Earning and Saving with Sarah http://www.savingssarah.com Daily Living with an Eye on Financial Freedom Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:25:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 46974464 60 Things to Save To Pinterest In August http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/26/save-to-pinterest-in-august/ http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/26/save-to-pinterest-in-august/#respond Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:25:16 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12915 Pinterest can be a fantastic traffic driver for blogs and all sorts of other businesses. This powerful social network cleverly harnesses the power of images to allow people to create and share their own digital scrapbooks. In other words, it takes the traditional cork board with magazine cutouts and transforms it into an awesome online […]

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Pinterest can be a fantastic traffic driver for blogs and all sorts of other businesses. This powerful social network cleverly harnesses the power of images to allow people to create and share their own digital scrapbooks. In other words, it takes the traditional cork board with magazine cutouts and transforms it into an awesome online equivalent.

Key to pulling in lots of visitors from Pinterest is to consistently save high quality original and repinned content to your boards at the optimal times. With that in mind, take a look at these 60 Things To Save To Pinterest in August.

60 Things To Save To Pinterest In August

*Please note that not all topics will be applicable for your boards. The key is to learn about your audiences’ interests by observing what they pin and by looking at your Pinterest Analytics (Available with Pinterest Business Accounts).

 Save to Pinterest In August 

August is what I call a “split month” in North America. Some people are still deep in the throes of summer vacation while others have kiddos headed back to school. School start dates vary regionally and run from the the first few weeks of August until after Labor Day in early September. Therefore, both school-related and summer vacation and activity pins will be popular.

Summer Pin Ideas

  • Water Games and Learning
  • Bubbles, Bubbles, and More Bubbles Fun 
  • Sunflower Crafts 
  • Stargazing Tips 
  • Before Summer Over Bucket Lists
  • Indoor Fun for When the Heat’s Too Much 
  • Last Minute Summer Getaways and Travel Deals 
  • Late Summer Staycations 
  • Heat and Food Safety Tips 
  • Light Salads and No Cook Seasonal Eats 
  • Cold Beverages
  • Camping and Other Portable Food 
  • Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Popsicles, and Smoothies
  • Canning and Preserving Food Tips 
  • Outdoor Entertaining Tips
  • Late Summer Garden and Yard Maintenance
  • Home Painting Tips and Inspiration
  • Exterior Lighting Upgrades
  • Summer Gear Storage and Garage Organization
  • Outdoor Skin Care and Summer Makeup 
  • Easy Braid and Low Maintenance Hairstyles 
  • Sundresses and Other Beat The Heat Styles
  • Work Appropriate Apparel For Late Summer

Back-To-School Pin Ideas 

  • Back-To-School Clothes and School Supply Shopping Tips (the best of, trends, where to purchase, savings tips, etc…)
  • College Wardrobes and Dorm Room Shopping (the best of, trends, where to purchase, savings tips, etc…)
  • Back-To-School and College Hairstyle Tips 
  • Easy School Lunches 
  • Quick Breakfasts 
  • After School Snacks 
  • Crockpot and Easy Prep Recipes (Meals for when you don’t have a lot of time or energy.)
  • Back To School Health Checkup Tips 
  • School Bus Safety 
  • Tips for Getting Back Into Routines (sleep, activity schedules, etc…)
  • Study Skills 
  • First Day of School Celebrations and Photos
  • Teacher Appreciation Crafts
  • Dorm Room DIY
  • Homework Stations
  • Desk and School Supply Organization 

Upcoming Holiday And Seasonal 

Like craft stores, when it comes to seasonal and holiday topics, Pinterest activity runs ahead of the current date on the calendar many times. Now is the time to save pins about:

  •  Labor Day Picnics and Celebrations
  • All Things Tailgating Including Recipes
  • Fall Crafts and Decorations (Apple, Leaves, Acorns, etc…)
  • Fall Carnivals
  • Halloween DIY
  • Recipes With Apples and Other Fall Harvest Veggies and Fruit
  • Soups and Stews
  • Fall Garden Planting Tips
  • Fall Fitness Routines
  • Outdoor Fun For Family In Fall
  • Fall Getaways
  • Off Season Travel Tips

Now that you know what to save to Pinterest in August, why not learn what to save every month of the year.  

