If you are anything like me, you have magazines everywhere. I have stacks and stacks around my house and it makes my OCD twitch. I don't want to spend the $10 for the lovely magazine holders that places like Target sell, even though they would control my chaos. Instead, I decided to come up with something that was not only frugal, but a little green as well. Repurposed Magazine Holders Enter ... Read More about Crafting with Crunchy: Repurposed Magazine Holders
I love the smell of a freshly, cleaned house. I will have to admit that I keep Glade in business. So the other day I thought why not try to make my own carpet cleaning powder. Even couponing, I can usually get Glade for about $1 a bottle, but then there is the problem with all the extra packaging that comes from continually buying new bottles. Making my own, I can keep reusing the same bottle over ... Read More about Homemade Carpet Cleaner Powder
I love decorating my new home, but as most of you know it can get really expensive pretty quickly. Shoot, most matting and framing can cost at least $60 depending on the size and the frame you choose. I recently went to a conference, and found this amazing fairy picture that I just had to have! The artist was selling the prints for $3 each or you could get one with a frame for $75. Way to ... Read More about Cheap Photo Framing and Matting for Under $10!
Pancakes and waffles are a delicious and frugal way to feed your family! We even have them for dinner on occasion. My kids think "breakfast for dinner" is the neatest thing ever. To make these an even better treat, make them into fun shapes or use a shaped waffle iron. My in-laws gave us this great Mickey Mouse waffle iron for the holidays, and my kids can't get enough of the Mickey Mouse ... Read More about Delicious Homemade Pancakes Recipes
Chocolate Covered Strawberries Every year, I have always received chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine's Day. The cost of these tasty treats has steadily risen and they are expensive!! This year, I thought I would try to make these tasty treats for myself. I decided to make them as gifts for my mother and mother-in-law as well. The best part is I made all of these for under $20 ... Read More about Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Maple Syrup Chicken Wings Once a week, we have a fun family night where we enjoy a movie, watch a sports game, play game boards. Everyone looks forward to this night and to the snacks I cook. Our favorite party snacks are chicken wings... Each week we try a different recipe but all the family loves this sweet and sticky variant: maple syrup chicken wings. The maple syrup adds flavor and ... Read More about Maple Syrup Chicken Wings
Pin It Let me start by saying I know a Disney vacation is never going to be cheap. It costs money to go, even if you live within driving distance. Tickets Never cheap, but sometimes free, tickets to Disneyland can be tough to find a good discount on. In 2009 and 2010, Disney Parks did a promotion allowing you to get a free ticket by doing something. In 2009, if you went on your EXACT birthday, ... Read More about Saving money on your next DisneyLand Trip
I love to bake!! Something about being in the kitchen that brings me back to Sunday afternoons in the kitchen with my Mom! I thought I would share one of my favorite recipes that I make, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!! Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins You will need: 2-3 mashed ripe bananas 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup melted butter 1/4 cup milk 1 1/2 cups flour ... Read More about Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins!
You guy know I am the queen of easy and delicious meals. I dabble outside that comfort zone from time to time, but not with this crazy easy baked ziti. It's mouth wateringly, cheesy (is that even a thing?). Plus, it's crazy easy that the kids could learn to make it too (think breaks for mommy). Trust me you are gonna want to pin this recipe! Easy Baked Ziti This recipe is great because you ... Read More about Crazy Easy Baked Ziti
There is no other way better to used over ripened bananas than Chocolate Chip Banana Bread! My family can never get enough of the stuff. This time, I made my banana bread and I decided to add a little Crunchy twist to the good old family favorite! I added chocolate chips and light brown sugar topping that gave this fabulous bread a succulent crumbly, sweet topping! It was fabulous. The best part ... Read More about Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Crumble