All Blog Posts Tagged 'budget' (58)

DIY Moon Sand ( 2 ingredient)

You need:

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup baby oil
  • container (we used the lid off a sheet cake) 

Directions:

  1. Add flour to your container
  2. Drizzle oil evenly over flour.
  3. Knead the oil into the flour with your…
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Added by Tiffany Miranda on November 7, 2014 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Ice Cream Playdough

The Graceless Mommy Grind

 I originally found the recipe for Ice playdough at Smart School House. There they have the exact recipe of how…

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Added by Tiffany Miranda on October 30, 2014 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

how to take 4 Kids to Europe and Love it

I love to travel and being a filmmaker has given me all kinds or reasons to go many places. But as my family grew I got tired of long hours in airplane seats and nights alone in hotel rooms. Then, a few years ago I had a flash of inspiration (some might say insanity, but I’m sticking with inspiration). I decided to parlay a  project in Germany into a summer adventure for my family of six.

It turned out to be a memorable vacation and taught me a very important lesson: Big…

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Added by Eileen Gunn on October 23, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

My Mascara Review





I LOVE the the look of big, full lashes.  Honestly, if you got your lashes on point not much else is needed for your everyday look. 

I have you tried every mascara you could possibly name.  From $50-$5 for a tube I have tried them.  I must say I am also a huge fan of getting my lashes darkened at the spa.  Great for summer or if you are going on a tropical vacation.  I also love the drama that false lashes add to your…
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Added by Hope Brissette on September 10, 2014 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Anakena Chile Carmenere: Wine with a Wild Side

It’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to try any new wines, I have been searching my normal haunts (Trader Joe’s, Costco, and the Wal-Mart) and have been striking out in finding anything interesting that fits into my Middle-Class wine parameters (under ten bucks a bottle). Then, while on his own perfect brew mission, the Hubs returned from the Total Wine with something different, a Chilean Carmenere, and viola a new bottle to taste and share my thoughts on was…

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Added by Janice Perry on March 17, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Wineducation: The Miracle Machine

Over the weekend I read an interesting article in the Los Angeles Times about the future of wine and it's being called: The Miracle Machine. The proposed Miracle Machine is the blessed counter top product that would give the everyday wine lover the ability to turn water (and a few prepackaged ingredients) into wine.  

Two big time wine guys (with lots of fancy wine related titles after their names), have been burning the midnight oil alongside the computer…

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Added by Janice Perry on March 10, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Wineducation: Girl Scout Cookies and Wine

If you are the one bringing home the literal bread in your household then you have seen them, the bright eyed, loom band wearing, merit badge earning Girl Scouts and Brownies outside your supermarket doors selling those cookies.  Those cookies, the ones that can’t help but bring back my memories of selling those rectangular boxes while wearing knee high socks and a brown smock, offering my best seven year old sales pitch to unsuspecting supermarket customers, and as you know…

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Added by Janice Perry on March 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — 1 Comment

Wineducation: Don't Just Drink Your Wine

This past week’s wine drinking was interrupted by a very vile virus that attacked our home and took my boy and I out for most of the week. The inability to taste or smell anything for days on end kept me from uncorking and giving a new budget friendly bottle of wine a try in order to offer you a review. While wine-less and laid up under a pile of blankets and pillows, I was able to spend plenty of time perusing the web and reading blogs, which is where I stumbled upon the ingenuity of…

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Added by Janice Perry on February 17, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Wineducation: Valentine's Wine Picks

There is many a besotted couple that only wine on Valentines Day because of the pressure to make this day special. The rest of the three hundred and sixty-four days of the year they rely upon other sorts of spirits to provide that warm and fuzzy buzz, so when this holiday focused on Love rolls around every February, these once a year wine drinkers are left staring aimlessly at the wine aisle with no clue what wine to pair with their impending evening of…

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Added by Janice Perry on February 10, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Buffalo Grove Merlot: A Wild Bet?

