Texas Tourism: What to Do With 24 Hours and $200 in San Antonio, Texas

I was so bummed to learn that my brother was graduating basic training the same weekend I was photographing a wedding. Even though I wanted to be there for him I knew I couldn’t. I decided to book a flight from Sunday to Monday and I asked my oldest daughter to come along with me. I wasn’t exactly sure what we would do in San Antonio, Texas with so little time but I wanted to be there for my brother. When our trip ended and we were headed home I was shocked at how many things we had actually managed to do with so little time and on such a small budget! So if you are looking for a quick trip, here is exactly what you can do with 24 hours and only $200 in San Antonio, Texas!

35 Budget Friendly Beauty Hacks to Live By While You Pay Off Debt

Trust me, I know that paying off debt can suck the life out of you. Even though sticking to a strict budget can feel super limiting sometimes, I have got 35 frugal beauty and fashion hacks to live by while you pay off debt. Most of these have become a part of my daily routine and are things I swear by. While I may not be an Instagram worthy beauty blogger, I have kind of nailed the whole beauty on a budget thing. So if you are smack dab in the middle of debt payoff but don’t totally want to give up your fashion, style or beauty, then you’re going to want to check these out.

Renting Equipment. The Latest Minimalist Trend and How You Can Get Started.

Living a minimalist life often means you’ve let go of things that no longer get frequently used. What can really pose a problem is those few times a year when you could really use a certain appliance or piece of equipment. Things like carpet shampooers, KitchenAid mixers or camping equipment are things you may want to use only once a year. When you only have a need for them once a year, most minimalists can’t justify actually buying these things. You could borrow from a friend, but there is a new trend starting that might make things even easier. Renting equipment. This new trend is catching on and spreading like wildfire. See how you can get started renting equipment and making a profit from the things you are barely using!

10 Smart Money Moves That Take 10 Minutes or Less

I recently wrote a post about 10 Simple Decluttering Moves that Take 10 Minutes or Less and naturally, I had to do one that is just as simple when it comes to your finances. It’s crazy to think how many times I would use 10 minutes as a way to instantly blow hundreds of dollars without even thinking about it. That seems so crazy now that I know  so many smart money moves to make in 10 minutes or less. I really wish I would have started making smarter money moves so much sooner. If you are wanting to improve your finances, but have no idea how to even get started, these are 10 must see tips that will help you make or save money in 10 minutes or less!

5 Simple Tips for Keeping Kids Humble During the Holidays

We all want to raise children who are generous, kind, caring and humble. Right? Somehow during the holidays with all of the candy, food and presents a lot of us lose sight of what really matters. So what can you do to keep your kids humble during the holidays? How can you teach them to remember what really matters without having a total meltdown? I have 5 super simple tips for keeping kids humble during the holidays that won’t add extra stress to your big to-do list. These tips are easy to execute and might even help remind the adults what the holidays really are about.