40 Fun and Free Things to Do in New York City!

New York City ranks as THE most expensive city in the U.S. Rent in Manhattan (the most expensive borough) averages $3783/month, median home price 1.26 million. Grocery costs are 28-39% higher than the national average depending on the borough you are shopping in and restaurant prices are about 50% higher than the national average.   Does that mean that the budget minded guy or gal should wipe NYC off her list of…

3 Cheat Sheets to Make Every Day a Good Day!

Getting off to a good start – 3 Simple Cheat Sheets to Make a Good Day!  Ever have a day that just got off to a rotten start and then went downhill from there? Maybe you couldn’t get to sleep the night before and then when you finally drifted off the alarm went off seemingly 20 minutes later. Or your kids wouldn’t get up and get going fast enough. Or you got a…

30 Simple & Fun Ideas to Celebrate Valentine’s Day – Recipes, Crafts, Gift Ideas & More! 

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Yaaayyy! So I’ve put together a list of fun Valentine’s Day recipes, crafts, decorations, gift ideas and more to help you celebrate. I’ve loved Valentine’s Day since grade school when we decorated little white bakery bags with red and pink hearts, taped them onto our school desks and delivered those little individual Valentine’s to all our classmates…

3 Magical Resolutions for Your Happiest Year Yet! 

I love this time of the year. January 1st is always a great time to make a fresh start. Many of us set goals and resolutions for the coming year. Some we keep, many we do not. But whether your resolutions revolve around losing weight, gaining weight, getting in shape, running a 5K, making more time for fun, going out with your spouse once a week, keeping your house neater, getting rid of cutter, getting…

10 Things to Declutter During the Holiday Season

Feel like you’re just too busy right now to simplify? You can stay on track with your goals! It may seem like an impossible time of year to get anything productive done in terms of decluttering or simplifying your life. Right now, preparations for the holidays are in full swing and if you’re life is anything like mine you probably feel like you’re being pulled in 37 different directions.   But…