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
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
5 Easy Handmade Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree
There are times when a gorgeous, perfectly symmetrical, immaculately decorated Christmas tree is just what you want. But other times, your tree calls for something a little more unique or personalized, or you just need a frugal way to fill it without having to strew tinsel. Or maybe you want your kids and grandkids to be part of creating the look. Here are 5 easy
Challenge: Building Your Fall Wardrobe on a Budget!
Are you ready for Fall? Now that the kids are in school, maybe you have time to take a breath, and think about getting ready for the cooler seasons. Here in my southern state, we sometimes have warm weather for another month at least and it would be unusual for me to pull out a jacket before October. However, this year I am trying to
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
Spring is Coming: Here are 5 Ways to Save Money on Lawn Care
Landscaping and lawn maintenance can take quite a bit of time and investment. As a homeowner, you may feel a little lost when it comes to taking care of your garden and lawn, and you probably have concerns about the cost of upkeep. This can depend on the size of your lot, of course. But whether you have acres of property or a cozy little yard, chances are
8 Christmas Gifts for Your Girlfriend That Will Make Her Adore You!
Finding the perfect gift for your girlfriend can seem intimidating. At least according to my boyfriend who has been hounding me for gift suggestions since August! This list includes gifts that will impress even the pickiest of girlfriends and will surely lead to a kiss under the mistletoe this year. 8 Christmas Gifts for Girlfriend (Yours!) Lush Bath Bombs Want to make your girlfriend love you?
10 Healthy Holiday Treats for Kids and Kids at Heart
The holidays are a time of great indulgence. Eggnog, sweets, rich foods, sweets, second helpings, more sweets. It’s okay to snack a little, but why not include healthy recipes for Christmas and Chanukah, too? After all, you don’t want to wind up with Santa’s waistline and the kids are already bouncing off the wall from all that sugar. (The average person gains five pounds during the holidays.)
A Dozen Activities to Make a Meaningful Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. The following free games, activities, and crafts will create a special day. http://www.bargainbabe.com
10 Tips for Hosting a Stress-Free Thanksgiving Dinner
We share 10 tips to save you money and keep you stress free this Thanksgiving. http://www.bargainbabe.com
8 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving Dinner (and Still Have Leftovers!)
The turkey, your waistband, the mound of mashed potatoes. These are the things that should be big at Thanksgiving, not the grocery receipt. The holidays can be stressful enough, without worrying how to serve dinner on a budget. Whether you are hosting or heading to your parent’s house, here’s how to save money on Thanksgiving dinner. 1. Make your own spices: Spices can be really
Pumpkin for Pets: Always in Season
You’ll see pumpkins everywhere this time of year, from pumpkin-flavored foods, to pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin spice scented air fresheners and candles. Most people know pumpkin is a healthy food packed with fiber, anti-oxidants and nutrients. But did you know it’s also good for pets? Pumpkin has many health benefits for your pet, including: Urinary Tract Support. Veterinarians believe that the oils contained in the seeds and flesh of
42 Pregnant Halloween Costume Ideas
A pregnant belly can be a great Halloween accessory! We’ve put together this huge list of pregnant Halloween costumes. A lot of them also work as couples costumes! Many can be put together with items you have around your house or only cost a few dollars. If you DO have to buy something for your costume, hit a few garage sales in the next few weeks and
Makeover Your Sofa for Spring (on a Budget)
When my husband and I first moved into our little starter home, I never dreamed we would be living here twelve years later with three children and a beagle. In the busy everyday of raising children and homeschooling, we have outgrown the space and haven’t really had the resources to update as I would prefer. In the Spring, I always feel an extra longing to renovate,
How Do You Heat Your Pool for Cheap? Readers Weigh In with Advice.
A reader named Estela wrote in with a spending conundrum that I have no idea how to answer. http://www.bargainbabe.com
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