I remember the blue-haired little old ladies who went to my church when I was a kid. Now I see 70 year-old women at the gym with brightly colored hair and I find myself thinking, “Good for them!” These days, more and more adult women of all ages are giving bold color choices a go. “You only live once, so why not be bold.” Ivy is
Turmeric is an ancient spice that is also an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. It is even touted as decreasing the risk for cancer and for alleviating symptoms of arthritis. Here are some easy turmeric tea recipes. I went in search of turmeric tea recipes that are easy and affordable to make, as well as palatable. I made changes, tweaking the recipes to my own tastebud preferences.
Mother’s Day is the perfect time for kids to show their love for Mom or Grandma with easy-to-make homemade gifts that will be treasured for years. Thoughtful DIY Mother’s Day Gifts. 1. Marshmallow Mother’s Day Flowers. My friend Robyn made these pretty edible flowers. What you need: lollipop sticks, marshmallows, Easter grass (on sale now!), colored sugar, floral foam and drinking glasses. Says Robyn, “I dipped
Looking for a gift for your mom, mother-in-law, or hoping to drop a hint for yourself? Think beyond flowers and breakfast in bed (though we like those things, too!) and take a look at our great gift ideas for Mother’s Day. Gifts a mother would love. 1. The Republic of Tea “Thanks Mom” Gift Set. Imagine putting your slippered feet up and relaxing with a cup of hot
Whenever we pass by LUSH in the mall, my 11 year-old daughter and her friends are instantly pulled in as if by a strong magnet. The chain’s bath bombs seem to be the biggest crowd pleaser. Sure, they’re colorful, often glittery, and they smell intensely fragrant, but these bath treats do not come cheap! How to make your own bath bombs for less. Put that DIY slime
Instead of using the usual Paas Egg Dye kit this year, I thought it might be fun to try some creative and inexpensive Pinterest egg dyeing recipes. I got the kids involved and we tried 5 different ways to decorate eggs. Are Pinterest Egg Decorating Recipes all they’re cracked up to be? 1. Shaving cream egg dye. This idea looked great to me – shaving cream
Landscaping and lawn maintenance can take quite a bit of time and investment. As a homeowner, you may feel a little lost when it comes to taking care of your garden and lawn, and you probably have concerns about the cost of upkeep. This can depend on the size of your lot, of course. But whether you have acres of property or a cozy little yard, chances are
You don’t have to drop a lot of gold to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. Forget the Luck o’ the Irish – we’ve got great frugal tips for throwing a shamrockin’ party. St. Patrick’s Day candy buffet. Party City has everything you need for a colorful – and by that, I mean green – candy buffet including green chocolate coins, green Sixlets, green twisty
So you overestimated your medical expenses for the year and now you have FSA dollars to burn. Nearly 10 years ago I had a sizable FSA surplus and bought so much cortisone ointment that we are still making our way through it. I’m sure it expired ages ago. The good news? You didn’t need as much medical care as you expected. That’s priceless in my book. But since
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a time of great celebration where people throw parades and parties. Want to celebrate in style without breaking the bank? We’ve got you covered. Tips for a budget-friendly Mardi Gras party. Hit your local dollar store. At my local Dollar Tree (pictured), I found assorted Mardi Gras masks, beads, crowns, feather boas, colorful hairspray and other items for only a dollar apiece –
There are many ways to express your love this Valentine’s Day – in a fun and frugal way. With a little do-it-yourself-creativity, you can make it a special day for those you love. 6 Ways to Show Your Love This Valentine’s Day 1. Valentine’s Day Breakfast (above). Wow your love with this sweet breakfast idea by Wilton. There are so many ways you can vary this
This December, I popped into the Goodwill where I noticed a rack of ugly Christmas sweaters for sale. For $25! I thought this was outrageous for a thrift store. Who would pay $25 for a used sweater? And they weren’t even that great. As I looked around, I thought the prices seemed a bit high overall, which had me wondering: Are thrift stores overpriced? For
There is a lot of friction in the world right now, along with a lot of stress and worry. That’s why it’s important to learn to be kind to yourself in what may feel like an unkind world. Here’s how you can treat yourself better. 1. No internet an hour before bed. Social media increases stress. Instead of scanning Facebook before bed, allow yourself the time to
If you’ve resolved to master your finances in 2017, there are ways to make that process easier. Setting small, specific goals throughout the year is the most effective way to keep larger resolutions, according to the American Psychological Association. Here are smaller steps you can take to reach three popular money goals. Big goal: Improve your credit Small steps: Keep track of your credit history
A few months ago, after a regular check-up, my doctor called to tell me that I had high cholesterol, something that I know runs in my family. He immediately wanted to put me on meds, but I was hesitant, having heard about myriad side effects from cholesterol-lowering drugs. I asked my doctor if I could have 6 months to try to lower my cholesterol naturally.