Nearly every year, my husband waits until December 24th to do his Christmas shopping. It’s kind of a tradition. A very annoying tradition.
Most of the time he does a good job selecting gifts for me. In 18 years I’ve only actually had to return one thing, and that was because ...more
Picking gifts for teens can be challenging. Teenagers can be a finicky lot. They tend to have expensive tastes, but there are many things you can get for them that they would find useful and enjoyable that don't cost a fortune.
Here are 29 gift ideas, covering a wide range of ...more
Are you having holiday guests over the next couple of months? In my three-part series, I go over everything you need to make your guests feel welcome.
Where will your visitors sleep?
Part of being the best hostess ever means making sure your guests have a comfortable place to sleep. In part ...more
There are only six days left before Halloween. Of course, you are totally on top of things and already have your family's costumes ready to go. Right?
No? Me neither.
I’m the queen of Halloween procrastination! I have been known to shop for materials just two hours before trick or treating started, ...more
Decorating for Independence Day is one of those many things I’ve always wanted to do, but never actually got around to doing. July 4th decorations and colors make me happy. I’m not usually a fan of country and primitive decorating, but I really do like it for holidays. I love ...more
Last month when I posted 30 flowers to make using fabric and trim, I promised you another post featuring felt flowers.
I have tried to include some different varieties, and all links lead to actual tutorials. There are so many crafty ladies out there!
You can make these with the inexpensive felt you find ...more
Life comes with a lot of needs and wants. As frugal as we try to be, we still need furniture, transportation, haircuts, and clothing. How can we get these things without spending our entire paychecks, using credit cards, going naked, or selling our children?
Finances are one of the things we ...more
Men are notoriously hard to buy for. Unless you have hundreds to spend, it's hard to come up with man gift ideas that will really make him happy.
I asked some guys for ideas on gifts they think would be cool.
I got some strange answers, but this is what they came ...more
A couple of weeks ago I was talking about simple ideas to have a fun and stress-free summer. Have you made your plans yet? I’m sure you know all of your big-ticket plans already, like visits to amusement parks and the family vacation.
What will you do with the kids for ...more
You still have time to make gifts for the men in your life! No matter if your man is rugged or geeky, old or young, there's something on this list that he will love, and projects here for every DIY skill, too.
You can easily create this expensive-looking wooden sign for ...more