For more Social Media Tips:

To Use Hashtags Or Not? Get Answers.
To Use Hashtags or Not?

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14 Frugal Borax Free Slime Recipes http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/21/borax-free-slime-recipes/ http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/21/borax-free-slime-recipes/#respond Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:01:48 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12893 It’s slime time! If you are looking for a craft that will keep both kids and adults entertained for hours, slime will do the trick. Make playtime major fun time with these 14 Frugal Borax Free Slime Recipes.  (Please note: You should always do your own due diligence in checking out slime recipe ingredients. You […]

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It’s slime time! If you are looking for a craft that will keep both kids and adults entertained for hours, slime will do the trick. Make playtime major fun time with these 14 Frugal Borax Free Slime Recipes. 

14 Frugal Borax Free Slime Recipes

(Please note: You should always do your own due diligence in checking out slime recipe ingredients. You are most aware of ingredient sensitivities of family members.

Also, you will notice that I have not included any edible slime recipes in this roundup. I feel that if there is too great a possibility for younger children to become confused about which slime they can and cannot eat. Not to mention, potential germ/hygiene issues of playing with slime and then consuming it.)

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Borax Free Slime Recipes  

Corn Starch Slime-Great photos and clear cut steps from Little Bins For Little Hands to make this borax free slime.

Fishbowl Slime-ElizabethColette uses beads to take her slime to the next level (Not a recipe for any child who is still putting objects in his or her mouth).

Frozen Slime-A chilly twist on fascinating slime from Growing a Jeweled Rose. 

Galaxy Slime-The night sky will be in their hands with this galactic slime from Twodaloo. 

Glitter Slime-This simple recipe from kindergarten teacher Maria at Kinder Craze is a snap to make and will provide hours of no mess fun. 

Glow In The Dark Slime-Bring a touch of eerie and intriguing to any playtime with this slime recipe from Playdough To Plato.  

Golden Glitter SlimeAll that shines is gold with this recipe from Fun At Home With Kids. Throw in a few dragons and dinosaurs and this diy is truly over the top. 

Kid Friendly Slime-An easy-to-follow video from WhatsUpMoms with helpful tips about how to experiment with your slime by dressing it up.

Puffy Slime-Fluffy, colorful slime from Tatertots & Jello for lots of good times.

Rainbow Colored Slime-The kiddos will have fun holding rainbows using this colorful recipe from Mom Luck. 

Shooting Star SlimeWish upon a star many times over with this clever recipe from MomDot. 

Superhero Slime-The youngsters will be well on their way to “saving the universe” with this 2-minute to make recipe from My Mundane & Miraculous Life. 

Super Stretch 3 Ingredient Saline Slime -Shelley at Steam Powered Family spent a great deal of time researching and experimenting with ingredients to come up with this family friendly slime recipe. 

Unicorn Slime-My Frugal Adventures shows you how to make this glittery, shimmery, bowl full of fun. 

Using these 14 Frugal Borax Free Slime Recipes, the whole gang can have a great time together. If you need a source for easy purchase of the main slime recipes ingredients such as these below, I suggest Amazon.

For More Kids’ Fun:

99 Amazing Paper Plate Craft Projects

99 Amazing Paper Plate Craft Projects

12 Fascinating Space Science Activities for Kids

12 Fascinating Space Science Activities for Kids

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7 Places to Find Budget-Friendly Adjustable Waist Clothes for Kids http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/16/adjustable-waist-clothes-for-kids/ http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/16/adjustable-waist-clothes-for-kids/#respond Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:40:28 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12873 Are you like me? When you go cloth shopping with your kids you face frustration. The “average size” clothes are too big or too small for your kiddos. Your young’uns are always in jeopardy of accidentally dropping their drawers or being forced to do contortions to fit into their jeans. If I am speaking your […]

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Are you like me? When you go cloth shopping with your kids you face frustration. The “average size” clothes are too big or too small for your kiddos. Your young’uns are always in jeopardy of accidentally dropping their drawers or being forced to do contortions to fit into their jeans. If I am speaking your language, adjustable waistbands are an invention that is sure to rank high on your list. 

