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
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.)
Whether you use a little calming lavender to help you sleep or a dab of tea tree oil for natural cleaner, the uses for essential oils are practically endless. The reality is that oils can be practical, therapeutic and also indulgently luxurious at the same time! Remember, each one is unique and should be used with knowledge and care, so I recommend checking Rocky Mountain Oils for
‘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,
The other day I stopped into Z Gallerie and was immediately drawn to an absolutely gorgeous Christmas wreath. It was so elegant, so stunning, I had to have it… until I saw the price tag of $75. This led me to thinking, “I bet I could make an equally beautiful wreath for a fraction of the cost.” Make your own Christmas wreaths and save some
Before I began studying minimalism as a lifestyle, I started exploring different ways of becoming more mindful and placing less emphasis personally on consumerism. One of the first steps I took towards that goal was a couple years ago when I gave myself the challenge of not shopping during the month of December. This may seem like an odd topic for BargainBabe, but I think it’s
Yikes! Why does the first half of November speed past so ridiculously quickly? Now it’s practically Thanksgiving and I still have purchased NO gifts! Time to get serious and start “adding to cart”, but this year I have a slightly different mindset: can the gift be less about stuff and more about meaning? Now that the kids are covered with some well thought out gifts that
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).
Now that fall is here many of us start thinking about the season of gifts! Everyone wants their presents to be appreciated, but in this age of consumerism it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect fit. Personally, I find myself struggling between an inclination to to give gifts that will be enjoyed and a desire to break the cycle of stuff and clutter in our culture. (Remember how I’ve been
Today only, get the Hoover Commercial C2401 Shoulder Vac Pro Backpack Vacuum with 1 1/2 inch Attachment Kit. That’s the lowest price ever on this vacuum! You can check the amount of debris and dust at any time with its clear dome lid Can carry up to 6.4 quarts of dust and debris Easy to carry and uses a design approved by chiropractors HEPA filtration takes
The best gift in the world is music. Music connects people across the world and allows us to express our inner selves. When it comes to giving presents, there are many ways to impress music lovers. The right gift can enhance their enjoyment of music and enable them to integrate music into every aspect of their lives. Such gifts exist, and you don’t have to dig deep to afford
Merry Christmas to all my wonderful readers and partners in saving money. You inspire me everyday to think twice before I swipe, to reuse what I have before buying new, and to appreciate all that is worth having: my family, my friends, my health, and a warm home to live and grow in. From the bottom of my heart (and wallet), thank you for being
This is such a publicity stunt (call me jaded) but I watched the video and teared up! It is really sweet to think of all those neighbors putting others in front of themselves this time of year. Totally worth a watch. Here’s the story from the PR agency that represents RetailMeNot.com, which is, incidentally, still my favorite site for online coupons after Ebates.