Recently, my daughter’s school declared that parents are no longer allowed to bring in the typical birthday party treats: cupcakes, donuts, or birthday cake. This left me with the challenge of finding healthy, yet fun alternatives. I really wanted to come up with something creative – yet easy and affordable – to make her school birthday celebration special. Here are some of the ideas I
Today only get an Omron 7 Series Wireless Wrist Blood Pressure Monitor for only $51.50 (regularly $69.99)! Some of the features of this model include: Manage and track up to 100 readings on your blood pressure monitor and unlimited readings on your smartphone with Omron’s free iOS and Android applications (works with select iOS and Android devices, visit OmronHealthcare.com/connect for a complete list of compatible
Spring has finally sprung, which means it’s time to revamp your style. After all, the start of a new season is the perfect time to give yourself a makeover. But that doesn’t have to mean a drastic transformation. Even doing something small like buying new accessories can make all the difference. Everyone deserves to splash out every now and then, but not all of us can
Fitbits are all the rage now – you can buy them at your local Costco, and Walmart sells them for as low as $69.00. Higher priced models go for over $200. Fans of the Fitbit have said it’s made them “addicted to exercise.” But if your goal is to lose weight, does the Fitbit really work? Is it worth its price? This is my Fitbit experience.
Trips to the mall are almost always fun… and almost always expensive. Even for those of us who do most of our shopping online, there are times when you have no choice but to hit the brick and mortar stores. And once you’re there, the displays and sales tactics make it very difficult to resist making impulse buys. So what can you do to help
Whether you find a dusty collection at a yard sale, or buy a new box at your local clearance store, you may be surprised at the many uses of the classic jar. Able to withstand high temperatures and pressure, glass jars are a healthier, more durable choice than their plastic container counterparts (and they could be around a whole lot longer). Not to mention adding
Have you discovered Jet? Over the holidays I made my first purchase there: a Furby doll for my kids. I have come to deeply regret that purchase – the doll never.shuts.up and it has no off button (really!). But at least I know I got the best deal on it. The base price at Jet was cheaper than anywhere else, plus I had a coupon code, which
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ways your kids can express their love for their grandmothers… or maybe even you! We’ve found some easy, frugal DIY ideas for handmade items that are fun to make and won’t cost you a small fortune at the craft store. 6 DIY Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts
I started using facial lotion with sunscreen and foundation with sunscreen when I was 22 years old. I’ve never smoked. Seldom drink. I began using Retin-A occasionally when I was in my 20s for acne. So I always assumed I’d be able to keep wrinkles at bay… but that’s not been the case. Pregnancy, time and hormone changes have brought wrinkles to my face and
We here at Bargain Babe love a good freebie. Best of all are freebies for products you’ve been itching to try but aren’t willing to take the plunge and purchase yet. Even in this age of generous return policies, buying a new product, only to find it doesn’t work for you, can be a total nuisance. It’s just one more thing to add to your
Okay, so they cost more. Significantly more. As much as I love cutting corners, there are some things I won’t skimp on. Is it possible to eat organic on a budget? And if we eat fruits and vegetables contaminated with pesticides, what is the real price we are paying? Don’t skimp when it comes to harmful pesticides.
It’s widely believed that cooking at home is more healthful than eating out at restaurants. However, home cooks can also contribute to unhealthful eating habits by adding a lot of salt and chemically altered fats to their food. Here are some steps you can take to cook more healthfully every day without sacrificing taste. You may never set foot in a high-calorie restaurant ever again. Follow the Dinner Plate Rule
Amy and I met at summer camp when we were kids, not much older than my daughter is now. I was shy and introverted, she was outgoing and popular. But somehow, we became – and stayed – friends over the years. Even though our lives took different paths, there was still a connection. Today, I found out Amy lost her year-long battle with cancer. I
I’ll be honest, I don’t have the easiest kids. My sister has been known to say, “God made them cute so we won’t kill them.” Which is certainly true in my case, though they may kill each other first. While I suspect that they do (secretly) love each other, and of course I love and adore them, parenting, from my perspective, is not for the