Movie Day with Mom on Mother’s Day

Movie Day with MomFor me, Mother’s Day isn’t about the gifts I’ll receive from my children. It is about being shown appreciation for everything I’ve ever done for my children. Whether it was something as small as a kiss on a “boo-boo”, teaching them how to ride a bike, or as big as raising them to the amazing adults they have become today.

I don’t need fancy gifts, what I need is time. Time to have a cup of coffee, time to share a conversation, time to sit down with a big bowl of popcorn or a container of chocolate brownie ice cream (Yes, my fave!) and watch a good movie together, whether we laugh or cry together, as long as we do it together.

Just time, that’s all I need!

Life goes by so quickly and before you know it, your children are grown and are parents of their own. Why not make Mother’s Day that day that you take the time to just be close to her? Grab her favorite snacks, find a great movie and spend some quality time with your mom this Mother’s Day!

I have compiled a list of movies that would be great to share with your mom. Whether she likes comedy, drama, or even scary movies, you can find something you will both love in the list below! *Please note, some of these have strong language sexual content and more, so beware if you plan to have younger children watching with you.

11 Awesome Mother’s Day Movies:

Bad Moms – (Comedy) R *One of my favorites!

The Boss- (Comedy) R

Moms’ Night Out – (Family/Kids) PG

Single Moms Club – (Comedy/Drama) PG-13

Step Mom – (Drama) PG-13

Mother’s Day –  (Comedy/Drama) PG-13

Mothers and Daughters – (Drama) PG-13

The Meddler – (Comedy/Drama) PG-13

Grandma – (Drama/Comedy) R

Tammy – (Comedy) R

Mother’s Day – (Horror)  R *This is not my style, but I know there are other’s out there who love this stuff, I’m not one of them. Haha

You can find these movies through Amazon on DVD,  and many streaming services (Amazon included).  Right now you can get a 30 day trial membership for free and watch these movies through your membership!

These are just a few of the movies that I found to be perfect to share with mom on Mother’s Day. Do you know any other movies that would be great for Mother’s Day? Leave me a comment letting me know some other good movie titles to share!

 

Coffee Lovers, What’s Your Go To Coffee?

Coffee Lover'sGive me coffee! And I know I’m not the only coffee lover out there! Haha

I love many different coffees! Whether it is brands, varieties, styles, etc., I’ve got to have it!

I love mine with French Vanilla Coffee-mate Creamer, this is my go to coffee every morning, I just can’t start my day without it! Literally! I am NOT a nice person until I’ve had my first cup every morning! Haha

I love a good Vanilla Cappuccino too! And when I’m out and about I just gotta have a good Caramel Frappe! And every fall, I must have the Pumpkin Spice! See? I told you I love coffee. How much do you love your coffee?

100% Columbian is the best for a medium, rich cup of coffee. I don’t like weak coffee, I need to be able to taste and smell that rich aroma scent! My favorite 100% Columbian coffee is the Folger’s brand, but recently, while trying to cut back a bit more, I tried the Great Value brand of 100% Columbian, and to my surprise it is pretty good too!

Morning CoffeeI decided to try a sample pack of 3, that you can get at Wal-Mart for $1. That’s when I realized they were pretty good and my budget would be happy with the price difference. Here is a price break down comparing the Folger’s Columbian K-Cups and the Great Value Columbian K-Cups.

Folger’s 48 K-cups:  $.61 per cup at Wal-Mart or $.53 per cup at Amazon.

Great Value 48 K-cups: $.33 per cup at Wal-Mart.

The difference is almost half the cost! I’ll take that savings!

Now, I love coffee so much that I have tried countless flavors of coffee. Ya know, like the holiday flavors or variety packs and such (I ask for these as Christmas gifts). Some are awesome, some are ok, but other’s are just plain horrible!

I have a regular Black & Decker coffee maker and I have my Keurig. My Keurig is the best  non-personal Christmas gift I have ever gotten without a doubt! With this awesome machine, I can try all these coffee’s one cup at a time (perfect when trying all these holiday flavors they seem to be coming out with as I mentioned earlier).

Yes, as you all probably know by now, I live on a budget, a very tight budget. However, coffee is my one and only splurge that I cannot live without! Oh, and the occasional bottle of wine. Haha, but this post is about coffee!

Coffee ShopAnyway, being on a budget is where my Keurig comes in. Have you ever thought about how much you spend on a daily cup of coffee you grab on your way to work everyday at your local coffee shop? I bet it’s more than $1 a day and that’s low balling it, I’m sure! I know I pay like what, $2 for a Frappe at BK or McDonald’s? And that’s just a fast food joint!

Back to the Keurig. Even when buying a more expensive brand, I can make a good cup of java for less than $.65 a cup. So in all actuality I’m saving money by using my Keurig. Quality Coffee Shop coffee’s for a fraction of the price!

Do you have a go to coffee or a favorite coffee? Do you own a Keurig or Single Serve Coffee Maker (I know other companies make them now too)? But I’m on year six, I believe, with my Keurig, and it’s still going strong, so I have a lot of faith in the Keurig brand!

