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
Are Thrift Shops Becoming a Rip Off?
This December, I popped into the Goodwill where I noticed a rack of ugly Christmas sweaters for sale. For $25! I thought this was outrageous for a thrift store. Who would pay $25 for a used sweater? And they weren’t even that great. As I looked around, I thought the prices seemed a bit high overall, which had me wondering: Are thrift stores overpriced? For
10 Copy-Cat Recipes That Will Please the Whole Family!
Mealtime is never not a challenge when it comes to cooking for a busy family. Being ultimately responsible for three meals a day 365 days a year gets old really fast. So, when I feel like I’ve served spaghetti one too many times or when even the old favorites don’t impress the kids any longer, I like to shake things up with something new. January is a great time
7 Easy and Frugal Ways to Be Kind to Yourself
There is a lot of friction in the world right now, along with a lot of stress and worry. That’s why it’s important to learn to be kind to yourself in what may feel like an unkind world. Here’s how you can treat yourself better. 1. No internet an hour before bed. Social media increases stress. Instead of scanning Facebook before bed, allow yourself the time to
Have you heard about Hygge? (Get Ready to Get Cozy!)
Given my recent exploits into minimalism, this New Year’s Eve I put away my holiday decorations with nothing short of sheer glee. I couldn’t wait to clean up and clear out the clutter and make room for a fresh start. Despite my love of January’s clean bare slate, I can’t help but miss the warmth and candlelight of December. In fact, there are parts of
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.
Tacky Tips for Throwing an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party!
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 Ultimate Essential Oil Gift Guide
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
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,
Is Eggnog the New Pumpkin Spice? The Holiday’s Hottest Flavor.
Just when you’ve gotten the taste of pumpkin spice out of your mouth, here comes eggnog. The pumpkin spice latte is now a thing of the past, with the eggnog latte happily stepping up to take its place. Pumpkin spice madness clearly got out of hand this year. But what about eggnog? Is it next? Eggnog is everywhere. Eggnog slime. It’s not just a flavor, it’s
6 Easy and Amazing (and Cheap!) DIY Christmas Wreaths
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
12 Kids Gifts That Won’t Fill Your Home with Clutter
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).
Help! This Election is Making Me Fat (and Cranky)!
A friend of mine recently posted: “When I was in Costco, a woman in line shared with me, as she threw a mess of potato and tortilla chips onto the conveyor, that she was emotionally eating because of the election. Then when I popped into Whole Foods, a woman impulsively grabbed two bags of cookies near the checkout and said to her husband, “So I can
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