Easy Patriotic Paper Wand 4th of July Kids Craft

I absolutely adore Independence Day celebrations. I feel that there is no better time to teach my Emma how our forefathers fought for freedom and the sacrifices that have been made to keep that freedom since then. Aside from all of that though, it's a great "excuse" to just kick … [Read more...]

4th of July Craft – DIY Stars & Stripes Flower Planter

I absolutely love celebrating Independence Day with my family. I also happen to adore patriotic decorations too which means I love a good 4th of July craft. Military service runs very deep in my family and I love the ability to make things and create things that help celebrate … [Read more...]

4th of July Crafts – Easy Kids Button Flag

Here at our home, the 4th of July is a special time of year that we love celebrating. Our family has a rich military history going back hundreds of years so celebrating the independence that our ancestors fought for is something that is close to our hearts. One of our favorite … [Read more...]

No Waste Home – How to Make Recycled Crayons at Home

I hate waste. I realize that hate is a strong word, but I hate waste. There are a lot of reasons behind it, but the truth is that wasted food or other items amount to wasted money, wasted time and wasted effort. Instead, I prefer to reuse things to save money in anyway that I … [Read more...]

Creepy Halloween Decorations – Serial Killer Bathroom Decor on a Budget

I know. "Stacy, it's August!" I realize that this is a few weeks early, but if you're anything like me, you like to start planning for the holidays early. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays (second only to Christmas) which means that I love going all out with creepy … [Read more...]

Ways to Upcycle – 21 “New” Ways to Use Coffee Mugs

How many coffee mugs do you have in your kitchen? If you're like most people, there's a good chance you have quite a few that are never used. I swear there is a coffee mug fairy out there somewhere delivering coffee mugs that won't be used to kitchen cabinets everywhere. Even if … [Read more...]

DIY Citronella Candles – Easy Natural Mosquito Repellent

Warmer weather will be here before you know it and when warmer weather comes so do the mosquitos. With all of the different things that mosquitoes are carrying these days, the last thing any of us want is to get bit. For my family though, commercial mosquito repellents simply … [Read more...]

My #1 Tool for Making Budgeting Easier

*This post has been brought to you by EveryDollar, however all opinions, including budget photos are my own and are honest and truthful. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.  Can we be real with each other for a moment? Budgeting is hard. Remembering to keep … [Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Candy Jar

Have you ever looked at something and then realized that it could be made into something new? That is my life. I seriously will sit and stare at a jar or bottle for a while trying to find a new way to use it. Finding creative new uses for old bottles is something I get a kick out … [Read more...]