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Baby Apple Blueberry Puree Recipe

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I really do love the convenience of pre-made baby food because I’m usually very busy. That said, if I can make a large batch easily, I like to make my baby’s food because it is more affordable and often more nutritious and fresh. For this dynamite combo (apple blueberry puree), I was able to make it in a

23 Unique and Helpful Uses for Essential Oils

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I was once an essential oil skeptic. After many years of using them, I’m now a believer. Essential oils are so diverse and can be used in countless ways—most of which will save money. Here are 23 unique uses for essential oils. Get Rid Of Spiders & Mice – Fill a spray bottle with water, add 10-15

Featured in Woman’s Day Magazine September 2015

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I was honored to be contacted a few months ago and asked to provide Woman’s Day magazine with a unique tip on how I save hundreds—even thousands on family expenses. The following is the tip I gave. An excerpt was featured in the September 2015 edition. Always ask for a discount on medical, dental, hospital, and

21 Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

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Homemade ice cream is often easier to make than many think, and there are many recipes included in this post that do not require an ice cream maker. It can be more flavorful, healthier, and even a lot of fun for the family to make. Here are 21 awesome homemade ice cream recipes. Enjoy! Blueberry

11 Tips and Tricks Every eBay Buyer Should Know About

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Liberty Mutual Insurance . All opinions are 100% mine. eBay is full of amazing and great deals. Buying on eBay.com has saved me a lot of money. There are many tips and tricks to maximize your hard-earned money when buying on eBay. Below are 11

Pear Avocado Salad

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Today I am being featured over on Blendtec.com for my favorite salad ever—my pear avocado salad. It’s so good that I actually get cravings for it. It has a genius mixture of flavors that range from tangy to sweet to salty, and it is full of textures: smooth, crispy, crunchy, and juicy. I highly recommend

Reese’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats

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These Reese’s Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats are moist and gooey but still hold their shape when taken out of the pan. The chocolate, peanut butter, and mallow are perfectly balanced. And the texture/consistency is great: they are nice and creamy with a crispness from the Rice Krispies. If you like Reese’s and if you like rice krispies,

11 Inexpensive Beauty Hacks I Learned in College and Have Been Using Ever Since

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As a college student I was blessed to have some pretty amazing roommates. We had so much fun together. We talked about boys, hobbies, school, experiences, and of course shared our helpful beauty tips with each other. Many of my roommates are gorgeous women who had learned a lot about looking their best. We gave

7 Easy, Free, Legitimate and Convenient Ways to Earn Gift Cards Online

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I’ve been earning gift cards to Amazon, iTunes, Paypal, etc. for over two years now doing regular things that I normally do online. I’ve been able to make hundreds and pay for a good portion of my monthly internet bill itself by joining and using SwagBucks. How does SwagBucks work? You earn SwagBuck points (SB) that you can

17 Fun, Creative, and Useful Teacher Gift Ideas

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When I taught english in Taiwan, I loved it when I was given a gift. It showed me that the parents appreciated my teaching and working with their children. It also reminded the children that their parents respected me and treated me well (and they realized they should too). I’m a big fan of giving

How to Get a Baby to Drink from a Bottle Even When They Refuse To

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My daughter is just an angel. She has been so calm and sweet and just an absolute joy to have around. The only thing that she’s really put up a stink about is drinking from a bottle. My first was so hungry all of the time that he took to the bottle very well. The only problem

Date Stamp Teacher Gift

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This is a fun and useful gift for a teacher that can be put together in 3 minutes and costs about $7.00. I just got a Distress ink pad (here), the roller date stamp (here), and threw in a few rolls of washi tape in a cute dish I bought for .50 cents at a garage

How to Paint, Decorate, Furnish, and Light a Dining Room for Under $200.00

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I’m continuing my remodel series (finally). Sometimes as a blogger I get too caught up in new ideas and forget about the old ones I’ve started. I recently promised myself that I would continue on with my remodeling our home series… So, today’s feature is my dining room and how I was able to decorate

11 Inexpensive DIY Projects

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There are a lot of great DIY projects that are inexpensive. Below you will find eleven awesome ones. 1.  Rope Wrapped Candle Holder DIY – Easy and inexpensive and very beach chic DIY. 2.  DIY Paper Lanterns – No matter what color scheme or theme you’ve chosen for your special day there is nothing quite like

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