Large living rooms are great for big families and parties. There’s plenty of space for everyone to stretch out, play games, watch movies, and more. But decorating a large living room isn’t always fun, easy, or affordable. That’s where we come in! Check out our best tips for decorating a large living room on a budget.Read Story
Whether you feel obligated to buy for every distant family member, or you can’t resist the pull of once-a-year-only sales, overspending is not uncommon during the holidays. The sights, smells, and overall jolliness come together in a chorus of, “Tis the season to splurge!” According to results from a 2017 poll by American Consumer Credit Counseling, 63 percent of people reported feeling “a lot” or “some” financial strain over holiday shopping.
This year, follow these tips to help curb the urge to overspend and instead enjoy the season without the stress.
Looking for an easy DIY Halloween costume the whole family can wear? These homemade spaghetti-and-meatball costumes are fun for all ages. Best of all? They cost around $10 for each parent-and-child pair if you already have the red T-shirts.
Packing school lunches five days a week can be a daunting task, from finding foods kids will eat to ensuring a healthy balance that isn’t boring. Those meals can also take a huge bite out of your grocery budget, especially if you have more than one child.
Here are five simple tips to help you create lunches that make the grade without breaking the bank.
For apartment dwellers or homeowners without reasonable yard space, an indoor garden is an easy way to get your green-thumb fix. Even better, there are a number of plants that can be grown inside year-round, regardless of the temperature outside.
Whether you fill the containers with herbs, an assortment of indoor plants, or drought-friendly succulents, this modern hanging garden will add a beautiful, fresh touch of green to any wall. Best of all, it costs less than $20 to make. Read Story
There’s soccer madness. And then there’s soccer madness — the kind that takes over every four years for four weeks straight, giving you all the soccer thrills you can handle (and some you can’t).
Throwing a game-watching party — or two or three — during this time is essential, even for the most casual of fans. Lucky for you, we can help with the party planning. From soccer ball snack skewers to easy soccer ball cookies, here are a few of our favorite ideas to help you score the honor of best DIY party host.
Whether it’s games, toys, homework, or art supplies, your kids’ stuff can quickly overrun your home. (Who hasn’t stepped on a Lego in the living room?) The quest to conquer this clutter can feel like a never-ending Groundhog Day, looping endlessly into oblivion. If you’ve already tried various toy boxes and bins, it’s time to consider some overlooked areas of your home for tidy inspiration.
With all of the ways our mobile devices have made life easier, perhaps the best is the endless options of apps. Whether you’re hailing rides, sharing photos, playing games, managing your money, tracking miles, or managing your RAC account, there’s an app for that.
Although useful (like finding your car in the parking lot) and fun (scoring a personal best in Candy Crush), most apps don’t provide anything you can actually hold in your hands — until now. From ice cream and hamburgers to slushies and smoothies, the following apps (available for iOS and Android) prove there is such a thing as a free lunch.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and we have just the DIY gift to make Mom’s day: a handmade, personalized vase. With air-dry clay and the basic pinch-pot method, it’s easy to make. After you’re done, just fill with flowers, and you’re good to go. We don’t know what’s better — the thoughtfulness of the gift, or the joy it will bring Mom.
Ah, summer: It’s the time for pool parties, backyard BBQs, movie nights with family and friends, and pretty much any other excuse you can think of to have people over. It’s also a great time to freshen up your home before said guests arrive.
But the price tag on a quick upgrade doesn’t have to be as high as those summer temperatures. Instead, kick off the season with a new look by trying one of these of-the-moment summer decorating trends that are as easy as they are affordable.