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…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on June 8, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Growing up my mother, sister and I were true moviegoers. Every Saturday, we were at the movies and to this day I watch a lot of movies, but not at the theaters as much. Well, I go to the movies, but it’s generally to watch a kids flick. You know how it goes, you have kids and things change. Thankfully, there is the Library(my #1 source), pay per view, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Apple TV and so many other outlets that make movies available quickly.
One of my favorite movies is …Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on September 25, 2015 at 11:23am — No Comments
We are happy to announce two new additions to our line of belts this summer. Our two new kids belts are available in two styles, both with easy adjustable closures and sizes from 6 months to 10 years of age.
Blue & Gold Belt for Boys & Girls
Pink & Green Girls Belt…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on June 5, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments
Cute Beltz is looking for 10 bloggers(US Only) who would like to host a Cute Beltz giveaway.
The giveaway will run December 11-16.
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on December 4, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Here at Cute Beltz we thank you for shopping small and supporting us over the years. As a thank you, please use coupon code 5OFF to save $5.00 off your purchase today. Visits …Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on November 30, 2013 at 2:13pm — No Comments
Would you love a Cute Beltz? Here’s your chance to win! LIKE & SHARE this post on Facebook and you’re entered to win one children’s belt of your choice.
“LIKE” us on Facebook –> Cute Beltz…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on October 21, 2013 at 5:10pm — No Comments
So, I have been inspired to create an art studio for my girls. They have watched me work over the years and all my “creativity” has rubbed off on them. So, being the awesome mother I am, I am going to give them their own space. OK, I’ll admit, it is more for me than them because, I WANT MY OFFICE/SPACE BACK! I said it! Call me selfish if you want, but my babies have taken over.
Here are a few ideas, I have gathered from #Pinterest. Let me know which one is your favorite.…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on September 16, 2013 at 4:08pm — No Comments
I’m inspired!! Yes, the Pinterest bug has got me again, but this time, I will not attempt this project, I will hire a professional! I love birthday’s and what better way to celebrate, than with a fabulous themed birthday cake. Checkout these cool ideas.
Dr. Seuss is a definite favorite and this cake illustrates a few of our…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on August 19, 2013 at 10:28am — No Comments
I’m always excited to see Friday because I know that somewhere during the weekend a little bit of rest is waiting for me! Being a mother, it does not always afford you the time to yourself, but as my children get older and become more self-sufficient, momma gets a little time to herself (BIG smile).…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on August 16, 2013 at 10:40am — No Comments
It ‘s that time of the year, the Cute Beltz Annual Back To #School Sales Event is here! We are excited to offer all our wonderful friends 15% off all Cute Beltz #accessories. So, stock up for the school year! Our #belts are perfect for…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on July 29, 2013 at 2:18pm — No Comments
Whether you’re taking your first big trip with a newborn or you’re a seasoned traveler with a disaffected teen, these tips and tools can help make family vacations more fun and way less stressful for everyone. Check out how you can make traveling with kids a breeze!
Depending on the age of the kids, have each child bring a small backpack filled with their toys and goodies for the flight. When possible, load their bags with some of the…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on June 7, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments
It’s the thought behind the gift that counts, but when that gift arrives in a beautifully hand wrapped package it’s a bit more special. Receiving a fabulously wrapped gift doesn’t just build up anticipation for the gift inside, it adds to the gift as a whole. You can do something simple, like wrapping your gift in kraft paper and decorating it with washi tape, or get your hands dirty and make some yarn pom-poms. However you decide to decorate your gift, you can always find something lying…Continue
Has your preschooler refused to eat anything other than chicken nuggets for the past two days? Or would your toddler rather play than eat anything at all? There are so many possible reasons for picky eating, but whatever the reason; finding ways to deal with it is a good place to focus your energy and attention. Remember…celebrate every little accomplishment…one bite leads to more! Check out our simple solutions to help transform your picky eater!
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on April 30, 2013 at 1:50pm — No Comments
Happy Earth Day! How are you reducing your carbon footprint? #EarthDay
Stop by and take 15% off your order, coupon code Earth2013(apply at checkout). Ends tonight(4/22/2013) @ 12midnight. …Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on April 22, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments
Gift Baskets for Toddlers
Toddlers are just beginning to learn about Easter and what it means to receive an Easter basket. Keep it simple with brightly colored plastic eggs. In the case of toddlers, you…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on March 29, 2013 at 6:04pm — No Comments
As much as it still does not feel like spring, it’s finally here! After spending most of the winter inside, children can’t wait to get outdoors and play outside. So, why not come up with a few spring activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are a few ideas for getting everyone to enjoy the warm weather.
Go On Nature Walks
If your child still rides in a stroller, go for a lot of nice long walks. Or, invest in a jogging stroller, so you can jog…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on March 25, 2013 at 9:52am — No Comments
Easter Sunday is fast approaching. Not sure where to start to give your home an Easter twist? Take inspiration from things you like and admire and work them into your decor and scheme. Flowers are the easiest accent to transform your home into a bright re-creation of a garden – a look that’s perfect for Easter but doesn’t have to change post-holiday. Irises, lilies and grape hyacinths add brilliant pops of color to any arrangement. If you happen to have the actual bulbs, you can plant them…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on March 20, 2013 at 9:21am — No Comments
Today is National Pancake Day, whooo!!! That’s great news for my belly because I adore(yes, I said adore) pancakes. Growing up and still to this day my Mom makes the BEST pancakes!!! But, today I will celebrate at IHOP because unfortunately, my mom and I live in separate sates, so off to IHOP this evening to enjoy a stack of free pancakes! The best thing about this…Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on February 5, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments
Yes, I am the sneaky Mom who hides vegetables in her children’s food. I was given some excellent advice by my doctor to avoid the challenge of getting kids to eat their vegetables, just hide it in their food! I took the advice and it has been very successful.
My favorite dish to fix is …Continue
Added by Kristen Ford-Stevens on January 30, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments
One day, I will have a room to myself! I must put it out in the world-wide web universe because me just thinking it, is not working. I run my business, Cute Beltz from my home, so I have a home office. Well, I can say it is a home office but somehow everyone’s stuff keeps ending up in my “home office“. I can say, nicely to my kids,…Continue