Have you ever felt like you were spinning your wheels? You know what you need to do to get to progress but you are stuck.
That’s where I am currently at. It’s time to take Pennies Into Pearls to the next level!
Being a mom and wife comes with so many challenges! Today’s post is a bit different from what you might normally find on Pennies Into Pearls. But the topic is so important and I hope that it can help anyone who finds themselves feeling hopeless!
Nick from MormonChannel.org is here to help us out. Thanks Nick for being a guest today!
Trying to meal plan during the holidays can be extra challenging. Especially when you are looking for quick and easy recipes on a budget. How do you know how many meals to plan for when there are so many unexpected parties and get togethers?
The last thing you want to do is plan meals and purchase groceries only to let them all go to waste because you ended up going to your friends house for a last minute Christmas game night.
Throwing birthday parties is one of my very favorite things to do! Having the chance to make one day completely centered around the birthday girl is an opportunity I can’t say no to! Not to mention all the amazing unicorn birthday party ideas on a budget I wanted to share with you guys!
But you know me, being the frugal fabulous lady I am, I have to set a low budget to give myself a challenge!
This might be 99% selfish because this mother’s day gift guide is pretty much a wish list for myself. Although, I do consider myself very qualified in creating this gift guide, as I am a mom myself.
BUT… I figured that if this mama finds joy and excitement in every single one of these items, chances are other moms out there will have the same wish and urge to party when she opens up her gift!
But really, all these gift ideas are perfect for any lady in your life for any gift giving occasions!
Pick any one gift (or several because each is under $25!) from the list and consider yourself moved up to the position of the new favorite.
Imagine yourself at the end of a long day, slipping into a hot bath filled with gentle bubbles softly massaging your skin. Tell me that doesn’t sound like heaven!
Thanks to the brilliant invention of the bath bomb this is now possible at home. The problem with this though, is that bath bombs at the store cash in around $6-$10. EACH!
That is one expensive bath!
BUT GUESS WHAT? How about I show you how to make bath bombs? How about I show you how to make an entire batch of DIY bath bombs for less than $3 total!
Did you see my post a few days ago about me taking apart 20 pallets? That was a lot of work!
Luckily it paid off big time! Not only was I able to make six large raised planter beds but I have had a nice supply a beautiful wood to feed a few projects over the last year.
This easy project I am going to be sharing today has been something I have had in my mind for a while now and decided to put into action a few weeks ago!
When decorating my home I am finding that I love the look of distressed wood. I also love using family photos to add a little love. Cheesy but true! Put the two ideas together and here you have my new priceless pallet picture holder.
Completely blank sits a white wall in my kitchen, just begging for a bulletin board.
I first thought, “Cool, I’ll just go buy a piece of cork board and put fabric over it, call it good.” Well, turns out cork board is not that cheap.
Plan B, keep my eyes open for an old bulletin board to refinish. Turns out, it didn’t take me long to find one at a local thrift store.
Best part, I bought it for only $2! After purchasing the board, fabric, and tacks, I spent total about $8. Not bad at all for a completely custom bulletin board!
How much did you spend on the last party you threw? Seriously! How much total do you think you spent on the party? Just take a guess!
Got a number?
Okay, now add $100 to that and that is how much money you actually spent! Most people don’t realize how much they actually spend on a party.
Throwing a party really doesn’t need to cost much money at all! You can look at this darling party I threw for my daughter’s 5th birthday or this construction themed party I threw for my little guy’s 3rd b-day. Both parties I did for around $50 each!
That’s it! That includes food, decorations, party favors, it covers it all!
But today I want to show you what I did to throw a little Christmas party using supplies from the Dollar Tree!