10 Budget-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

Budget Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

One of the most fun parts of the holidays is all the decorations. However, store-bought decorations can sometimes be pricey. To save money, take a look at these DIY budget-Friendly holiday decoration ideas: Coffee Tree Filters For less than five dollars you can make a few Christmas trees made out of coffee filters. All you ... Read more10 Budget-Friendly Holiday Decorating Ideas

Frugal Activities for National Pumpkin Day


The fall is the perfect time of year to participate in fun outdoor activities with your kids before it gets too cold. However, trying to find something fun to do can be tricky if you are on a tight budget. October 26th is National Pumpkin Day, so we came up with a list of frugal ... Read moreFrugal Activities for National Pumpkin Day

Earth Day 2010: What Will You Do to Help?


On Thursday April 22 we celebrate Earth Day. This is a great time for everyone to contemplate how individual and global actions are impacting the planet. It is also a time to reflect on what we have been doing to help improve the earth's current state and to consider more deeply what actions we can take that will have a positive effect on all the different towns, cites, states, provinces, countries, continents, and bodies of water that make up our planet. But even though Earth Day raises some very serious issues, there are still lots of fun,simple, and affordable things we can do to help make a difference.

Crafts from Glass: Reusing Glass Bottles


This past weekend, I attended a local outdoor event where a friend from college happened to be selling a lot of her home made crafts. One concept of hers that particularly caught my attention was a series of beer bottle candles. To make the candle, she cut the top of the bottle off and filled the bottom part with wax and a candle wick. Her craftiness made me think about all the bottles I have at home piled up in my recycling bin, and all the different things I could do (or currently do) myself to reuse them.

Easter Egg Hunt Made Easy


Spring is in the air.  My allergies are starting to act up and my nieces are asking what the Easter bunny is going to bring them this year.  I am the lucky Easter bunny this year. So it's my responsibility of setting up the Easter egg hunt for several little ones with high expectations.  Since ... Read moreEaster Egg Hunt Made Easy

Wedding Savings


Save the date cards and wedding invitations are arriving in my mailbox now that the Christmas tree is down. I have five weddings in 2010 and the year just started. As a newlywed, and a "go-to" bridesmaid I understand that even though weddings are touching events they can be a very costly and socially confusing event for both the couple and the guests. Let me share a few ideas to get you started and save some cash.