Monday, August 18, 2014

Are You Collecting Your Box Tops?

Have you been collecting your box tops? Box Tops for Education is a fantastic program to help your local school earn money, and it's so easy to do your part to help your school earn.

Every box top collected is worth 10 cents and all you have to do is cut and collect the box tops and turn them into your school to help your school earn money.

There are hundreds of participating products for this program, click here to view the complete list of participating products. And even if you don't have a child going to a school that participates in the box top program, you can still collect and drop the box tops off at one of your local schools to still help out in your community. Click here to find out more about the Box Tops for Education program.

More Than 100 Online Coupon Sites to Help Save You Money

There are many online coupon sites and below is a list of over 100 that you may want to check out:

Below is a list of sites where you can print online coupons:

The sites listed below can help teach you more about couponing and some even have their own coupon databases:

There are many more coupon sites than just the ones mentioned above. I recommend checking out different sites and seeing which ones will work best for you and bookmark them or add them to your favorites on your computer to easily find them later.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

At Home Face Lift

I saw this sort of DIY face lift segment on the Rachael Ray show a while ago and had to share because I found it so interesting at how easy it was and you really could see the results after only a few minutes. The results seem to really be just the result of massaging your facial muscles. Interesting right? Unfortunately, I do not know how long the effect was suppose to last. If nothing else I found it to be a little bit of a stress reliever. Take a look for yourself by viewing the video below.

**Always be sure to consult your physician prior to starting any new exercise and/or diet routine.**

Calculate Your Time and Effort

I love a good online calorie burn calculator because I feel like it can give you a good idea of approximately how many calories you are burning throughout your day. One that I like to use is by Health You simply plug in your gender, age, how much you way and then you can go down to the drop down menus of activities and plug in the amount of time you spent on each activity to see approximately how many calories you may have burned throughout your day. Again, these online tools are available to give you an idea, I personally would not call them an exact science but I feel they can be a good motivator to get you moving more and obviously the more you move, the more calories you burn.

**Always be sure to consult your physician prior to starting any new exercise and/or diet routine.**

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

25 Ways to Wear a Scarf

I love inexpensive ways to help dress up a wardrobe and a scarf is a really great way to dress up your outfits without breaking the bank. The YouTube video below by Wendy's Lookbook shows you 25 different ways to wear a scarf - which means 25 different ways to dress up your outfits!

Rustic Bookshelves

When my family and I first moved into our home (over eight years ago), we had to reconstruct our main staircase. In doing so, we had a lot of left over old warped boards and so we turned some of them into bookshelves. I actually like the fact that the boards were a little warped and imperfect. The boards were level  enough to make into shelves. We simply cut the boards to size and used some dark stain that we already had, added some fun shelf brackets and were set to go. The project cost next to nothing and took very little time to create. I also love the fact that in using the boards we were able to make this a "green" project.

Braided T-shirt Bracelet

If you are looking for an easy and inexpensive piece of jewelry to make you might want to try making a braided t-shirt bracelet. All you really need to make a braided t-shirt bracelet is an old t-shirt, a sewing needle, and some thread.

The first step is to cut your three strips of t-shirt to braid. My daughters and I made our strips about an inch, inch and a half thick. We pinned the three strips of t-shirt at the top to make it easier to braid.

Next you will simply braid the three strips of material together - the tighter the braid the better. You could always add some fun string or beads to add some other colors in the bracelet.

Finally, you will sew both ends of the bracelet to prevent the braid from loosening. Then simply sew the two ends of the bracelet together (adjust for the needed size) - it's that easy! I recommend making several (in different colors if able) and wearing them like bangle bracelets - perfect accessory to go along with a pair of jeans and t-shirt!