Designing on a Budget

Designing on a Budget

As seasons change, so does my home decor. Any excuse for me to shop and redesign is my guilty pleasure. But of course, when it comes to spending, I’ve got my “Mister’ reminding me that saving for our kids’ college tuition is probably more important than a revamped living room full of fall decor and painted pumpkins.

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Hello again..

As I am slowly navigating the world of blog, I am also learning and discovering all of the intricacies of being a blogger. Setting up your pages, makings sure it’s aesthetically appealing, but most importantly finding the right style and tone for your audience.

Again, ‘hello’ and thanks again for support!

I welcome your feedback and suggestions for any topics you would like to read. As I expand my ‘VillyPoo’ presence in Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. I hope that you can come along for the journey.

Here are some life hacks, tips and recipes I’ve written these past few weeks. Enjoy!

Tips to Saving and Simplifying your Meals

Tips to Saving and Simplifying your Meals

According to Statisa.com, an average household in 2017 now consists of 3.14 members and apparently my family of 5 is not your typical family size.

So where am I going with this? Well, when it comes to a bigger family, everything is much more expensive – more mouths to feed, more clothes to buy, more attitudes to deal with (just a bonus) – but you get the point. Cutting cost by eating in is one of the biggest ways you can save. BJ’s is our go-to for bulk shopping (yes, we clip those coupons – and their retention marketing is on point by the way). For fresh items like veggies, bread and milk – we usually head to our local grocery store. Remember to create your weekly menu and grocery check list in advance and only buy what you need – stick to your list and stop gallivanting – according to my husband.

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Breaking the Chaos for Party Planning

Breaking the Chaos for Party Planning

It’s getting close to Emma’s 5th birthday party and this time, it’s a lot less stressful. As moms, we try to out do ourselves from previous years or replicate the perfect party/themes we see in Pinterest. Don’t get me wrong, I am always up for a challenge, but hate pulling the all-nighters just to get things done with my limited spare time.

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Welcome to My Beautiful Chaos

Welcome to My Beautiful Chaos

Hello all…

The last time I wrote anything for fun was in college – and that was over 15 years ago. Now, most of my writing consist of work emails, technical specification documents and reference guides. Since graduation, it’s been a hustle to get into the workforce, climb the corporate ladder and start a family.

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