Button Sorting Activity for Kids

Frugal Fine Motor Skills: Button Sorting Activity for Kids


Sorting buttons is a wonderful way for children to develop those fine motor skills. It is a great way for them to work their little fingers, practice sorting by size and color, and just embrace the skill of classification all together. You can create a sorting activity for your own kids at home when you give this button sorting activity for kids a try. Using just a few supplies found at your local dollar store, you can create a game they are sure to enjoy. Take a look.

Weight Watchers Smart Points for Girl Scout Cookies



Weight Watchers Smart Points for Girl Scout Cookies 


It's that time of the year if you haven't heard! It's time to buy Girl Scout Cookies! If you are like me and following Weight Watchers, you might be wondering what the Smart Point for Girl Scout Cookies are. Don't worry, I've got you covered! The great thing about Weight Watchers is that you don't have to skip them, you just have to budget your points to enjoy them as a treat!

Dollar Store DIY: St. Patrick’s Day Candle Holder


Dollar Store DIY: St. Patrick’s Day Candle Holder


Don’t you just love a fun and frugal craft? Well this one is sure to get you into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit! This Dollar Store DIY is great for children or adults looking to enjoy a little St. Patrick’s Day fun. With just a few simple supplies you can make your own St. Patrick’s Day candle holder, perfect for bringing the luck of the Irish into your own space. Take a peek below at how simple these are to create. You might want to make a few!

Supplies needed:
Round, glass candle holder
Assorted glass (green) rocks
Green ribbon
Silk clovers
Glue gun, hot glue
Scissors

We were able to find all of these supplies at our local Dollar Tree store. Final cost was just around $4, leaving us plenty of supplies we could craft more with later. Now that is some frugal and festive St. Patrick’s Day fun.

Directions:
1. Begin by cutting a length of ribbon and wrapping it tightly around the candle holder. Secure it with hot glue on each end.

2. Pull a few of the clovers off of the stems. You won’t be needing the stems so you can discard them if you wish. Add a dab of glue to the back of each clover and begin layering them on the ribbon. We layered several of ours directly off to the side to add some style and interest. You of course can apply yours whichever way you choose.

3. Finish the candle holder by filling it with green glass rocks. This will keep your votive in place and also reflect the light nicely.

Now all you need to do is add your votive (battery operated is great and poses less of a fire risk) and watch it glow! Add your St. Patrick’s Day candle holder anywhere you need a pop of color or holiday charm. An office desk, kitchen counter, even end table or mantel are all great choices. Head to your local Dollar Tree store and gather your supplies to give this craft a try!

Delicious Breakfast Bake {with a Hash brown Crust!}

Delicious Breakfast Bake {with a Hash brown Crust!}


This breakfast bake is simple enough for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast but is special enough to wake up the family on any holiday as well. It would make a fabulous breakfast for Easter morning.

Weight Watchers Freestyle 0 Point Food List

Weight Watchers Freestyle 0 Point Food List


In December of 2017, Weight Watchers launched a new plan called Freestyle. The Weight Watchers Freestyle plan still uses SmartPoints, but it now lowers your allotted SmartPoints. While this might seem like a scary thing, it's not at all! With the new Weight Watchers Freestyle Plan, there are OVER 200 foods that are 0 Point Foods! Even though there are over 200 foods on the 0 Point Food List, that does not mean that you can eat as much of them as you would like. You still want to make sure that you are eating appropriate sized portions and eating foods that have points assigned to them.

Flower Pot Fairy Garden

Flower Pot Fairy Garden


You may have wanted to try making your own fairy garden, but don’t have the time or energy to come up with something grand and complex. Well the good news is, you don’t have to! You can make your own miniature fairy garden version in nothing more than a flower pot. Take a look below at how we created this flower pot fairy garden, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.

Weight Watchers Casseroles & Bake Recipes

Weight Watchers Casseroles & Bake Recipes

If you are following Weight Watchers, you might be looking for some new recipes to try out with your family. Casseroles and bakes are always a great idea because there are so many different ways to do them! Check these out and get them added into your menu rotation! 

Dollar Store DIY: Personalized Princess Nightlight

Dollar Store DIY: Personalized Princess Nightlight

If you have a little princess in your home, why not make her a personalized princess nightlight? We whipped up this example here in just minutes and for just $2! A trip to your local dollar store is all it takes, so take a peek below at how you can get started. This is an easy and inexpensive craft your little princess is sure to love.