Now, if you just knew where to find reasonably priced versions of these shape shifting clothes. Look no more. Check out these 7 Places to Find Budget-Friendly Adjustable Waist Clothes for Kids.

7 Places To Find Adjustable Waist Clothes For Kids

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The Top Contenders for Adjustable Waist Clothes

  1. JcPenney-This store is number one on my list because the adjustable waistband clothes that you find here are almost always of quality, durable construction. The elastic does what it should and the button fasteners do not come flying off with first use. I am particularly fond of the Arizona Brand jeans which the store often runs sales on. 
  2. The Children’s Place-You will find that this retailer carries a pretty wide range of bottoms (jeans, slacks, shorts, and sometimes skirts) with adjustable waist tabs or elasticized waists. Coupons and rewards are generally available from this children’s clothier. 
  3. Sears-I have found adjustable waist uniform pants and shorts for kids here. Because the chain as a whole is on the wain, people often overlook Sears. Don’t make the same mistake. They may not have the biggest selection in the world, but they do offer quality in adjustable apparel. 
  4. TargetThis on trend retailer does not offer a substantial amount of adjustable waist clothes for kids, but they do feature drawstrings on many of their pants and shorts. Although, mom and dad may have to help with getting those drawstrings tied just right, this can be a great option for exercise clothes especially.

These 4 chain retailers are my top stops when in search of adjustable waist clothes for kids. 

Online and DIY Adjustable Waist Clothes For Kids Sources

When it comes to adjustable waistband clothes, it is generally best to shop where your kids can try on the clothes for overall fit. Sometimes that is simply not possible though. When that is the case, I recommend turning to:

5. AmazonThe online giant carries a limited selection of adjustable waist clothes for kids. And if you have an Amazon Prime Membership or try an Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trialtwo day shipping is available without cost.

6. Land’s End-You will find a limited selection of adjustable waist bottoms to order. You can count on the quality being excellent and purchases are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

7. At the Business End of the Sewing Machine-If the above options fail and you are particularly skilled with thread and needle,  you can sew an adjustable waistband into kids’ pants and shorts (If you have a toddler, try the highly-rated Dapper Snapper instead). Check out Jenn at Frugal Upstate’s tutorial for putting your own Buttonhole Elastic Band in your kids’ clothes. 

By knowing where to shop and keeping  a DIY solution in your back pocket, your days of frustration in finding adjustable waist clothing for kids are over.

For More Savings Tips:

26 Plus Sources for Back To School Coupons

26 Plus Sources for Awesome Back to School Coupons

15 Fantastic Savings Growers

15 Fantastic Savings Growers

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20 Thoughtful Hostess Gifts Under $20 http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/14/hostess-gifts-under-20/ http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/14/hostess-gifts-under-20/#respond Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:42:39 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12847 Being a great hostess takes work! Cleaning up for guests, food prep, decorating, etc…. It is a labor of love. Recognize all that your host does to make you feel welcome and comfortable with one of 20 Hostess Gifts Under $20. (Disclosure: Please note that this post contains affiliate links. All items under $20 at […]

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Being a great hostess takes work! Cleaning up for guests, food prep, decorating, etc…. It is a labor of love. Recognize all that your host does to make you feel welcome and comfortable with one of 20 Hostess Gifts Under $20.

20 Thoughtful Hostess Gifts Under $20

(Disclosure: Please note that this post contains affiliate links. All items under $20 at time of publication. If you click one of the links and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission that will help support this blog. Thanks so much.)

Apron- This Cotton Canvas Women’s Apron with Convenient Pocket is both eye catching and handy for food prep. 

