Thrifty in Three

July 21, 2014 0 Comments
Thrifty in Three

While I hesitate to call her a full-blown sugar addict, I am confident writing that my mother is an absolute lover and admirer of all things chocolate, caramel, and covered in sprinkles. The woman loves sweets more than Desi loved Lucy. When I was growing up, her nightly bowl (or two) of vanilla bean ice […]

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Trash to Treasure

July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Trash to Treasure

There are few things in life I love more than getting something for nothing. Free samples, free giveaways, free tickets, free food–I’ll take them all! I also adore the idea of taking something out of the trash and making it into something useful and beautiful. This not only saves money in the long haul, but […]

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Summer Time Means Party Time

July 9, 2014 0 Comments
Summer Time Means Party Time

Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, OH MY! The warmer months practically beg for outdoor celebrations and libations. With dozens of parties, brunches, and cocktail parties to plan for, the cost of creative decorations sure can add up. Balloons are a cheap and accessible decoration that can really spice up the atmosphere at any party, but simply […]

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Petite Pies for the Fourth of July

July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Petite Pies for the Fourth of July

What’s more American than apple pie, you ask? Eating apple pie off of a stick, of course! For your Fourth of July celebrations, whip up a batch of these cheap and easy pie pops. They are so tiny that you can afford to indulge in a few! Since summer holidays are meant to be spent […]

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Fourth Of July Festive Wreath

June 25, 2014 0 Comments
Fourth Of July Festive Wreath

Who’s getting excited for Independence Day?! The Fourth of July is the perfect time to indulge in all of the best things our great country has to offer: barbecue, baseball, and bratwursts on the grill. Not to mention friends, family, and fireworks! It’s also a great excuse to deck yourself and your homes out in […]

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Welcome to Wedding Season!

June 18, 2014 0 Comments
Welcome to Wedding Season!

Swirling in with a flurry of chiffon dresses, delicate¬† flowers, and endless “Save the Date!” cards, wedding season has finally arrived! The summer months are chock-full of parties, barbeques, weddings, engagements, and baby showers which means lots of fun, friends, food, and drinks…along with lots of presents to buy. Buying a new gift every week […]

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Cool and Cheap Father’s Day Chicken

June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Cool and Cheap Father’s Day Chicken

Dads aren’t always the easiest people to shop for. While gals are typically very particular about their gifts, in my experience, dudes are happy as clams with some combination of red meat, sporting goods, and tech gadgets. It’s because of this that we often revert to the classic (and dreaded) tie as a Father’s Day […]

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Paper Party Chandelier

June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Paper Party Chandelier

Cold drinks, warm fires, and lots and lots of laughter with friends and family… Outdoor parties and dining al fresco are truly two of my favorite things! Living in Minnesota, I feel the need to savor every second of warmth and sunshine I get in the summertime. One essential component of any outdoor party- besides […]

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Make Your Own Sunscreen

May 28, 2014 0 Comments
Make Your Own Sunscreen

Sunburns are an unfortunate reality of life for every summer lover. Spending too much time out enjoying the weather, frolicking at the lake, and laying by the pool can often result in potentially dangerous, painful, itchy redness that takes days to go away. I got this recipe for homemade sunscreen from a great blog called […]

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Caffeinated & Cute & Cheap

May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Caffeinated & Cute & Cheap

Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE coffee. I can’t live without my daily cup(s). It’s actually much, much more than love- I am in a full-blown relationship with espresso. In honor of the glorious coffee bean, I present two highly caffeinated “do-it-yourself” ideas.   MAKE YOUR OWN MUG With just a permanent marker, […]

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