I used to consider myself a Cabernet Sauvignon type of girl. I loved the rich red hues, bold flavors, and the security of what to expect when ordering a glass of wine when out at a restaurant, but recently my taste have changed.  Now I would say that I gravitate more towards Merlot and Pinot Noirs (which is unfortunate because of the Pinot's more expensive price tag), but I find these two reds range of taste more broad, and usually more enjoyable as well.…

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Added by Janice Perry on February 3, 2014 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Why It’s Important To Teach Your Teen How To Manage Money

Our children look to us as their first roles models so it is our job as their parents to lead by example. To simply say “don’t do what I do” is not enough, you will have more influence in a positive way if you share how you budget for your family. This will not only teach them to be responsible it will boost their self –esteem and self confidence.…

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Added by Marie Summers on November 25, 2013 at 2:42pm — No Comments

Three 3 Winemakers...Win or Lose?

Well my friends it is time that it happened again, I have been on a winning wine streak, and as streaks are known to do, it has come to an end.  As much as I love sharing great budget wines with you I truly hate sharing the budget bombs but an honest wine drinking mama has got to do what an honest wine…

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Added by Janice Perry on November 16, 2013 at 10:37pm — No Comments

How to Save on Gas

For a long time I just accepted that the costs of gas were a part of life.  I never checked which gas station was cheapest; I always figured that they were pretty much all the same and who cares about a cent or two here and there? When I moved recently, just a couple of towns over (from richy-richy Avon, CT to working-class Bristol); same state, same county even, I couldn’t help but notice that gas is always .20 to .25 cents cheaper across the board.  I am still having sticker shock and…

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Added by Elissha Park on November 14, 2013 at 6:00am — No Comments

Do You Compromise Your Health

Compromises have no place in our lives when it comes to our health and well-being. There is only one…

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Added by Cynthia ~ The Girlz Korner on November 5, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

How to make your own makeup remover wipes

You can use your favorite pre-made makeup remover or check out this DIY remover recipes. Or go for the remover we’re currently loving so much: coconut oil! Here’s how to concoct your own makeup wipe magic.

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Added by HollyDayBeauty on June 5, 2013 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Basic Essential Baby Items: 16 Baby Items that You Need to Care for a Newborn

Babies will never judge their parents for the amount of stuff that they had when they were little or didn’t have when they were babies.  In fact, most babies only need a few basic necessities in order to be adequately cared for and they don’t need a bunch of fancy things.  A baby will use most of their baby gear for a short period of time and they quickly grow out of it.  If you are expecting and have a limited budget, I would recommend that parents buy or register for the following…

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Added by Christy Garrett on April 16, 2013 at 10:32pm — 1 Comment

Thrift Shop

I’m gonna pop some tags, only got twenty dollars in my pocket…(from the song, Thrift Shop by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis).

When my two step-kids were still living at home, they were pretty easy when it came to clothes shopping.  Sure, they had certain likes and dislikes like everyone else, but they never really made a big deal about sporting the latest and greatest name brands on their backs.

As a matter of fact, when they each entered high school (they are two years…

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Added by Penny Roach on March 14, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

DIY: Homemade All Purpose Cleaner



Now that we are a one income family, I feel that it is my responsibility to find ways to cut costs and lighten the burden that my husband carries when it…
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Added by Megan Card on July 25, 2012 at 10:09am — No Comments

Tatted Mom's Guide to Living on a Budget

I've never lived a lavish life. Even when I was at the height of tattooing, I could pull down maybe $1000 in one weekend, I'd always turn around and either stock the house with food, or buy the kids much needed clothes, or pay the bills for the entire month. I wouldn't say I'm bad with money, but I'd be lying if I said I had a savings account with even a dime in it.



So budgeting has always been a part of my life. Sometimes the budget has allowed for 'fun money', sometimes the kids…

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Added by Morgan M on July 23, 2012 at 7:35pm — No Comments

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