Simple Spring Centerpiece

Simple Spring Centerpiece

Now that spring is here, it is time to get your space all spruced up. With just a few supplies from your local craft store (the dollar section no less!) you can make a simple spring centerpiece just like this one.

Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough


Weight Watchers Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 


Having a sweet tooth while doing Weight Watchers is not the end of the world. There are so many different treats that you can have! This is a new recipe that you are going to want to make soon!

2018 Good Report Card Freebies List


2018 Good Report Card Freebies List


I can not believe that the end of the school year is here for us and almost here for many others! This is one of my favorite things that comes out each year. We have the 2018 Good Report Card Freebies List for you! As with any freebie, be sure that you call ahead to your location and be sure that they are participating in this program.

Chick-fil-A - Bring in your all A's and B's report card and receive a FREE 8 pack nuggets! Call ahead to your location to see if they are participating

Chuck E. Cheese - Chuck E. Cheese believes in the value of a good education. Choose from the Super Student Award or Graduation Certificate and receive FREE tokens for being a good student.

Krispy Kreme - Get a free original glazed donut for each A (up to 6 A's).

Cold Stone Creamery - Not on a national level, but the stores are individual owned & operated so the best thing to do would be to ask your local store as some have offered them in the past.

Pizza Hut - Each marking period, any child who has 3 A's or the equivalent thereof, will receive one Personal Pan Pizza and a small soft drink or carton of milk by presenting his or her report card to the manager. This offer is good for Elementary and Middle School students. Dine-in only. Student must be present and the original report card must be presented. Available at participating locations.

Wendy's - A report card with A's and B's earns a treat. Show the cashier your report card before ordering.

McDonalds - If your child has a straight "A" report card, he/she can receive a FREE Happy Meal. This may vary by location so call ahead first!

Family Video - Throughout the month of June, Family Video gives a FREE overnight movie or game rental to students for every 'A' they receive on their final report card in any core subjects designed to ensure that we are an active, participating member of the community in which our store is located.

Cheryl's Cookies - Get up to 3 FREE Cookies for A's.

Bank Rewards - A reader sent in the tip to check with your local banks and credit unions as many of them offer money rewards for good grades as well.

Applebee's - Whether it's an "A" on a test or a perfect attendance record, recognize students for their achievements and award them with a free Kid's Meal from Applebee's. Designed for grade school students, this reward card for teachers is available to motivate positive behavior (you set the criteria), and is yours for the asking!

Kudzoo App - Middle school and college students can download the FREE Kudzoo app and build Kudzoo cash to use in your favorite places, from restaurants to concerts. Earn the grades, scan the report cards then spend your Kudzoo cash! There is also a daily challenge round and coupons to help college students boost their savings!



*Thanks to Saving Dollars and Sense!

DIY Scrap Fabric Kid’s Skirt

DIY Scrap Fabric Kid’s Skirt

Do you have a bunch of scrap fabric sitting around? If so, you have all of the makings of a scrap fabric skirt for kids! If not, no worries. A trip to Dollar Tree will solve that problem. Take a peek below at how we crafted our own scrap fabric kid’s skirt, perfect for your child to romp around in. It is so easy, and no sewing is required.

Weight Watchers Zero Point Soup & Chili Recipes

Weight Watchers Zero Point Soup & Chili Recipes 


Soup and Chili recipes are by far one of my favorite things to have in our house. No matter what the weather is, I'm always down for some delicious soup or chili. If your family loves soup and chili as much as we do, you are going to love these recipes. These Zero Point Soup & Chili recipes will also be perfect for days where you have had a high point day and need something low in points for dinner. You can also make a batch of pretty much any of these recipes to take for lunches or freeze as well. After you check out our Weight Watchers Zero Point Egg Roll Soup, check out these other delicious recipes and get them added to your menu rotation!

Zero Point Soup & Chili Recipes

1. Zero Point Soup

2. Zero Point Chicken Taco Soup

3. Simple Black Bean Chili

4. Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

5. Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

6. 3 Bean Turkey Chili 

7. Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

8. Turkey Chili Taco Soup

9. Jerk Chicken Soup

10. Chicken and Mushroom Soup

11. Spicy Chicken Chili 

12. Asian Chicken Soup

13. Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

14. Weight Watchers 0 Point Cabbage Soup

15. Weight Watchers Vegetarian Chili 

Pest Free Planting: 6 Plants That Naturally Repel Pest


Pest Free Planting: 6 Plants That Naturally Repel Pest


Warmer days and nights mean spending more time outdoors. Perhaps you have an outside patio or deck that you and your family enjoy summer meals on or simply late night chats. Either way, regardless of what region you live in you are going to encounter summer time pests such as mosquitoes! Mosquitoes are pests not only because they can bite and cause severe itch, but because they can carry diseases as well. Controlling mosquitoes is important, so perhaps you have invested in citronella candles and bug spray to keep them at bay. These are fine options and
typically effective, however you may be exposing yourself to nasty chemicals and fire hazards.

