Let's face it: Times are tight and budgets are shrinking. But there are ways to stretch, and even (gasp!) have fun doing it! This blog is about finding ways to get more from every household dollar, and enjoy every precious minute.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
With the holidays around the corner, there is one item that we can
expect to be on everyone’s menu this holiday season – dessert. Whether
it’s cookies, a pie, cupcakes or cinnamon rolls, setting up a dedicated
table for treats...
Monday, December 15, 2014
The holidays are upon us and my kids are ecstatic. We love the holidays
because we get to bake, decorate our three trees and craft ornaments.
When it comes to crafting, I love to involve my daughter as much as I
Friday, December 12, 2014
Do you want to create an impressive autumn dessert that only takes 20
minutes to prepare? These cinnamon apple sugar dumplings are so simple
and have only five ingredients. The most difficult part of the entire
recipe is deciding what type of apples to purchase and then coring them!...
Thursday, December 11, 2014
This time of year many of us find ourselves scrambling (and perhaps
stressing a bit) trying to get the perfect family photo. Holiday cards
seem to put the pressure on us to capture our family in way that looks...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Get out the ribbon and tissue paper because ‘tis the season for wrapping
gifts! Recently, I was thinking about a nice gift I could give guests
at a small holiday party and the idea of a gift wrapping kit came to
mind. I like to give favors that are either practical or edible…
Saturday, December 6, 2014
During the holiday season, my family loves displaying all of our
different holiday decorations and our favorite is the tree. Putting up a
Christmas tree can be easier than you think....
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Since my kids actually like kale and broccoli, I combined the two to
make this Kale Broccoli Slaw, perfect for a healthy side dish. This
healthy side dish is fabulous with dried cranberries, almonds and the
tangy and sweet Greek yogurt dressing...
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Creating your own unique customized wall art can be both fun and
rewarding no matter what your level of craft or art skills. Using nine
panels of small stretched canvases from the craft store, here is a
project that can be modified in so many creative ways...
Fifteen minute fudge? Yes, it is possible! If you are super busy this
holiday season and worried about finding time to shop for holiday gifts,
this fifteen minute fudge recipe is for you. It’s so easy and perfect
for the holidays!...
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The fall season brings many opportunities to entertain guests in your
home and set a nice dinner table. While I often enjoy a traditionally
set table, I also like to change things up a bit by creating place
settings that are creative and unique...
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Looking for an easy fall project? Make this rustic chalkboard sign for a
fun fall greeting. Chalkboard paint can reinvent almost any surface and
create a fun, writable space for adults and children alike...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
If you’re looking for a fun family project this weekend– this is it!
Recently, my seven-year-old daughter had been wishing for a tree swing.
After a little research, we discovered a simple way to grant her wish
with a DIY project!...
Monday, November 17, 2014
I always spend so much time on my Thanksgiving menu that I can’t wait to
not have to cook for the next few days and be able to enjoy the
leftovers all weekend long...
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Neapolitan is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. There is something
wonderful about not having to choose just one flavor ― you get a little
vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ― which feels like a real treat.
Recently, I wanted to have the same experience...
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
For the last fifteen years, I’ve hung a basic white shower liner
paired with a decorative fabric shower curtain, changing both through
the years, but always with the same basic look. Our main bathroom also serves as...
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
My children and I love making Brussels sprouts during this time of year,
especially around the Thanksgiving holiday. I know what some of you
must be thinking – I am so lucky that my children love Brussels sprouts!
If your children are on the edge about eating Brussels sprouts or if
you’re thinking about serving it to them...