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
Marshmallow Peeps are ubiquitous this time of year. But they’re not just for filling Easter baskets anymore. You can craft with them, cook with them, or make your own diorama like this one featuring the GOPeep and Democratic parties debating it out (L-R: Anderbun Cooper, Bunny Sanders, Hoppity Clinton, Donald Trumpeep and Egg Cruz). 8 Creative Uses for Marshmallow Peeps.
You’ve been posting your cat’s photos on Instagram, Facebook and other social media sites. You’ve uploaded videos to YouTube. You’ve established a following. But so far, this hobby has cost you time and money and you’d like to make a little something back to pay for your expenses…and maybe turn this hobby into a career. How to turn your cat’s Internet success into a money-making
Halloween is a time when sugary sweets are everywhere and almost unavoidable. Why not counteract all that white, bleached sugar with some healthy Halloween alternatives that are just as fun? With more and more schools encouraging healthy substitutions for parties, now’s the time to Trick your kids into some healthy Treats. Here are 8 Healthy Halloween Treats.
I recently saw the Ted Talk: The Ten Item Wardrobe while reading a blog post on Money Saving Mom. I have to admit, that when I first read the title I was a little skeptical. A ten item wardrobe…what!? I have more than ten bathing suits! But, after watching the video my perception changed. Maybe a ten item wardrobe could lead to a simpler life?
Love them or loathe them, Peeps are everywhere this time of year. Gritty to the taste, they are more than just “food.” They are perfect for crafts and decorating your table as well as your desserts. And best of all, they are cheap! (Or should I say, “cheep!”) Some of these suggestions are 100% legit, others are just for fun. Can you tell the difference? Does it matter?
I went to the most bizarre yoga class that taught me more about life and money than anything I can think of. I knew the class was going to be unusual from the second I walked into the studio. Everyone was dressed entirely in white – more than two dozen men and women. I could leave. But why not stay and see what happens, I thought?
I was chatting with Cameron Huddleston of Kiplingers yesterday about how to tell if your gift is going to be returned when I had a realization. I have given some truly terrible gifts. So bad that the recipient should have cut me out of their lives. Have you ever given a really bad gift? Please tell me I’m not alone!!! Can you believe I gave these terrible
A recent pay raise has my friend Sandy and her husband Dave at odds with each other. She wants to split the extra money between savings and paying off debt. Dave feels that they’ll end up spending the money anyway, knowing they have it available. Their debt consists of a mortgage and monthly credit card usage; the credit cards get paid every month in full.
I recently began receiving a pension fund check from my very first job. It’s not a lot of money, but it has created a big disagreement with my husband. I see it as a raise. With the extra check, I’m making more money, but since I still work, I see no need to spend it. My husband thinks because it’s not much money, I should just
Sometimes I procrastinate by watching cat videos (yeah, you know you do it, too). But it’s not just all fur and fluff – New York Magazine estimates Internet star Grumpy Cat is worth $1 million dollars. With merchandise, a New York Times Bestseller, another book on the way, a Friskies endorsement deal and a feature film in the works, Grumpy’s not just some cute cat, she’s
Last week I purchased a Groupon for a new Crossfit gym in town. I told a friend to buy one also and soon, because they were selling out. She said, “Oh, I’ll just call the gym and get the same discount without Groupon when I’m ready.” I asked her what she meant – would the gym do that? “If they are smart,” she replied. “They