9:30 am, May 21st | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
If you’ve got a special graduate in your life and are having a hard time finding the perfect unique gift for her, consider a hand-crafted Etsy item that will look awesome on a new desk or help her stay organized. Along with card holders, helpful notepads, and the coolest pens, this collection of Etsy finds all ring in at $20 or under, making any of these gifts easy on the wallet when sticking to a budget. Click through to find the right gift for any friend finishing her studies — or something special to treat yourself on graduation day!
9:45 am, May 3rd | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
Perfect for any special holiday, a set of these tile photo coasters will cost less than $5 to make. The square tiles from your local home goods store makes this DIY a unique way to showcase your favorite Hipstamatic and Instagram snaps. All you need is some Mod Podge and a bit of felt to complete this fun project. Stack and wrap the finished photo coasters with a ribbon, and you’ve got the perfect gift for someone special. These coasters are so cute, you’ll probably end up making another set for yourself.
9:30 am, March 20th | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
If you find that you’re still clutching your phone at the end of the day checking for emails and texts, then it’s time to take a deep breath and get grounded. When you’re overly preoccupied with work or social networking, you are more apt to miss out on what really matters: friends, family, and taking care of yourself. Here are a few simple ways to stay grounded even when you have a stacked schedule.
2:30 pm, March 18th | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
Instead of tossing those strawberries and blueberries that aren’t so fresh, use them to naturally dye your Easter eggs. And if you’ve got a pair of nylons that have a run, they can help create eggs that will look amazing on your holiday table. You might be surprised at how various odds and ends, like onion skins and used tea bags, create eco-friendly colorings that give your leftovers a second use — and cost basically nothing to make. Set color with a splash of vinegar, soak hard-boiled eggs for a few hours, and you’re on your way to the prettiest Easter eggs on the block.
8:30 am, March 12th | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
There are days (especially Mondays!) when you can’t seem to free your mind from all your woes. Figuring out how to unravel a busy mind can create an even bigger challenge. The brain is an amazing thing, and sometimes simply tricking it into thinking it is serene and clear is the only way to unwind and recharge. During high-stress moments or while accomplishing basic tasks, here are a few tricks and tips for clearing your mind, paving the way for a great day full of smart decisions.
2:30 pm, March 1st | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
Life can be chaotic and stressful, making taking the time to de-stress almost impossible — especially when in the moment. Instead of carrying that pressure and anxiety around all day (and night!), here are a few ways to bust that stress in seconds. From the latest and greatest apps to quick tips, click through for a collection of tension tamers that will have you breathing easier in no time.
8:30 am, February 21st | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
There are days where you can’t seem to free your mind from all your woes. Figuring out how to unravel a busy mind can create an even bigger challenge. The brain is an amazing thing, and sometimes simply tricking it into thinking it is serene and clear is the only way to unwind and recharge. During high-stress moments or while accomplishing basic tasks, here are a few tricks and tips for clearing your mind, paving the way for a great day full of smart decisions.
9:30 am, January 22nd | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
Even on the busiest of workdays, getting outdoors for a quick nature break refreshes your brain and boosts your productivity. Simply walking in nature heightens physical and mental energy and promotes positive emotions. Spending all day crunching numbers, being overloaded by technology, and being closed in the same space day after day cuts back on cognitive function and mental health. This makes sneaking out for a quick nature break the perfect way to balance your busy brain. Click through for a few smart ways to get some beneficial nature breaks during your busy workday.
9:30 am, January 18th | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
Your local Goodwill is always a great place to find discount clothing and gently used furniture, but you might be surprised at the other items you can always pick up. Along with being budget-friendly, shopping at Goodwill provides a selection of unique items that you can’t find at big-box stores. With a bit of patience (and savvy sense), you can find just about everything you’re shopping for. Click through for a collection items we found at our local Goodwill.
1:00 pm, January 12th | by Sarah Lipoff, SavvySugar
We’ve seen these adorable French memory boards on Pinterest and Etsy, so we just had to try making one for ourselves. Instead of using costly materials, we put a spin on things by using office supplies for this DIY that costs less than $10. All you need is a small piece of fabric, colorful ribbon, and a bit of fiberfill, which you can find at any craft store. Before you know it, you’ll have an adorable memory board for your office or home. Keep reading for the savvy directions.