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,
Your Unicorn Dreams Come True: Unicorn Themed Projects & Products
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
4th of July Snacks That Will Make You “Ooh” and “Aah”
What’s red, white and blue all over? These All-American snacks which are sure to impress your Fourth of July guests. Create some “fireworks” with these snacks. Firework Oreos. These have been a big hit with my kids. (You could even say they went off with a bang!) While they taste like regular Oreos, they’ve got a subtle “kick” provided by popping candy. Patriotic Peeps. For those who just
6 Easy Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat
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
How to Make Your Own Composter for Cheap
If you’ve ever contemplated composting at home you know that the plastic bins that hold household and yard waste are expensive. But I know a low-cost solution! http://www.bargainbabe.com
How to Make Your Own Marshmallow Peeps and Bunnies for Easter!
Marshmallow Peeps and Bunnies are best-sellers this time of year, but as cute and iconic as they are, they’re also gritty and tasteless. The good news is that if you make your own, they are amazing. They will melt in your mouth with a sweet vanilla yumminess that you have never before tasted in a Peep. Here’s how to make your own Peeps. 1. Buy a
DIY Easter Egg Decorating Ideas – Frugal, Fun or Fail?
Instead of using the usual Paas Egg Dye kit this year, I thought it might be fun to try some creative and inexpensive Pinterest egg dyeing recipes. I got the kids involved and we tried 5 different ways to decorate eggs. Are Pinterest Egg Decorating Recipes all they’re cracked up to be? 1. Shaving cream egg dye. This idea looked great to me – shaving cream
Why You Should Always Have Beans in Your Kitchen
When I am too tired to cook, or my meal plan has failed, or I realize I am missing a crucial ingredient for dinner, I turn to one magical ingredient that is always in my pantry: beans. (This post was sponsored by S&W Beans as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.) Beans are the
How Sweet! Valentine’s Day Crafting With Conversation Hearts
Candy conversation hearts are cute, fun, colorful… and everywhere this time of year. These sweet craft ideas and recipes won’t cost you much, but are sure to be conversation starters. 6 Clever Ways to Use Conversation Hearts 1. Strawberries and Cream Cake. We “heart” this delicious dessert idea from Gimme Some Oven. You can make the cake from scratch, or just use their decorating idea. Either
My Funny Valentine: 6 Gifts for Those With a Sense of Humor
If you think flowers and candy are just too generic and predictable for Valentine’s Day, we found some fun ways to show your loved one you care. 6 Funny Valentine’s Day Ideas 1. Cute and quirky Valentine’s Day cards. Forget that airbrushed couple walking on the beach – you want something cute and clever. Tiny Bee Cards on Etsy makes some of the silliest, wittiest cards you can find. This
Dinner in an Instant: All My Favorite Instant Pot Recipes
I am every bit as enthusiastic about my Instant Pot as I was when I first bought it about 18 months ago. It is rare that I go more than a day or two without using it and there are days when it is used two or three times for one thing or another. To be honest, I am seriously considering buying a second Instant
14 Sweet and Healthy Valentine’s Day Treats for Kids
This February 14th, show your family members you love them by serving healthy festive treats. The kids will be getting enough sugar and Red Dye #2 at their school parties – why not offer a better alternative? And how about serving your Sweetie a natural Valentine’s Day treat made with fruit, cheese or other alternatives to chocolate? 14 fun and frugal ways to celebrate Valentine’s
How I Lowered My Cholesterol 50 Points in 3 Months – Naturally!
A few months ago, after a regular check-up, my doctor called to tell me that I had high cholesterol, something that I know runs in my family. He immediately wanted to put me on meds, but I was hesitant, having heard about myriad side effects from cholesterol-lowering drugs. I asked my doctor if I could have 6 months to try to lower my cholesterol naturally.
10 Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids and Kids at Heart
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.)
6 Fun and Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids Under $5!
‘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,
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