DIY Hair Bows

My daughter wears a hair bow pretty much every day. They can get really expensive, so I make them myself. It saves a ton of money and I can control which colors and patterns we use. I generally make some for each season and major holiday and I’ve just made several for Christmas. (more…)

Super Easy Kids Christmas Ornaments

If you’ve seen some of my other posts you know I love Pinterest. I pin tons of pretty things, but I actually do very few of them. And I’m always looking to make things even faster and easier.. or I don’t have all the supplies and want to make it work with what I already have around.

That’s how this kids’ ornament happened. (more…)

No-Stress, Affordable Holiday Cards From The Heart

Around Thanksgiving every year I practically start breaking out into hives thinking of all the Christmas decorating, shopping and events ahead. So much to do, so little time sort of thing. And one thing always on my freak out list is Christmas cards. I love giving them and getting them but creating them has never felt painless to me. (more…)

Recycled Feast – Free-For-All Veggie Pizza

Unless I’m following a fancy Pinterest recipe, my cooking is usually very basic with fresh, healthy ingredients. And as I explained in my previous Recycled Feast post, Anything Goes Quesadillas, I often morph leftovers from various meals to make a new meal. It saves money by pushing grocery shopping back another day and it uses food that would otherwise go to waste, which is a big pet peeve of mine.

I recently used a drawer full of leftover veggies to make a flavor-packed pizza. (more…)

Just Not Good Enough – My Struggle With Mom Guilt

Sometimes I think Moms have the market cornered on guilt.

When I was juggling being a mom with a demanding, around-the-clock job outside the home I felt guilty for not spending more time with my kids. And I felt guilty about all the things I just didn’t have the time or energy to do. Now that I’m a stay-at-home mom I feel guilty that I’m no longer bringing in money for the family. And I will never come close to my vision of a domestic goddess.

And some times all the little guilt voices in my head gang up and the weight of it all feels very heavy. (more…)

Make Your Own Candles

How to make your own candles - Easy, step-by-step guide

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…)

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