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Kids love novelty, but there are only so many new toys a family’s budget can afford. And why buy plastic junk when you can make your own amusement? DIY Network Not only do the kiddos get new things to play with, they also learn some useful skills in the process and emerge with a satisfying sense of accomplishment. Here are some of the best DIY kids’ projects the...

In honor of National Animal Day, we bring you nooks for your pets! Do you love sharing your home with your pet so much you would customize pet nooks for sleeping or eating? You might be surprised how many people do it! And, if you’re craving some extra storage space at home, or just wanting to get those pet beds or food dishes out of the way, you’re going...

Alternative Titles: 7 Spooktacular DIY Halloween Costumes Go green this Halloween and leave those cheaply made, cookie-cutter costumes at the store. Using a few simple items from your house, you can make your kids some fun and exciting costumes that they will love on Halloween and beyond. You will not only save money, you’ll also encourage creativity and teach your...

  Remember when you used to make a gift for your mother in art class? She would place the less-than-perfect project by the kitchen window and talk about how much she loved it. Well, it’s time to get back to your roots this Mother’s Day! Plus, now that you’re all grown up you can make a more, ahem, perfect project!   Need another reason to be old-fashioned...

Being eco friendly in your home means a lot more than just being good to the environment, it also means saving money. Have some smart plans in place in your home to be more energy efficient can end up saving you hundreds of dollars each year. To get started, it’s pretty easy, let’s take a look at some easy ways to make your home http://www.enjoywarmth.com more...

http://imgur.com/TIXL2 All over your home lie scads of useful and under-appreciated items. Many things you assume have only one purpose are actually perfect for other tasks. Here are 15 ideas to give your junk drawer a whole new life. ...

Photo via Putthison.com   We all love to save a buck, and thrift stores can be real treasure troves if you know what to look for. But they are also full of used items you shouldn’t bother spending even two cents on. Here are some ideas regarding what to buy—and not buy—at your favorite local Goodwill. ...

Photo via Instructables.com   Tupperware and plastic storage containers of other brands are ubiquitous in today’s American kitchen. Of course they’re designed to hold things, and this can extend well beyond food to hair accessories, jewelry, cufflinks, safety pins, matches, you name it. But what about other creative uses for Tupperware containers of all sizes?...

For many parts of the country, winter means more than just ski season is back, it means the holiday season is fast approaching! And while it’s great to experience a change of seasons, it can be a struggle in already tough economic times to try to scrape together those extra dollars to make sure you can still enjoy winter decorating. This is especially true if...

One of the enduring symbols of fall has to be the pumpkin. More than just a fun activity for kids to join in and decorate for Halloween, pumpkins can be used all throughout the Fall as a perfect decorating tool for both in the yard and around the house. Pumpkins and gourds, both large and small make great bases to start decorating, and they can be bought relatively...