There are many websites that list birthday freebies you can get from various restaurants, stores, and online retailers. However, it can be very time-consuming to sift through all of them to find the kosher ones. Some of the offers have also expired and have not been updated. I have combed through several sites and am... Continue Reading →
April is the time to buy…
Certain times of the year are the best times to buy various things based on sales and availability. Here is your tip sheet for this month: ∞ Certain fruits: grapefruit, oranges, pineapple, and strawberries ∞ Certain vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, green onions, lettuce, peas, rhubarb, and spinach ∞ Cookware: Along with May, October, and November,... Continue Reading →
Making sure the shoe fits!
Buying shoes for my kids can be a nightmare. I cannot always afford to go to a "real" shoe store with them to buy shoes. If I am going to Target, Wal-Mart, or even Once Upon a Child, I often go alone. I try to shop without them because I can better keep an eye on... Continue Reading →
Give your old shoes a new life
(updated 4/16/17) What do you do with those shoes that cannot be repaired or donated for someone else to use? Here are a few ideas to give your old shoes a new purpose in life! For shoes that can be worn again: ∞ Give them to a friend or community member. We have been fortunate to... Continue Reading →
Treat your shoes right!
Once you have found a pair of shoes you like and have spent money on, you want them to last. Nothing upsets me more than when my favorite pair of shoes wears out too fast or when my sons' shoes break after only a few months (or even weeks). Here are some tips on how... Continue Reading →
Doing a little “sole” searching
Shoes are something I find hard to shop for. Either I spend too little and they fall apart (like tennis shoes for my boys) or I find something I like and then they stop making it when I want a new pair (like my favorite pair of L.L. Bean Mary Janes). I am not a... Continue Reading →