DIY Energizing Citrus Hand & Body Scrub

diy energizing citrus hand and body scrub

I love a nice body scrub. What I don't like are ingredients I can't pronounce nor easily identify.  I do love some fresh scents- and citrus is one of the scents I love best.  It's energizing, it's refreshing, and not to "girly" for the men in my house.  We had a Mom's Club playdate this ...

American Standard Portsmouth Vanity & Americast Bathtub

american standard portsmouth vanity

When we started thinking about redoing our bathroom, which is our only full bath, we knew we had to maximize our tiny space and also minimize spending.  This is not usually an easy thing to do when looking at remodeling your home.  We really wanted a cast iron tub- for the heat retention and for ...

Dremel Tools- Find anything Pinterest-ing lately?

dremel 8220

I have a GREAT idea for an unexpected and awesome gift for your favorite Pinterest-obsessed friend or family member (OR yourself...)... give the gift of DREMEL!  I won't lie, when I think of tools, I almost always think of my husband. Or of how tools are made for hands larger than my own.  But that's ...

Closetmaid saved the day (in the closet)

cubeicals

In doing our  bathroom makeover, we had to rob the girls' closet of some space, in order to install some built in shelving for much-needed bathroom storage.  While their closet is a fairly good sized one for a child's bedroom, it also has to house all of the clothing for both of my girls, and ...

Moen Lighting & Shower Curtain Rods

moen curved shower rod chrome rothbury bath lighting chrome

Rothbury Bath Lighting in Chrome We chose this bathroom lighting for it's sleek design, timeless finish and we felt like it was the perfect size for our bathroom- not too big and not too small, but offers great lighting for the mirror and vanity area, which was desperately needed.  I also like that it easy fits ...

Yankee Candle Fall Gift Pack Giveaway!

yankee candle scents fall 2012

It's time for another amazing Mavens of Money giveaway! We are giving one of our fabulous readers the chance to win something that everyone will love — a Yankee Candle Fall Gift Pack with a value of $112! The Yankee Candle Fall 2012 line includes four new fragrances that are inspired by the beauty of nature ...

Delta Lahara TempAssure® 17T Series Tub and Shower Trim (Giveaway)

Lahara TempAssure® 17T Series Tub and Shower Trim

Obviously once we chose our bathtub and decided on what we wanted to go up for walls around the tub for this bathroom remodel, we needed to select a Shower/Tub  trim kit. We chose the Delta's Lahara TempAssure® 17T Series Tub and Shower Trim (ARV $384.35) for many reasons- after asking around and researching, it came up ...

Our bathroom remodel (introduction)

small 1946 bathroom

When we bought our home just over 7 years ago, we knew the only full bath needed to be redone.  Outdated, poor quality product covering a cast iron tub and tiles from 1946 that were likely not in great condition-we knew whenever we did the bathroom, it would be an enourmous job.  After years of ...

Kids Frugal Fun-Family Hand Print Art

family hand print art

Each week Momondealz bring us  a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. My boys are growing so quickly and I just love hand print art so this week I decided to make Family Hand Print Art using corkboard and the kids' hands. Just a side note, Momondealz said she laminates as much as she can when doing ...

I need a Backyard Oasis #SummerwithSears (Giveaway)

playtown

We have a wonderful backyard.  It's large, we have a pool, a large patio, and a ton of room to have a large garden, blueberry bushes, and a great play area for the kids. But our backyard is far from an oasis (so far).  The patio needs to be redone (eventually) and honestly, it's frequently got ...