Blessings Sign-Leave well wishes long after your visit is over with a May God Bless This Home Sign Inspirational Plaque.

Drink Coasters-Ones such as these Round Slate Coasters are perfect for protecting the host’s furniture stylishly.

Fancy Soap-Give a gift such as an In Bloom Soap Sampler – Boxed Set of 4 Assorted Scents that will be welcome in any powder room. 

Flameless Candle--Your hostess never has to worry about lighting or blowing out this Gideon 7 Inch Flameless LED Candle. 

Fruit Infuser Water Bottle-Liven up your host’s H2o with this (OneClick Open Lid) – BPA Free-24oz version.

 

Glass Pitcher-This Bormioli Rocco Frigoverre Jug will make serving up ice tea, orange juice, or any other beverage a breeze.


Honey-You will thought of as so “sweet” when you bring along a treat such as this Savannah Bee Company Whipped Honey.

Ice Cream Scoop-Show up with an OXO Good Grips Solid Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop and a quart of ice cream. You will be popular indeed. 

Oven Mitts-These Professional Silicone Oven Mitts can handle even the big serving dishes. 

Popcorn Seasoning-They will love flavoring up popcorn with Kernel Season’s Mini Jars Seasoning Variety Pack.

Popsicle Mold-Lots of fun to be had with this Popsicle Molds Set + Ice Cream Recipes E-book.

Rain Gauge-Leave a gift that your hostess will love seeing in the yard all year long such as this Moonrays Solar Powered White Led Hummingbird Rain Gauge Stake.

Salt Plank-For the grill loving host, you will be the guest with the best when you arrive with this Charcoal Companion Himalayan Salt Plate & Holder Set.
Tangram-Leave your hosts mesmerized with this Classic Chinese Handmade Wooden Puzzle.

Yard Game-The party can easily flow to the backyard with this Champion Sports Rubber Horseshoe Game.
Other hostess gifts under $20 to consider include a potted succulent plant, homemade cookies, fresh bread, or a casserole that can be popped in the freezer and eaten at a later date

For more Gift Ideas:

30 Kind, Inexpensive Things To Do For Others

30 Kind, Inexpensive Things to Do for Others!

73 Awesome Gift Basket Container Ideas

73 Awesome Gift Basket Container Ideas

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6 Things Nobody Tells You About Dorm Room Shopping http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/09/dorm-room-shopping/ http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/09/dorm-room-shopping/#respond Sun, 09 Jul 2017 18:34:00 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12829 Are you starting dorm room shopping? An adventure it can be! Make your shopping much easier by keeping in mind these 6 Things Nobody Tells You About Dorm Room Shopping.   (Disclosure: Please note that this post contains affiliate links. If you click one of the links and make a purchase, we may receive a […]

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Are you starting dorm room shopping? An adventure it can be! Make your shopping much easier by keeping in mind these 6 Things Nobody Tells You About Dorm Room Shopping.  

6 Things Nobody Tells You About Dorm Room Shopping

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Weight Matters!

Over the course of your time in college, you are going to be lugging your stuff up and down stairs more times than you will care to count. The more stuff and the heavier it is, the more you are going to dread move in and move out days. Do yourself a big favor and consider the weight of dorm room essentials and decor before you buy. 

Talking With Your Roommate Before Dorm Room Shopping Is A Smart Move.

First, you can keep duplication to a minimum. Who needs two mini-fridges, air popcorn poppers, etc.. in one small space. Second, you can coordinate decor if you wish for a more unified look. Third, your roommate may know some clever savings tips for dorm room shopping that you may not have thought of. 

Dorm Room Shopping Is An Emotional Process

Don’t be surprised if you feel a range of emotions (speaking to both college student and parents) when on these shopping trips. You may cycle without warning through excitement, apprehension, annoyance, sadness, and back to excitement. Totally normal, as dorm room shopping symbolizes a new phase in life for all parties involved. 

