10 DIY Wedding Gifts

Attending weddings can get CRAZY expensive! So here are 10 DIY ideas to make your gifts more special AND save you some cash!

With the arrival of June comes the arrival of the unofficial “wedding season.” The summer months are a very busy time for weddings. People seem to want to have their weddings during the warmer months. And if you know a lot of people getting married in the same year, those warmer months can quickly become very expensive for you. With that in mind, creating wedding gifts on your own just might be the solution to keeping your budget in check. Here are 10 DIY wedding gifts that you can feel

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Slow Cooker Ribs

You don't need a smoker to have AWESOME ribs! These Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs will fit the bill when you're in the mood for some fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs.

You don’t need a smoker to have AWESOME ribs! These Slow Cooker Ribs will fit the bill when you’re in the mood for some fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs. Only a few ingredients and 4 hours in the slow cooker will make your family VERY happy! You don’t have to use baby back ribs, but I like them better than country style, and they seem to fit into the slow cooker a little easier. Some recipes just call for BBQ sauce, but the paprika, pepper and garlic really kick these up

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Grab and Go Summer Bags – Save you Time and Money!

Looking to make more time for FUN this summer! These 7 Grab and go Summer Bags are a game changer for your schedule!

Part of the fun of summer is being really spontaneous, accepting last minute invites, and going on random adventures!  This can be hard to do if it requires packing, your stuff is all over the house, laundry has fallen off the priority list, etc.  Pre-packing a few grab and go bags is one way you can prepare for last minute fun and then be ready to say yes to anything! Before you start your bags, make up a few “kits” you can pre-pack for all of the bags you make.

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Slow Cooker Paprika Chicken

This Slow Cooker Chicken Paprika isn't your normal type of dump-it-in-the-crockpot recipe. Fall off the bone drumsticks, potatoes, carrots and a sour cream gravy - this recipe is PACKED with flavors and texture.

This Slow Cooker Chicken Paprika isn’t your normal type of dump-it-in-the-crockpot recipe. Fall off the bone drumsticks, potatoes, carrots and a sour cream gravy – this recipe is PACKED with flavors and texture. It’s a new hit in our house! Like most “dump” recipes, it really doesn’t get much easier than this. Just throw the ingredients in, turn it on and get on with your day. This meal has the sides and vegetables mixed right in – so it’s truly a one-dish meal. Peel and chop up the carrots to

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5 Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites *PLUS Natural Camping Spray Recipe*

Having mosquito problems this summer? Here are 5 Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites (that actually work) PLUS a natural camping spray recipe!!

Summertime is almost synonymous with outdoor fun.  If you spend any time outside, then you’ll know that mosquitoes love summer, too.  Here are some quick tips for how to avoid bug bites this summer. 1.) Remove Standing Water Mosquitoes live and breed around bodies of water.  Get rid of their habitats by dumping any water out of kiddie pools and emptying extra water from potted plants.  You should also check any low-lying areas of your yard or campsite where water could collect.  Finally, check any drains or gutters to make

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Inexpensive DIY Bug Collecting Kit

There’s no time to get bored in summer when you put together this inexpensive and super fun DIY bug collecting kit! And every item is only $1!

There’s no time to get bored in summer when you put together this inexpensive and super fun DIY bug collecting kit.  I gathered all the supplies from Dollar Tree.  That means each item is only ONE DOLLAR!  You might even have some of these items in your home already. This would also be a great gift idea for someone that loves to collect bugs and explore! Here’s what we use for hours of fun exploring the outdoors and investigating crawly critters. Posters and Coloring Books We like to color and

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Don’t Let a Storm Make you Broke – 5 tips to help you prepare for the next storm!

You might not think of storm preparation as a top frugal tip. But it should be! If you're not prepared in any way, then you could wind up paying A LOT of money if a storm damages your home. Save by following these 4 EASY tips!

One early evening last July, a 4-minute freak storm passed though my town. I am in Upstate New York mind you, with almost zero risk for tornadoes… but there were ridiculous wind gusts that lasted only 4 minutes and left half of my city without power for a week – including my house. My brother lost half his roof, and 2 gigantic maple trees in my in-laws’ backyard were felled. Just last week (11 months later) we finally finished cleaning up their backyard from the storm. Thank God no one was

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