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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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!
I think this article showcasing 26 different and very creative ways you can use a $1.00 picture frame is great! (The frame came from a dollar store.) You can also find tons of frames at your local thrift stores that you can pick up for next to nothing. And if you want to get crafty […]
I KNOW that I don’t wash my hands enough. I do wash my hands a lot when cooking but I don’t even think about washing them after shopping, going to the library or any other public place. Now I typically wash my hands before eating, but, there have been many times I’ve come home from the mall and popped a chip (or two) without washing my hands….it’s a wonder I’m still alive!
We recycle as much as we can but I really enjoy finding ways I can actually reuse some of those items we typically recycle. Here are some fun and creative ways you can reuse empty wine bottles, with most of the projects being fairly simple to make. Of course some require more effort than others […]
The term life hacks means, “a strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one’s time and daily activities in a more efficient way.” And the tips usually involve using everyday items that you typically already have hanging around the house which means you don’t have to spend money on a specialty item in order […]
Halfway through January and I already have the blahs…the blues and blahs I get when I’ve been stuck indoors for too long. There is a real thing called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) that’s actually related to changes in seasons. For most people experiencing SAD, symptoms begin in the fall and continue into the winter months. […]
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 […]
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 […]
I’m a huge fan of saving money, buying items when they are on sale or on clearance, and doing a lot of shopping at Goodwill or other nonprofits. I also purchase most of my clothing and shoes at consignment stores, not minding if something is slightly used as long as it’s still in good condition. Because […]
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 […]
My husband sent me an article the other day with 4 uses for lemons. I thought, I can think of 10 more, just off the top of my head, so I started doing some research on other things you could use lemons for, besides cooking. I found this great article in Reader’s digest, with 34 […]
I am not an electronic gadget kind of person. I held on to a phone for over six years even though I had free updates, simply because I get comfortable with what I know and am a bit lazy when it comes to learning new things. Not new things in general, but rather anything that […]