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How to be Vegan on a Budget

How to be Vegan on a Budget

July 27, 2015 by Michaela Lange

Being a Californian native, veganism is not a new concept to me. But I have never seen it on such a large scale as I have in the past year. Celebrities such as Lea Michele, Paul McCartney, and Alicia Silverstone swear by it. And if the woman who played Cher loves it, it must be good. There’s only one problem: being a vegan can be expensive. So here are some tips on how to keep the animal products away as well as the debt. Read More


Teaching Kids To Save

Teaching Kids To Save

July 24, 2015 by Nick Kania

Here at Promocodes.com, we wholeheartedly believe in saving you money and helping you spend it right. Many good financial habits can be learned at a young age, and parents can be the greatest influences in teaching their children these important lessons. To help with this guidance, we’ve created a list of ideas to keep in mind when showing your kids how to manage their money. Read More


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At Home Makeup Wipes

July 09, 2015

Instead of buying makeup wipes at the store, make your own so you know exactly what ingredients are used. All you have to do is cut a roll of paper towels in half, place the half in a container, and then add your ingredients. Mix 4 cups of warm water with 1-2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil and add it to the container. You can also add Tea Tree Oil to help prevent mold growth, while also acting as a great astringent. Keep them in your gym bag or by the nightstand and you are good to go!


Low Cost Summer Fun for the Whole Family

Low Cost Summer Fun for the Whole Family

June 25, 2015 by Nick Kania

After reading our last segment, you know that there are plenty of free or dirt-cheap ways to enjoy your family time this summer. But what if you’re willing to spend a moderate amount of money? If that’s the case, then you’ve just opened up a whole new list of affordable (fun) family activities! Read More


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Dirty Hair's Best Friend

June 23, 2015

There is no reason to buy overpriced dry-shampoo at the store. Not only can you make it yourself, but you probably also already have all of the ingredients! Mix together ½ cup of water, 2 tablespoons of cornstarch, and 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. Pour everything into a spray bottle and you are good to go. An extra trick is to put dry shampoo in your hair the night before to let it work itself through your hair. 


Family Fun in the Sun (That Doesn’t Break the Bank)

Family Fun in the Sun (That Doesn’t Break the Bank)

June 22, 2015 by Nick Kania

It’s that time of year – the birds are singing, the sun is shining, and the kids are home from school. Planning entertainment for your entire family can be overwhelming and burn a hole in your pocket. Luckily, with the summer also comes great deals and discounts. Some of the best things in life are free so check out our suggestions for inexpensive family fun this summer! Read More


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Leave The Smell At The Pool

June 18, 2015

Summertime means wet towels. Whether it is days spent at the beach or at the pool, having that dank, mildew smell left behind on them is almost inevitable. Instead of just pretending you don't smell anything, make them like new again with some vinegar! All you have to do is run the towels in the washing machine on the hottest temperature with 1 or 2 cups of white vinegar. Once that load is done, rerun the towels through a normal wash with just your laundry detergent. Then either thoroughly dry them in the dyer or outside in the sun.


Story Thread If You Want Something Done Right, DIY: Family Fire Pit

If You Want Something Done Right, DIY: Family Fire Pit

June 15, 2015 by Chris Dato

Over the next three months, your backyard is likely going to play host to quite a few long nights. Even though the days will be longer and the sunlight will cling to the horizon for as long as it can, the shade of sunset is inevitably going to try to make you move your party inside. Luckily, there are many easy options to add light and warmth to your backyard. Don’t let the sunlight dictate when your evening ends. Read More


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Use The Magic Wand

June 12, 2015

Mascara wands are good for more than just making your eyes look pretty. Instead of throwing them out when you are done your tube, clean them up and then use them around the house. They make perfect tools for cleaning out clogged sinks. Most the time gunk is close to the top of the drain and this wand fits in perfectly to pull everything out.


The Benefits of Raising Bilingual Children

The Benefits of Raising Bilingual Children

June 10, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Teaching a child a foreign language is one of the most beneficial things a parent can do for their kids. Being bilingual will present more job opportunities when they are older, make traveling abroad more manageable, and improve cognitive skills that can help shield against dementia in old age. Read More


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Goo Be Gone

June 09, 2015

Goo Gone is one of the greatest products on the market. Instead of going out to the store the next time you are out, make your own with the amazing product known as coconut oil. Take 1 part coconut oil and combine it with 2 parts baking soda in a jar and use it to remove any sticky residue you want to get rid of. It is natural and works great! Now you never have to be out of it again.


The Perfect Pool Party Guide

The Perfect Pool Party Guide

June 05, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Want to host a pool party this summer that your friends and family will not soon forget? Pool games, BBQ meals, cocktails, an accommodating patio set...even the right outdoor lighting all play a part in creating the ultimate backyard event. Check out our tips and tricks to make your next poolside event the talk of the summer. Read More


Story Thread If You Want Something Done Right, DIY: Backyard Garden

If You Want Something Done Right, DIY: Backyard Garden

June 03, 2015 by Chris Dato

A raised vegetable garden is the perfect DIY family project to channel your child’s enthusiasm. The project requires dedication and patience and can teach your little boy or girl about life and science, while brightening up your backyard and saving money on groceries in the process! Knowing this handful of helpful tips for each stage of your garden will make the project a breeze, and before the end of summer, you will be on your way to living off the land! Read More


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Buttoned Up and Ready to Go

June 04, 2015

There is no need to bring your shirts to the seamstress every time your button starts unraveling. You can fix it yourself using what you already have at home. Just grab some clear nail polish and coat the unraveling thread to stop it for a bit. It won’t fix the problem forever, but it will buy you some time until you are ready to replace the button or shirt.


Women's Guide to Summer Wedding Attire

Women's Guide to Summer Wedding Attire

May 29, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Summer is the season for weddings, lots and lots of weddings. You may cringe at the thought of having to go to another wedding or even multiple in a short amount of time but fear not. We will help you look your best at every event, without having to dip into that wanderlust fund that we know that you all have. So check out my tips for looking your best without overspending for your summer affairs. Read More


Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas

Unique Father's Day Gift Ideas

May 27, 2015 by Chris Dato

There are two schools of thoughts when coming up with a unique gift to get your dad on Father’s Day. You can go with the old classic of something practical for the old man, or find a present that is more playful. Here are some unique Father’s Day gift ideas from kids, that will work for whichever way you choose to go. What will make your present stand out is that extra personal touch, so make sure you are keeping dad’s interests in mind as you embark on your search. Read More


Best Bikes Under $400

Best Bikes Under $400

May 26, 2015 by Nick Kania

Riding a bicycle is an ever-popular method of getting around town due to its speed, efficiency, and general ease. The good news is that for $400 or less you can purchase a sturdy bicycle that will perform in whatever way you need. We’ve assembled the best bikes under $400 to help you get out of the house and onto the seat. Read More


How to Get Cheap Flower Delivery under $20

How to Get Cheap Flower Delivery under $20

May 22, 2015 by Shannon Hanrahan

Flowers are the perfect way to tell anyone special that you are thinking of them. I am going to give you a few places where you can find cheap flower delivery under $20. Share some love with your friends or send yourself a little present. No one is going to judge you! Read More