Category Archives: shopping

Get organized with free printable to-do lists for grocery shopping, general to do and blogging topics.

Since I have been home the past few weeks, I am learning to organize and save money through great blogs and newsletters. With two kids, two dogs and my husband, things are really hopping especially with school starting next week. I cannot believe how time is flying. I will be sharing what I find as I go and hope it benefits us all.

I found these neat free printable to do lists from the Frugal Gossip newsletter. The link is to Vale Design’s web site, a freelance package design and branding agency. The lists include a pain in the grocery list, a freakin to do list and a blog topic list. Love these! Enjoy and please share.

Frugal Gossip – deals and bargains from stores like Walgreens, Target, Wal-mart and more.

Vale Design – freelance package design and branding agency


Mulberry Moon Bride – Personalized jewelry, gifts and accessories for your wedding day!

Due to the success of’s bridal section of products, they have expanded and now offer an entire web site of personalized gifts to make your wedding day extra special. Voted one of the top wedding sites from Modern Bride magazine, Mulberry Moon has the gifts that you need for your wedding, wedding party or for wedding gifts for the bride and groom.

Mulberry Moon Bride is the newest addition to the Mulberry Moon Gift Group, LLC. Mulberry Moon has been specializing in personalized sterling silver jewelry and fine embroidered and engraved gifts since 2003 on our website, The idea for Mulberry Moon Bride came from the many creative and astute brides who have been purchasing bridesmaid gifts and wedding day accessories from us for the past 6 years. These brides let us know they were looking for beautiful, yet affordable, personalized gifts, favors, and memory keepers for their wedding day as well as unique bridesmaid and thank you gifts. In 2009 we decided to expand Mulberry Moon and create a unique online store where all of our specialized wedding gifts and accessories are collectively available on one website. Our goal at Mulberry Moon Bride is to provide exceptionally personal wedding gifts and accessories with exceptional customer service and satisfaction.

Teacher Gift Ideas for the Holidays and Beyond.

As the holidays approach, I was stuck trying to think of teacher gift ideas for my girls’ kindergarten and daycare teachers.

So I turned to my good friends on Twitter. I love having a sounding board for ideas be it marketing related or for holiday gift ideas. Feedback so far – candy/food, scarf/hat, handmade items from child like jewelry or card.

Last year I got Target gift cards so they could either buy for themselves or for the classroom.

Once idea I like from the web sites below is a gift basket filled with school supplies/books for the class. There is also an appreciative wall poster about teaching that a teacher can put on the wall in the classroom.

I guess the underlying message is that teachers like being appreciated and we can show them through our children’s eyes in simple, inexpensive ways.

 I checked Google search as well and found a neat ecofriendly gift site as my daughter’s kindergarten teacher is very earth friendly.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Teachers and Caregivers

Teacher Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

Celebrate Teachers with Thoughtful Gifts

Teacher Gifts: The Official Holiday Shopping Thread for teacher gifts!

A Tweetsgiving Charity and Black Friday Shopping Widget

As we approach Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things. My health, family, friends and freedom. Here is a neat Thanksgiving (Tweetsgiving!) charity started on Twitter to raise money for a classroom in Tanzania in the next 48 hours. Give up a latte for a day and help needy kids get an education.

After you do a good deed, whether it be telling someone you care about them or donating to a charity, or an act of kindness, check out Network Solutions’ Black Friday shopping widget to track all of the post-Thanksgiving sales. If you are brave enough to face the crowds, you will need this! I choose to stay home with family and shop online!

Get the Black Friday – by Network Solutions widget and many other great free widgets at Widgetbox!