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.
Fire up the grill! It’s Panini time! Paninis cook beautifully in a skillet, panini press, quesadilla
maker, and on the grill! Before we get to my favorite new panini recipe,
here are a few tips for grilling these scrumptious sandwiches...
You have been storing your leftovers, snacks and lunches in them for years, but Ziploc®
Brand Containers with the Smart Snap® Seal are perfect for storing
everyday items as well. Below are 25 of my favorite ways to use these
I don’t know about yours, but our family’s kitchen “junk” drawer gets
pretty out of hand at times, and with five sets of hands digging for
scissors, pens, rubber bands, etc., it’s easy to understand why. One
thing that helps keep the order, at least initially, is the use of
drawer organizing compartments...
It isn’t a summer picnic or backyard barbeque without potato salad, in
particular, homemade potato salad. Those are my sentiments, anyways. I
would eat it every single day of summer if I had the time and energy to
make it from scratch...
We are all given 24 hours each day, but how many of us lay our heads
down at night wishing they could fit more into their busy schedule? I
can’t give you extra hours, but I do have five tips that can help you
create more time in your daily life...
With beautiful and fun colors and shiny metallics stocking the spray
paint shelves of home improvement and craft stores, the list of the
things you can modify with a fresh, new look is infinite. There are also
a lot of cool ways to use that last bit of colorful spray paint left in
the can from a previous project as well...
...This mix of flavors and textures make up the perfect summer side dish.
Impress your guests or friends at your next backyard BBQ or potluck with
this pea salad...
...I have discovered that I no longer
have a pile of 35mm rolls of film waiting to be developed but rather
digital pictures in a variety of locations in need of an organized
system for easy retrieval as well as a system that is simple to manage.
Here is what I came up with...
Whether you or your child have a large or small library, if you’re like me, you enjoy sharing your favorite books with friends and family. A nice way to identify and keep track of those books is to place a bookplate inside each so others can be reminded to return them when finished....
Do you know when discount retail stores mark down their toys up to 90%?
Or what nights your movie theater offers discounted tickets? What about
the best time to stock up on foil, or grab an extra plant from the
garden center? Here’s what you can expect to find on sale this summer...
Muffin tins are great for more than just baking muffins. Here are 10 everyday uses beyond muffin...
Vintage nail boxes, tool trugs, and wooden caddies, totes and carriers
are just a few of the many names used to describe my favorite
organizational carriers that I’ve been collecting for years. Due to their weight, they may not be the most practical of carriers, but
as organization décor, they are definitely the most charming...
There’s nothing better than sipping a sweet, delicious punch in the dead
heat of summer. Whether you’re by the pool, hanging out in the
backyard, or escaping the heat in your own kitchen, you can’t go wrong
with this punch...
Whether you are taxiing kids around town on a daily basis or about to
hit the road for a family road trip, having an organized and
kid-equipped car makes the ride go much more smoothly....
...Over the years, I’ve found lots of ways to repurpose [second-hand button badges] and most
recently, turning them into chalkboard magnets – not magnets for the
chalkboard, but magnets painted with chalkboard paint that you can
actually write on...
My two littlest went gaga over these sandy fruit kebabs. First, confusion. Then, intrigue. Then, wonder. Then, they ate it all up! They left nothing. Not a single crumb...