Bath soaks are simple, inexpensive and contain easy to find ingredients. Here’s two recipes you can make up for yourself, or give as gifts.
I bet our forefathers would be a bit surprised that what started as a day to celebrate our first president George Washington and his birthday, has now turned into a 3-day weekend of great shopping deals. President’s Day is celebrated on the third Monday in February and was originally called “Washington’s Birthday.” (His actual birthday […]
I just got over being sick with the “crud” going around. It lasted for about 10 days with coughing, chills, sneezing, body aches, a sore throat and a slight fever. I did not go to the doctor, assuming it was viral, and just slept and pushed fluids as much as I could. I knew that I […]
For years I have been dusting with used dryer sheets and I also use them when cleaning our window blinds. They really work, I don’t have to use dusting spray, and when I’m done, I just toss them. And the best thing? I save money by getting a second use out of something normally thrown […]
I got this recipe from my friend Sarah, who admittedly, is not the most enthusiastic cook. Before Sarah was married and had children, her typical dinners consisted of a bowl of cereal or a pan of Tuna Helper. Sarah and her husband take turns cooking dinner and believe me, when her turn comes, she’s racking […]
Chances are you’ve seen articles about drinking lemon water or know someone who swears by it. I’ve seen it touted as an aid in losing weight and digestion, helping boost your metabolism while protecting you from diseases, to promoting regular bowel movements while helping you look younger. A lemon can do all that? Turns out […]
Spending averages, the origins of Valentine’s and much, much more!
Here’s some fun and in some cases, pretty cheesy Valentine sayings you can use with not only candy, but healthy treats or everyday items you have around the house. Over 100 to choose from and everything is super easy (and cheap,) to make. http://www.creatingreallyawesomefreethings.com/100-clever-valentine-day-sayings/
Whether you need a just-for-fun Valentine gift for a teacher, child, co-worker, or sweetie, these DIY mason jar valentine gift ideas are easy and affordable to make. Mason jars can be found at most grocery stores, craft stores or even thrift stores and don’t cost a lot. I can usually find mason jars at Discover Goodwill for about 50 […]
Perfect for Valentine’s Day! This meal is hearty yet we lightened up some of the ingredients so it’s not as heavy in fat. This meal takes about 25 minutes and cost about $16.oo for 2 servings.
During the summer I cook with fresh herbs almost daily, using my own from the garden. It’s one of my favorite things about summertime and cooking. There was a time I could keep fresh herbs growing in the kitchen during the winter months but we have a cat who likes to eat and dig them […]
Spring is around the corner even though, depending on where you live, it may not feel like it. And even though there might still be snow in the forecast before winter officially ends, the stores are getting in and displaying their new spring fashion lines. Not only does style, colors, textures, etc., change from season to […]
When I saw this article on my friend Kim’s Facebook page, I kept thinking that as I scrolled through and saw all these easy solutions to everyday simple problems.
I love animals. Except for a few years in my 20’s, I have always had at least one fur baby. Most of our family members have pets; from cats and dogs to birds and chickens. Along with horses, reptiles, fish, and at one time, goats. We personally have four cats, with another cat that visits on a regular […]
I just read this article from First magazine (February 13 2013 issue) and while a few of these “secrets” seem obvious, I hadn’t heard of most of them.
Regardless of your beer consumption, here’s a few ideas from Men’s Health on ways you can use up leftover beer. I will admit, a few of these ideas are a bit silly but for the most part, they’re great ideas.
My husband is a huge football fan and I am not. We both look forward to football season though. On football “days” I know my hubby will have his cute butt plopped in a chair for pretty much most of the day, while I will have my equally cute butt (wearing comfy sweats) in bed reading. It […]
Chicken wings, potato skins, pigs in a blanket and tortilla roll-ups….these are basic (and easy) appetizers that you can customize to fit your budget, taste, and time.
Buffalo chicken dip has been a hugely popular recipe to serve on Super Bowl Sunday for several years now. You get the great flavor of chicken wings without the mess and if you serve it with healthy options like celery and carrots, you might not feel quite so “guilty.” Last year I made and shared […]
If you put off getting a new winter coat or jacket this year because of budget constraints, now is a great time to consider purchasing one since there are so many great sales. Even though it may still be cold outside and winter doesn’t officially end till March 20th, stores are deeply discounting their winter […]