Monthly archive: November 2011

I feel it is very important to teach children about money and finances when they are young and Junior Achievement is an important part in that. Through Junior Achievement, business professionals volunteer their time in area classrooms to teach financial lessons to students. Each session is 5 visits to the classroom, with each visit between [...]

There are many retailers that offer another gift card for a certain amount when you purchase holiday gift cards. One example is Hornbachers deal which is valid thru today. There are many restaurants that offer this kind of deal also. Even if you are not giving the gift cards as gifts but frequent the establishments [...]

DIY Candles

Over the holiday weekend my mom and I made these candles with the help of a couple of my nieces and nephews. We brushed Modge-Podge (you could also used watered down white glue) on a glass container and rolled it in Epsom salt. Once it is dry you can place on a decorative plate with [...]


Today is known as CyberMonday. CyberMonday is the online equivalent of Black Friday. Many online retailers are having sales like other stores have deals on Black Friday. Online shopping is becoming more popular with people for their holiday and everyday shopping. Many stores offer free shopping and other deals trying to get your business. It [...]

Blog recap

Following is a recap of the some of my posts from the last couple of weeks. There is a new pop-up store of locally made products at Unglued Christmas Market. Information on area holiday light displays. Kids eat free at Juanos until the end of December. There are many ways to donate during the holiday [...]

Now that we are past Thanksgiving, the Christmas season is in full swing. Jessica at Life as Mom has put together a list of Christmas movies to watch during the holiday season. We are all busy with our schedules but it is important to also schedul family time.

One favorite holiday activity for many families is to drive around looking at the holiday light displays. Many people have already put them up and Thanksgiving weekend is usually the time that most people hang their lights and start putting up holiday decorations. With our great weather this weekend, it will be a nice time [...]

Besides the usual Save Coin deals for businesses in Fargo, on Black Friday they will be offering 6 deals with limited number of deals. If you are planning on going out shopping on Black Friday you can still take advantage of the Save Coin deals with your wireless device. Save Coin has now expanded to [...]

The Thanksgiving Day newspaper usually has all of the ads from stores about what will be on sale for Black Friday. The Forum has been advertising that each paper will be 5 pounds on Thursday, with 980 pages and 57 inserts. So if you are going out of town and don’t care about the sales, [...]

Jessica from Life as Mom has put together a Christmas Countown Family Activity. The way she does it is to make cards with fun things to do every day in December and put them in envelopes to make it surprise-like. Then each evening one child gets to open the envelope for that day, and they [...]