I love animals and luckily my husband does too. We have 4 cats ranging in ages from 3 to about 12 and they keep us laughing and happy. But as any pet owner knows, it can be like having children in the house, with them getting into things they shouldn’t. With our children grown and out of the […]
All of the products cost $1.00 each and I tried each one out (I didn’t go as far as to clean the house, just tried them out on the appropriate surfaces.)
It’s late, you can’t sleep, you turn the TV on, and there’s a “miracle” product being advertised that can solve any of your cleaning, beauty, health or cooking dilemmas you might have. But do they work? I’ve decided I’m going to test out a new product every month to see how well they work, are they […]
Need to mop up a mess, clean a window or get rid of tarnish but you’ve run out of your favorite cleaner? No need to rush to the store but rather, look in your pantry. For years now I have used products like white vinegar, coarse salt, and baking soda for all my cleaning needs and […]
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 […]
No matter if you’re creating a special meal for you and your partner this Valentine’s Day or simply want to add a bit of fun to the family dinner table, here’s a few quick, easy and super cheap ways to dress up your table.
Valentine’s Day…a day that can include flowers, chocolates, cards, and romantic dinners with the ones you love. But for some, it can be a day of sadness, especially for those who are alone. My girlfriend Ashley, who I talk about quite often and has helped me with so many fashion articles and cooking videos, recently […]
No matter where I am, I always have lip balm. My lips are always chapped so I carry a tube in all my purses, in my car and there are tubes stashed all over the house. And since I always have some on hand, I found these alternative uses pretty interesting and handy. I tried […]
According to scientists, there are certain colors and scents, along with a few other accessories you can add to your home, that can actually improve your happiness. Now I’m no scientist but after reading this list, I totally agree. In a nutshell, the 9 “decorating” ideas are… *Green or yellow walls *Fresh flowers *Sentimental photos *Vanilla candles […]
In a January 2014 poll conducted by the National Retail Federation, Americans said they would spend an average of $133.91 for Valentine’s Day; buying candy, cards, dinners, and gifts. An American Express Spending & Saving Tracker poll had a higher dollar result coming in at $213 as an average dollar amount spent. Out of that […]
Having friends and family over for Super Bowl Sunday can be fun but expensive. If you’ve got guests coming and still need to pick up items, here’s a few easy ways to save money….. 1. Make Your Own Party Trays – Party trays are convenient to pick up but can cost up to twice […]
Here are some great dollar deals on items you can use to spruce things up a bit in your kitchen or just replenish basic items you use on a regular basis. You can find these items at any store but why pay more for something simple like a sponge or toothpick when you can find them […]
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 could eat fried pickles until I burst, if they are GOOD fried pickles that is, cause I’ve had some bad ones that are greasy, soggy and/or not properly seasoned. But I really don’t like frying food in my kitchen because the odor bothers me and plus, well, we all know frying isn’t that healthy, though […]
In May, Goodwill Industries of Colorado Springs launched a first-of-its-kind life skills program for individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities called Possibilities, and it’s not just the first-of-its-kind program in Colorado, we’re talking about it’s the first kind of program like this in the entire United States. And let me tell you, it is AWESOME!
When I started researching mouthwash, it was strange to see that something I put in my mouth can also be used to clean floors, get rid of dandruff and at one time, was used to treat gonorrhea….seriously.
January is the most “popular” month of the year for getting your home organized and decluttered. For those who are organized all year or live in a smaller space, you might be able to get the whole house done in a month. For me, January is usually a time when I FINALLY get my Christmas […]
Let’s face it, saving money can be difficult, especially when raising a family or on a fixed income. For a lot of people, living paycheck to paycheck, just getting the bills covered and food on the table for the month can be challenging, much less having extra money to put in a savings account. And […]
Pantyhose…oh I do not miss wearing you! The other day while I was cleaning out drawers and closets I ran across an old pair of pantyhose. My first thought was, wow, these must be at least 20 years old, and my second thought was, wow, why have you held on to these for over 20 […]