Retro Wisdom: DIY Mayonnaise Face Masque

Take a sandwich staple and slather it on your face? Why not! In an era of face creams that cost double my monthly grocery budget and pedicures involving piranhas, I’m feeling compelled more than ever to embrace the simple, uncomplicated, appointment and waiver-free beauty routines of yesteryear. Take for instance, this good old-fashioned mayo masque. This retro treatment is so quick and easy, Read more ...

8 Easy to Make Hostess Gifts Ideas

Anything that comes from the kitchen is full of heart and that’s why food gifts are always a hit around the holidays. Here’s our round up of edible (and drinkable) hostess gifts that will guarantee you an invitation to next year’s party.  First there were cookies in a jar, now it’s all about soup in a jar. Fill jars with dry ingredients and spices. Lentil soup works great and is the Read more ...

Easy DIY Thanksgiving Décor for Your Home

The holidays are all about spending time with the ones you love. This year, make some fun memories with your family and friends by getting a little creative and crafty together. Here are some easy DIY holiday decorations that kids and adults of all ages can put together. Thanksgiving décor for home:  1. Glitter Wreath. Something so elegant doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This easy DIY wreath Read more ...

Top 10 Thanksgiving Dinner Trends

How will you be giving thanks this year? Our top 10 2013 Thanksgiving trends will take you every step of the way this holiday, from setting the table to using up your Turkey Day leftovers. Here are the trends showing up around the country. 1. Gold flatware Gold knives, forks and spoons will fit nicely into your autumn color scheme and they’ll also add a touch of elegance to your table. Gold napkin Read more ...

Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

So it’s the morning of Halloween and you’ve been so busy that you still haven’t figured out your costume, right? Don’t fret. These last-minute ideas will get you geared up for a night full of spooky decorations, costume parties and trick-or-treating. Plus, they’re a grade above the super simplified trash bag witch and white sheet ghost ideas. The 30-Minute Costume If you have 30 minutes Read more ...

What to Do With Leftover Halloween Candy

You’ve been pilfering from the trick-or-treat stash all month long, this week your kids are going to come home with bucketfuls of candy. This candy binge has to end! Or does it? Fortunately, there are dozens of things you can do with leftover candy to make sure not a single sweet treat goes to waste. Leftover candy for baking  Hand Pies. It doesn’t get simpler than this. Buy premade refrigerated Read more ...

Better Ways to Save: DIY Halloween

We can’t get enough of Halloween DIY décor. It seems the possibilities are endless! So, coupons.com asked bloggers to use Target coupon codes and create Halloween crafts that could be repurposed in their home afterwards. Our household savings expert, Jeanette Pavini, went on the Better Show this week to highlight some of the projects.   Candy Table Chalkboard Labels. This idea came Read more ...

DIY Halloween Party Ideas

DIY is all the rage, which puts a little bit more pressure on your Halloween party this year. Fortunately, it’s possible to give your party the DIY touch no matter what your skill level is. Here are five crafty party ideas that require three supplies or less. Make a pumpkin party cooler. Supplies: Pumpkin, bowl, ice Leave the ice chest in storage. Instead, cut the top off a large pumpkin and Read more ...