November 25, 2012

How do teens spend/stash their money? [infographic]

I'm a fan of managing and budgeting my money (it is fun!) so now that I'm having a baby girl in a few months, I've been thinking about when to put money away for her college fund, when to open a bank account for her, and whether to give her an allowance or not. Maybe I'm jumping the gun a little, but we all want our kids to eventually be independent, right? Anyway, I found this fun infographic and it gives me a glimpse at how other American teens are earning and spending their money. What do you think of it?

Click on the image to go to the original source and see it larger!

via Daily Infographic




November 18, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #87 + Goodies

Here comes another Sunday, and next week is Thanksgiving! :) How many of you are roasting turkeys? Or are you taking a shortcut and going with ham instead? Ham is a little easier to make than turkey... at least for me. Anyway, I will be taking next Sunday off, so no Sunday Linky Party next week, but it will start again the week after! I'm sure you'll all be super busy preparing meals and traveling to spend time with family. Anyway, check out this week's gallery of crafts and recipes!

Find out how to make some beautiful wallpaper coasters and where to get free wallpaper samples for the project! Find this from The Thinking Closet. Also, check out her "10 Tips for New Bloggers" post!


November 11, 2012

Sunday Linky Part #86 + Goodies

Happy Sunday everyone! Looking forward to the next holiday yet? I am, and I really hope we find a new home by Thanksgiving (because that would be awesome). Here are some great tutorials and recipes for the season (plus lots of yummy cake recipes!) I'd love to try them all, and I suppose I can handle a little extra sugar for the holiday season... :) yep!

This is what I call a two-for. Here's a tutorial for how to make the cutest gingerbread cookie decor ever and a recipe (so you don't have to go looking for one to decorate :) Check this out at Twigg Studios, and get her other tutorials: feather baubles, stamping with feathers, paper leaves, and metal bucket advent calendar.


November 4, 2012

Sunday Linky Party #85 + Goodies

Alright, keeping it short and sweet tonight. Just got back from a dinner/movie date with my husband (we watched Wreck It Ralph, which is that new Disney movie for kids... but it's really good!). I recommend watching this movie whether you have kids or not, especially if you are looking for a feel-good movie with lots of good intentions, slapstick humor, and video game characters.

Get the antler look without hurting any deer! Make this mini faux antler wreath, by Twigg Studios and check out her other tutorials: mini paper stag heads decoration, knotted jute twine pumpkin, wooden monthly calendar, and faux birch bark (like that nice deer poster in the photo above).