Top Marriage Secrets from Successful and Happy Couples


As a soon-to-be bride, I’m constantly looking up to couples who have been together for years and are still so deeply in love. These kinds of relationships are truly admirable in this divorce-happy world we live in. Though there may not be one secret ingredient for a long-lasting happy marriage, there are definitely some common ... read more

7 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use Dish Soap


Dish soap may be sitting by your kitchen sink, ready to go battle with dirty dishes, but there are many other things in your home that could benefit from the magical powers of dish soap. Let’s take a look at 7 unexpected ways to use this stuff: Eliminate Grease Stains: remove grease stains from clothing, ... read more

You’ve Been Making Mashed Potatoes Wrong All Your Life


When you make mashed potatoes, are you just choosing any old potatoes, cooking them unti you can pierce them with a knife, then mashing them in a food processor? If you’re doing any of these things, then Chow thinks that you’re doing it all wrong. To make perfect, creamy mashed potatoes, you need to use ... read more

Unexpected Secret Weapon That Makes Stainless Steel Shine


Having trouble getting your stainless steel appliances (specifically your sink) to shine without the aid of store-bought cleaners? Try this easy trick from Apartment Therapy that will make your appliances look like new for just a few pennies: After cleaning your sink with a paste of baking soda and warm water, dry the sink out ... read more

My Frugal Story: ladylaughs

How did you first become interested in saving money? I was an at-home mom for 16 years with 4 children, 3 of them boys. We live in an area where the cost of living is very high, so it was a challenge to make ends meet. When they were teenagers, I calculated the least expensive, ... read more

Dinner Tonight: Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash


‘Tis the season for winter squashes, and there’s no healthier way to satisfy a pasta craving than with spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is easy enough to make in the oven, but this recipe we found over at Closet Cooking bumps it up a few notches. Basically, you roast your spaghetti squash, make a meat sauce ... read more

Forget Starbucks! Make Pumpkin Spiced Lattes in a Crock Pot


For me, it’s not truly fall until I’ve have something pumpkin-flavored. And pumpkin coffee is so deliciously fall. However, the prices for pumpkin spiced lattes at places like Starbucks are not so delicious. At $4 and $5 a cup, your pumpkin coffee fix can end up being a drain our your wallet. We’ve posted before ... read more

16 Fun Fall Crafts to Make With Your Kids


If you’re trying to find some fun ways to spend time with your kids this fall, then this collection of 16 crafts is for you! There are some great, low-cost, simple ideas here, from healthy edible halloween treats to fun paper bag puppets. Check out some of A Little Craft in Your Day’s best ideas: ... read more

How to Sharpen a Knife with a Coffee Mug


Dull knives may seem less dangerous than sharp ones, but that’s far from the truth. When we use dull knives, we have to exert more pressure to cut food, and the resistance of the food can easily cause that dull knife to go out of control. So when you’re using knives in the kitchen, you ... read more

Uses for Golf Balls?

Have extra golf balls lying around? Or maybe you picked up some extra ones on a course? Either way, what are some creative and useful ways that you can make use of these off the course and away from the driving range? We look forward to hearing your most creative ideas. Thanks for being a ... read more