Bone Broth Soup Recipe – In a Slow Cooker

Bone Broth Soup Recipe – In a Slow Cooker

Our family frequently eats a whole chicken, usually once per week on Sundays during the winter time.  A whole chicken meal makes such an economical meal because you can get at least two meals out of a chicken.  For the second day, I usually make some type of soup with a chicken broth base.  This bone broth soup is so nutritious and yummy.  You can use this recipe for a variety of different things: chicken stock, your chicken recipes, and medicine — how about making your own, homemade chicken noodle soup for the cold & flu season? Continue Reading →
Key Fobs Craft DIY Homemade Wristlet

Key Fobs Craft DIY Homemade Wristlet

For Christmas, our family makes homemade gifts for each other.  We’ve had this tradition for a long time, so I’m constantly on the hunt for a DIY, homemade gift that does not totally suck.  Like most teenagers, mine have some high standards.  I originally made these cute little key fobs during Christmas a few weeks ago for the women in our family (my kids as well as sister-in-laws, nieces, and friends), but I just haven’t gotten around to writing about it.  Key fobs are so easy to make!  This entire batch of key fobs took me less than 15 minutes. … Continue Reading →
Top 10 Money Saving Websites to Help You Get Debt Free in the New Year

Top 10 Money Saving Websites to Help You Get Debt Free in the New Year

Here is a list of money saving websites … for you, as well as a reminder for me … how I can implement frugal living in the New Year and grow my savings account!  I added a list to almost every website on nice big list on ways to save money. Top 10 Money Saving Websites to Help You Get Debt Free in the New Year The last two and a half years has been eventful, to say the least.  It’s amazing how your life can change in only one year, never mind in two.  And, with the ushering in of … Continue Reading →
Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Repurposing (Upcycled) Fashion Clothing: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

For this week’s upcycled fashion clothing project, I decided to repurpose a pair of pants that I hate. They weren’t my mother’s pants — they were something that I overpaid for at a yard sale — but I hate to throw them out because the label says “Aeropostale” on it. Yeah, okay, I’m a sucker for a label.  That, and I overpaid for them so it’s more like being stubborn.  Of course, I wouldn’t be the first woman to make a fashion mispurchase! Here they are, the before picture. I’m not really sure why I hated these pants. They don’t … Continue Reading →
Repurposing (Upcycled) House Decorations: Using Shadow Boxes to Celebrate the Season

Repurposing (Upcycled) House Decorations: Using Shadow Boxes to Celebrate the Season

Yesterday, I was cleaning out my cabinet and saw the shadow boxes picture frames that I use to put our family pictures. I got a flash of inspiration! Wouldn’t it be great to cut up some old Christmas cards and put them in the shadow boxes to decorate for the Christmas season?   Here are some old cards that I had lying around from my mother’s card collection.  My mother was obsessed with greeting cards of all types, and she collected them like a fiend.  Most of the time, she got them for free in some fashion or another, like … Continue Reading →
Repurposing Clothing into Decorations: Homemade Sweater Pillow

Repurposing Clothing into Decorations: Homemade Sweater Pillow

Here is another upcycled/repurposing idea for everyone: sweater pillows.  Since I really needed some couch pillows, this makes for a fabulously frugal and really cool recycled clothing idea.  I gave the argyle one to my sister-in-law. My friend gave me an entire pile of clothing, yes, this is in addition to my already full closet full of my mother’s clothes!  I can’t say no to a good clothing deal though, and free is the best deal of all.  Out of that pile came a really cool men’s argyle sweater which was way too big for my husband but also way … Continue Reading →
22 Awesome Uses for Coconut Oil

22 Awesome Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of nature’s best superfoods, having absolutely awesome uses for the body.  I use a refined, organic version (Nature’s Promise) that I can find in the grocery store.  Since I hate the smell of coconut, I buy the refined coconut oil – you can also buy the unrefined coconut oil too.  I also prefer the organic stuff that is cold-pressed.  One jar usually lasts me months, but I also do not cook with it.  (I usually cook with sesame seed and olive oils.) Continue Reading →
4 Awesome Stock Photography Sites for Bloggers

4 Awesome Stock Photography Sites for Bloggers

Photography is so important for blog posts. These 4 stock photography sites were created just for bloggers like you. All offer free stuff for bloggers (such as a bunch of free flat-lay photos), inexpensive packages, and most of all — awesome photographs! Bloggers can create hundreds of different images, instantly, for all of your blog posts and social media content! Continue Reading →
10 Step Korean Beauty Skin Routine

10 Step Korean Beauty Skin Routine

The Korean beauty skin routine is world famous.  Here is my daily beauty steps — advice from a Korean woman, living in America.  Amazon links to the best Korean skin products (tried and true, from me).  Layering is absolutely key, so here’s how to do it properly. Continue Reading →
30 Incredibly Sweet Easter Foods to Make

30 Incredibly Sweet Easter Foods to Make

Easter is one the best crafty times of year, even above Valentine’s Day (my favorite holiday) and Christmas, but other than sewing or making crafts (especially for the children) or hiding Easter eggs for the kids (usually with some money in the plastic eggs for the kids), I don’t go all out with making food.  So these sweet Easter foods are totally awesome!! None of these tutorials are for dyeing Easter eggs — only for some yummy treats.  I’m in awe of the creativity and thoughtfulness of these Easter foods. 🙂  Hoppy Easter, everyone! Continue Reading →
10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions

10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions

Upcycle something beautiful for Valentine’s Day!  Here’s a list of 10 awesome clothing tutorials for the day of love.  Refashionistas abound!  Remaking your clothes is such an economical, fashionable, and eco-conscious thing to do. 10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions 1. Heart Cutout T-Shirt on Your Back 2. Tone on Tone Hearts 3. Wordy Sweater 4. Cookie Cutter Heart Shirt 5. Sequin Heart Elbow Patch 6. Phases of the Heart 7. Heart Cutout on the Front from a Faded T-Shirt 8. Ruffled Heart 9. Hashtag Be Mine 10. Lovely Lace Sweetheart Shirt Would you wear any of these 10 Awesome Valentine’s Day Refashions? … Continue Reading →
20 Awesome T-Shirt Refashions

20 Awesome T-Shirt Refashions

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful time last night. The New Year always brings a bunch of blogging “bests,” as in “Best of My Posts” posts.  This year, I created a list of 20 t-shirt refashions to help spark some creativity and inspiration!  All of the upcycled t-shirts in this list are to remake t-shirts into different t-shirts.  Be gorgeous!!     Continue Reading →
Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Making an Easter Bunny Plushie

Here Comes Peter Cottontail: Making an Easter Bunny Plushie

I decided to join Tiny Sidekick’s Pinterest Challenge. This is where bloggers were challenged to create something that they pinned.  Since it is close to Easter, I went to search for Easter Bunny Craft Ideas.  I created this plush bunny, an easy Easter craft to make.  It’s such an easy to sew pattern!  Especially since it uses felt, which makes it very easy for little fingers (if you are completing this Easter project with children), or adults with fat fingers (like me). I traced the template and ironed it onto plush material.  Sorry for the blurry picture. 🙁 Here are all … Continue Reading →