Whether you find a dusty collection at a yard sale, or buy a new box at your local clearance store, you may be surprised at the many uses of the classic jar. Able to withstand high temperatures and pressure, glass jars are a healthier, more durable choice than their plastic container counterparts (and they could be around a whole lot longer). Not to mention adding
Have you discovered Jet? Over the holidays I made my first purchase there: a Furby doll for my kids. I have come to deeply regret that purchase – the doll never.shuts.up and it has no off button (really!). But at least I know I got the best deal on it. The base price at Jet was cheaper than anywhere else, plus I had a coupon code, which
I started using facial lotion with sunscreen and foundation with sunscreen when I was 22 years old. I’ve never smoked. Seldom drink. I began using Retin-A occasionally when I was in my 20s for acne. So I always assumed I’d be able to keep wrinkles at bay… but that’s not been the case. Pregnancy, time and hormone changes have brought wrinkles to my face and
We here at Bargain Babe love a good freebie. Best of all are freebies for products you’ve been itching to try but aren’t willing to take the plunge and purchase yet. Even in this age of generous return policies, buying a new product, only to find it doesn’t work for you, can be a total nuisance. It’s just one more thing to add to your
Okay, so they cost more. Significantly more. As much as I love cutting corners, there are some things I won’t skimp on. Is it possible to eat organic on a budget? And if we eat fruits and vegetables contaminated with pesticides, what is the real price we are paying? Don’t skimp when it comes to harmful pesticides.
It’s widely believed that cooking at home is more healthful than eating out at restaurants. However, home cooks can also contribute to unhealthful eating habits by adding a lot of salt and chemically altered fats to their food. Here are some steps you can take to cook more healthfully every day without sacrificing taste. You may never set foot in a high-calorie restaurant ever again. Follow the Dinner Plate Rule
Amy and I met at summer camp when we were kids, not much older than my daughter is now. I was shy and introverted, she was outgoing and popular. But somehow, we became – and stayed – friends over the years. Even though our lives took different paths, there was still a connection. Today, I found out Amy lost her year-long battle with cancer. I
I’ll be honest, I don’t have the easiest kids. My sister has been known to say, “God made them cute so we won’t kill them.” Which is certainly true in my case, though they may kill each other first. While I suspect that they do (secretly) love each other, and of course I love and adore them, parenting, from my perspective, is not for the
With Valentine’s day just around the corner I’ve been indulging my love of jewelry by visiting tons of discount jewelry websites. There are so many options to choose from but it’s hard to differentiate from good quality sites and scams. Here is a list of 12 websites that offer great deals on everything from costume to designer jewelry. 12 Best Websites to Find Inexpensive and
Pets give so much love – now it’s time to show them how much we love them. With pet-themed Valentine’s Day gifts for us and for them. (Okay the ones for them are really for us, too.) Whether you have warm, fuzzy “felines” for a cat or you think dogs are pawsome, we’ve got the gifts for you. 7 Hissterical Valentine’s Day Gifts for You
Choosing the perfect gown for your wedding is a tough thing to do. In the best of circumstances it can take hours of searching and trying on dresses. When you’re on a tight budget it becomes significantly more stressful. Designer dresses are very tempting when you are a bride, but it’s easy to overspend. When shopping you need to have a clear idea of what
For years, I’ve loved shopping on Etsy. I’ve bought all kinds of terrific handmade items – from jewelry to clothing to prints that hang in my office. And for years, I’ve thought about selling on Etsy. After all, who couldn’t use some extra income? We have boxes of beautiful handmade stationery designed by a relative who passed away. We thought a great way to honor
Today we have a guest post from Janelle Curtis of SewMuchCraftiness.com. Hello everyone! If you’re on a budget, no doubt you’re always looking for ways to save yourself some money. If you’re spending more on beauty items than you’d like to be spending, why not try making these items yourself? In this article, I’m going to explain how to make 5 basic beauty supplies from ingredients
Today through January 24 get a Nume Curl Jam for only $84 (normally $199)! Use promo code FORYOU84. This curling wand features interchangeable 19mm, 25mm, and 32mm tourmaline barrels. This makes it easy to create voluminous, billowing curls, texture-waves, or tight twist curls with just one tool. Sweet!