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Swapping Toys for Sanity: Toy Organization Tips

Swapping Toys for Sanity: Toy Organization Tips

Less means more. We’ve all heard this at one point or another. In most situations, this is a good saying to go by and it is especially true when it comes to kid’s toys. Between friends and family, holidays and birthdays, my kids are given […]

10 Pampered Chef Products Every Mom Needs

10 Pampered Chef Products Every Mom Needs

Just about every baby registry I’ve seen is filled with items that are helpful during the baby years, but become useless thereafter. Why are we wasting so much money on temporary gadgets? There are plenty of quality items out there that can do the same […]

10 Ways to Save Money Now

10 Ways to Save Money Now

Being a stay at home mom has truly been a blessing for our family… but it has not come without sacrifice. I’m always on the lookout for new ways to save us money to supplement the income we could have if I worked. Through much trial and error, […]

So Long, Summer!

So Long, Summer!

Let’s get this out there: It’s been crickets all summer at the Wine and Lavender blog. I know. It’s been eating at me all summer long! But this is not to say that nothing has been going on over here… In fact, it’s quite the opposite. […]

Santikos Casa Blanca Theatre

Santikos Casa Blanca Theatre

Last week, I had the pleasure of previewing an awesome, NEW entertainment venue that is opening on San Antonio’s far west side… Santikos Casa Blanca Theatre!! This post was sponsored by Santikos Entertainment. All opinions are my own.  The whole experience was great and I […]

How Buying Antiques Saves You Money

How Buying Antiques Saves You Money

When people hear the word “antique” the first thing that comes to mind is dollar signs. But stick with me for the next 500 or so words, and I’ll show you the value behind purchasing antiques or how buying antiques saves you money. Finding Quality […]

Nap is a Mom’s Favorite Word

Nap is a Mom’s Favorite Word

This is a guest post that was contributed by Lauren from Three Makes a Family.  Mom to an adorable baby boy and wife to a French Chef (Oo-La-La!), Lauren is a new mom sharing her journey through parenthood. From pregnancy to labor/delivery and afterward, she supplies her readers with advice, […]

How to Save Money on Clothes for Kids

How to Save Money on Clothes for Kids

Kids aren’t cheap. I’m guessing that you already know this since you chose to read this post, right? Between clothes, diapers, wipes, bottles, food -and a million other things that are required to raise a child- some serious money management skills are necessary. So let’s […]

Goodbye Cable, Hello Fire!

Goodbye Cable, Hello Fire!

This post contains affiliate links which means that when you make a purchase through one of these links, you are supporting Wine and Lavender- at no cost to you- and I appreciate that so much! My opinions are my own, and I do not recommend […]

3 Reasons to Cut Cable

3 Reasons to Cut Cable

Walking Dead, Vikings, Real Housewives and Spurs games. All very good reasons to want to keep your overpriced cable provider, but is the cost really worth it? About a year ago, we reevaluated our finances and realized that we would need to make some significant […]

How to Simplify Your Morning Routine with a Clothes Cart…

How to Simplify Your Morning Routine with a Clothes Cart…

Mornings around here tend to be pretty hectic- between feeding and dressing 3 children, taking care of 2 dogs, and getting ready ourselves. I’m always on the lookout for ways to make things easier and of all ideas that I have found on Pinterest, this one has proved […]

How to Make a Chore Chart that Works

How to Make a Chore Chart that Works

Moms of the world, we cannot do it all on our own. I mean, you can try, but it’s likely that you’ll burn out and all the wine and lavender in the world can’t help with that. Life is so crazy with work, school, cooking, […]


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