If you’ve ever hosted Thanksgiving, you know how quickly the costs add up – for just a single meal! The first time I cooked Thanksgiving dinner, I splashed out on fancy ingredients and specialty cookware. I learned my lesson when I totaled my spending. Now I take a far more frugal – but still delicious! – approach. Here are my 8 best tips for hosting
7 Savory Pumpkin Recipes to Welcome Fall Into Your Home
It’s that time of year again… pumpkins are everywhere. Today I popped into my local grocery store and saw a large display of pumpkin scones, pumpkin cookies and mini pumpkin pies. Just looking at these mouth-watering items made me feel like the holiday weight was already starting to form on my hips. But don’t blame pumpkins! Pumpkins are dense with nutrients while offering little in
15 Back-to-School Mistakes That Cost Me Money
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
13 Life Hacks to Get You Through the Summer and Beyond
Spring has fully slipped into summer. This time of the year always seems to move so quickly, am I right? It’s been way too long since I’ve shared with ya’ll, so I wanted to get back into it with some current household favorites and life hacks from the Prescotts! We’ve had a challenging year that has kept me on my “toes” so to speak, and I’ve
5 MORE Items to Always Buy at Thrift Stores
Whether you are a seasoned, die-hard thrifter, or a newbie, there is no doubt that now is a fabulous time to hit the second hand shops in your area. Although Marie Kondo’s books have been a big splash in the US for awhile, her recent series on Netflix has brought her “joy-sparking” philosophy to a whole new audience. As a result, thrift stores are being
My Thrifted Summer Capsule Wardrobe
It’s crazy that summer hasn’t even officially begun, because down in the Carolinas we’ve been having record high temps for weeks! It has already passed 100 degrees and we’ve been in shorts and flip flops seemingly for ages. Still, this week I decided to go through my entire closet, pack away my cold weather capsule, and create my warm weather capsule. Although I don’t tend
Five Questions to Ask Yourself When Decluttering (No Joy Required!)
Experts say that moving is one of the most stressful experiences in a person’s life, and I believe it! I am moving my family out of state in just a few weeks, which means I am in the thick of purging and decluttering. Since movers charge based on weight, I don’t want to take anything that we don’t absolutely love or need. I started off
10 Last Minute DIY Mother’s Day Gifts That Are Sure to Please Mom
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and I still haven’t bought a gift. Yikes! Are you in the same boat? Then you’ll love these last minute DIY Mother’s Day gifts. These DIY projects use items that you probably have lying around the house to make unique and fun Mother’s Day gifts. Easy & Frugal DIY Mother’s Day Gifts 1. DIY Photo Magnets What Mom
The Best Dollar Tree Cleaning Products
I despise cleaning. I don’t think words can fully convey how much I hate to clean. I would rather get a mammogram than clean the house. I would rather listen to my kid practice violin all day long. I would rather go a on a date with Tom Cruise. But I also don’t want to live in total squalor so there’s no avoiding it completely.
8 Healthy Easter Treats Everybunny Will Love
Easter is second only to Halloween in terms of candy sales. After indulging in chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and marshmallow Peeps, it’s time to counteract all that sugar with some healthy snacking. 8 Easter Snacks That Aren’t Candy. 1. Carrot patches. How cute are these little terra cotta cups with sprouting carrots (above)? What you need: baby carrots, hummus, parsley, small cups and terra cotta
Throw a St. Patrick’s Day Party Without Spending a Lot of Green
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
Tips for Throwing a Dazzling Mardi Gras Party on a Budget
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a time of great celebration where people throw parades and parties. Want to celebrate in style without breaking the bank? We’ve got you covered. Tips for a budget-friendly Mardi Gras party. Hit your local dollar store. At my local Dollar Tree (pictured), I found assorted Mardi Gras masks, beads, crowns, feather boas, colorful hairspray and other items for only a dollar apiece –
5 Financial New Year’s Resolutions That Will Impact the Rest of Your Life
The new year has begun and that means it’s resolution time. Gyms fill up, cigarette sales go down, and promises to keep in touch slip from your lips. While fitting into your favorite pants or finally cleaning out the cheese drawer are great resolutions, choosing to take charge of your finances is a decision that will impact you and those you love for years to come.
10 Tips for a Fabulously Frugal New Year’s Eve Party!
Are you looking to celebrate the New Year without breaking the bank? If you’re okay with staying in there are TONS of ways you can save money when hosting your own frugal New Year’s Eve party. Here are a few of our favorite tips. 10 Ways to Throw a Frugal New Year’s Eve Party 1. Reuse Christmas Ornaments One easy way to save on decorations
Wishing Bargain Babe readers everywhere a happy holiday, filled with love and good cheer.
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