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: 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 […]

DIY on a Dime: Memory Game for Kids

how to make a memory game

Learn how to make a personalized Memory Game for kids with some inexpensive materials from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma Memory. Oh, how I loved that game! It was by far one of my favorite games to play as a young child. It’s a great game to teach children how to […]

DIY on a Dime: Lavender Hand Scrub

Lavender Hand Scrub comes together in minutes and for cheap, but seems like such an elegant gift. A few weeks ago I took one of the boys to the mall, something that happens maybe once a year. I was looking for little gifts for the Girls’ Dinner Party I hosted. Besides, See’s Candy is at […]

Gift Guide for Teen Boys

A gift guide for teen boys. I spent a little time shopping this past weekend, but I haven’t quite made even a dent in my holiday shopping. But, I have ideas. Oh do I! So far this season I’ve shared a gift guide for kids 2 to 6 as well as one for kids 6 […]