Tree Trends for the Holidays

When it comes to tree decorating, it’s tough to please everyone in the family. I’ll be honest—I like to decorate my tree alone once the kids are in bed. Don’t judge. I like a big full tree with a color theme (matching wrapping paper, too) and clear lights. Blue, white and silver have been my colors of choice the past few years. My daughter, who is a total girlie girl, loves this pink Read more ...

10 Homemade Gifts Kids can Make

Inspired by the outpouring of comments about how much you love the homemade gifts featured in “DIY Beauty Gifts in Jars,” we wanted to share more wonderful gift ideas with you. I asked my girls Breanna and Bayleigh, now 20 and 11, to share their favorite projects over the years. Below are some examples they shared (via Pinterest, of course). All can be made with inexpensive materials, are completely 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 ...

Colorful DIY Projects for Spring

Spring is around the corner! We have some fun DIY projects to splash some color into your life. For year-round ideas, visit the Coupons.com Pinterest page. 1. Earbud Wrap (sourced from refinery29.com) Materials - earbuds, thread (as many colors as desired), scissors Instructions - Cut any length of thread. With one end of the thread, secure a knot at the base of one ear piece. With the long Read more ...

Creative Valentines for Kids

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” –Charles M. Schulz. There’s no doubt about it, Valentine’s Day is full of love and chocolate—and if you have a house full of kids, it’s full of dozens of valentines, as well. Just remember, no rule says every valentine must contain a candy component. Here are some creative ideas to make your heartfelt contribution Read more ...