Easter is second only to Halloween in terms of candy sales. After indulging in chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and marshmallow Peeps, it’s time to counteract all that sugar with some healthy snacking. 8 Easter Snacks That Aren’t Candy.
You don’t have to drop a lot of gold to throw a great St. Patrick’s Day party. Forget the Luck o’ the Irish – we’ve got great frugal tips for throwing a shamrockin’ party. St. Patrick’s Day candy buffet. Party City has everything you need for a colorful – and by that, I mean green – candy buffet including green chocolate coins, green Sixlets, green twisty
Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a time of great celebration where people throw parades and parties. Want to celebrate in style without breaking the bank? We’ve got you covered. Tips for a budget-friendly Mardi Gras party. Hit your local dollar store. At my local Dollar Tree (pictured), I found assorted Mardi Gras masks, beads, crowns, feather boas, colorful hairspray and other items for only a dollar apiece –
Maybe you’re planning a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party. Or maybe you’re just looking to serve some holiday drinks for the adults after the merriment of Christmas day has wound down. So grab a Christmas cookie or two and drink in these delicious cocktail recipes that you and your guests will love. Holiday Cocktails: Beyond Eggnog 1. Melted Snowman Martini (above). This Cocktail, from A Cozy
Sometimes I remember back fondly to the holidays when my girls were only five or six years old. Oh how easy it was to shop for them! I could go just about anywhere and find gifts they would LOVE and I could find them on SALE. A little stuffed animal, a book about unicorns and a toy tea set would make their Christmas perfect! It
It’s finally fall! One of the reasons I love this season is that I can finally start ladling out steaming bowls of delicious soup for dinners! Hooray! There is nothing more gratifying than a hearty bowl of soup on a cool fall evening….and by gratifying I mean: easy, healthy, and cheap (the mom’s recipe trifecta)! Although I love the classic bowl of chicken noodle or chili, I can’t
It’s that time of year again – September is National Preparedness Month so it’s the perfect time to review your emergency supplies and plans. Every time a natural disaster occurs somewhere the world, my thoughts turn to emergency preparedness. Since I live in earthquake territory, I can’t afford to be sloppy when it comes to readying my home and family for an emergency. No matter
Processed food lunches (such as Lunchables) are terrible for your kids, they’re so expensive! You’re always better off feeding your kids homemade lunches – they’ll get more healthful foods and you’ll save money. (If your kids really love Lunchables, here’s a way to make them yourself for about a 40% savings.) It’s easy to get in sandwich and chips rut, so we’ve got 50 healthy
We’re getting no relief from the heat this summer and I always think of scorching temperatures as an excuse to indulge in s’mores. So I’ve rounded up 6 unusual s’mores recipes to help us all appreciate the dog days of summer. Dark Chocolate Fresh Berry S’mores Sometime the simplest ideas are the tastiest. These Dark Chocolate Fresh Berry S’mores from Joy Food Sunshine take advantage of summer
It’s summer, which means it’s road tripping time! And that can be both good and bad. My family takes an eight hour road trip two to three times per year, so we’re no strangers to the road trip war cry: “Are we there yet?” Over the years we’ve figured out what works and what doesn’t when it comes to keeping everyone happy on the road.
My Dad is one of those people that is really hard to buy for. On holidays my siblings and I always struggle to decide what will be the best gift. Often, we decide that sentimental gifts are better. I’ve been searching for gift ideas that will surprise him and here are a few that I love. These ideas are also a great way to get
It’s May, which means hot summer days are just around the corner. One sure-fire way to cool down is with a frozen treat. High-end ice creams and sorbets can be a little pricey, not to mention sugary and fattening. So we’ve put together a list of easy, affordable DIY ice cream recipes featuring healthy, low-cal ingredients like real fruit and coconut milk. Good for you
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking of ways your kids can express their love for their grandmothers… or maybe even you! We’ve found some easy, frugal DIY ideas for handmade items that are fun to make and won’t cost you a small fortune at the craft store. 6 DIY Mother’s Day Cards and Gifts 1. Pinecone flower bouquets. This kids’ craft
Welcome to Part 2 of the Crunchy Product Experiments discussion! If you haven’t read Part 1, be sure to click through and read All My Crunchy Product Experiments: Which Work and Which Don’t? Part 1 If you are interested in living life more green and trying to improve your ecological footprint, these products could help you in your quest! Even if you usually choose disposable and traditional,