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  I originally made these cute little key fobs during Christmas a few weeks ago for the women in our family (my kids as well as sister-in-laws, nieces, and friends), but I just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 →
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 This blog post may contain affiliate links, which help me create awesome content.  Thank you for your support! 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. … 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 →