Category: Frugal Living Tips
Enter for a chance to win a Napa Valley / 34th America’s Cup Getaway!
Snap a photo of how the Napa Valley (the wines, the people, the cuisine, the place) has inspired an unexpected summer story… wherever you are.
Just “LIKE” their facebook page and then follow the instructions. Ends on July 15th! Good Luck!
Make a Fun 4th of July Popsicle Stick Craft! I found this great craft on Popsicle® Newsletter
This festive flag is a whole new way to wear red, white and blue. Get creative — anything’s possible with Popsicle®!
(First 2 steps are optional) as you could use craft sticks.
HOW TO MAKE IT
Step 1: Eat 8 delicious Popsicle® pops (yum!).
Step 2: Laugh at all the jokes on the Popsicle® sticks!
Step 3: Paint 4 of the Popsicle® sticks red, 4 of them white and 2 of them blue. Let dry.
Step 4: Cut the blue Popsicle® sticks in half.
Step 5: Arrange the Popsicle® sticks in a rectangle and glue together, layering the blue sticks on top in the left-hand corner.
Step 6: Cut star shapes out of white paper, glue onto sticks, and let dry.
Make Patriotic Cake Pops for Fourth of July!
Don’t these look delicious for the Fourth of July?!! These are sure to be a hit at any gathering!
Learn how to make them HERE at Party City!
Check out this fun American Flag Fruit Tray using sliced bananas and strawberries with blueberries in the corner.
This would make a cute addition to any Fourth of July party!
Frugal Tips & Tricks for Getting Your Backyard Ready for Summer Fun!
Summer is just about here which means is your backyard ready for summer fun? Just as we spring clean inside the house, we can often neglect the outside especially our backyard. That picture is of my brother’s yard and his wife does a wonderful job of maintaining it. It’s absolutely gorgeous with all the landscaping and her pool. She also uses many frugal tips to help get her yard and pool ready each summer for outdoor entertaining!
I was extremely fortunate to interview Sarah Saucedo from Thrifty Decor Chick Blog! She has amazing tips and I also have embedded a video of our phone interview below! She is such a sweetheart and she also has a gorgeous house with many of the projects that she did herself including her own backyard!
Sprucing up your outdoor space doesn’t have to break the bank. I have done very small things like nice outdoor planters with plants that need very little maintenance. Also, learn which plants are right for your area and if you have a certain amount of sun or shade. The front of my house gets lots of shade so I planted cast iron plants, holly ferns, and for color caladiums. Very easy to grow and they multiply. It’s pretty but I’m not out in the hot sun slaving away in my yard. I only have to do some pruning and dividing (cast iron plants will multiply) about twice a year.
Simple things can make a HUGE difference like spray paint or just cleaning! Watch this amazing video to learn more of her great tips!
Some of Sarah’s tips will include:
- Maintain what you already have – find out how to keep your existing outdoor furniture looking fresh and new all season long, how to remove clutter effectively and maintain your area
- Set the mood – décor doesn’t have to be expensive. Sarah will teach you how to use lighting and cheap table settings to up the festivity level
- Let outdoor items perform double duty – use planters as food stations, buckets at fire places, and other creative fixes to maximize space and function
- And much, much more!