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Christmas Favorites (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

We’re sharing favorite Christmas recipes on URS today. Since our first child was born, we’ve always made it tradition to be home for the 24th and 25th. We might travel to see grandparents before or after or have them come see us. But, we don’t drag our kids from house to house for the holidays. […]

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 […]

DIY on a Dime: Rice-Filled Heating Pads

DIY on a Dime: Rice-Filled Heating Pads

Bless your kids with cute and cuddly cozies to keep them warm this winter. Create a charming and practical gift out of fabric scraps and a pantry staple, thanks to this tutorial from Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy. When I saw these adorable rice-filled heating pads on Pinterest last year, I knew I had to […]

DIY on a Dime: Perk up a Purse

This month has been pretty rough for me. I know that I am not the only one. I’ve found that crafting and making gifts for folks has been great therapy. It gets my mind away from worrisome thoughts and focuses on blessing others instead. This easy-to-assemble gift is one of those things. How many of […]

DIY on a Dime: Be Kind to Hands and Feet Kit

Give hands and feet some tender-loving care with this great manicure/pedicure basket. I think that it’s important to pamper our bodies. Very few of us actually sit around all day watching TV and eating bonbons. I certainly don’t know anyone who does. Life is full of hard work. Sometimes it’s the little things that make […]

DIY on a Dime: Lettered Wall Art

Paint a simple design on expensive art canvas for a fun and frugal gift. Today’s DIY is a little bit of a stretch for me. I am not an artist. But, here’s the back story. Hubs and I went out to dinner last week and I saw this painting display at the restaurant. I liked […]