Easy Upcycled Scrapbook Makes Box Top Collecting Easy!

This upcycled scrapbook craft is part of a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of General Mills®. The opinions and text are all mine. During the course of my very chaotic day, I have a tendency to lose things.  No matter how hard I try to keep track of STUFF, it ends up missing more often than not.  My husband wonders why I never answer my cell phone.  Most likely because I have left it in a bathroom and can't hear it when it rings.  My glasses have gone missing repeatedly...usually to be found after minutes of searching sitting … [Read more...]

DIY Dishwasher Tablets Give You Clean Dishes for Only Pennies!

Want to learn how to make your own DIY dishwasher tablets? It will save money! These dishwasher pods are easy to make and they get your dishes clean on a budget. This dishwasher tablets DIY recipe is an easy kitchen hack hack to naturally clean your dishes!   Cheap Kitchen Hacks Save Money! I am not usually known for my frugal grocery shopping skills.  I have a tendency to zip through the store way too fast, throwing an assortment of random things in the cart.  Since I tend to buy a lot of organic, natural, and fresh … [Read more...]

DIY Screen Cleaner and Essentials to Pack in Your Computer Bag

#spon: This DIY screen cleaner post has been sponsored. I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel This could include Intel providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. Now that the kids are back in school, I have the house to myself to get my work done.  No interruptions from children asking for a snack.  No kids begging to use the computer to play Minecraft.  Just me and the 4 walls of my office.  And BOY do I get sick of those 4 walls pretty quickly!  Last year during an extended power outage, … [Read more...]

Cucumber Basil Sugar Scrub for Soft, Smooth Skin!

My family just got back from a week in Saint Augustine, Florida and if I thought Georgia was hot in the summer...WOW!  The heat and humidity was absolutely suffocating down there last week!  I went through 4 containers of sunscreen, put a 2 hour beach limit on all of us, and our shower in the cottage was running almost constantly.  Just walking through the historic district for a couple of hours had us soaking with sweat and slightly sun burnt!  Needless to say, between the sunscreen, the frequent showers and the low level sunburn I had all … [Read more...]

Orange and Ginger Simmering Spices

Remember right before Christmas when you were baking all those luscious cookies and candy?  Remember how warm and inviting your house smelled?  The aroma of cinnamon and cloves that wafted up from the oven as your pumpkin pie or snicker-doodles baked inside?  I love that smell.  There is something so cozy about a house that smells like something delicious has just come out of the oven.  Of course, if I want to fit in my pants, the holiday baking has to come to an end eventually! Never fear though....your house can still smell good! With these … [Read more...]

Frugal Christmas Centerpiece Idea for Your Holiday Table

I enjoy decorating my house for the holidays but I really don't like to spend a lot of extra money on decorations that will only be used once a year.  My money is much better spent on things other than blow up snowmen or plastic nick knacks. Despite my lack of desire to spend money in the Target holiday isles, I do like having the house decorated for the holidays.  I try to find ways to decorate the house that are inexpensive yet still attractive. I usually go with scented candles, baskets of pine cones and a few Christmas crafts from the … [Read more...]

DIY Honey Lavender Bath Melts

I am always amazed at how quickly my skin starts drying out once the heat comes on in my house. I never have problems with dry skin until fall and winter roll around but I find myself reaching for the body lotion more and more lately. These diy honey lavender bath melts are a great way to tackle your dry winter skin. They contain only a few simple ingredients that are melted together, poured into a mold and once they have hardened you can store them in a jar right next to your bathtub. You can choose the scents for your bath melts based on … [Read more...]

Banana Cream Sugar Scrub Recipe

Today has been one of those days where momma really needs some alone time. Ever have one of those days? The bird won't stop squawking, the phone keeps on ringing and my daughter wants to play me her flute concert....all while my head feels like it is going to explode from a PMS headache.  I managed to make dinner and take my son's pants to the dry cleaner so I am calling today a success.  Momma is going to treat herself to a hot shower before bed and I needed a new sugar scrub recipe to try.  This banana cream sugar scrub takes only minutes to … [Read more...]

How to Make Washi Tape Bookmarks

Have you ever been in the middle of a good book and need to mark your place when you set it down?  Maybe the phone rings and you can't ignore it again.  Maybe it's time to pick up the kids at school but you're going to bring your book to read in the carpool line.  Of course, you can't find a bookmark so you end up sticking weird things in the book to mark your place.  Maybe a paper coaster or an expired coupon that you meant to throw away.  They get the job done but are certainly not the prettiest way to mark your spot.  You could always turn … [Read more...]

How to Make a Duct Tape Hair Bow

Tonight I am taking my daughter to the One Direction concert here in Atlanta.  She is beyond excited to be spending the evening listing to One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer at a live concert with several of her friends.  I am thinking I may need to bring some ear plugs with me along with my camera!  This is her first concert and she is decking herself out in One Direction 'stuff'.  I bought her a Tshirt to wear, which she loves.  She is also sporting One Direction socks, and a One Direction bracelet and even One Direction perfume.  Can you … [Read more...]