4 Money-Saving Tips For Summer Parties And Picnics

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Summer is a great time of the year to enjoy some fresh air and some good company. That makes it the perfect season to throw a party!

There are a lot of ways that you can do this, but with food, drinks, and decorations, hosting your friends and family can get expensive. I’m finding this out firsthand, as I plan a picnic to celebrate my college graduation.

Fortunately, I’ve come up with some ideas to cut costs, and I think they could be helpful for any picnic or party. Here are four ways I plan to save.…

Money-Saving Tips For Hair Product Junkies

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I got my hair relaxed for the first time when I started elementary school. For the next 13 years, my family spent time, money, and effort chemically straightening my curls. I simply thought it was part of overall hygiene and hair care—every two months, burn those fuzzy roots into submission!

By the time I was a senior in high school, my poor strands were fried and limp. I’d spend time, money, and effort to add volume back into my hair. “Wait a minute,” I thought. “Why am I doing this—don’t I naturally have curly hair? Aren’t I, ya know, genetically predisposed to voluminous hair?”…

Delicious DIY Skincare With Common Kitchen Ingredients

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Last week, Brigit shared several ways to care for our hair and skin during the brutal winter months. What really caught my eye were her DIY suggestions—common kitchen ingredients that remedy many winter woes. Our skin is the largest organ we have! It deserves some TLC, right?

Below are my staple, inexpensive do-it-yourself recipes for maintaining soft skin and hair when the weather outside is frightful (I couldn’t help myself).…

5 Ways Pinterest Helps You Throw The Best Party Ever! … On the Cheap

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Memorial Day weekend is a great time to throw a party. Grilling, parades, and maybe even swimming in the pool all spell a great time.

If you host your own extravaganza, it can get pretty pricey.There are, however, lots of ways to throw a great party on the cheap. Here are some ideas I found on Pinterest to ensure your red, white, and blue party budget doesn’t get too red.…

The Best Times To Find Clothes, Candy, And More On Sale

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This past weekend, my cousin and I went to the mall to chat. Of course, while we walked and talked, we skimmed the clearance racks—and found some amazing deals.

Long-sleeve shirts for $3; pea coats, fuzzy boots, and glitter heels for less than $15; and clearance clothing 40% off its marked-down price! At Charlotte Russe, I bought a pair of black, pleather boots that were originally $42.50 for just $10.

So, how do you find amazing deals like these?…

(A Little More Than) 5 Mother’s Day Gifts For Under $5 On eBay

If your macaroni art is this good, your mother will probably make an exception.
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Mother’s Day is coming up quick and, for a lot of us, that means stress over our wallet as well as what to get her.

If your mom is anything like mine, her interests are not only broad, but also changing rapidly (mine wanted a welding kit a few Christmases ago). Lucky for us, there are a lot of great things for mothers of various interests on eBay for cheap.…

5 April Fool’s Day Tricks For Under $5 On eBay

I know covering someone's stuff in tin foil is supposed to be a practical joke, but I think this looks pretty cool. Do it for me please?
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April Fool’s Day is a time of hilarity and whimsy, a time of laughs –and a time of getting back at people you secretly don’t like and calling it celebrating. While these cheap buys won’t allow you to hoax all of Britain into thinking there’s a spaghetti bush or people in Alaska that a dormant volcano is about to erupt, they allow for some pretty good pranks for under five dollars.…