Make Your Own Candles

I can think of few things that make a home more cozy, comfortable and pleasant than candles. I always have some burning in the evening and I love the seasonal scents. They also make great gifts for family, friends and kids’ teachers. The problem is they are usually really expensive. I love Yankee Candles but can’t afford them. The few I’ve had and cherished were gifts.

But great news! You don’t need to buy great candles.. because you can make them on your own!! (more…)

Frugal Mom’s Guide To After-Holiday Shopping

Fabric pumpkins on clearance - Frugal Mom's Guide To After-Holiday Shopping - Halloween Deals

I love holidays. Who doesn’t, right? But you wanna know a secret? The after-holiday shopping may even thrill me more than the actual holiday. I’m always on the hunt for a bargain. I think I might actually be allergic to paying full price for anything. It makes me itchy.

After Halloween is a great time to score some scary good deals on decor and craft supplies.

Here are a few I’ve found and my guide to not going off the rails. Because I have. Many times. (more…)

Trunk-Or-Treat Ideas

Trunk-Or-Treat Ideas For Halloween

Talk about last-minute! We have a huge fall festival in my neighborhood.. tomorrow.. with trunk-or-treat. So of course I started pulling together some ideas.. last night. And you’ll see the theme in all of these ideas is to use what you have. As Tim Gunn says, “Make it work!” (more…)

You Can Have A Candy-Free Halloween

Halloween candy - Candy-Free Halloween Options

I love Halloween, like really love it. It’s one of my favorite holidays, only a close second behind Christmas. But I also love my kids’ teeth and would rather not see them rot because of all the candy. And let’s face it, the brushing at this age is less than stellar, so those little pearls can use all the protection they can get.

The good news is, there are lots of other cool things you can give to your kids and give away to trick-or-treaters that aren’t loaded with sugar. (more…)

10 Favorite Pumpkin Painting Ideas

10 Favorite Painted Pumpkin Ideas

The thought of sticking my hand into the bowels of a pumpkin to pull out a pound of mushy, slimy, gooey pumpkin guts is not really appealing to me. Bravo to all of you who do it. But for me, it will be painted pumpkins with the tops still on them and the guts securely packed inside. Check out some of these awesome painted pumpkin ideas. (more…)

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