Bargain Shopping Fun at Value Village

I love the feeling of wearing a new outfit and knowing it looks good on me. What I don’t love is spending a ton of money when I have to consider my two small kids, a husband, a mortgage…you know how it goes. When I got the opportunity to partner up with Thrifty NW Mom and Value Village, it was practically a dream come true. Not only did I learn tips and tricks from the moms, but they helped me navigate through the store to find some perfect matches for my style. Here are a few of my main take-aways that I want to share with you! Read more...

It was a wonderful day, was it not?

But then you know what? Life happened again. And we fell back into that day-to-day routine until we realized that we weren’t saying “I still do” nearly enough. And while it wasn’t a marriage-crumbling-around-us crisis point like it had been a few years before, we knew we needed to stop being careless and start being intentional. And start making the right choice. Every. Single. Day. Read more...

Book Review: Say Goodbye To Survival Mode

Maybe you wonder how other people do it. Maybe you stand in the middle of your kitchen, with the sticky floor and the screaming children and the overflowing laundry baskets and the jam-packed schedule and the constant rushing and lateness and that thought creeps into your brain - This isn’t how it’s supposed to be! If you’re feeling like you need your sanity back – or maybe you’re just not feeling like there’s much purpose in your day-to-day life, I highly recommend checking out Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life by Crystal Paine. Read more...

Top Mom Picks from Week 4 of the SPIRIT 105.3 e-Auction

The last week of the SPIRIT e-Auction is here. Don't miss out on the great savings for your family. Here are our top mom picks of the week! Read more...

Homemade Beauty Masks - With Ingredients You Already Have!

There are a million homemade face mask recipes on the internet, but not all of them can be made with what’s in your pantry. Read more...

Top Mom Picks from Week 3 of the SPIRIT 105.3 e-Auction

Week 3 of the SPIRIT e-Auction is underway! What great deals have you gotten already? What are you hoping to win this week? Here are our top mom picks! Read more...

Top Mom Picks from Week 2 of the SPIRIT 105.3 e-Auction

Week 2 of the SPIRIT e-Auction is here and bringing you even more deals. Check out our top mom picks of the week. Plus, enter to win some e-auction bucks to use towards any bids of your choice. Read more...

A Lego to Stand On

Dinner preparation at the Slaney house looks like this: my wife feverishly cooks after a long day at work while I do my best to keep the kids from interrupting that process. The fewer the distractions, the sooner we’re able to come together and enjoy her delicious cooking.  We feel that coming together for a family dinner is really important.  That’s what brought about the need to creatively overcome an issue which had been disturbing me for quite some time:  our son’s Legos consuming half of our eating space. Read more...

Top Mom Picks from Week 1 of the SPIRIT 105.3 e-Auction

What mom doesn't love a good deal? Check out our top 5 mom picks of the week from the SPIRIT 105.3 e-Auction. Bidding closes at 5pm Friday so head over and start bidding today! Plus, for your chance to win e-auction bucks to use towards any bids of your choice head on over to the SPIRIT facebook page. Read more...

Just Between Friends

Four years ago, as I was awaiting the birth of my first grandchild, my daughter told me about the JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS sales (or JBF as I now call them).  She had heard about them from a friend.  I admit that my expectations weren’t very high when I first went. Boy was I wrong! Read more...

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