‘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).
Now that fall is here many of us start thinking about the season of gifts! Everyone wants their presents to be appreciated, but in this age of consumerism it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect fit. Personally, I find myself struggling between an inclination to to give gifts that will be enjoyed and a desire to break the cycle of stuff and clutter in our culture. (Remember how I’ve been
I know what you’re thinking! There’s LOADS of time between now and Christmas, right? But remember how quickly those weeks went by last year? 2016 will speed by just as fast! Before you get caught up in the spending and celebrating frenzy, take some time to set the stage for a stress-free holiday season. Here are 8 steps you can take now to prevent stress
Today only, get the Hoover Commercial C2401 Shoulder Vac Pro Backpack Vacuum with 1 1/2 inch Attachment Kit. That’s the lowest price ever on this vacuum! You can check the amount of debris and dust at any time with its clear dome lid Can carry up to 6.4 quarts of dust and debris Easy to carry and uses a design approved by chiropractors HEPA filtration takes
Through April 30th, can score 30% off ANY Local deal with the promo code APRIL at checkout. This promo code has a maximum discount of $50 and can only be applied once per deal (limit 3 local deals). Sweet! Note: Some sites say this code is for new Groupon customers only but I am not a new customer and was able to use it!
The best gift in the world is music. Music connects people across the world and allows us to express our inner selves. When it comes to giving presents, there are many ways to impress music lovers. The right gift can enhance their enjoyment of music and enable them to integrate music into every aspect of their lives. Such gifts exist, and you don’t have to dig deep to afford
Merry Christmas to all my wonderful readers and partners in saving money. You inspire me everyday to think twice before I swipe, to reuse what I have before buying new, and to appreciate all that is worth having: my family, my friends, my health, and a warm home to live and grow in. From the bottom of my heart (and wallet), thank you for being
This is such a publicity stunt (call me jaded) but I watched the video and teared up! It is really sweet to think of all those neighbors putting others in front of themselves this time of year. Totally worth a watch. Here’s the story from the PR agency that represents RetailMeNot.com, which is, incidentally, still my favorite site for online coupons after Ebates.
When the weather outside is frightful, our thoughts naturally turn to comfort food, hot drinks and holiday get togethers. But between stuffing stockings and travel expenses, the Christmas season can bust a hole in even the tightest budgets. Host a party? On whose dime? The good news is that turning your home into a holiday hot spot doesn’t have to take much more than that dime. Seven ideas to
Maybe you enjoy traditional Christmas cookies like gingerbread men, frosted sugar cookies, or candy-cane shaped confections. Or maybe you’re the first one to reach for something new and different – like meringues in the shape of Christmas trees. Whatever your sweet tooth desires, we’ve found a recipe for that. Here are 10 Christmas cookie recipes you’ll want to try.
Christmas is a time to be jolly, merry… and creative! Instead of decorating your tree the same old way, why not go for something new? Wow your guests with a tree that’s sure to be a conversation starter. So put on your ugly Christmas sweater, roll up your sleeves, take a swig of hot cocoa and get to work decorating your tree in a new