This scrub exfoliates and moisturizes, is super easy to make and can be changed up to fit your own personal needs/wants….and it’s a lot cheaper than buying over the counter scrubs.
Have you seen the TV commercial advertising the Gotham Steel Pan that promises “no sticking,” even if you don’t use butter or oils? They show a chef cooking cheese, eggs, and even s’mores with no mess and the foods literally sliding from the pan. Too good to be true? When trying As Seen On TV […]
Love the scents of the holidays like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves? Did you know that some of those spices that can bring back warm childhood memories and make everything seem a bit more festive, can boost your health when eaten or sipped? Here’s a few health benefits of some of our favorite holiday spices and […]
A lot of these ideas are things you’d probably do more in the fall/winter but this will give you time to gather pine cones, scent them, and you can have some ideas in the back of your mind of things to look for if you garage sale or thrift store shop.
I think time given to another is one of the best gifts you can give, regardless if you’re on a budget. There are so many people who don’t have time to do certain things or physically can’t. These ideas are perfect for people who work, stay at home parents, grandparents, friends, the person who has everything, children, etc.
Staying on track and sticking to a budget when holiday shopping doesn’t have to be difficult. But with all those great shopping deals out there, it can be tempting to pick up more than you really need, which can lead to buyer’s remorse. Here’s some basic tips on how to better stay on track with […]
I love this homemade chicken pot pie! It’s creamy, delicious, and inexpensive. And the whole house will smell so good!
For Christmas, our daughter-in-law Sarah made us the cutest wine charms. Over the years I have bought tons of them for our own personal use and as gifts and they aren’t cheap. Now that I know how to make them, I will never buy them again! These are super easy to make and you can personalize them to fit any occasion or personality. The charms can be as simple or as ornate as you want to make them….hopefully this will spark some ideas for you.
I love this time of year with all the festive decorations, gatherings with family and friends, gift-shopping, yummy holiday food, and let’s not forget the good spirits that abound with all the festivities (I’m talking about alcohol…ha!) But it can be a stressful time too with all there is to do. Even more stressful? The […]
The holidays can put a huge dent in your wallet, eat up your extra savings, or have you paying those credit cards off long after the presents have been opened and the last cookie eaten. Between the price of gifts, holiday entertaining, sending cards, and even decorating, the numbers add up in a hurry. Which is […]
Even if you don’t make homemade goodies, these boxes and containers can be used for lots of different gifts you might need to wrap. Of course you can find all of these at other stores but when you can pick them up at a dollar store, why would you pay more?
Last year I reviewed (and loved) the As Seen On TV Star Shower Laser Light. We originally bought one but ended up getting a second to add even more fabulous lights to the outside of our house. Even with the Colorado snow, the Star Shower worked great and continued to work for the entire month […]
My husband and I tip well throughout the year so I don’t feel “obligated” to tip extra during the holidays. But I do like to thank those who have provided services for us, that we don’t usually tip (like our trash and recycling collectors and our mail carrier*)……*Mail carriers working for the United States Postal […]
I see pictures of really cool DIY projects on Facebook a lot of times and think to myself, “I think I could do that.” Sometimes it’s just a picture with a few words but no step-by-step directions, which makes me think it’s even easier to do. Last Christmas I saw pictures of clear glass bulbs that […]
I recently sampled a delicious shrimp and grits dish that was to die for at The Oceanaire in Denver. Jumbo shrimp in creamy, cheesy grits (as an appetizer) for $15. I knew that I probably couldn’t duplicate the meal for a family of 4 for $10 but with a couple of great sale prices, I was […]
This article from Huffington Post is one of the best I’ve read on easy ways to fix and clean items around the house. These tips are from the book Who Knew? by Bruce and Jeanne Lubin.
Do you ever notice a change in your mood as the days get shorter and colder? Maybe you’re a bit more irritable or tired? Or perhaps you have trouble concentrating or getting along with others more so than at other times of the year. If so, you could be suffering from a type of depression […]
Today is Small Business Saturday and I’m headed out the door to do my part, showing my support for small businesses and my community by shopping! Small Business Saturday was conceived and is promoted by American Express to encourage holiday shoppers to patronize businesses that are small and local. I personally enjoy shopping and supporting […]
I hate spending a lot of money on certain things like beauty products. Maybe it’s because I’m one of those consumers that sees a commercial or ad and I’m like, “Oh, if I just buy that I can look like that!” And then I drop more money than I wanted to and I don’t see […]
Here’s a few simple and easy ideas of how you can use it up and not waste any of your bird. And if you have time, why not spend a couple of hours creating a few dishes to freeze for later….will save you time and money in the long run.