DIY Outdoor Movie Night on the Cheap

Enjoy a movie under the stars in your own backyard with these creative ideas for a DIY outdoor movie night on the cheap. Entertain with theater-inspired snacks and revisit a film classic or catch up on the latest rentals. DIY Movie Screen Hang up your movie screen and decorate with a string of lights or a banner. We hung a drop cloth over the short wall and lined the sides with a string Read more ...

13 Back to School DIY Home Office Ideas

Make heading back to school (and work) less doldrum and more fun with a beautiful DIY home office. Sprucing up your workspace with details large and small--from a chic desk chair to prettier pencils--will make hitting the books a bit easier to bear. Whatever your crafting level or age group, there’s a doable DIY here to ease the autumn transition. 1. Chic Office Chair A simple paint and re-upholstery Read more ...

25 Creative Uses for Olive Oil

Source: Olive Oil Excellence If you haven't yet heard about all the great benefits of olive oil, then you've probably been living under a rock. Olive oil has many advantages when it comes to cooking, but there are other creative uses for olive oil outside of the kitchen. Because of its high content of polyphenols and oleic acid, extra virgin olive oil provides more benefits than you might think! 1. Read more ...

5 Unexpected Uses for a Food Processor

Food processors make our lives in the kitchen easier by chopping, mincing, dicing and shredding foods in a fraction of the time it would take to do so by hand. But did you know that this wonder gadget can do even more than save our hands and knives the trouble of cutting? Try these five unexpected uses for your food processor to save time, money and to impress your friends with your savvy Read more ...

Summer Survival Guide for Mom

Summer is officially here and you have a few months before the next school year begins. If you’re like most moms, the next several weeks will likely include entertaining your children (and their friends), possibly entertaining your neighbors, and in the midst of that, finding a few moments for yourself. So what’s a busy mom to do when she’s staring at two full months of fun and entertainment, 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 ...

Budget-Friendly Smart Home Gadgets You Need to Buy

Everything is getting smarter these days. Your phone, your car, so why not your home? Take your lovely abode to another level with six of the coolest smart home gadgets of the year. The market now has an abundance of these smart devices. Be sure to pick the gadget that fits your needs and your price point with these budget-friendly options all under $200. Pivot Power Genius This Pivot Power Read more ...

This Sponge Is the Only Cleaning Weapon You’ll Ever Need

A sponge changed my life. Many years ago, a friend introduced the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponge as a solution for removing the black marks from my walls. It worked as promised and left me wondering what other cleaning conundrums I could tackle. Here are the best ways I’ve discovered to use this magical sponge. As with any product (even one so magical), please test on a small area first. Removing Read more ...