7.29.2016

Friday Finds: Back to School $5 Tee-Shirts




Happy Friday Guys! I am happy to report I am back in full swing around here. That means Friday Finds will be going live each week. (I  hear everyone squealing for joy?!?)
I can not say enough good thinks about my Cents of Style Tee-Shirts. I wear my Choose Joy Shirt once every week, which means it gets washed, pulled and tugged on each week. That shirt is still going strong. This makes me think they would be a great choice for kids as well!

7.25.2016

Embrace Monday to get The Most Out of YOUR Week

Embrace Monday My #1 Productivity Tip

To many Embracing Monday sounds like an anti-motivational quote. 

If you ever watched How I Met Your Mother you would probably put "Embrace Monday" right smack in the middle of Barney Stinson's office wall. A wall full of awkward motivational quotes.

It just sounds so contradictory to what modern day beliefs are...embrace the day of the week no one likes? Actually, look forward to the beginning of another week? Don't wish for a fire at work so I don't have to go in? 

Yes, friends today, this fine Monday morning, I am going to tell you to embrace it like no one else and why it's my #1 constant productivity tip.


7.18.2016

Discipline: Learning to have Control with Money

How to use Discipline in order to control your spending


During my latest family finance budget session our keyword seemed to be "Discipline". 


Discipline is training yourself to have control.

Learning to control your spending can be a challenge when your habits have already been established. Many of us are used to not only spending the money we make but also money that is lent to use from creditors. This makes a need to break not only 1 but 2 habits.

6.10.2016

Our Free or Cheap Summer Fun Academic Schedule 2016

Free or Cheap Summer Fun Ideas


One the great things about getting to spend the summers with the boys is that we can plan for some serious FUN!
Staying home for the time being means our budget is tight. It really is a double edged sword sometimes.
Today I will be sharing our Free or Cheap summer academics schedule.
Next week, I will be back to share all of the great free or cheap local events and activities that we do and recommend in the Hagerstown, MD and surrounding areas!
 I hope you enjoy and let me hear what you are doing!

6.06.2016

Feeding a Family of Four on $300 a Month Menu Plans

300.00 Grocery Budget Menu plan
One of the most flexible areas of a families budget is their food budget. I have worked with people who have had some pretty restrictive diets and even THEY can cut a few dollars from their budget with planning and shopping sales.

Over the years our budget has grown as our income has allowed. Along with our growing budget we have 2 growing boys. Finding delicious healthy meals that FILL our boys is even more important some days than how much we spend on groceries. 

5.27.2016

Tropical Pineapple Pendant Necklace only $8.98 + Free Shipping

Cents of Style Fashion Friday Sale
Yesterday I was on a field trip at the Baltimore Aquarium with my oldest son. While there we browsed the gift shop. One of the trending items this summer is tropical items. I found this adorable pineapple pendant necklace  with a pretty steep price tag. This morning I thought it was pretty comical to wake up and see that Cents of Style's Fashion Friday included the same type of Pineapple Pendant!

5.18.2016

Local Farmers Markets and Farms Serving MD, PA, & WV | 2016 Season

Farmers Markets and Farms Serving MD, PA, and WV
I don't know about you but sometimes I just want someone to compile ONE list of something to save me the time of searching the big "inter-web" and then finding the listing is no longer in business. I like simple and I LOVE anyone that will do the foot work for me

Today I wanted to share in a fairly organized and user friendly list Local Farmers Markets, Farms, and CSA's Serving the Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia Tri-state area.  I hope you enjoy and let me know if you try out any of the locations!