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
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
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.
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
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
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 –
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.
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
Maybe you’re planning a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party. Or maybe you’re just looking to serve some holiday drinks for the adults after the merriment of Christmas day has wound down. So grab a Christmas cookie or two and drink in these delicious Christmas cocktail recipes that you and your guests will love. Christmas Cocktails: Beyond Eggnog 1. Melted Snowman Martini (above). This Cocktail, from
Sometimes I remember back fondly to the holidays when my girls were only five or six years old. Oh how easy it was to shop for them! I could go just about anywhere and find gifts they would LOVE and I could find them on SALE. A little stuffed animal, a book about unicorns and a toy tea set would make their Christmas perfect! It
I was making an update on my Amazon account recently and I noticed that I’ve been a customer since 1998! (I was a toddler when I made my first purchase. Obviously.) So in honor of my 20th anniversary with the biggest retailer on the internet, I thought I’d share my best tips for saving money on Amazon. Some of these will be obvious to seasoned Amazon
It’s finally fall! One of the reasons I love this season is that I can finally start ladling out steaming bowls of delicious soup for dinners! Hooray! There is nothing more gratifying than a hearty bowl of soup on a cool fall evening….and by gratifying I mean: easy, healthy, and cheap (the mom’s recipe trifecta)! Although I love the classic bowl of chicken noodle or chili, I can’t
Pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks! While I adore these sweet seasonal treats, my wallet doesn’t. Rachelle’s Starbucks latte habit cost her $2,971 a year…and I just don’t have that kind of cash to spend on coffee. These pumpkin spice coffee recipes are a great way to give your coffee that delicious pumpkin flavor without breaking the bank. Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer This easy