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DIY and Crafts - All Natural, Budget Friendly and Simple

DIY and Crafts are an amazing way to save money in your family budget. When you stop buying and make things such as homemade cleaning recipes, homemade health and beauty products and DIY home decor, you are keeping more money in your pocket and giving less to the stores. These DIY and craft projects were specifically designed to save you the most money possible. You'll save on everything from your groceries to keeping your kids entertained.

DIY Makeup Brush Cleaner – Easy Way to Clean Makeup Brushes Naturally

When was the last time that you took the time to clean your makeup brushes? If it has been a while, you may want to run and make sure it gets done today. Cosmetics and makeup brushes are known to be a breeding ground for at least 6 different types of bacteria such as Enterococcus … [Read more...]

Upcycled Home Decor – Upcycled Bottle Vase Fall Home Decor Idea

Fall home decor can be hit or miss if you're not careful. Usually you either end up paying loads of money for something that looks cheap or you end up paying a ton of money for something you could have made yourself for considerably less. That's why I favor upcycled home decor … [Read more...]

Homemade Lip Balm – How to Make DIY Lip Balm {Pumpkin Spice Flavor}

Mmmmm....fall. If I didn't live in Central Texas (where fall is pretty well non-existent for me), it would be my absolute favorite time of the year. I miss the super cool temperatures and colors that we used to get when I lived up North. Since I don't get that stuff here, I have … [Read more...]

Essential Oils for Bedwetting – DIY Bedwetting Relief Cream

Bedwetting is one of those huge problems that no one talks about. For some kids, it's lack of correct potty training. For others it is a health issue and for some, its caused by a psychological issue. My Emma had the issue until she was five or so. For me, I tried everything that … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween Costumes – Homemade Halloween Blood

I seriously love Halloween. There's just something about fall and kids dressing up as their favorite things that makes me happy. Combine all of that with being scared witless (in a fun way) and I am in my element! What I don't love though is how expensive Halloween costumes have … [Read more...]

DIY Hand Soap – Homemade Hand Soap with Cypress and White Fir Scent

Sometimes, making your own products might not be cheaper, but they will almost always be healthier for you and your family. For my family, we didn't have much choice in making the change from buying everything at the store and getting to the point where we could stop buying and … [Read more...]

Home Remedies for the Flu + a Flu Fighting Essential Oil Blend {14 Ways to Treat the Flu Naturally}

School being back in session signals not only the end of summer, but also that flu season is right around the corner. If you're like me, you don't want to spend a ton of money on over the counter treatments that are filled with chemicals that don't really do your body any good. … [Read more...]

How to Make Homemade Soap – 33 Homemade Soap Recipes

A couple of years ago, I discovered the joy of making homemade soap. Not only does it save you significantly, but it's also pretty relaxing. As far as savings, learning how to make homemade soap was pretty high on the list of things to stop buying and make that we made back in … [Read more...]

Home Remedies for Insomnia – DIY Lavender Sleep Balm

When I was younger, it wasn't uncommon for my Mom to find me still awake at 2 a.m. and unable to sleep. Now, at 34 years old, I am still heavily prone to those same issues. Up until this past year, it wasn't unusual for me to watch the sunrise each morning or to go 24-36 hours … [Read more...]

Fall Home Decor – DIY Burlap Fall Wreath

There comes a time in everyone's life when they just want to move away from the bare walls and "single person" bare décor in their home. It doesn't matter whether you live in a house, apartment or even a tent, you will eventually get there if you haven't already. For a lot of … [Read more...]