Easy Art Glass Yard Décor

Easy Art Glass Yard Décor


Catch the rays of the sun and make your whole yard glow when you make this easy art glass yard décor piece. Using just a few materials you can make your own art glass yard décor piece, certain to catch the sun and reflect a fun and rainbow like light all over! Take a look at how we crafted one in just minutes. The final product is colorful fun for just pennies.

Items to Grab on Amazon That Will Help You on Your Weight Loss Journey



Items to Grab on Amazon That Will Help You on Your Weight Loss Journey 


If you are following the new Weight Watchers Freestyle Plan, there are some other products on Amazon that you can grab to help you on your journey! Sticking within your points and drinking enough water each day is a very important factor in your journey with Weight Watchers. If you are unable to get to the gym, you can also grab some awesome exercise options for home from this list!

DIY: Game Day Bunting Banner



Dollar Store DIY: Game Day Bunting Banner


In just a few weeks the “big game” will be on, and everyone will gather around their televisions to watch two football teams battle it out, not to mention all of the great commercials! If you are having friends or family over for the big game, you may be looking for some frugal game day décor. This year, look no further than you local dollar store. For just $2, we were able to create the game day bunting banner you see below! Want to know how to make one? Take a look.

Instant Pot Weight Watchers Dinner or Lunch Recipes


Instant Pot Weight Watchers Dinner or Lunch Recipes


If you are following Weight Watchers and want to try out some delicious recipes in your Instant Pot, these recipes would be great to try with your family! These Delicious Instant Pot Weight Watchers Recipes are perfect for dinner or lunch! Many of them can be made and then used for meal prep to help you stick with your points each day! 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!

How to Make Your Own Cloth Baby Wipes



Baby on a Budget: How to Make Your Own Cloth Baby Wipes

While you may have heard that cloth baby diapers are all the rage, you may not have heard that cloth baby wipes are quickly gaining steam as well! Cloth baby wipes are a great substitution to expensive and harsh paper wipes, plus they are a bonus for our already suffering planet. When you choose cloth wipes over paper wipes, you can easily save hundreds of dollars a year. Since baby supplies are already quite pricey, this is a great way to cut your expenses and enjoy your baby on a budget. To find out more, take a look below for a comprehensive overview on how to make your own baby wipes. You don’t have to be a super crafty queen or invest in a great amount of supplies to do so. You just need a few simple ingredients and you will be well on your way. Take a look!

DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub + FREE Printable Labels

DIY Cucumber Mint Body Scrub


If you suffer from dry skin in the winter, this is a great body scrub that you can make to get your skin back to being smooth. It's easy to make and also makes a great gift idea for friends and family.

DIY: Kisses in a Jar Crafts for Kids

DIY Kisses in a Jar Crafts for Kids


Finding unique and frugal Valentine’s Day crafts for kids can be tricky, with the same ideas done over and over. This Valentine’s Day craft however is a fun one that the kids as well as your budget will enjoy.

Using just a few basic supplies, you can create this Kisses in a Jar craft for kids in just minutes. Gift this jar to family or friends who live near or far, so that when they need a little kiss all they need to do is open it and feel the love. Take a look below at how simple it is for you and your children to make one of your own.

Dollar Store DIY: Valentine’s Day Cupcake Lights



Dollar Store DIY: Valentine’s Day Cupcake Lights


Who doesn’t love an easy and inexpensive craft? These simple Valentine’s Day cupcake lights are so easy to make, so sweet to display, and so easy on your wallet! With just a few dollar store supplies, you can make a set of your own and add some glow to your Valentine’s Day décor. Take a peek below and get inspired, as the season for sweethearts is almost here!

Delicious Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes



Delicious Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes 


If you are using Weight Watchers to get yourself on a healthier path of living, you might be on the search for some great breakfast recipes! I love to have quick things planned or easy things to make so that my mornings run smooth. I've rounded up some Delicious Weight Watchers Breakfast Recipes that you can use to help plan your meals as well. Depending on which Weight Watchers plan you are following, you might need to recalculate the points on some of these recipes. You can also pick fruits from the 0 Point Food List to make these breakfast ideas even more filling!


