I always remember this song around the holiday season. My class performed in when I was in Kindergarten and I distinctly remember some of us students dressing up as a gift boxes. That performance had helped me, even at a young age, to always express my gratitude for those who have done so much for me over the year.
Now that I have a kindergartener [and a preschooler] of my own, I alway try to do a little something for my children’s teachers. After all – they are like an extended family. Although we are on a strict budget, I made sure to allot some funds to buy some small tokens of thanks.
After perusing the aisles of my local Family Dollar, I walked past some cozy socks. I instantly remembered my daughter’s kindergarten teacher saying how cold her house is in the winter. From there, and with the help of Pinterest, I came up with these inexpensive and practical gift bags:
The contents of the bags include:
*Warm Skid-Proof Socks
*Soap and Lotion
Total cost: about $4.50 per bag! Not too expensive and more personable than a $5.00 gift card to Wawa or Target (although I did buy some for other folks – I love gift cards!)
The teachers loved them and were very appreciative! And that’s what it is all about. Just being grateful towards others, and letting them know how grateful you are 🙂
Sharing some quick tips for purchasing items on a credit card….
First things first –
You should only use your credit card in two instances: Continue reading “C’mon – Give Me Some Credit!”
One of the easiest substitutes to make when switching to a more wholesome diet is to change your peanut butter. Most commercial peanut butter produced today have sugar as an added ingredient.
The only ingredients in your peanut butter should be Continue reading “If You Didn’t Know: Peanut Butter”
Have you hopped on the turmeric in your DIY skin care regimen? Has it left you feeling a little – yellow? Well here’s a quick alternative to using the nutrient rich “dye” that will leave you feeling all mellow, without the yellow. Continue reading “Pore Some Sugar On Me!”
Much Madness is divinest Sense – (620)
By Emily Dickinson
Much Madness is divinest Sense
To a discerning Eye
Much Sense – the starkest Madness
’Tis the Majority
In this, as all, prevail
Assent – and you are sane
Demur – you’re straightway dangerous
And handled with a Chain
My girl Emily knew the deal way back when. Those who go against the crowd are often singled out and discounted. Still, if going against the crowd means going for what is right and good we should march on. Never stop marching. And as history has shown us first they call us crazy. Then they follow.
Happy Finance Friday Everyone!
For those folks who are paid bi weekly – did you know there are three months in the year where you are paid THREE times in one month? Continue reading “Check, please!”
Those on a new quest into all things organic and unprocessed are bound to come across Bragg’s products. While I stumbled across many claims that I frankly needed their products, I did not find too many useful reviews on the uses I sought for their products.
So I am presenting my 2.5 cents on my experiences with three of their most popular products. Continue reading “I don’t mean to Bragg, but …”