Uses For Baby Powder That Don’t Require a Baby!

Have you ever bought a large container of talcum powder?  Have you ever actually used up the entire container? Probably not since some of those containers are huge  If you have too much and are wondering what to do with it, here are some uses for baby powder, even if you don't have babies!How Long Is Baby Powder Good For, Anyhow? I have a closet upstairs that is a convenient storage place for linens, towels and assorted cleaning supplies.  It is like a black hole of stuff...I put stuff in there and 3 years later it … [Read more...]

Spray Painting Plastic Outdoor Furniture for a Frugal Patio Upgrade

Looking for a frugal patio upgrade?  Try spray painting plastic outdoor furniture for a clean new look for your old lawn chairs and tables! This easy outdoor DIY project took less than an hour and most of that was waiting for paint to dry.   It's not perfect, mainly because I am not an artistic person.  But, cheap plastic patio furniture is easy to clean and paint so no need to spend a lot of money on new outdoor furniture! Frugal Patio Upgrade Desperately Needed! When my husband and I moved into our home 15 … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Long Distance Road Trip for Fewer Snags Along the Way!

This post about how to plan a long distance road trip has been sponsored by Best Buy.  All opinions are my own.When I woke up this morning, the first thing on my to do list was to plan a long distance road trip for this summer. Why am I starting my vacation planning in April?  Because planning a family vacation takes more effort than organizing military troops for war.  If you want to have a fun and safe road trip this summer, I thought I'd share a few tips to make your journey a bit more enjoyable.  The Joys … [Read more...]

10 Amazing Uses for Vodka Besides Making Cocktails

Have you ever bought a giant bottle of vodka for a party, only to be left with a whole lot of vodka that no one drank?  If you have too much vodka and are looking for new ways to use it, you are in luck.  That stuff is seriously versatile! There are dozens of uses for vodka other than drinking. If you plan on going out and buying vodka specifically for these life hacks, don't spend a lot of money. Cheap vodka will work just fine! Here are a ways to use it that will help you finish it up without a hangover!Save Money With These … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Make Cleaning Easier

This post about ways to make cleaning easier is sponsored by BabbleBoxx. All opinions are my own.Everyone wants a clean home, right? I know I certainly love to look around my house and see walls with no fingerprints and floors with no dog hair. It doesn't happen as often as it should, however, so I am always looking for house cleaning secrets to make the process easier. It's time for spring cleaning so here are a few products and cleaning tips I am trying this month.How To Clean Your House Like a Professional Want to know how to … [Read more...]

Speed Cleaning Your House for Unexpected Guests

Ever have a moment in your life when you have to whip out your superhero cape and start speed cleaning your house for unexpected guests? Have you ever been up to your eyeballs in dog hair and dirty dishes only to get a call from an acquaintance informing you of their imminent arrival?  "OH...so you were just out driving around and decided to stop by to see us? You'll be here in 30 minutes?  That's wonderful!" you tell them. Now, to figure out how to clean your house fast before they get there! Only inside your head you … [Read more...]

Find Your Home Decor Style with These Simple Tips

These tips on how to find your home decor style is sponsored by Havenly.  All opinions are my own.When my husband and I were young and broke, our home decor consisted of whatever was cheap.  Or furniture we found by the side of the road.  Home decorating took a back seat to eating and paying the bills.  When we needed a piece of furniture, we had to hit garage sales, not look for a home decor specialist.  Now that we are older and have more money to spend, decorating our house is more important.  I am still … [Read more...]

Early Spring Garden Vegetables to Plant NOW!

I am so excited that it is almost time to start planting a spring garden!  Living in the south means that I have 3 seasons to plant my crops, however spring is my favorite one of all.  What can you plant in spring?  Every plant has a season and you need to know which plants will do best in the climate you live in.   While some of you might still have snow on the ground, you need to start planning ahead. Which spring garden vegetables should you plant? Here are a few of my favorites!  Essential Gardening … [Read more...]

Easy Gardening Tips that Won’t Break the Bank

If you are looking for easy gardening tips, you need to keep an eye on your budget.  Some gardening ideas sound great, but are incredibly expensive.  I have been a fan of frugal gardening for years so I decided to share a few easy gardening tips that won't break the bank!Backyard Gardening on a Budget I have been gardening for many years...ever since my preschooler came home one day with a Lima bean plant that he grew in class that he wanted to put in the ground. Well, the boy is now a teenager who asks for Trinidad Scorpion … [Read more...]

Football Game Day Snack Ideas and a Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip Recipe

These football game day snack ideas and Greek yogurt ranch dip recipe are sponsored by Babbleboxx.  All  opinions are my own.Unless you have been hiding your head in a book for weeks, you probably know that there is a big football game coming up soon.  Its a really SUPER football game who's real name shall not be used by anyone but we know what it is, right?  Do you love football?  Have friends over for the big game!  Of course, you need football game day snack ideas in order to keep them well fed, right?  Well, Babbleboxx sent a collection … [Read more...]