My Family

Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you are able to find some frugal tips that you can implement within your family to ensure that you are able to have a fun life without going bankrupt.

I developed this site as a place to store fun and frugal ideas for me and my friends.  Then I thought, well, I’m pretty certain that others could easily benefit from some of these little tips and tricks, so it kind of expanded 🙂

Essentially, I am a {somewhat new} stay-at-home mom with three little minions who keep me and my amazing husband on our toes!  We are a silly family with three daily goals:

  1. Learn something new,
  2. Help someone, and
  3. Make someone smile.

I hope you find this site useful and please feel free to browse around. My newest blog posts are located just to left under my picture. The most popular posts are also on the left, located just under my Instagram.

About me

After nine years working as the Event Coordinator and Communications & Marketing Director for a wonderful international non-profit organization, I made the decision to take some time off from my professional life to focus more on my family life.  With three little minions at home, I wanted to be certain to have direct influence on the morals and behaviors that were being developed.  While some days I definitely miss my professional life, 99 out of 100 I am thankful to have been given this opportunity. {How I got to where I am.}

All that said, in order to make that happen, we had to be certain we weren’t making a mistake.  Luckily, my husband and I had already developed and stuck pretty close to a monthly budget that we reviewed periodically.  From here, we were able to determine how much we needed to trim and/or make up in order to continue covering all our bills AND save.  Amazingly enough, childcare was a HUGE chunk of our monthly budget {3 kids in daycare… who knew?!?} that we were now recovering.  From here, I made it my mission to find ways to save money while providing my children with a well-rounded, educational, and FUN time 🙂

My husband

You’ll read a lot about him, and one thing that you will see as a running theme is that he is the most supportive person I have ever known!  He encourages me in all I do and comments often about how much he loves seeing all we are able to do without spending much money at all.  Our children have a solid role model in him and I am very blessed that God brought us together.

And now… the stars of the show… THE MINIONS!!!

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Minion 1 – Our teacher

Our eldest is quite the little teacher.  Show her anything once and she will tell/show everyone she meets about it.  While a little condescending to her younger sister at times, she truly is a loving and gentle soul.

Minion 2 – Our fashionista

Oh me, oh my!  This little fireball will melt your heart in a minute, then shock you with her wit in the next.  Her ideal job when she is older is to be a librarian and a mommy.  A little dramatic at times, but overall a sensitive soul who simply loves to snuggle up with a good book and a friend.

Minion 3 – Our engineer

Boy to the core, this lil man will stay occupied for hours with a train set and a puzzle.  Though sometimes a destroyer of all-things-built-by-sisters, he loves to build, build, build.  Just don’t mess with his mommy… he’ll get you!

Feel free to follow me in the social media realms as well for some fun deals and true-to-life minion fun 🙂

And, if you are interested, you can read a little more about how I got to where I am.

Have a great day!

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