Throwing a baby shower for a friend or family member? Pregnant and trying to find maternity clothes you can actually afford?
I’ve read a lot of articles that talk about how junky and poorly made items are that you can pick up at dollar stores and while I agree that you have to double-check expiration dates (like I do even at the grocery store) and that toys can easily break (just like at any other store), for the most part, I enjoy shopping there and find great buys.
Besides filtering coffee, coffee filters can be used in lots of other ways around the house. Coffee filters are not only cheap, but can be recycled too. The fine-textured, food-grade paper of the typical coffee filter makes it perfect for so many things… MAKE A DISPOSABLE FUNNEL – If you need to pour something that’s […]
We have lots of deer. Lots of hungry deer that like to munch on plants and flowers. For years we also had lots of foxes but unfortunately they died off from mange. Once our beautiful fox were gone, rabbits moved in, and believe me, for little animals, they can destroy a garden pretty quickly. Instead […]
The sizzle, the smoke, the taste…it’s no wonder 77% of U.S. households own and use a grill. Not to mention the easy clean up, the fact you can grill practically anything and everything, it keeps your kitchen cool and it’s fun. It can also mean burned burgers, undercooked steaks, or tough, dry chops. But with […]
Here’s nine ideas that you can use sandpaper for…
I always have a box of cornstarch in the pantry even though I only use it once or twice a year when making homemade gravy. And more times than not, I have more than one box because I’ll forget I already have a box tucked away somewhere behind the canned goods, which is why, […]
I love the taste of homemade ice cream but I haven’t owned an ice cream maker in years and haven’t felt inclined to buy one. Because we don’t eat ice cream that often, I haven’t wanted to spend the money on a new ice cream maker and then there’s the issue of storing it. Over […]
We’ve all heard of “staycations”, and here’s just a few ways you can have fun for less and not resent the vacation you can’t have this year.
It was with much trepidation that my husband and I made our way to the Mountain Shadows area Sunday morning where I own a second home that I lease out, to see what, if any, damage had been done by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The following is an account of this heartbreaking day.
I have seen numerous articles on how to regrow produce using veggie, fruit, or herb scraps, along with water and dirt but had never tried it. Usually when I’d think about it, it would be after I had tossed the scraps or rotting pieces in the trash. What a waste! (I don’t personally compost because of all the bear in our […]
Hope you get the book, have some fun exploring and get out of the house….take time to enjoy life, even if you’re on a budget!
I love entertaining and part of that enjoyment comes from setting a table that fits the mood I want to create. And now that the sun is shining and we’re outdoors again, I thought it would be fun to toss out some ideas of how you can create a colorful table without spending a lot […]
Have you ever tossed something in the dishwasher and it either melted, got scratched or actually became ruined? I admit I have. I’ve loaded items, like crystal wine glasses, in the dishwasher, knowing I should hand wash but thought, “It should be ok,” only to find it cracked or chipped due to the high heat. […]
Have a house that needs some sprucing up but not a lot of time or money? Here are some great ideas that can totally change-up a room or space in your house, with some costing as little as $5.00. A few take an hour or less but can make a big impact. A few of my […]
Here’s some fun ideas that are perfect for kids (and moms) to create something special for dad and his day.
Have your kids said they’re bored yet? Do you have challenges getting them away from the TV or video games? Encourage them to go outside and play with these fun but very inexpensive outdoor toys…all costing $1 each at the Dollar Tree.
Drinking enough water, especially when the temperatures start to rise, is so important. In fact, keeping hydrated can have a huge impact on your overall health. Water… Increases energy and relieves fatigue. Promotes weight loss. Flushes out toxins. Improves skin complexion. Maintains regularity. Boosts immune system. Natural headache remedy. Prevents cramps and sprains. According to […]
Next week is Father’s Day and if you’re still trying to figure out something to do with dad, or gift him with something besides the typical tie, here are some ideas that are sure to show dad how much you love and appreciate him. And since showing your love doesn’t have to cost a dime, a […]
Sometimes hosting a get-together or backyard barbecue can be expensive, with the cost of paper products and supplies adding up to more than the actual food sometimes. Here’s some helpful items that save you tons of money and work great from the Dollar Store.