Spring Planting: Budget Gardening Tip

As the temperatures begin to rise, it’s time to start thinking about your garden. Whether it’s a few pots on the terrace or balcony, or several yards of dirt in your backyard, you can start planning and planting now. Starting plants from seed is more economical than purchasing already started plants, and is a good […]

Make Brown Sugar: Budget Grocery Tip

Brown sugar is a staple in many baking recipes, but did you know you can make it yourself at home? It’s quick, easy and more natural to make your own brown sugar, using ingredients most likely already in your pantry. You’ll need: 1 cup white sugar 1-2 Tbsp. molasses (1 Tbsp. for light brown sugar […]

Kids Tee Shirts on Sale at Barefoot Kids:  Daily Deal

The Deal: Select kids t-shirts on sale at Barefoot Kids The Lowdown: Pick up green t-shirts and onesies for baby in the clearance center at Barefoot Kids. These 100% heavyweight organic cotton shirts are made with a special clay-dyeing process and utilize unbleached cotton fabric. Select styles are now only $17 – $18 each. Each […]

Frost Dates: Budget Gardening Tip

Before you start planting, consider the frost date for your growing zone. (Click here to access the USDA Hardiness Zone Map to determine your city or region’s growing zone.) Frost dates are based on historical data compiled by the United States Department of Agriculture. The probability of frost or freeze is greatly affected by elevation, […]

Tires into Playgrounds: Recycle This

We first learned about recycled tires being used in playgrounds from a daycare provider. Her home was a veritable playground for children. Tiny tables and chairs filled the kitchen, colorful little sleeping mats were piled neatly in the corner of the living room. And the backyard! What we wouldn’t have done to have a playground […]

Keri Long Lasting Hand Cream with Vitamin E: Product Review

What: Robin plunks down $4.99 with hopes of salvaging her dry hands with Keri Long Lasting Hand Cream with Vitamin E. The Lowdown: Truth be told, hand cream is not the sexiest thing on the market. It’s hand cream. Most of the time, you can even get by with a dollop of body lotion. But […]