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5 Budgeting Apps to Try

Posted On: May 17th, 2019
When it comes to financial apps, there are so many great ones out there that it’s no surprise this is my third blog post about them! If you want to read about the other apps I have previously highlighted, you can check them out here and here. Each one of the apps I write about I download and test out. ...read more

6 Chocolate Chip Recipes for National Chocolate Chip Day

Posted On: May 14th, 2019
Tomorrow is National Chocolate Chip Day. Naturally, I immediately thought about chocolate chip cookies! They have to be one of the most popular cookies in the world – it seems that everyone loves them! ...read more

5 Things to do With Mom This Weekend

Posted On: May 8th, 2019
Each year for Mother’s Day, I end up getting my mom flowers or cupcakes from her favorite place. This year, I wanted to do something a little different. As I was searching for new ideas, I was surprised to learn there are a lot of events this weekend in celebration of Mother’s Day that aren’t brunch. ...read more

8 Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Dayton

Posted On: January 18th, 2019
Can you believe it has been almost a year since I started my blog? My first post covered Valentine’s Day! (Read it here). That said, it is truly a full-circle moment for me as I write this post on Valentine’s Day activities in the Dayton area. Typically people go to a fancy restaurant to celebrate the holiday, but there are plenty of other options—including tickets to Hamilton that I will be giving away! ...read more

How to Achieve your New Year's Goal

Posted On: January 3rd, 2019
2019 is here which means it is time for New Year’s resolutions. For many people, the beginning of the year is a time to turn over a new leaf and start fresh. The most popular resolutions revolve around saving more money, losing weight, getting a better job, and taking a great vacation. Most people set their resolutions so high they can’t reach them, get frustrated and quit by the end of January. ...read more

Ways to Start Saving for Next Year's Holiday Season

Posted On: December 27th, 2018
The holiday season is almost over, which means your finances can take a break. Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas! I enjoy shopping and wrapping gifts, but my favorite part would have to be the expressions on people’s faces when you find the perfect gift for them. ...read more

New Year's Eve Activities for the Whole Family

Posted On: December 14th, 2018
I can’t believe it is time to write about New Year’s Eve festivities. It seems this year has gone by so quickly. When it comes to New Year’s Eve activities, there is a lot to do. Often, we go to the Schuster Center’s performance that evening and leave the little one at home with the sitter, but there are plenty of activities that the whole family can participate in. ...read more

8 Spooky Recipes for You Halloween Party

Posted On: October 26th, 2018
Halloween parties are a whole lot of spooktacular fun, and it seems everyone I know is hosting one. They are a great way to get adults involved in the holiday. One aspect that I really like is the decorations and themed food that go into throwing a great party. ...read more

Pros and Cons of Subscription Boxes

Posted On: August 31st, 2018
Subscription boxes are fun! They’re like getting a gift in the mail each month, although unfortunately you have to pay for this gift. Here is how they work: Each month you receive in the mail a box of items curated for you personally based on the preferences you indicated on a questionnaire. Typically you are charged a monthly fee for the box and receive anywhere from three to five items of different value each month. ...read more

10 Tip to Make Your First Year in College a Little Easier

Posted On: July 19th, 2018
It’s hard to believe, but school will be back in session soon. Move-in day for your college freshman will be here even sooner! Starting college can be a daunting task, especially if your child is going to an out-of-town or out-of-state institution. He or she may start out not knowing anyone or even what to expect, but eventually everything usually falls into place. I know my first few months in college were a big eye opener for me. ...read more