Heaven Scent Crystals are Better than Candles!

I found something special this summer when I visited the California Mid State Fair! Heaven Scent sells aroma crystals in a variety of scents. They are inexpensive, last a long time, and go where candles cannot. This makes them a much better deal than candles. These aroma crystals are made from salt, that has been infused with blended oils that have a fragrance. This makes them a green product, made from very natural ingredients. I am a person who suffers from severe allergies, especially if I encounter scented products. However, I have managed to find several different kinds of aroma … Continue reading

Time to Stock Up on Candles

There is something about a room lit with candle light that says peace, love, and happiness. Candles create a mood and have a way of changing a room with a small flickering light. The moving flame calms people and sets the mood. They are, by far, my favorite way to decorate a room. So when candles go on sale, I stock up. Several candle companies are conducting clearance sales right now. This is the perfect time to get ready for the Fourth of July festivities. Many summer items are on sale. Red and white candles can also be set aside … Continue reading

Caring for Candles

Do you know all of the little tricks of the trade to care for your candles? With these tips, you can stop your candles from smoking, help them burn evenly to last longer and keep yourself and your family safe. read on for these tips on caring for your candles. One of the first things I did as a new homeowner was to fill my space with pretty scented candles. I loved to light the different scents and evoke different moods. Of course, I love the Yankee candles. I remember when I first came across them, while I was living … Continue reading

Top Frugal Blogs of 2007

I hope your new year celebration was joyous and fun! Think of all of the good things that happened in your life in 2007 and look forward to all of the good things to come in 2008! Did you save a lot of money this year? Did you put into place some frugal practices that you can keep for life? The new year is always a time for a new start. So if you have a financial goal, such as paying for a vacation, becoming a stay at home parent or just using your resources wisely, the Frugal Living Blog … Continue reading

Make Your Candles Last Longer

I love using Yankee Candles and other fancy candles to brighten up a room and make the house smell so nice. But those nice candles can get pretty expensive. Here are some ways to make your nice candles last linger. Chilling your candles can make them last longer. This is an old trick that is used by frugal people and the candle companies themselves. Chilling the candles before you use them makes the wax burn more slowly and evenly. Some say that the best way to do this is to freeze the candles for 24 hours before burning them. Others … Continue reading

Emergency Kit

Every time I walk into my basement I feel a little guilty. I live in Utah, pretty much the preparedness capital of America and I am unprepared. I think part of that is that I don’t know what I’m preparing for and the second thing holding me back is that I tend to overwhelm myself. If three days of food is good a month would be better. No, wait! I better get a year! So I overwhelm myself with the sheer volume of stuff I think I need to keep my family safe. Then I worry about us being in … Continue reading

Personal Workplace Disaster Supplies

If you are at work in the event of an emergency, don’t count on being able to go home or even to a shelter. You may be required to shelter in place at your workplace overnight or longer. Being prepared is important, and you can’t count on your employer to provide emergency supplies that you might need. Prepare an emergency kit and keep it in your workplace to be safe. Your kit should contain the following items. A flashlight with extra batteries. If the power is out, navigating the inside of an office building or other workplace can be very … Continue reading

Easy Bathroom Organizing

Make a fresh start in your bathroom by tossing away the old (and disgusting) and organizing the new. You don’t have to completely overhaul your bathroom, but taking a few minutes to go through a few things will really make a difference. An organized bathroom is easier to clean and looks nice, too. Start with the hair accessories. Get rid of anything that is not working, such as stretched out elastics or broken clips. Why were we saving those anyway? If you are like me, you might even have a few scrunchies from the 80 or 90s laying around. Okay, … Continue reading

Reading Beauty Labels: What is Stearic Acid?

Normally, I’d say it’s a bad idea to put any kind of acid on your face or body. But if you start reading the labels on your favorite health and beauty products, you’ll probably run into this one: stearic acid. Stearic acid is a saturated fatty acid, also known as octadecanoic acid. (That’s a mouthful and a half, so I’ll stick with calling it “stearic acid” thank you very much!) Fatty acids are a good thing for the body. They are the acids produced when fats are broken down. Fatty acids are not highly soluble in water and can be … Continue reading

Save Money on Fall Decorations

I don’t know about you, but I am very ready to start some fall decorating. The cooler air is here, and the leaves are starting to fall. But, like everyone else, I really don’t want to spend money if I don’t have to do so. How will you be doing your fall decorating? Here is my game plan. First of all, I am going to take a trip up to the attic to see what I have available. I have a small tub marked “Fall,” and it contains some decorations, as well as the kids fall stuff. Basing my decoration … Continue reading