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 […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Giant Poster

Make a huge poster for just a few bucks by visiting an unexpected place: your local office supply store. The following tutorial is written by Anne Bogel, from Modern Mrs. Darcy.   I’ve recently discovered a fun–and cheap–way to get a lot of bang for my decorating bucks. It’s called an “engineering print,” which is […]

Holiday Gifts That Are Useful for School

Considering your gift giving this year? Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh provides ideas on making “school stuff” fun at the holidays. The holidays loom. There’s no escaping it– we’ll be stuffing stockings and handing out gifts before you can blink. Perhaps you’re totally done with every bit of shopping already? Good for you! You get a pass on […]

DIY on a Dime: Mix Lavender Milk Bath

Mix up this easy Lavender Milk Bath to gift this year. Years ago I had the best time putting together spa kits for the ladies among my friends and family. In addition to a few bath items like loofahs, puffs, and wash cloths, I also included a homemade milk bath scented with lavender. Milk bath […]

DIY on a Dime: Gingerbread People Paper Dolls

Directions and template to help you craft gingerbread people paper dolls — a great gift you can DIY. I’ve got children who love to craft. LOVE. Okay, maybe the two bigger ones (12 and 15) think they’re a little too old, but you should have seen them five years ago. That’s where their siblings are […]

Gift Guide for Kids 6 to 12

A gift guide for kids 6 to 12. Last week I shared my gift ideas for kids 6 and under. This week I’m here with some recs for kids 6 to 12. I currently have 4 of those, so I guess we could say that I have first hand knowledge. At the same time, we […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Button Ornament

Add to your ornament collection or that of a loved one this year by crafting these easy and frugal button ornaments. I saw these cute button ornaments on Facebook via Andrea, a friend since junior high. I don’t know how she and her friends put them together, but I figured it couldn’t be too difficult, […]

DIY on a Dime: Make Fun Photo Art

Create a photo collage of letters to send a message or create fun artwork for the wall. Last year I shared with you the idea of capturing letters that you find in everyday objects and presenting them in framed art work for the wall. It’s not a “new” idea, but I still like it. When […]