TMR Frugal Living Tip #39

Today’s thrifty tip is have a date night with your spouse or significant other. All couples should make this a priority, and especially if you have children. I know it’s harder to get out when the kids are younger so just have a date at home. Put your kids to bed early, and just snuggle on the couch watching a movie. There are lots of quality ways to spend time together as a couple. You might not want to do some of these on a date, but it’s just an idea of how you can spend more time together connecting as a couple. I think one problem is that many couples don’t make enough time to be together as a couple.

1. Play board games
2. Watching a movie
3. Cooking a nice dinner
4. Listening to music in front a fire
5. Talking to each other (remember how you met)
6. Folding laundry together
7. Snuggling and kissing on the couch (like teenagers)
8. Laying under the stars on a blanket in your backyard

There are so many great ways to spend time with each other. I hope some of these ideas have helped. My husband is off all next week on vacation, and we already planned a lunch date. We will also paint the kitchen so we will get lots of quality time together. Though remodeling can be a tad stressful so it won’t be all roses.

Great Idea for International Buyers

I know many international buyers love to buy from U.S. stores and sellers on ebay. The problem is that many of them won’t ship overseas. Now you can have your packages shipped to a U.S. address and just pay for mail forwarding. Shipito.com is a service that will provide you with an address in California, and they will forward it to any address in the world. This is a great solution, and the prices are very affordable. They also offer a yearly service which is great for people that love to do lots of shopping. You can also make money by signing up as an affiliate. Place their banners on your site, and you will get paid for each new customer that uses their service that came from your site. Happy shopping.

TMR Frugal Living Tip #38

Today’s thrifty tip is to use fruits or items from outside to decorate your house. Colorful apples or oranges look great displayed in a bowl. You can eat them or cook with them before they start spoiling. You could make a very colorful wreath using leaves, pine cones, or other items. Display pine cones in a bowl for a more earthy look. There are lots of ways to decorate for fall without breaking your budget.

Socks Make Great Stocking Stuffers

I have several teenage nieces, and I have such a hard time shopping for them. I always try to find cute and trendy items to put in their stockings for Christmas. I recently found a great brand called Hue. They have some really cute socks on their website. The styles were also perfect for my nieces. They had ankle style socks, cashmere, boot socks, and so much more. The colors are fun and vibrant, and there were also some very cool pattern ones. This is definitely a brand that will be a huge hit with them. The best part is many of the socks were one size fits all so no guessing on my part. If you have a hard to shop for person on your list, then check out this great site.

I Got Another Cool Award!

I was given yet another cool blog award. This one is the “I Love Your Blog Award”, and I feel so honored. I must give a big thank you to Christine at The Power of Housewife Word of Mouth for giving me this great award!

There are some rules for this award:

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the persons you’ve nominated.

Here are the awesome blogs that I really enjoy reading, and will be awarding. I hope you will visit them. Thanks for reading mine. I apologize to the nominees if this has been duplicated.

1. Coupon Mom Mom
2. Your Fun Family
3. Is 8 Enough?
4. Thrifty Thoughts
5. Freaky Frugalite
6. Money Saving Pro
7. “Cents”able Momma

I also want to thank Melissa from Melissa’s HomeSchool Blog for another Brillant Blogger Award. I just did this one not too long ago so I won’t pass it out again, but I did want to give a big Thank You for the nomination! Thanks and I love reading your blog. You will also want to check out her blog, and it has lots of great info and links.

A Talking Watch?

There are so many great gadgets available, and some of these are very helpful for the elderly or someone with special needs. I came across a site that sells talking watches. The watch will tell the time in a clear voice. There is a nice variety of styles and are very affordable. This would make a great gift for someone that could use the extra assistance.

Vegas Baby!

I’ve always wanted to take a weekend trip to las vegas nevada with my husband. There is so much to do besides just gambling. There are the great shows, food, and even the sights. I think just walking down the strip would be a lot of fun. I can’t wait until we can finally take that trip to vegas baby!