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DIY on a Dime: Microwaveable Heat Packs

DIY Microwaveable Heat Packs - Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric. What a cute and cozy gift!

Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric. What a cute and cozy gift! As you may know, we’re total wimps here in Southern California. Some of you are weathering extremely cold temps where you live and I’m wearing fingerless gloves as I type. I am cold all the time. I have no idea how I […]

DIY on a Dime: Printable Gift Coupons

Looking for that last-minute gift idea? Well, this would be it: free printable gift coupons. If you’ve not done your Christmas shopping yet, you may be starting to panic. Don’t. Just fall back on that good old standby: the coupon book. You probably made these when you were a kid. Now’s the time to bring […]

DIY on a Dime: Breakfast for the Road

Know someone with a long morning commute? Bless him or her with breakfast for the road. Breakfast is an important meal, but one that’s easy to skip. Too easy. We all know we should eat, but …. that morning rush gets the best of us sometimes. This gift is super easy to put together and […]

DIY on a DIme: Peppermint Milk

Mix up this simple hot drink mix as a quick and easy gift.  I first mixed up this minty milk concoction about ten years ago when I found candy canes on sale. For ten cents a box. I couldn’t help but experiment with them. My 12yo has remembered that experiment all these years. Recently, he […]

DIY on a Dime: Build a Lego Table

Got a Lego-maniac at your house? Instead of buying another set of bricks, craft a lego table to make building even more fun. Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy shows you how. I have 4 young Lego addicts at my house, and we’re always running out of spaces to build with them. I’ve thought about buying […]

DIY on a Dime: Give Mom a Time Out (Basket)

Give Mom a time-out (basket) this holiday season to help her refresh and regroup to be the best mom she can be. We all need a few moments to chill every once in awhile. I know I do. We all lose our cool from time to time. We worry. We fret. We overreact. Give Mom […]

DIY on a Dime: Build a Feel Better Basket

Know someone feeling under the weather or just having a rough go of it this season? Put together a Feel Better Basket. We’ve been fighting the grunge this month, from shingles to cold and flu to raging female hormones. So, it’s with great anticipation of gifting it to myself, that I put together this gift […]

DIY on a Dime: Hand Painted Tile Trivets

Help your kids create a special and useful keepsake for a loved one! Learn how to make easy hand-painted tile trivets in this tutorial from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma Years ago, we remodeled our kitchen. During that process, we picked up a few sample 6-inch tiles to see if we wanted […]