Saturday, April 28, 2012

Save Money Before Your Child Even Gets Here- What?!

In 2011, CNN reported that the cost for having a baby had grown more than 40% in the last decade, and that chances were good that this trend would continue! If you are a new mom or you are looking forward to a pregnancy, that’s about the last thing that you want to hear. Being a parent isn’t cheap, but the truth of the matter is that it doesn’t have to be as expensive as some people are making it out to be, either. When you are considering how to save money on your baby products and your household products, there are a few tips that you can use.

If there are other moms in your area, chances are good that they are going to be wondering how to get rid of things just as you realize that you need them. Baby equipment like cribs and changing tables are expensive, but they are also limited use items. After their babies get to a certain age, they are going to want to trade them out for different things. Network with other women to figure out what items can be traded around.

Clip (Online) Coupons
While you are going to get plenty of coupons through the mail, don’t forget to look up coupons online. More and more stores are offering online deals and email coupons and if you get on the right mailing list you can expect to see some truly impressive savings. Clip your coupons. Ideally, start doing so long before the baby arrives. There’s nothing wrong with stockpiling things like baby food or diapers.

Get On Mailing Lists
While most people pass of mailing lists as spam, the truth of the matter is that the right mailing list can be worth all of the frustration. Get on mailing lists for a number of different places where you shop, and you’ll discover that you can find out about deals long before other people do. Also, simply being on a mailing list can make a huge difference when it comes to things like pre-sales and secret deals.

Hit the Second-Hand Stores
Some items you will want to buy new, especially where infant safety is concerned, but there are plenty of items that you can find very easily if you go to a second-hand store. For example, you can find many small home appliance at the right store, including toaster ovens, toasters and mixers. Similarly, if you need dishes or pots and pans, a second-hand store will give you some excellent options. Be ready to do some searching and remember that it can take several visits to different places before you find everything that you need.

Get Crafty
When it comes to clothing for young children, there is a good chance that you can make them yourself. Babies are small and require only a small amount of fabric. If you know how to thread a needle, you will discover that it is very easy to sew some clothing for your small baby.

Don’t despair; while it is expensive to have a child, you’ll find that there are some great ways to save cash.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Pregnant and Beautiful

I think I can let this picture speak for itself so I will keep this post short. Alessandra Ambrosio posted this picture on her Facebook page .

Alessandra Ambrosio pregnant photo without clothes

Simply gorgeous!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Another hilarious video I recently found that a Dad posted! He asked his 3 year old daughter to help clear the dishes by placing her bowl in the sink. This is her reaction... Enjoy!

Anyone else have a funny story or video they would like to share?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fabulous Flea Market Finds

Fabulous. Fantastic. Free. Wait... no not free! Almost free though. I love going to the flea market Sunday morning bright and early! I never know what I am going to find, and a lot of the time I don't even know what I am looking for- but to me that is the excitement of it. All sorts of things can be found at the flee market for DIY projects, household items, antiques, or just things that you like! My most recent purchases fall under the category of "Things I Like!" They cost me a whopping $6 total... I know, I know I splurged, but what can a girl say? I love turquoise!


Ring- $5
Necklace- $1

Anyone else have some great finds from their local flea market!? I love hearing about other peoples treasures as well!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


The Ellen Degeneres Show is one of my all time favorite shows to watch! (Whether its on DVR or not!) I wanted to share this clip from one of her shows because I found this young lady, Mo Isom, to be truly amazing. I hope you do as well. Enjoy!