The turkey, your waistband, the mound of mashed potatoes. These are the things that should be big at Thanksgiving, not the grocery receipt. The holidays can be stressful enough, without worrying how to serve dinner on a budget.
Whether you are hosting or heading to your parent’s house, here’s
How to save money on Thanksgiving dinner.
Do you have Halloween costumes for you and your kids yet?
We just ordered some glow in the dark sticks to make my lightening bug costume, and to make creepy eyes hiding in our bushes. (You cut eyes out of a finished toilet paper roll, tape a glow stick inside, and hide it in your bushes or hedge. In the dark, trick or treaters will only see the glowing eyes!
What are you going to be for Halloween?
Decorating for the fall season. /Julie Hills
Fall is in the air here in Seattle and there’s something about the beautiful colors, bright spots amidst the cool, foggy days, that make me want to bring that feeling inside. I’ve never been very decorative for decorating’s sake, but I love a good crafty project on a budget. These frugal fall decorating ideas are great for your own home, or for fall gifts!
Here are 10 frugal fall decorating ideas under $20: (more…)
We’re getting a Chocolate Lab puppy the weekend before Halloween, and the pet costume discussion has been a hot topic at the family dinner table, even more-so than my kids’ own Halloween costumes! When it came to my dog and costumes in my childhood trick-or-treating days, he may have played Toto to enhance my Dorothy costume, but he was never the staring act in a pet costume of his own.
The trend today is to make sure your beloved furry companion is rockin’ the coolest Halloween costume on the block!
Playing on the word “gangrene” for a fun group costume
Finding a good Halloween costume can really put the pressure on. It should be clever, funny, scary, ironic, culturally relevant or in recent years and much to my confusion, sexy. I mean, why does a cat, nurse, bank teller, nun or ninja have to be sexy? We’ve come up with ten Halloween costume ideas to get you started. After that you’re on your own, you naughty bus driver, you.
10 Halloween costume ideas for 2013
Fog is in the air… and gourds are in the field! But during Halloween season, what else can you do with them? Back in college, we actually stuck the other end of our cable cord into one and improved our TV reception for a while (until it finally rotted, around the next June). While I may not recommend using it to get extra channels, there are many other things to do with pumpkins!
Whether you’re taking advantage of pre-halloween sales, or wondering what to do when the holiday has passed, here are 10 things to do with your Halloween pumpkin:
I’d always thought of Wilton as the cakes baked in the shaped pans decorated with dots of frosting using the star tip, but oh how I was wrong. I got a taste of all Wilton has to offer at their blogger event this summer! They have hundreds of products, free recipes, and decorating tips to help you create beautiful cakes and treats for your family!
Read on for a sneak peek of new Wilton products and fun free resources!
New toys and hot trends in Christmas gift ideas for 2013. /via Shutterstock
Labor Day has passed, and we have begun the (all-too) rapid march toward Christmas and the holiday season! While here at BargainBabe we’re often found showcasing frugal homemade gifts and DIY stocking stuffers for Christmas gift ideas, today we’re letting others do the work.
Here are 8 hot Christmas gift ideas for 2013.
Start saving money now so you can snag all your favorite 2013 Black Friday deals!
It feels like far away, but Black Friday is going to be here faster than you think. If you haven’t done so already, now’s the time to start saving money so you can jump on those Black Friday deals when they’re hot. If you’re itching for a shopping spree now, here’s what to buy in August.
Here are 5 painless ways to start saving money for Black Friday:
Bridesmaids on a Budget /Flickr
Have you ever been invited to be in a wedding party, and wondered if your budget could survive? Being a bridesmaid comes with a lot of joy but between the dress, accessories, travel, gifts, and parties, CNN reports the national average cost to be a bridesmaid is $1,700!
Here are 7 tips for saving money as a bridesmaid: