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7 Cost Saving Travel Tips from an Overtired Mama

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For anyone who has followed the blog for any length of time, you know that it's clear that travel is a passion of mine.  I love it because it's an opportunity to make memories away from the things that sometimes interrupt memory making at home.  No work, no school... just you and your family.


Like many, I'm also very budget conscious.  I often hear snickers when I say that because we make a yearly trip to Orlando.   How could that be budget conscious?  Because I pride myself on being a travel bargain hunter.  I wanted to share some of my tips and tricks.  Keep in mind, not all of these tips are ideal for everyone so you have to keep in mind what are your "must haves" when it comes to vacation planning.
Tip #1 - Gifting "experiences" instead of "things".
My husband and I decided a long time ago that we would stop giving each other "stuff".  Now don't get me wrong, on occasion, we will purchase some small gifts, but we stopped savi…

Hair & Makeup Tutorial and Product Review

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I know... an "Overtired Mama" doing a hair and makeup tutorial.  I can't believe it either.

I've watched many hair and makeup tutorials and thought "I wish I could do all of that".  But alas, even the simplest makeup tutorial has me coming out looking like I just applied clown makeup or had a 4 year old do my eye liner.

If you are someone who is seasoned when it comes to applying makeup, this tutorial will not be for you.   I'm a makeup minimalist.  And when I say that, don't mistake it for a snobby or snarky comment.  It's not that I don't like makeup, I actually like wearing it, I'm just not very good at it.  Oh, and I also love sleep way to much - I would give up a 10 minute makeup routine if it meant 10 more minutes in bed.  I'm that bad.

Anyway, I made a few changes over the last few months to the way I do my hair and makeup.  While I still don't wear makeup every day, there are times that I really need to, so these are my …