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The Ultimate Baby Shower Gift

November 6, 2023
The ultimate baby shower gift - the money savvy pig

I’m at that point of my life where Saturday weddings are now replaced by Sunday baby showers, and I’m loving it. Whoever decided mimosas and snacks were the perfect pregame to opening tiny shoes and tiny hats was right. Who doesn’t love tiny adorable tiny things?

But as much as I love a good stroller accessory, I can’t help but think I want to do more. Go above and beyond. 

I want to be the friend known for the epic gift at the shower. The showstopper, if you will.

And so whenever it’s time for me to pick up another gift for my future niece or nephew to be, I get them a Money Savvy Pig.

The Money Savvy Pig is a piggy bank. But not just any piggy bank, it’s a bank with four slots instead of one. Instead of one choice for your money, it suggests four: Save, Spend, Donate and Invest.

WAIT – I can hear you now. You’re thinking, Allison this high-end piggy bank is for a baby?

YES. This piggy bank, which looks ever so cute on top of their dresser when baby is young, is especially for them. It’s ready and waiting, holding onto 1st year birthday cash from relatives, until one day baby is a curious toddler, ready to see what the fuss is about.

This piggy bank is there to be an afternoon activity where mom and dad can show their curious toddler that money has choices. 

And when said toddler has questions about money, the Money Savvy Pig is there to answer them. To teach long and short-term goals, to remind them that these goals are not one and done options. Achieve a goal, remove the funds from the functioning feet and start again. Keep setting goals.

I love the idea that this piggy bank will grow up with baby. That it isn’t just a cute onesie that only lasts a season. This piggy bank can grow with baby. Did you know that money habits are set by age six? With the Money Savvy Pig, your child’s financial literacy isn’t daunting. It’s been growing with them since birth.

And because we all love options, know that I never give the same Money Savvy Pig twice. There are so many colors, including the cutest platinum option, which give me Tiffany vibes. Or should the parents of baby happen to be football or soccer fans, there’ a Money Savvy bank for that as well. Pigs not your style? They’ve got a cow guys, named Moolah. Tell me you didn’t just giggle.

So, if you’re looking for the ULTIMATE baby shower gift, the one that gets the cute “awwws” from the girls, the approving smiles from mom, and all-knowing nods from grandma, this is IT!

Interested in being the VIP at the baby shower? You can purchase the Money Savvy Pig here or on Amazon here!

Need a book to stock the baby’s book nook? Look no further than these Money Savvy Kids Club Books. Because we love an award winning themed gift!

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Five Quick Tips For A Cozy Night In

October 26, 2023

One of my favorite things to do is host a cozy girls night. I’ll break out the snacks and champagne as long as my friends are willing to come over and get cozy. So here here are my five quick tips for a cozy girls night in that ensure a successful evening:

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1. Tidy your space! It’s amazing what a fluffed couch and clean kitchen can do to improve your mood and get you ready to be hostess with the mostess.

2. Get the vibe going. Put on a fake fireplace (or a real one if you’re lucky!) light some candles, get out your blankets and party napkins and put on some music. I love a good jazz cocktail playlist or one of the Gilmore Girls ones from Spotify.

3. Bring on the snacks. Everyone loves a good nibble with their cocktail. Focus on finger food like olives, nuts and some cut up cheese to keep things easy. *Always survey your guests to make sure you’re taking allergies into account.

4. Consider your guests point of view. Polish any glassware they may use and tidy the bathroom they’ll use. I always provide bathroom paper napkins because it takes the stress away from my guest on whether or not to use my hanging towels, and because it’s another place where I can spice it up with a themed pumpkin.

5. Always chill your champs at least 30 mins (preferably an hour) before serving! I like to pop my bottle in the fridge the night before and then fill my ice bucket about 30 mins prior to guests arriving so that when they come in, we can pop bottles and get the party started! 

What other fun tips do you have for hosting a cozy girls night in?? #lifesabeacham 

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Chicago Weekend Guide

June 1, 2022

I’m updating this blog post pandemic, which seems insane to say. I’m also dedicating this blog to my two new team members Dee and Shannon, who showed me that instagram now allows little bloggers like me to link to their posts! Thanks ladies, for inspiring me to get back to something I love.

This post is here to help you plan a trip to Chicago. I’ve included some trendy neighborhoods to stay in, restaurant recommendations, as well as some interesting Chicago activities for cold & warm weather.

I love this kind of stuff, and I take pride in knowing all the must-go places to check out in Chi city so without future ado, here is my Chicago weekend guide: perfect for three day weekends, romantic getaways, overnight business trips and more! All of the restaurants I’ve recommended are places to safely dine #glutenfree unless stated otherwise.

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