Gift Closet Ideas For Teens


For as long as I can remember we have had a gift drawer or gift shelf but most people refer to it as a gift closet. If you haven’t heard of this then let me explain. A gift closet is simply a place (usually a closet) where you keep potential gifts throughout the year. Some […]

Uncalendar Review


Back in December I was (like most other moms) looking for a new planner/organizer/book that would change my life for the better. If you are an organizing junkie or love office supplies like I do then you completely understand! There are so many planners, calendars, and organizers out there (and I feel like I have […]

DIY Engagement Party


My brother just got engaged to the most wonderful girl and I got to be in charge of the decorations for the diy engagement party! I was SO excited, until my mom told me the budget. Sigh. I’m kidding! I knew that it would be a lot of fun to come up with a theme […]

Interview Tips for Your First Job


Getting your first job can be a nerve-wracking experience, especially if you get nervous in an interview like I do!  After talking with a number of business owners and hiring managers I have come up with a general list of things to do (and not to do) to help you have a great interview and […]

Bartering Tips for Parents


One evening when I was in third or forth grade the doorbell rang when mom, dad and I were eating dinner. That in itself was a little strange. Most people came to the side door and knocked and the front door was rarely used. Of course when anyone came to the front door my dad […]

Already Ready for 2016…


2015 has been a rough year. And no, that isn’t a typo.  I didn’t mean to say 2014. 2014 was a year filled with a lot of changes which were difficult but overall was a pretty good year. 2015? Not so much. On January 5th my grandparents and Price, my brother, were in a serious […]

Happy New Year!


You have probably noticed that things have been a little quiet around here lately. I have been enjoying the holidays and taking a bit of a break, although I’ve still been working on math since I’m taking the SAT again soon! (gah, so nervous about that) I can’t believe that 2015 will be our third […]

Credit Union Job Opportunities


As I am learning more and more about the benefits of Credit Union membership and getting to know some of the people that work at 121 Financial Credit Union, it occurred to me that there might be job/career opportunities for teens at a Credit Union. Yes, I know. Most of us don’t grow up day dreaming […]

Facing Failure…Again


Many of you remember the story of my recent (and fairly massive) failure.  For those that don’t – let me do a brief recap: Dual enrollment in my junior year, terrible math score on the SAT this summer, community college won’t let me continue in dual enrollment even though I have a 4.0 in all […]