Now that summer is winding down, back-to-school savings are everywhere. But when you’re making your back-to-school budget, realize that sometimes what looks like a bargain really isn’t. As you pore over store flyers and online deals, it can be overwhelming. And then, just when you think you’re done shopping, the teacher sends home a list of more supplies to buy! How to avoid back-to-school mistakes
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Thinking of throwing a luau or “tiki party” on a budget? Look no further! How to luau for less. Hit your dollar store first. Before you head to the party store, stop at the dollar store first. The Dollar Tree currently has a huge selection of luau party supplies with nothing over a dollar. These items include: leis, “grass” skirts, tiki garlands, inflatable luau characters,
Are you a fan of the mystical, mythical, magical creatures known as unicorns? We’ve assembled the most rainbow-riffic, DIY unicorn-themed recipes and merchandise to make all your unicorn dreams come true. Read and you will believe. Unicorn marshmallow pops. Make the world more magical with this recipe from The Decorated Cookie. What you need: marshmallows, lollipop sticks, white candy melts, EZ Thins candy melts, white fondant, gold pearl
As the weather heats up, what better treat to reach for than a homemade popsicle? Whether you prefer healthy or dessert-sweet, we’ve got a recipe for you. Easy DIY popsicles you can make with the kids. 1. Watermelon popsicles. These refreshing treats are the creative idea of the Cooking Classy blog. They are made with fresh watermelon and kiwi, a few chocolate chips and coconut milk
Fidget spinners are all the rage – we’ve got a half dozen in our house alone. Online people are posting pictures of their disinterested pets staring at spinning fidget toys. And on the news today, there was an entire feature dedicated to fidget spinners. But how much is too much? Proof that fidget spinners are inescapable. 1. Fidget spinner nail art. Yes, this is a real
I remember the blue-haired little old ladies who went to my church when I was a kid. Now I see 70 year-old women at the gym with brightly colored hair and I find myself thinking, “Good for them!” These days, more and more adult women of all ages are giving bold color choices a go. “You only live once, so why not be bold.” Ivy is
Turmeric is an ancient spice that is also an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. It is even touted as decreasing the risk for cancer and for alleviating symptoms of arthritis. Here are some easy turmeric tea recipes. I went in search of turmeric tea recipes that are easy and affordable to make, as well as palatable. I made changes, tweaking the recipes to my own tastebud preferences.
You don’t have to drop a lot of gold to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. Forget the Luck o’ the Irish – we’ve got great frugal tips for throwing a shamrockin’ party. St. Patrick’s Day candy buffet. Party City has everything you need for a colorful – and by that, I mean green – candy buffet including green chocolate coins, green Sixlets, green twisty
There is a lot of friction in the world right now, along with a lot of stress and worry. That’s why it’s important to learn to be kind to yourself in what may feel like an unkind world. Here’s how you can treat yourself better. 1. No internet an hour before bed. Social media increases stress. Instead of scanning Facebook before bed, allow yourself the time to
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
‘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,
There’s no avoiding it now: it’s time to get serious about holiday shopping (unless, of course, you’re going to take the No-Shop December challenge). I’ve compiled some of our gift guides so you can find quickly find ideas for everyone on your list. I’ll be adding more over the next few days as I update links, so check back! Happy shopping! 9 Unique and Meaningful Holiday Gifts
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).
A friend of mine recently posted: “When I was in Costco, a woman in line shared with me, as she threw a mess of potato and tortilla chips onto the conveyor, that she was emotionally eating because of the election. Then when I popped into Whole Foods, a woman impulsively grabbed two bags of cookies near the checkout and said to her husband, “So I can