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.
Have you ever found time in your busy schedule to clean your home and
begun gathering up all of your needed supplies only to discover many of
your items are nearly empty? Fear no longer! I have a few tips that you
can use to help...
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
I’m in love with homemade pancakes -- there’s just something about them! We
have a weekly tradition in our home...every Sunday morning we
make pancakes -- homemade pancakes from scratch...
...I find information within the pages of these vintage etiquette books so fascinating! I
wanted to share some traditions and standards of the past I found most
intriguing throughout each of them...
I always fall in love with new beauty products and gadgets. However,
many of these products can be quite pricey. Luckily, I've found several
ways to get my beauty product fix without breaking the bank. Check out a few of my tricks and tips...
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Between purchasing school items and getting the children back into
the school routine, gearing up for back-to-school can be a very busy and
stressful time... Here are 10 tips I’ve found to be helpful for my family...
In this August heat, how many times have you found yourself slightly
overheated and rummaging for an item to fan yourself?... Here’s a simple craft for making fun pocket fans to keep in a purse, backpack or car glove-box...
I think of going to the farmer’s market, I vision long rows of neatly
aligned and freshly picked vegetables, large tubs overflowing with vine
ripened melons and cantaloupe, and baskets of fresh corn...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Are you in need of coupons? If so, you’d be pleased to know that saving
coupons is just one tweet or Facebook “like” away. Sometimes it does pay
to be socially connected.... There are several places that should be on your radar for social media savings. Here are just a few...
...most of us
tend to hang on to books and magazines with no intent of ever
revisiting them, creating an accumulation of items that can take over an
enormous amount of space. So when you’re ready to purge those books and magazines, here are some ideas to help you...
...All of my children have enjoyed the adventure of
hosting garage sales during the summer. Maybe it is the fun of
pretending they have a store or the idea that they are making extra
money. I, on the other hand, look at hosting garage sales as a lot of
work. But over the years I have learned a few successful garage sale
tips and tricks...
There’s just something about a chilled orzo salad during the
summertime—it just makes my tongue, my tummy and my heart happy! Orzo is
the perfect size, texture and does beautifully in a salad with lightly
sautéed vegetables and fresh herbs from the garden...
...Message containers can be crafted or purchased. It’s what you put inside
that makes them extra special. They make great gifts for teachers,
children, family and friends. The contents themselves can be as elaborate as you like or as simple as handwritten words on strips of plain paper...
As my family was working on eliminating our consumer debt...I was able to find
ways to get what we needed, and even a few things we wanted, without
spending a fortune. Below are five areas where we have managed to get
more for less...
The heat is on and the kids need some cooling down so whether you are
hanging at the house, playing at the beach or headed to the cabin, your
kids will enjoy cooling off to these fun splish, splash games and
Back in the day of glass-bottled soda, bottle caps were very easy to
come by and I loved to use them for craft projects. Here are a few of my favorite things to do with soda bottle caps...
Today we’re talking about grilling breads and potatoes. As soon as you
add these to your grilling repertoire, you can make an entire meal on