This Halloween we didn’t have as many visitors as we’re used to so we have a TON of leftover candy. Since my nephew is only five (and already hyper enough) we’re trying to get the leftover candy out of the house as soon as possible. For this reason, I’ve been looking for uses for leftover Halloween candy…because no candy should go waste! Here are 12
Thrifting During a Pandemic: 7 Tips for Staying Safe
If you’ve followed BargainBabe for a while, you may have seen me mention my lifelong love of thrifting a time or two. Typically, a huge proportion of our clothing and household items were discovered at our favorite charity thrift stores, including my summer wardrobe. During quarantine, I went nearly four months without going thrifting, which might be a lifetime record for me. When I finally
Will the Jumpsuit be the Official Outfit of Summer 2020?
I vividly remember a jumpsuit being one of my favorite outfits as a child. My particular ’90s style jumpsuit had a bright floral print on a black background with a loose, flowy cut and super-soft fabric. I specifically recall that I loved it because I was obsessed with gymnastics at the time and the forgiving style allowed for endless summer cartwheels on the grass in
8 Fabulous and Frugal Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids
Show your little ones some love by gathering them together for some fun activities – especially if your February 14th involves staying inside on a cold day! Here are 8 fun Valentine’s Day crafts to keep your kids busy. 1. Hair Dye Hearts This was a fun experiment I decided to try that actually worked – and my daughter loved it! Take some hair paint (the
5 MORE Items to Always Buy at Thrift Stores
Whether you are a seasoned, die-hard thrifter, or a newbie, there is no doubt that now is a fabulous time to hit the second hand shops in your area. Although Marie Kondo’s books have been a big splash in the US for awhile, her recent series on Netflix has brought her “joy-sparking” philosophy to a whole new audience. As a result, thrift stores are being
My Thrifted Summer Capsule Wardrobe
It’s crazy that summer hasn’t even officially begun, because down in the Carolinas we’ve been having record high temps for weeks! It has already passed 100 degrees and we’ve been in shorts and flip flops seemingly for ages. Still, this week I decided to go through my entire closet, pack away my cold weather capsule, and create my warm weather capsule. Although I don’t tend
10 Tips for a Fabulously Frugal New Year’s Eve Party!
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
50 Healthy School Lunches for Your Kids
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
Summer Fashion Trends on Amazon: Budget Friendly Picks
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
10 Easy and Frugal Valentine’s Day Recipes!
Looking for some yummy treats to make this Valentine’s Day? These recipes are easy to put together and won’t break the bank. They’re also perfect last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory this list is sure to have the perfect fit. 10 Simple Valentine’s Day Recipes! Conversation Heart Brownies – Have a chocolate lover in your life? Then this easy
Get Your Glam On: Holiday Clothing from Amazon
Have you looked at the calendar lately? Time to face the music and get ready to party, it’s the holiday season, ready or not! It’s hard to believe the party season has crept up so quickly, especially when I look at my wardrobe. I’ve barely taken the time to fold away my shorts and t-shirts from summer and now I’m expected to dress up for holiday parties and
10 Thanksgiving Crafts for Kids Under $5!
My nephew just turned five this year so he’s still completely in love with the holidays and making crafts. I wanted to create a fun craft table for him and am sharing my favorite Thanksgiving crafts for kids with you. I included crafts for various skill levels and ages – something for every age! Even better, they should all cost you $5 or less! Don’t waste money
5 Things You Should Always Buy at Walmart!
Here it goes: I have what may be either a shameful confession or an impressive boast. Once upon a time, I worked at Walmart. Truthfully, it wasn’t the worst job I’ve had, and I found it mostly tolerable. I went in, I worked very hard and I enjoyed talking to the customers. I always found it interesting to see what people filled their carts with and I
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
What’s on My Amazon Wishlist: Spring Edition
I have simplified my life significantly and my spending habits have certainly become more deliberate over the course of the last year. But minimalist or not, I still enjoy window shopping (whether the windows are at my local Nordstrom Rack or a window on my web browser). To me, it makes sense to keep an Amazon wishlist because I can watch prices and keep track of gift ideas. Just
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