Free Programs to Ignite Learning this Summer

I have always been an avid learner. From a very young age, I loved gaining knowledge and sharing it with others. When I was a little girl, I used to collect workbooks from my teachers as they cleaned out their classroom at the end of the year and used them to teach summer school under a huge oak tree in our neighborhood. To my surprise, I always had an outdoor classroom filled with students eager learn. It was in that moment that I realized that students wanted to learn; they just needed creative and fun ways to do so. Students experience significant learning loss when they do not participate in educational activities during the summer months. Parents that are unable to financially inves

Super Budget Friendly Graduation Party Ideas

Graduation is right around the corner and I cannot think of a better reason to celebrate. Today, I will be sharing with you a few super budget friendly ideas for hosting a graduation party. I hope that you all will find these tips helpful in planning an epic party to celebrate your scholar. Invitations- One of the most frugal ways to invite family and friends is send it electronically or to create a Facebook event. * You may want to create a few DIY paper invites to send to guest who may not have social media. Venue- Host your party in the comfort of your home in order to further reduce cost. If your home does not have the proper spacing/seating for your guest; considering renting out a p

4 Creative & Free Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day weekend is upon us and if you are looking for some heartfelt, yet cost effective gift ideas… you are in the right place! As a child, I absolutely loved coming up with beautiful ways to shower my mother with love on Mother’s day while satisfying my champagne taste and ice water budget! {It’s an inside joke; but you don’t have to stay on the outside just listen to this,}… So today, I will be sharing with you four free memorable gift ideas just in time for Mother’s Day! A picture is worth a thousand words- Every year Walgreen’s offers a free 8x10 print for Mother’s Day. They normally release the FREE offer code 2-3 days before and you can order it on

How to Decorate for a Small Group

This past weekend our ministry hosted a Beauty for Ashes Women’s Conference was absolutely amazing!!!! I was able to share a portion of my testimony about how God has blessed me to break 3 generations of extreme poverty! Lives were touched and changed forever. I truly thank God for giving me a chance! After the conference, we had a light brunch and it was decorated simply, yet elegantly. The conference made such an impact in the lives of all who attended that I thought it would be nice for me to share with you a few tips on how to decorate your home or intimate event space for your small group. Pray for a theme that will meet the needs of your specific group and select creative décor or c

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