Category: Frugal Tips and Tricks

DIY Old Fashioned Cornbread Mix Recipe

Corn Bread Mix

Although in Atlanta now, I moved here from New Orleans. Most of my family still lives there. While known for its fabulous food, some of the absolute best is the simplest.  One of my favorites is red beans and rice.  In Louisiana, if it’s Monday, it’s red beans and rice […] Read more…

10 Cool Nail Art Tricks to Create Designer Nails

  Fancy tips are all the rage right now and fingernails2go.com has collected some simple ideas to dress yours up at home. No need to hit the salon! If you thought  cellophane tape was just for wrapping presents think again!  Paint your nails with a base color and let it […] Read more…

Homemade Dried Onion Soup Mix

Onion-Soup-Mix

I needed a dip to serve Sunday night and my go-to onion soup packet was nowhere in sight. Man, that stuff has become a crutch in my kitchen.  Meatloaf, stews, pot roast, hamburgers, potatoes, chicken, chili, gravy, veggies…oh my gosh! There has to be a healthier, easier, more dependable way […] Read more…

Take a European Vacation Without Blowing The Budget

  Travelers have cited Europe as their most desirable destination for years. The reasons are simple. There are so many countries to visit in such close proximity that you can literally travel from country to country in hours.  Nowhere else in the world do so many cultures converge in such […] Read more…

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Homemade Vanilla Extract

While I am perfectly aware that it’s only July, I also know that I’d like to give my friends Homemade Vanilla Extract for Christmas this year.  It doesn’t necessarily take six months to make, but the longer is sits, the richer the flavor.   About three years ago, I was […] Read more…

Flipp Saves You Time and Money When You Shop #FlippFoodChallenge

I was compensated by Flipp to test this app, but the opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. I’m all about saving money when I shop. I try to be frugal and have a great list of things I don’t pay for anymore.  My family does what it can to […] Read more…

10 Tips for Shopping at Home Goods (Guest Post) #DailyDoseofDesign

While my daughter and I are travelling, I’m very fortunate that my friend Adriana from Daily Dose of Design  has agreed to be a guest writer on the Nest during the month of May.  You’ll really enjoy her tips, recipes and fabulous “designer eye”! Be sure to visit and connect with her on […] Read more…

More Organics in Your Life, No Matter Your Budget

When hearing the phrase “living more organically”, many people picture a modern day homesteader building their own home from recycled materials, living without electricity, growing their own food free of pesticides and chemicals, and raising their own meat. While this is a good option for some, and I do a […] Read more…

Herb Your Enthusiam – Growing Your Own Herbs, Their Flavors and Uses

A well-stocked kitchen can transform fresh ingredients into delicious meals that please all the senses. There are no better ingredients to have on hand than herbs.  Growing herbs indoors is an easy way to bring the feeling of spring into your home throughout the year. Here are some tips that can help […] Read more…

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Syrup: The #PumpkinFest Series

Pumpkin-Spice-Syrup-Pumpkin-Fest-Series

    The Autumnal Equinox.  The word equinox comes from the Latin words for “equal night.” The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the Sun crosses the celestial equator.  From here on out, the temperatures begin to drop and the days start to get shorter than […] Read more…

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