DIY and Crafts - All Natural, Budget Friendly and Simple

DIY and crafts are a great way to save money or a fantastic way to blow off steam as a hobby and they're one of my favorite ways to relax. If you are looking to improve your family budget these practical DIY and Crafts, brought to you by Stacy Barr, author of Six Dollar Family, can help you save money, make money and live a more natural lifestyle. Here you'll find everything from practical DIY projects such as homemade cleaning recipes and DIY beauty products to the more modern DIY home decor projects, kids crafts and more. The budget friendly projects are perfect for anyone who just wants to get their hands dirty and a make beautiful products for their own home, office or as homemade gift ideas..

DIY Finger Paint – Budget Friendly, Non-Toxic Kids Craft Idea

  Kids are great, but a bored kid? Not so much. A bored child can get whiny or worse simply because they aren't sure what to do with themselves. That's why it is important for parents to find frugal family activities that you can do with your kids. One of my favorites is … [Read more...]

Homemade Hair Detangler – All Natural & Chemical Free

My Emma and I both have very thick hair which means one thing; lots of tangles when we first wake up in the morning. For me, my hair will tangle so much that I would usually end up having to rip out my hair to get it tangle free. For Emma, it usually involved lots of tears. I'm a … [Read more...]

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...]