8 Easy and Affordable Kid-Friendly Backyard Ideas

Kid-friendly backyard ideas encourage outdoor play, which contribute to overall physical and mental health. Frequent outdoor play helps to increase fitness, as well as raise vitamin D levels. Creating a kid-friendly backyard will help ensure your child is enjoying the outdoors during the summer. Here are eight ways to do just that! 1. Life-Size Angry Birds Game This game can be dismantled Read more ...

8 Affordable Ideas for 4th of July Celebrations

Summer entertaining is meant to be simple and nothing epitomizes a summer party more than a 4th of July celebration. These nine tips are meant to make your day easy and inexpensive yet full of unique touches that will have your guests going how do they do it? So fire up the grill, raise the flag, and get ready to celebrate in fun, affordable style. Hot Dog Potluck No Fourth of July celebration Read more ...

Fun & Festive 4th of July Crafts for Kids

Keep kids entertained and in a patriotic mood with these budget friendly 4th of July crafts. We have patriotic themed projects your kids can easily make that can be shared at your upcoming Independence Day gathering. Let their imagination go as they make these projects their own. Start by gathering any red, white and blue craft supplies you have at the house. Recycle paper towel and toilet Read more ...

6 Sizzling Outdoor Summer Party Ideas

Now that it's summer, it's time to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate with a summer soiree or two. Here are six sizzling outdoor summer party ideas for kids, teens and adults that are sure to create lasting memories. Kids Summer Party Ideas 1. Glow in the Dark Party - these parties are all the rage with kids this summer. A trip to the Dollar General will set you up with all the glow in Read more ...

17 Creative Uses for Mason Jars

Mason jars make everything look cuter.  Stick a cute straw in them and the lemonade tastes a little sweeter. They are taking over shelves in our craft stores. Here are 20 creative ways to use mason jars throughout your home. 1. Organize Your Kitchen Gather various sizes of mason jars. Fill with sugar, flour, dried pasta and grains. Label them. Chalkboard labels make it easy to update. 2. Read more ...

6 Creative Uses for Paper Towels

Paper towels are a must-have in the kitchen for cleaning up spills, but did you know they come in handy for a few other things as well? Here are six creative uses for paper towels that can help you get through a day, and even save you a few bucks. 1. Keep greens and herbs fresh. Lettuce, herbs, chard and other greens tend to wilt in the fridge. Add a moist paper towel to the bag you keep them in Read more ...

10 Life Hacks Every Mom Should Know

Being a mom is a tough job, and with four kids, I was always in search of ways to streamline my schedule and make life run a little more smoothly. Now that my kids are older and almost on their own, I miss the chaos, to be honest. But I’m so thankful for the tips, tricks and hacks I learned along the way that helped keep me sane while I had four little munchkins under foot. Here are my favorite Read more ...

Creative Cash Gifts for Grads

Before you start writing checks for all those “Congratulations, Graduate” cards this year, consider something a little more creative. While it’s true that cash is the number one gift of choice for graduates, you could have some fun passing the buck(s) on to your favorite students with these creative cash gifts for grads ideas. First, don’t think that giving cash has to be in the form Read more ...