How To Plant a Container Garden in 10 Easy Steps



How To Plant a Container Garden in 10 Easy Steps

Some times, a full sized garden is just not going to work for you. It might be that you don’t have a large plot of land, or it might be that you live in a rental house, apartment, or condo. In our case, we just don’t get enough sunlight in our yard. Thick trees cover our landscaping and cast shade all over our yard, leaving just a few small patches of land that get consistent sun during the course of the day. Because we didn’t want to give up gardening entirely, we decided to look into container gardening as an option. Guess what? It works perfectly for us! Using container gardening (which is essentially just a small garden in a pot or other container) we were able to take advantage of the small sun spots in the yard and make our little container garden grow! If this sounds like something that may work for you, take a look at how to plant a container garden
in 10 easy steps!

How Do Points Work on Weight Watchers? {Plus Answers to Your FAQ About Points!}



How Do Points Work on Weight Watchers?


When you first start Weight Watchers, there can be a lot of questions that come up as you are learning the program. You are learning to understand how points work, how to stick to your daily points, how to make better food choices for yourself, and many other things. Weight Watchers is NOT a diet, but a lifestyle and that's why it works for me. It is not about giving up all of the "bad" things, but about learning portion control and moderation. In this post, we are going to go over different types of points that are in the Weight Watchers Freestyle Program as well as some of the Frequently Asked Questions that you have about the different points!

How to Score the Ultimate Flea Market Finds



How to Score the Ultimate Flea Market Finds

With all of the fun flea market and thrifting shows out these days, it is no wonder everyone has been bitten by the bug to go out and find some treasures! After all, you never know what sort of treasure is waiting for you, buried somewhere deep among the junk. If you ever wanted to hop in the car and spend a day on the flea market trail, but just not sure how to get started, take a peek below at tips for how to score the ultimate flea market finds! Even if you are a newbie, these tips will help you look like a pro that a seller will see coming from a mile away. Knowing how to score the ultimate flea market finds can help you snag the goodies you have been wanting
at a price people will be jealous over. Take a look!

10 Ways to Score Garden Freebies

10 Ways to Score Garden Freebies


If you are planting a garden this growing season, you probably have spent hours perusing the aisles of your local gardening center. Don’t you just wish you could buy it all? But the reality is, gardening can be quite expensive if you are not careful. The cost of plants, mulch, pest repellants, décor, fencing, and more can all cost you big bucks, which then defeats the purpose of planning a garden out of necessity. So what does a gardener do? Luckily, you don’t have to consider not planting a garden this year. Instead, why not seek out garden freebies? This time of year they are everywhere, you just need to know where to look for them. Below, we have done the leg work for you (save your legs for pulling weeds!) and found 10 ways to score garden freebies. These methods are easy, and best of all, free!

DIY: Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

DIY Olive Oil Sugar Scrub

Whether you are looking for a great gift in a jar idea or just want a way to banish dry winter skin, this olive oil sugar scrub is for you! Made of a few simple ingredients, this scrub is not only easy to make but quite frugal too! Take a look below at how you can whip up a batch in just minutes, and in no time be enjoying all of the benefits that olive oil and sugar have to offer!

DIY Valentine’s Day Love Bugs

DIY Valentine’s Day Love Bugs


Kids love getting crafty around the Valentine’s Day season. It is a great way for them to stay active and create something they can give to someone they love. This year, give these easy peasy Valentine’s Day Love Bugs a try. They are so simple to make and can be whipped up using just a few simple dollar store supplies. Take a peek below at how you can make your own Valentine’s Day Love Bugs. They are one kind of bug you will be tickled to see all over your home!


Meditation for Beginners

Meditation for Beginners

Meditation is a way to connect with yourself, release stress from a hectic day, or to totally relax. It can actually calm your nervous system to decrease stress and anxiety.

To begin, you need to set aside a specific time to meditate. Make it a ritual. Pick a place with no distractions. If you meditate in the morning it might be quieter and your mind will be clearer. Meditating in the evening before getting into bed will help you relax, sleep better, and wake up feeling refreshed.

Weight Watchers Sweet Treats




Weight Watchers Sweet Treats 


Weight Watchers is a great program to get yourself on the path to healthier eating! My favorite thing about Weight Watchers is that you do not have to deprive yourself of anything. For me personally, sweets and carbs are my weakness! To help myself and anyone else that is doing Weight Watchers, I've rounded up a few of my favorite Weight Watchers sweet treats into one post! These are sure to hit the sweet spot for you!