Make Your Own Convenience Foods (Frugal Friday)

Over the years, one of the biggest ways that our family has saved money has been to do it ourselves. Whether it’s been car repairs, home improvements, gift-making, or cooking, homemade or DIY has been a huge money saver for us. Over on Good Cheap Eats this month, I’m sharing 31 Days of DIY Convenience […]

Falling for Fun: High School Friday Night Football

Friday Night Lights

Our Falling for Fun series continues with a great idea from guest poster, Kelly. Head out to your local high school football game this weekened and make it a family event. All photos: Kelly Wiggains If you’re at all like me, when you start listing fall activities for the family, you think of pumpkin patches […]

Falling for Fun: Mini Apple Pies in Jelly Jars

Mini Apple Pies in Jelly Jars

Learn how to make these adorable mini apple pies from Life as Mom contributor Janel. What a delicious way to enjoy fall! This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, this site is paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. All Photos: Janel Several months ago, […]

All-Natural Home Air Freshener and Carpet Deodorizer

All-Natural Air Freshener and Carpet Deodorizer

Life as MOM contributor Janel offers tips and tricks to deodorizing a home the all-natural way. This past summer, my family was “homeless.” We house-sat for various friends and acquaintances for 8 weeks in California and then spent a few weeks visiting family and driving across the country back to Virginia. Meanwhile, all of our […]

Falling for Fun: Make a Leaf Necklace from Recycled Materials

Leaf Necklace from Recycled Materials

This easy necklace made from recycled materials is a fun craft for all ages. This post is written by Stacy from A Delightful Home. I enjoy making crafts from recycled materials. It’s fun watching something that would otherwise be discarded turn into a useful or beautiful item. Plus, it’s inexpensive. In my local area, we have to […]

DIY Facial Mask

DIY Facial Mask | Life as MOM

Note from editor: Please remember that since this recipe contains aspirin, it is not an edible mask, despite the presence of yogurt and honey. Neither is it safe for children to play with, and some data suggests pregnant women should avoid its topical use. Please take care how and where you store your aspirin. The […]

Falling for Fun: Decoupage Candle Holders

Fall Candle Holders Life as MOM

Pull together a fun craft with upcycled items and standard craft supplies. Fall is coming. While we may still be experiencing the heat of summer, the shorter days and chilly nights are just around the corner. At least I’m hoping. Fall is my favorite season of the year. This decoupage craft is super easy and […]

Falling for Fun: Apple Crowns

Apple Crowns for Fall | Life as MOM

Apple crowns are a fun and healthier alternative to ice cream sundaes. Make them this fall. Apple Crowns have been an autumn tradition in our family since we first moved to Paso Robles in 1998. We discovered them at a roadside specialty shop on Highway 46 heading west to Cambria. Crisp fall apples, sliced and […]