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.
...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
Gas prices continue to rise! Here are some ways you can save a few dollars at the pump...
...Fabric yo-yo’s are simple dimensional pieces created by folding and
stitching the edge of a circle-shape piece of fabric and are a great
craft to tote along for those on-the-go projects. Most fabric yo-yo
creations are made from multiple fabric patterns and colors married into
one collective piece....
...After my stack of magazines began to grow I had to come up with a
plan to organize them all. So, I’m going to let you in on my secret to
organizing my magazine addiction. Over the years I have used two different magazine organization methods...
...When it comes to popsicles, they are best homemade. Not only do you
get to control the taste and deliciousness, you also control the amount
of sugar or sweetener added.... So, keep those popsicle molds filled with healthy juices this summer and you’ll have happy kids and happy moms...
...A simple picnic with a homemade dish is a wonderful way to show
someone just how much they mean to you. So pack a cooler and blanket or
chairs and take a good friend to lunch....
Portion sizes are getting smaller and gas prices are rising. What can
you do to help offset the higher cost of things to impact your budget
today? Try these ways to save a few bucks immediately!...
Since we just enjoyed a family vacation, we are skipping a summer
vacation this year. That doesn't mean our family won't enjoy some fun at
home... Below are just a few things you could do during a summer stay-cation...
Summer is here, and for our family that means lots of park days, pool
time, day trips and backyard playing. This also means lots of supplies
to pack and keep organized. Over the years I have discovered helpful
tips that keep our summer supplies organized and ready for fun..
When it comes to fruit on a salad, this is my favorite combination.
Strawberries, almond slivers and spinach with a touch of a sweet creamy
poppy seed dressing. Yum! And what makes this salad even better? Picking the spinach from your garden...