Watermelon is a healthy, juicy and at this time of year, inexpensive summer treat. Here’s some awesome ideas on how to enjoy one!
Love, love, love shopping at the Dollar Tree stores (or any dollar store where everything is actually only a dollar.) Two of the items I picked up this month were almost exact duplicates of similar items I bought at a higher dollar amount and they worked the same.
Here’s my top five favorites this month:
I didn’t know if I would like chicken with a glazed date sauce but the picture looked so good, I’ve held on to this recipe for almost a year.
Summer’s approaching and with the warmer weather, flip-flops will be the standard fare for many. In fact up to 65% of us wear flip-flops in the summer. And why not? They are easy to slip on, come in tons of colors, styles and prices, and they keep your feet cool. But they are also responsible for […]
There are so many different ways you can decorate and you can do so by spending a little or a lot of money. Today’s post is going to feature decorating a table on the cheap, yet fun, end of the spectrum, with 99% of everything having come from the Dollar Tree.
You can find items from your kitchen to your pantry to your recycling bin to use as fun and inexpensive ways to hold your bouquets.
Ashley’s our latest thrift store model…She has been a life-long thrift store shopper and knows how to mix and match items to make them look current and stylish. She has a great eye for quality pieces and I think that each of these outfits she’s modeling looks like they could be any outfit you’d seen in any of the latest fashion magazines.
I’ve never been a huge fan of homemade lemonade, usually finding it overly sweet or too tart. The few times I have made it, the proportions were off and it tasted just ok, and not really worth the effort. But, the other day I saw a recipe in Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine (the August 2014 edition,) and […]
I love tips that can save me time and/or money in the kitchen and the following 10 ideas do just that. I personally love the ginger tip because I never use all my fresh ginger up before it ends up going bad so this will definitely save me money (and make it easier to add fresh […]
I love summer! I love the sun and heat, spending time in my garden, listening to the birds, and just feeling energized from the sun after months of snow and cold. And, as I’ve mentioned numerous times, I love grilling and spending time on our back deck with a bottle of wine and whatever critters […]
The first time I made this casserole it was for a get-together at my friend Ashley’s house. It was delicious and from what I hear, there was a bit of debate the next morning as to who got to enjoy the small amount of leftovers. That’s when you know it was good! If you were serving […]
Have you ever bought a fabulous item of clothing that ended up hanging in your closet because you didn’t know what to pair it with? Or maybe you’ve seen a fashion look or trend that you wanted to try out but didn’t know if it would look good on your particular frame? Or perhaps you want […]
Well it’s no secret that I like my wine. And since my husband likes it just as much as I do, we do have several, or some would say lots of empty wine bottles every week. Typically we recycle them but occasionally I’ll use a cool looking bottle as a vase or fill a few […]
Happy Mother’s Day! I actually wrote this piece a couple of years ago. But since the message remains the same, I thought I’d share it again. Oh, one thing has changed in the last two years and that is, I love my son even more. Being a mom has been the biggest blessing of my […]
Today I’m talking about fun activities (that you do together) that your mom might appreciate even more than a present. Time spent with a loved one (I think) is about the best present you can give anyone.
There were so many other ideas I wanted to share for inexpensive but fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas I needed to add a few more gift basket ideas…..which you can make as inexpensive to as expensive as your billfold allows you, doesn’t take a lot of time, can be personalized to fit your mother’s wants/needs and can be filled with easily available items.
In this article I’m going to focus on one of my favorite ways to make gifts that are unique, personal and shows thought but doesn’t take countless hours to find of make, can fit any budget and that will be appreciated AND again, used…..personalized gift baskets.
Razors and blades are expensive. You pay a small fortune for them, after hunting down a store employee to unlock the store case they are usually displayed in, use them a few times and then toss. During the winter months I kind of “forget” about the cost of shaving (tights, pants, leggings, long-sleeves,) but […]
The other night we had company coming over for dinner and I had planned on grilling steaks and serving them with roasted red potatoes, asparagus and a Caesar salad. As I was prepping the ingredients that afternoon I realized I didn’t have any gluten-free bread in the house to use for croutons on the salad. Now […]