Category Archives: Family

First Year Anniversary - Paper

Traditional Anniversary Gifts

[caption id="attachment_743" align="alignnone" width="960"] First Year Anniversary Gift - Paper[/caption] Anniversary gifts can be challenging. Do you buy something practical, or make something thoughtful? Do you orchestrate a romantic dinner, or do you splurge on an extravagant get-away? Stumped, I went to google for inspiration and searched traditional anniversary gifts. The first year? Paper. My first thought was, "wow..." but the search also revealed gift ideas! To my surprise, there are many great paper presents: a message in a bottle, your "first song" lyrics printed on one of your wedding photos, romantic coupons, or you can order personalized novelty toilet…
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Road Trip Playlist

Music touches us in many ways.  Songs can remind us of an epic fight scene, an ex we'd rather forget, or a memorable TV show. Some people have playlists for the gym, the tanning bed, or while storming the enemy's fortress (it's an awesome mix, admit it). What about road trips?! Most playlists are aged, but I think we will surprise you with our top ten travel picks: 10. Rollin', Limp Bizkit [vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/RYnFIRc0k6E"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 9. Life is a Highway, Tom Cochran [vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/U3sMjm9Eloo"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 8. Start Me Up, Rolling Stones [vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/SGyOaCXr8Lw"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 7. Greased Lightening, Grease [vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_video link="https://youtu.be/4l2tLIZHlBQ"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] 6. 500 Miles, Proclaimers…
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Weekend in D.C. for $50?

Plan a trip to DC! I saw a family of 5 pull off DC for $500. Having visited when I was young I always wanted to return. This past summer my bonus children (I don't have stepchildren) came to West Virginia from Texas, which presented the perfect opportunity for a great family road trip! Our frugal living, coupled with my competitive nature, provoked me to pull off our DC trip, with more people, in two cars, and for less. We packed a cooler of food, bottled water, stayed at the Americana Hotel for one night. We chose this hotel was…
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