Top 10 Big Game Budget-Friendly Slow Cooker Recipes

Last year, the average 30-second Super Bowl commercial cost $4 million, and the average party cost $63 per game-day viewer. Yeowza! Don’t blow your budget on a football party. You can entertain fans and have fun with a party that is as delicious for your pocketbook and it is for your guests. Here are 10 incredible crockpot recipes that will help you save cash without scrimping on fun and flavor. Read more ...

Drugstore Sparklers

If I could sneak a peek at your date book, I’m guessing that between now and January 2nd, there’s a spate of holiday parties, happy hours and date nights on-the-town on the docket. And since it is the season of twinkly lights, sparkly ornaments and sequin-y sweaters, I don’t see the harm in upping the glitter game when it comes to going-out makeup. From lashes to fingertips, here are my all-time 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 perfect Read more ...

Top 10 Make-Ahead Dishes for Thanksgiving

Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen all day on Thanksgiving? Not me—and I’m sure you don’t either. That’s why I’m a big fan of preparing as much in advance as possible. Fortunately, we have some great ideas for make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes that’ll have you spending more time with your family and less time with your mixer. Here are some of our favorite easy make-ahead recipe 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 ...

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 ...

How to Save at the Pumpkin Patch

These days, the pumpkin patch is more than just a place to pick out your jack-o-lantern. Some have become mini fall-themed amusement parks complete with corn mazes and haunted houses. But making it a fun-filled family outing can come with a hefty price tag.  Here are a few ways to save. If you’re fortunate to live in an area where pumpkin patches are plentiful, then do a price comparison before Read more ...