After having kids, something happened that made me absolutely love being the Easter bunny. It’s like Santa Clause, only with not nearly as much stress, not nearly as much stuff, and instead of a pending winter once it’s over, SUMMER is right around the corner.
So needless to say, I take my Easter bunny duties seriously and strive to put the perfect basket together! Last year, my daughter was a tiny newborn, so while this isn’t her first basket, it will be her first FUN one (at least, from her perspective).
So if you’re in need of Easter basket ideas for a 1-year old girl, look no further! I’ve got you covered. Here are some great ideas:
There is no better investment in life than one made to improve yourself! So it’s no surprise that online learning is one of the best things you can do for yourself. And of course, free or cheap online courses make the decision easy – you have very little to lose!
Once you’ve found something that you love, you can make the decision then to spend more money. But for now, this are a great place to start.
Here are some of the best sources of free or cheap online courses:
SEO has always been king. Claiming the #1 Google spot for just about any search term will almost always bring success and stability.
And now that Pinterest is attempting to model the search engine giant, SEO is even more important.
If you’re a decent blogger, you’ve probably accidentally found yourself showing up in Google searches and getting a hand full of organic search traffic. But at some point, you need to start being strategic.
Let me be clear – you can not game Google. You can not follow a list of tips and turn up in new search results tomorrow.
You can, however, set yourself up for long-term success by being SEO-friendly and focusing on the right topics.
What follows are SEO tips that will help your overall SEO strategy, whether you’ve got a blog or website.
Just as with most big changes, getting out of debt is a lifestyle adjustment. It’s not something you do in one big moment, it’s not something that’s done once and then over. Living debt-free is a lifestyle and a mindset… a really, really great lifestyle and mindset.
So getting out of debt isn’t just about all the things you can do to save or make money (though those help). You can actually get out of debt by simply making little adjustments to your day that have huge and lasting impact. Because when you keep up with these little adjustments, they turn into habits. And that’s when the magic starts!
So if you want to live debt-free and thus financially free, incorporate these habits into your life and watch the magic happen!
Hygge – the Danish not-so-easy-to-define word for happiness, coziness, nostalgia, and contentment – is a big part of why Denmark is consistently ranked as one of the happiest places in the world. We, as Americans, on the other hand, seem to be on a constant pursuit of happiness, yet don’t rank anywhere close to the Danes. What gives?
Maybe – just maybe – instead of pursuing the classic American dream, minimalism, capitalism, or whatever new fad is trending, we should instead pursue the tried-and-true notion of hygge. We know it works, so why not? We’ve got nothing to lose.
Luckily, incorporating aspects of hygge into your life is easy because you get instant gratification. That’s because one of the most important principles of hygge is living in the moment. So all of these things will make you feel good right now.
Ready to embrace hygge and live like the Danish do?? Here are 10 things you can do to add hygge to your life:
The path to financial freedom may be long, but it is exciting and full of opportunities. There are so, so, so many different things you can do to improve your financial health and there’s no better time to start than now!
My husband and I have tons of financial goals, so I am constantly on the lookout for more ways to be a savvy investor, frugal spender, and high earner.
Obviously, the easier the task, the more I love it! So that is what this list is. EASY things that you can do this year (just one a week!) to totally transform your finances and get yourself one big step (or 52 little steps) closer to financial freedom and debt-free living.
Good luck! Make this the year that changes everything!
Ok, guys, weird topic coming to you: eczema treatment! But I’m doing this because I know I’m not the only one out there that’s putting obscene amounts of lotion on their hands in this cold, dry weather.
And if you’ve ever had eczema before (and if you have, then I’m willing to bet your lovely kids inherited the miserableness!), then you’re probably dreading what’s inevitably ahead of you this season: a horrid case of eczema…that just doesn’t. go. away.
I’ve had it, my son had it, and with my daughter’s first winter has come her first case of eczema.
Which brings me to this post…because last year, I FINALLY found a cure for our eczema. I’m not kidding. And this year, I’ve already had a chance to test it out once again…and AGAIN, IT WORKED.
I started using our secret weapon on my daughter a week ago and…voila! Her stint as an eczema sufferer is looking to be the shortest this family has ever experienced. And my son’s (and my) eczema still hasn’t come back.
Being a stay-at-home mom is a blessing…that can sometimes feel like a curse. You get to experience every beautiful moment of your child’s life…along with every miserable one. You get to create the home of your dreams…and witness its daily destruction and resurrection.
It’s fulfilling, inspiring, and exciting…but it’s also thankless, degrading, and lonely. So sometimes you just need something to help you be a happier SAHM.
So when you’re having one of those moments where you just need to hit the reset button, try one of these ideas! They will help you refresh, perk up, and be a happier you.
One of my favorite parts of the holiday season is opening up Christmas cards from family and friends…especially the photo ones!
So each and every year I am twisted apart trying to figure out what to do with them when the holiday season ends. Throwing them away seems awful, saving them seems pointless.
So I end up making a choice – some stay on the fridge permanently, some sadly head to the trash.
Until this year.
Finally, I came up with a way to not only save them, but actually give them a practical purpose!
Ready for it???
If you’re a regular reader here, I’m sure you saw this one coming! As a documentary fanatic and personal finance fanatic, there just had to be a list of amazing business documentaries. Because those are the best!
Most of the documentaries on this list are at the top of my all-time favorites list and quite a few of them are brand new, which makes them even better. Not only will you learn from these, but most will also keep you on the edge of your seat!
Ok, now to the good stuff….Happy Watching!!
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