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10 tips to a distraction free fun filled vacation

February 9, 2010

Twitter moms is hosting a contest and they want us to share 10 tips to a distraction free fun vacation we might have so here are my 10 tips

1.  Leave your laptop at home
2.  Turn off your cellphone when it is not needed
3. Take care of all the stuff at home like turning off all lights, locking all doors, unplugging appliances, start a day or so ahead and have a checklist of all the stuff you like to do so you can check it off adn not have to worry about it while your gone.
4. Research ahead for restaurants to eat at and perhaps plan to do some cold meals in your room if it is less stressful.
5.  Pack snacks for the kids in the car, full bellies means sleeping babies.
6.  Pack activites for your little ones to do like reading, coloring, drawing and even those travel card games.
7. Head out and enjoy the sunshine, make the most of your vacation you can sit around in the house when your at home.
8.  Lose the video game systems, you know the ones that travel with you (totally not necessary once no longer in the car)
9.  Don’t panic over the little things just move on (I am a panicker so not good)
10. Don’t take work with you on your trip, my hubby is bad for this.

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Saving Money For the Holidays

November 30, 2009

Everyone knows how hard the holidays can be on the budget, gifts and dinners and baking and all that stuff.  Not to mention the hustle and bustle of the shopping, busy malls, busy schedules

Here are a few of my holiday savings tips to help save you a bit of money.

  • First off homemade gifts can mean alot, we make alot of woodcrafts and our friends nad family enjoy receiveing that. 
  • Use coupons as much as you possibly can, every little bit counts.
  • Hit black friday sales either online or in stores.
  • Buy in moderation, in the past we overbought for the kids and found they were overwhelmed, now we buy one larger gift then a few small ones and they are more then happy with that.
  • Do a gift exchange or secret santa with your family instead of buying gifts for everyone.  We do the secret santa with both my family and my husbands.
  • Buy all year long when you see great sales and just put it away
  • Buy gifts, wrapping paper and tape right after christmas the previous year when the stores have all their stuff on clearance
  • Buy your new tree or decorations right after Christmas when stores are clearing them out, it helps save money the following Christmas that can go towards gifts

In the world of bloggign we all know that we can win prizes in some great giveaways and that is another thing that you can do to help save money, right now with Twittermoms if you are one of the first 50 people to blog about this contest and meet all the requirements you win a $25.00 gift card to

For some great holiday gift ideas for some of those hard to buy for people check out the Staples Holiday Savings and start saving now.

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