And now there are some pretty awesome colors to choose from! When I got mine as a gift, it was when they first came out, so there was only black and I think silver. And so many new versions, some of the new ones are pretty awesome!

If there was “K-Cup” subscription service, I would probably ask for that as a gift too. Haha I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them for regular coffee, so why not for K-Cups, right?

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I Never Pay Full Price For My Kids Clothing! Find Out How!

Never Pay Full PriceI never pay full price for kids clothing and I make money while doing so! How is that even possible your probably wondering? Read on and I will tell you how!

I live on a tight budget, not just a tight budget, but a very small tight budget. I still have to provide for my children and I still want them to have things that other kids have and to be able to be in style if they wish. I’ve become a very savvy shopper!

I do on occasion shop at thrift stores, who doesn’t? But only if what I’m buying is a good quality item and in great condition. Unfortunately I never get “hand me downs” of anything either.

My Favorite Way to Shop? Clearance!

I buy most stuff on clearance at the end of seasons. I buy 1 and 2 sizes bigger for the next year. Depending on price and what’s available. I do 2 sizes in case they grow more than anticipated and what the kids can’t wear, I sell on Ebay for more than I paid for it. I have spent as a little as $.50 for a shirt or a pair of shorts. Every chance I get, I shop the clearance section first!

A recent deal I scored was at JCPenny, in store. I got my son 3 pairs of pants and 2 shirts. Total price was $56, I paid $14! Not bad for JCPenny.

I shop on Ebay as well and it’s not just used clothing that you get good deals on. Here is a great example. My son is very picky when it comes to sneakers. His favorite brand that fit “just right” for him are Sketchers. Now we all know how expensive they can be! Well, I just bought 2 pair last week, 2 different colors and sizes, for $18.95 per pair with free shipping! Original price was $54 per pair!

And just today on Kmart.com, I got my daughter 2 pairs of casual boots for a total price of $18.53, I did have to pay shipping of $8.95, but knocked of $2.13 with my points for a grand total of $25.35. Not bad considering the total of the boots would have been, $74.94 before shipping.

Another site that usually has really awesome clearance deals is The Children’s Place. Some of the deals I have gotten my son include fleece pants, T-shirts and more for as little as $1.50 each. I have gotten jeans for as little as $5 and my daughter T-Shirts and leggings for as little as $2.50.

I also get great deals at Walmart. Sometimes their prices are so low, like the basics, starting at just $3, that you don’t need a clearance sale!

I love shopping deal sites like Zulily, Hollar, and more! I usually visit these sites for holiday purchase and or birthday gifts, anniversary gifts, etc. Another way I save is by buying for a bunch of them at the same time to save on shipping cost and to use coupons codes, etc.

Never Pay Full Price

Tips for saving even more money even on Clearance!

I shop through my Swagbucks shop & earn links when shopping online! Don’t have a Swagbucks account, you can sign up here! Get SB’s for shopping that you can redeem for cash and gift cards. *You can also earn SB a ton of different ways everyday!

I use my rewards credit cards to get cash back or reward points.

*Combine both of these when you shop to get the most for your money, earn more money as you have to spend money. And I don’t even shop just to shop! I only shop for what we need, I rarely splurge on wants except for holiday shopping, and I’m always earning points and getting money back.

You can too!

Never pay full price again!

 

Get Outdoors And Have Some Fun Themed Easter Baskets

Outdoor Fun Themed Easter Baskets

  Themed Easter Baskets

Get outdoors and have some fun is the theme of the Easter baskets for my children again this year. I believe in children getting fresh air and exercise on a daily basis and what better way to do that than to give them the means to want to be outside! Through Amazon.com and Dollar Tree.com I have found many awesome products to make fun filled outdoor Easter baskets even on a budget. From DIY projects to kites and chalk, you can check out my ideas in the list below.

These items also fill their baskets pretty quick, which means less room for all those sugary sweets! For the sweet stuff, we will do an Easter Egg Hunt outdoors, hopefully the weather permits! That way it is less candy and more fun for both children and parents! Of course depending on your child’s age/s will also help you decide what would work for their baskets.

A Few Ideas For Outdoor Fun My Kids Have Loved

DIY Windchimes

Craft Rock Pets

Studio Sidewalk Mandala

DIY Water Bottle

Kites

Build A Fairy Garden

And so much more outdoor fun stuff like chalk, bubbles, hula hoops, flip flops and more right from the Dollar Tree.

You can’t beat $1 or even less!

And of course don’t forget the Easter essentials! I usually get these at Walmart.

These are just a few ideas for an outdoors themed Easter basket. I know my children have loved them in the past and this is what I’m doing again this year. They get so much more out of this type of basket and it gives them months of outdoor play stuff, than just a basket full of sweets.

What kind of basket do you build for your children? Do you try to do something different each year or do you stick with tradition? Let me know in the comments! We are all always looking for new ideas!

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