Are You a Back to School Penny Pincher?

Cute Beltz Back to School Sale!

We have all been aware that Back to School is coming!! Well, for some it is here! Running across your social media timelines, TV, radio, newspapers you have watched Back to School sales and suggestions for the last 2 months and if you are like me, I just didn’t want to hear anything about school. I needed a break.  So, now we are in the thick of it, can you say you are ready?

This year, I decided this is how I’m rolling:

  1. Recycle last years supplies.  Some of the notebooks they barely used and some of their folders are in great condition. Fewer items I have to purchase, whoo!!
  2. They definitely need new book bags because those take a beating every year, but what they don’t need is lunch boxes! I purchased from Lands End last year and I must say, the quality was great and they can withstand another year.
  3. Now that my kids are getting older, I will be purchasing the essential supplies to get them through the first week of school. Why? I am waiting for the REAL list to come home from each teacher. Every year, there is always something additional that needs to be purchased so I’m waiting….(in limbo).

What do you think? Am I onto something? What have you learned over the years? Are you in limbo like me or do you say FORGET IT and purchase everything new every year?

Here’s to an awesome School Year, Parents! – Cute Beltz

Cute Beltz Preppy Boys Belt

A Crash Course To Start Saving……………

Savings Tips_Cute Beltz Blog

As parents some of us find it difficult to start saving. Many of us have 401K/403B plans through our jobs so we believe that’s saving or some think how can I possibly save any money, there’s never any left over?!?!?!?!?  As parents we need a rainy day fund, especially if you have a children, a car, a house or WHATEVER!!! There will always be a time when the unexpected happens.

I started saving early in life, so I was able to buy my first home at 28 years old.  I knew I wanted to own a piece of real estate because it had always been a goal.  I saved my tax returns every year for three years and I was able to amass enough money for my down payment.  I know that’s not for everyone, but I set a goal and went for “the dream.”  I am now older, have children, run a small business and I am crazy busy (like all of us). I am not as diligent in saving so when these tools were presented to me, I jumped on them.  I have been using these tools over the last few months, they have worked for me and it has removed the “savings worry” from my thoughts.

Here are the savings tools….. READ MORE

Cute Beltz MLK Sale – Belts for Boys & Girls – 20% off all items

Cute Beltz Sale - 20% off all items

                       

                                                          Save 20% off all boys belts, girls belts and more….                                                             www.cutebeltz.com

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BIG Cute Beltz #SALE – Toddler Belts & Kids Belts

We are hosting one of our biggest sales for 3 days only.  Stock up on belts for school and the holidays.  Our belts make a great stocking stuffer. Sale ends 11/13/15 @ 12 midnight EST

Cute Belts sale - Kids Belts

Shop now –> www.CuteBeltz.com

It’s a Halloween Sale, Not To Be Missed…… | Cute Beltz, #1 Kids Belts For Boys & Girls

Happy Halloween Sale  – All your favorite kids belts, velcro toddler belts and gifts are on sale for 2 days only.

Cute Beltz Halloween Sale

Shop now & save –> www.cutebeltz.com 

Pumpkin Carving Ideas | Halloween Fun

I wish I was this creative when it comes to carving pumpkins. We scoured Pinterest and found these great ideas.

Welcome trick-or-treaters with the Cheshire Cat’s cynical smile.:

courtesy of Family Disney – Cheshire Cat Pumpkin

38 Halloween Pumpkin Carving Ideas & How To Carve | RemoveandReplace.com:

courtesy of Debbie Schepp – Owl Pumpkin

20  Easy and Adorable Pumpkin Crafts:

Courtesy of Donna – Cat Pumpkin

Are you this creative?  We want to see your fancy carvings! Post your pictures in the comments below.

Happy Carving –www.cutebeltz.com