Are you the one who can’t wait to clean up the holiday décor on December 26th ……or do you savor those last bits of Christmas until the final days of January? Sometimes it takes forever to sweep up those last scraps of tinsel, pine needles and snippets of wrapping paper. If you are like me, you might continually be finding ornament hooks around the house for weeks to
Maybe you’re planning a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party. Or maybe you’re just looking to serve some holiday drinks for the adults after the merriment of Christmas day has wound down. So grab a Christmas cookie or two and drink in these delicious cocktail recipes that you and your guests will love. Holiday Cocktails: Beyond Eggnog 1. Melted Snowman Martini (above). This Cocktail, from A Cozy
Finding the perfect gift for your girlfriend can seem intimidating. At least according to my boyfriend who has been hounding me for gift suggestions since August! This list includes gifts that will impress even the pickiest of girlfriends and will surely lead to a kiss under the mistletoe this year. 8 Christmas Gifts for Girlfriend (Yours!) Lush Bath Bombs Want to make your girlfriend love you?
Christmas is just around the corner and I think a lot of us are under the wire for those last few names on our Christmas lists. I like to think of myself as a good gift-giver, but some people are just plain hard to shop for. Either I don’t really understand their tastes or they simply have everything they could possibly want or need. My fall-back
There are times when a gorgeous, perfectly symmetrical, immaculately decorated Christmas tree is just what you want. But other times, your tree calls for something a little more unique or personalized, or you just need a frugal way to fill it without having to strew tinsel. Or maybe you want your kids and grandkids to be part of creating the look. Here are 5 easy
Right now you can get the Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Travel Mug with Easy Clean Lid, 20oz for only $12.99! That’s the lowest price ever on this model! It’s not unusual to see this price on the 16 oz mug, but it’s rare to find it on the 20 oz. Our Lids Are Sealed – AUTOSEAL technology is leak and spill proof (Yes there
It’s that time of year and I can hardly believe it! I have always loved Thanksgiving and savor every moment of the time with food, friends, and family. Although I have never been a fan of Black Friday, I do consider Thanksgiving as a sort of panic-moment reminder to kick myself into gear with my gift list. I’ve shared some great ideas for kids as well
When it comes to Ugly Christmas Sweaters, the tackier the better. And if you’re thinking of throwing an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party, you’ve got to go all-out gagworthy (in a good way). Here are some ways to assure your Ugly Sweater Party is delightfully hideous. Think beyond the sweater. If you’re a woman, you can add to your festive look with a skirt of bows, like
The holidays are a time of great indulgence. Eggnog, sweets, rich foods, sweets, second helpings, more sweets. It’s okay to snack a little, but why not include healthy recipes for Christmas and Chanukah, too? After all, you don’t want to wind up with Santa’s waistline and the kids are already bouncing off the wall from all that sugar. (The average person gains five pounds during the holidays.)
Whether you use a little calming lavender to help you sleep or a dab of tea tree oil for natural cleaner, the uses for essential oils are practically endless. The reality is that oils can be practical, therapeutic and also indulgently luxurious at the same time! Remember, each one is unique and should be used with knowledge and care, so I recommend checking Rocky Mountain Oils for
‘Tis the Season to be crafty! Especially if you’ve got bored kids on your hands and are looking for a creative way to pry them away from their computers or phones. We found DIY crafts that are fun to make, easy and best of all – cheap! Get your Christmas Crafty on! 1. Tea light snowman ornaments. My friend Dana made this with her daughter,
The other day I stopped into Z Gallerie and was immediately drawn to an absolutely gorgeous wreath. It was so elegant, so stunning, I had to have it… until I saw the price tag of $75. This led me to thinking, “I bet I could make an equally beautiful wreath for a fraction of the cost.” Make your own wreath and save some holiday cash. 1. Snowball
Before I began studying minimalism as a lifestyle, I started exploring different ways of becoming more mindful and placing less emphasis personally on consumerism. One of the first steps I took towards that goal was a couple years ago when I gave myself the challenge of not shopping during the month of December. This may seem like an odd topic for BargainBabe, but I think it’s
Yikes! Why does the first half of November speed past so ridiculously quickly? Now it’s practically Thanksgiving and I still have purchased NO gifts! Time to get serious and start “adding to cart”, but this year I have a slightly different mindset: can the gift be less about stuff and more about meaning? Now that the kids are covered with some well thought out gifts that
The holiday season is upon us, ya’ll, and this may be the first year ever that I’ve made it all the way to November without purchasing a single solitary gift! I’m still a very new minimalist and I am certainly not hardcore about it (I’m not downsizing to a micro-home, paring down my possessions to only 100 or vowing to live out of a backpack).