Weight Watchers Zero Point Egg Roll Soup



Weight Watchers Zero Point Instant Pot Egg Roll Soup

If you are following Weight Watchers like I am, you might be looking for some new recipes to add to your menu! If I have to be honest, this recipe is great for anyone following Weight Watchers or not. It's seriously delicious!

Dollar Tree DIY: No Sew Bottle Gift Bag


Dollar Tree DIY: No Sew Bottle Gift Bag

With the holidays here, you may find yourself invited to an assortment of Christmas parties and gatherings. Being the excellent guest you are, you will probably want to bring a hostel gift along with you.

Lil Chick Easter Straw Topper


Lil Chick Easter Straw Topper

Are you planning an Easter or spring themed breakfast or brunch? Or maybe you just want to perk up your Easter parties? If so, these lil’ chick Easter straw toppers are so cute!

How Transitioning From Paper to Cloth Can Help You Save Money


The Centisble Cloth Series
How Transitioning From Paper to Cloth Can Help You Save Money


Have you ever thought about how much your family uses paper on a daily basis? I am not talking just about sheet paper that you use to write on or use in your printer, but other products made of disposable paper products as well. Paper towels, paper napkins, toilet paper, baby wipes, hand wipes, and disposable paper products are all quite convenient and often find their way in to our daily routines.

Lil’ Chick Easter Centerpiece


Lil’ Chick Easter Centerpiece

Are you looking for the perfect Easter or spring centerpiece? Then look no further than the example below. This lil’ chick Easter centerpiece combines just a couple of dollars worth of supplies and turns them into something fresh and fun.

Simple Spring Napkin Rings


Simple Spring Napkin Rings

Do you want to bring the softness of spring to your dinner table? If so, then give this easy spring DIY project a try! These simple spring napkin rings are just that, simple and full of spring! Using just one simple supply in an inventive way, you can create napkin rings that will grace your table beautifully.

Easy Owl Organizational Clips


Easy Owl Organizational Clips

Do you love whimsical owls or know someone who does? If so then you must give this easy and inexpensive owl organizational clips a try! This simple craft takes just minutes to make and is so budget friendly. In no time you will have owl clips perfect for keeping your notes and coupons organized.

Dollar DIY: How to Make Vintage Clothing Pattern Peonies


Dollar DIY: How to Make Vintage Clothing Pattern Peonies

Flowers in a vase always had such an elegant appeal. Nothing looks prettier on a buffet or night stand better than a collection of blooms in a glass or pottery vase. However, keeping up this look can be quite expensive. Fresh blooms can be pricey, and using silk blooms that gather dust may not be your cup of tea.

10 Frugal Ways to Make Your Silver Sparkle


10 Frugal Ways to Make Your Silver Sparkle

Once upon a time, women use to get out there special silver cleaning gloves, cleaning solution, a few rags, and they would sit down and the kitchen table for hours bringing their silver to a mirror shine. Today, we just don’t seem to have the time to go through that whole process, nor do we want to expose ourselves to harsh chemicals. But the silver continues to tarnish either way. So what do we do?

Spring DIY: Chenille Carrots Tutorial

Spring DIY: Chenille Carrots Tutorial

When creating your spring and Easter décor, why not add some chenille carrots to the mix? These carrots can dress up an Easter basket, Easter Scape, or just add a little spring to your décor.

Dollar Store DIY: Spring Sensory Bin


Dollar Store DIY: Spring Sensory Bin

Children love exploring with their hands, and by doing so can develop and strengthen essential fine motor skills. A sensory bin is a great way to encourage those skills further, so with spring on the horizon, why not create a spring sensory bin? You don’t have to be super crafty, or spend a great deal of cash to do so.

Dollar Store DIY: Easy Easter Basket


Dollar Store DIY: Easy Easter Basket

Easter is on the horizon, and if you have children at home, you are probably thinking already about Easter baskets. Sure you can order personalized baskets, and pay a pretty penny to do so, but why not try a more frugal option instead?

Sweet Simple Bird Straws


Sweet Simple Bird Straws

Are you planning any spring gatherings or parties? If so, why not add a little whimsy with these sweet and simple bird straws? Perfect for sipping your party punch, these bird straws are easy to make and even easier to enjoy! Using just two supplies, you can create these bird straws in just seconds.

Easy Button Magnets


Easy Button Magnets

Your office or home organizational center can get an instant facelift when you add these easy button magnets to the mix. Easy to make and inexpensive to create, these button magnets add the perfect punch of color. Hang them on your fridge, desk, or anywhere you need a little help holding things up.