8 New DIY Ideas for the New Year

Now that we're getting into the swing of 2014, check out our 'New DIY Ideas for the New Year' infographic for a list of great ideas that you can do for and with your kids to help simplify both their lives and yours. Our list includes great DIY ideas by bloggers like a weekly dress code by Simply Lulu Style, a shoe upgrade by Small Fry Blog, a fun way to shop by Flats to Flip-Flops, artwork cork frames Read more ...

Affordable & Homemade Holiday Gifts

The countdown has begun for holiday shopping and scrambling for gifts. This year, make sure the season doesn’t clean out your wallet. We’ve picked out our top affordable gifts and stocking stuffers for anyone on your list. To maximize your savings, don’t forget to apply our coupon codes to your online order. 1. Tech Touch Fleece Gloves ($20) Coupon: Save $5 off $25+ on women’s apparel with Read more ...

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 ...

Hot Trends for the Holidays

From footwear to breakfast to this year’s centerpiece, our holiday trends have got you covered from A to Z. Find out how people are celebrating, decorating and feasting. Plus, learn a few simple DIY projects for enjoying these trends in your home and on a budget. Chalkboard Holiday Cards To be clear, this isn’t an actual chalkboard (that might not mail so well), but the chalkboard look is Read more ...

DIY Beauty Gifts in Jars

To me, there’s nothing more gratifying than giving a handmade gift. I know it sounds cheesy, but the heartfelt aspect of making and giving just can’t be matched buying store-bought presents. In order to save money, time and sanity during the busy holiday season, I’ve learned (the hard way, some years) to find ideas that can be made ahead, multiplied and don’t require a ton of expensive specialty 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 ...