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.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Cyber Monday is the Monday immediately following Black Friday. It’s the
biggest online shopping day of the year where you can really find some
fantastic bargains if you know when and where to look...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
With the upcoming holiday season upon us, my family will soon acquire
a few new items that will arrive with instruction manuals, receipts and
warranties. Every year after the holiday cleanup, I find them piled on
my desk and waiting for me to find a safe place to keep them...
Monday, November 21, 2011
It’s amazing how something as simple as a throw pillow can change the
entire look of a room, especially the living room... The beauty of it all is that once you have the basic pillow
forms, all you have to change are the covers occasionally...
Friday, November 18, 2011
Instead of sharing a great recipe for you to try out this week, I’d like
to share some food for the soul for you to think about as we approach
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
...This school year, I found several stores and dinning places that
reward children with freebies for their good grades. Let’s see how
motivated my children get throughout the year with this list of free
Monday, November 14, 2011
...There are a lot of ways to store string, but I have found that storing
spools in jars works best for me. The string stays clean and I can
easily access it through a hole in the top of the jar, pulling off and
cutting it just the right amount with one hand...
Friday, November 11, 2011
There’s something about pureed soups filled with the flavors of fall that warms my tummy and soul... You may think a pureed soup requires a lot of work, but it doesn’t.
Trust me, after you make your first homemade butternut squash soup, you
won’t turn back...
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Not only has the Internet given us the ability to search for information
in seconds, it has also given us the convenience to pay bills and shop
through many online services. Here is a list of how I have begun saving
time and money using online services...
As long as I have been a contributing blogger for SC Johnson, it has
never been requested of me to write about any of their products... However, there is one product I use so often for so many different things, it’s a bit hard NOT to write about it -- Ziploc® Brand Bags....
Chili can be made in a thousand different ways. You can use meat, beans
or strange ingredients like pumpkin and cinnamon. It can also be made
spicy or mild. No matter what you prefer, you can always make a great
chili based on the ingredients you love...
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The planning has begun for the upcoming holidays! With so many things to
accomplish this season, I have found it easier to break everything into
categories and schedule one thing at a time to be completed on my daily
calendar. This approach will help me experience holiday joy instead of
the holiday stress!...
If your family has game night and plays cards or board and dice
games, change it up now and then with a memory game using little things
you find around your house. Each person can gather a dozen or more small objects from around the home...
Do you keep seeing bread machine recipes everywhere you look on the
Internet and want to test them out? Are your ready to upgrade your
current blender...? Whatever reason you may have for updating your kitchen appliances, please do not pay full price for your next purchase!...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
From what to wear and eat, to requests regarding where to go and what to
do, moms are bombarded with tons of questions while trying to get their
children out the door... How do we eliminate the stress and get our children off to school
...You can create your own mini-canvases using your computer and desktop
printer to print either purchased printable fabric or fabric adhered by
heat from your iron to freezer paper and fed through your printer. You
can find a lot of tutorials online for making your own printable fabric...
Besides the basic kitchen tools, like can openers, slotted spoons,
whisks and wooden spoons, there are a number of kitchen tools and
gadgets that I believe every mom should have at her disposal. They
simplify many of the tasks necessary in the kitchen...