Given my recent exploits into minimalism, this New Year’s Eve I put away my holiday decorations with nothing short of sheer glee. I couldn’t wait to clean up and clear out the clutter and make room for a fresh start. Despite my love of January’s clean bare slate, I can’t help but miss the warmth and candlelight of December. In fact, there are parts of
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.
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
The new year has begun and that means it’s resolution time. Gyms fill up, cigarette sales go down, and promises to keep in touch slip from your lips. While fitting into your favorite pants or finally cleaning out the cheese drawer are great resolutions, choosing to take charge of your finances is a decision that will impact you and those you love for years to come. Claim
2017 is almost here! I’ve rounded up our 10 most popular posts of 2016. Enjoy them again or read them for the first time! I hope you all have a safe and festive New Year’s holiday! 5 Items You Should Always Buy at Thrift Stores 67 Items You Should Always Buy at a Dollar Store How to Dye Your Hair with Hydrogen Peroxide 8 Canning Recipes You’ll Love
Are you looking to celebrate the New Year without breaking the bank? If you’re okay with staying in there are TONS of ways you can save money when hosting your own frugal New Year’s Eve party. Here are a few of our favorite tips. 10 Ways to Throw a Frugal New Year’s Eve Party 1. Reuse Christmas Ornaments One easy way to save on decorations
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
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.)