now until Halloween, each day you’ll find a great deal on some of your favorite craft and holiday items.  Here’s what you’ll find on sale each day… Sunday, October 19 – 60% Off Celebrate It [...]

Homemade Laundry Detergent Gift {FREE Gift Tag Printable Included}

homemade laundry detergent gift

  Earlier this year I shared my very favorite DIY laundry detergent recipe.  Since then it has consistently been one of the top read posts on Saving By Design and so many of you have told me how you love it just as much as me.  Yay!!  That makes me so happy! If you haven’t [...]

15 Thanksgiving Crafts and Activities For Kids

thanksgiving crafts and activities

  I love Thanksgiving!  It’s the one big holiday that we host at our house and I just love getting everything ready, including decorations along with Thanksgiving crafts and activities that the kids can all do while the adults are watching football!  I also love to make things for the tables and have the kids [...]

Adorable Halloween Pet Costumes You’ve Gotta See!

pet costumes

  So I’m not going to lie…I have been known to dress my pet up once or twice in order to get the WHOLE family involved in a family costume idea!  Or…the kids see something that they absolutely HAVE to see our doggie in for Halloween and instead of putting my foot down, I totally [...]

ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas TV Schedule

25 Days of Christmas

  There’s nothing like watching holiday movies to get into the Christmas spirit!  This is something my family always did when I was little and now this is a tradition we continue with our kids.  I love how excited they get when they find out the time has come for their favorite movies to be on [...]

8 Tips to Survive Grocery Shopping with Kids

Survive Grocery Shopping with Kids

  Even though I love to save, I am one of those people that has NEVER enjoyed grocery shopping.  It’s something about carving time out of my week to go get the necessities that just has never been a big source of pleasure to me when there are so many things I’d rather be doing! [...]

10 Fun DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween costumes

  Listen up, everyone!  Halloween is less than THREE WEEKS!  Have you been procrastinating on your kids’ costumes and now you’re in a pickle and don’t know what to do?  Check out these super cute DIY Halloween Costumes that you can start working on NOW after a trip to the store for some supplies and you’ll [...]

Homemade Natural All-Purpose Cleaner Recipe

homemade natural all-purpose cleaner recipe

    What’s your go-to cleaner for all those everyday messes?  Whether you are cleaning your counters after dinner, wiping up spills on the table or floor, or doing a quick bathroom spruce up, adding this homemade natural all-purpose cleaner recipe to your aresenal is a must!  Not only will it tackle all kinds of [...]