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
6 DIY Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts Kids Can Make
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ways your kids can express their love for their grandmothers… or maybe even you! We’ve found some easy, frugal DIY ideas for handmade items that are fun to make and won’t cost you a small fortune at the craft store. 6 DIY Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts 1. Pinecone flower bouquets. This kids’ craft
All My Crunchy Product Experiments: Which Work and Which Don’t? Part 1
How has your year been so far? Did you accomplish all of the goals and resolutions you planned way back in 2017? Now that we’ve made it through January, I’ve been thinking about New Year’s Resolutions, from each year in my past. This year my goals were more along the lines of self-care, but in the past I’ve created a lot of Resolutions about being
10 Holiday Gifts in a Jar – Easy & Inexpensive!
Are you scrambling for some last-minute gifts? These holiday gifts in a jar can be made quickly and inexpensively while leaving your family and friends with a personal gift they’ll love. From infused liquors to sewing kits, this list has a gift to please everyone! 10 Holiday Gifts in a Jar
Aloha! How to Host a Fun and Frugal Luau
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,
Minimalism Journey: The Lesson I Learned from Lip Balm
This time two years ago I had buckets of lip products. I couldn’t decide if I wanted an expensive organic blend or a cheap drugstore off-brand. I knew that I wanted to have a lip product always at hand, and because I was shopping so frequently, I found plenty opportunities to toss a new tube in the cart. Still, I was constantly losing them and
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
Challenge: Build your Summer Wardrobe on a Shoestring Budget
Real life confession: I have gained some weight. Kind of a lot of weight for my small-ish frame. I’m not happy with it. And I could go on about the whys and hows and what I should do to combat it. Maybe my next post could be about my fitness and health goals. (Don’t hold your breath). But the truth is, I don’t have time
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
Wonder Woman Products for the Super Woman in Your Life
Wonder Woman is dominating the box office and the hearts of moviegoers everywhere. If you just can’t wait to see the movie (again), here are some of the cutest and coolest products you can buy or DIY to celebrate Diana of Themyscira, Daughter of Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, aka Wonder Woman. Everything Wonder Woman because Wonder Woman is everything. Ceramic Mug by Funko Pop. This 12
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
Has the Fidget Spinner Craze Gone Too Far?
Fidget spinners are all the rage – we’ve got a half dozen in our house alone. Online people are posting pictures of their disinterested pets staring at spinning fidget toys. And on the news today, there was an entire feature dedicated to fidget spinners. But how much is too much? Proof that fidget spinners are inescapable. 1. Fidget spinner nail art. Yes, this is a real
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
Fun and Funky Hair Color – Because Why Not?
I remember the blue-haired little old ladies who went to my church when I was a kid. Now I see 70 year-old women at the gym with brightly colored hair and I find myself thinking, “Good for them!” These days, more and more adult women of all ages are giving bold color choices a go. “You only live once, so why not be bold.” Ivy is
Turmeric Tea: Recipes for this Magical Healing Elixir
Turmeric is an ancient spice that is also an antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties. It is even touted as decreasing the risk for cancer and for alleviating symptoms of arthritis. Here are some easy turmeric tea recipes. I went in search of turmeric tea recipes that are easy and affordable to make, as well as palatable. I made changes, tweaking the recipes to my own tastebud preferences.
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