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
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
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
Processed food lunches (such as Lunchables) are terrible for your kids, plus they’re so expensive! You’re always better off feeding your kids homemade lunches – they’ll get more healthful foods and you’ll save money. (If your kids really love Lunchables, here’s a way to make them yourself for about a 40% savings.) It’s easy to get in sandwich and chips rut, so we’ve got 50 healthy
So you’re not a Prime member, but you still want those screaming Prime Day deals. Don’t worry, you’ve still got some options. First, you can score a free 30 day trial Prime membership (only available to first-time subscribers). Or, if you’re a student, you can get a free six month trial membership. If you’re not eligible for a trial membership and you’re not a student, don’t
Amazon Prime Day officially starts tomorrow, July 16 at 12 pm PT! Expect to see these deals on Amazon (and Amazon-compatible) devices on Prime Day: Echo (Second Generation) for $69.99 (Save $30) Echo Dot for $24.99 (Save $25) Echo Plus for $109.99 (Save $40) Fire 7 Tablet for $29.99 (Save $20) Fire 8 Tablet for $39.99 (Save $40) Fire 10 Tablet for $89.99 (Save $60)
It’s hard to believe that July is almost here! It’s been a looooong year in the Prescott home and I can’t even tell you how happy I am to embrace summer. I shared a little bit about my weight gain last summer, and I am happy to tell you that I’ve lost 25 lbs since September. That’s great news, but it does mean that my wardrobe is
My Dad is one of those people that is really hard to buy for. On holidays my siblings and I always struggle to decide what will be the best gift. Often, we decide that sentimental gifts are better. I’ve been searching for gift ideas that will surprise him and here are a few that I love. These ideas are also a great way to get
It’s May, which means hot summer days are just around the corner. One sure-fire way to cool down is with a frozen treat. High-end ice creams and sorbets can be a little pricey, not to mention sugary and fattening. So we’ve put together a list of easy, affordable DIY ice cream recipes featuring healthy, low-cal ingredients like real fruit and coconut milk. Good for you