Understanding The List Of Don’t Brings Is As Important As Being Well-Versed In The Do Brings.

Usually, the residence life staff at colleges and universities will send out dorm room packing lists which include details about prohibited items. If you have not received one, you can generally find them online at your school’s website. Pay careful attention when you are making your own dorm shopping list to keep these banned items off it.  And check out my post about 18 Common Things NOT to Buy or Pack for Your Dorm Room for more tips.

You May Have To Go In Search Off Odd Sizes When Dorm Room Shopping.

A classic example of this is long twin bed sheets. For some reason, twin dorm room mattresses tend to be longer than your standard twin mattresses (check your school sent packing list). Another example, is finding a storage container to fit in a strangely angled corner or tight space. 

Hint for these two particular problems: Amazon offers a good selection of  Twin XL Sheets. And the Container Store website would be an excellent place to start when looking for unusually sized storage containers.  

Costs Can Really Add Up If You Are Not Careful.

Shopping for a whole new space can be lots of fun. It can also quickly add up cost wise. Use the following tips to furnish your dorm room without draining the bank account. 

  • Set a budget from the get go. You may have to adjust it a little as you go along, but this way you will shop with set parameters in mind. 
  • Shop from a list. Know what you are looking for so that you do not succumb to impulse buying. 
  • Realize that dorm furnishings are probably not going to be your forever furnishings. Dollar stores, consignment and thrift stores such as Goodwill can be great places to find many things on your list. 
  • For items that are not available from the stores above, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ross Dress For Less, T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are excellent places to find stylish furnishings at reasonable prices. Also, Amazon offers everything under the sun for dorm rooms.

For more Dorm Room Shopping and College Tips:

22 Dorm Room Supplies for Emergencies

22 Dorm Room Supplies for Emergencies

40 Useful Things To Put In College Gift Baskets 

40 Useful Things to Put in College Gift Baskets

6 Personal Safety Tips Not To Miss 

6 Personal Safety Tips Not to Miss

 

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3 Ways to Save Big On Amazon Prime Day http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/04/amazon-prime-day/ http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/07/04/amazon-prime-day/#comments Tue, 04 Jul 2017 17:16:42 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12804 Amazon Prime Day is back. Now in its third year, this day plus of deals, continues to grow in popularity. With each passing year, deal offerings have gotten sweeter and more varied. Check out these 3 Ways to get the most out of these “Black Friday/Thanksgiving Week” type deals during Amazon Prime Day in July.  […]

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Amazon Prime Day is back. Now in its third year, this day plus of deals, continues to grow in popularity. With each passing year, deal offerings have gotten sweeter and more varied. Check out these 3 Ways to get the most out of these “Black Friday/Thanksgiving Week” type deals during Amazon Prime Day in July. 

3 Clever Ways to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day

(Disclosure: Please note that this post contains affiliate links. If you click one of the links and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission that will help support this blog. Thanks so much.)

First, the Amazon Prime Day Facts for 2017

  1. Prime Day runs from Monday, July 10th 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) until the end of the day on Tuesday, July 11th. Amazon Prime Day has been extended by six hours this year.  
  2. You must have a Prime Membership or get a Try Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial to take advantage of the deals. Perfect time to use that trial offer if not already a member.
  3. You can get a preview of what the Prime Day deals are going to be starting on Sunday, July 9th at 9 p.m. EST.  Deals will be in categories such as back to school, college, fashion, fitness, kids, pets, outdoors, tech, etc… 
  4. If you have Amazon Alexa-powered device such as an Echo Dot, Fire Tablet or Fire TV Stick and Prime membership or free trial, you can shop prime day deals two hours before the rest of the Prime members starting at 7 p.m. EST on July 10th.  Lucky duck!

Ways To Save Big During Amazon Prime Day 

1. Special offers are available leading up to Prime Day this year, especially on Amazon devices and services. More deals roll out each day so keep your eyes peeled. These offers include:

 Kindle – Up to 40% Off Kindle Unlimited -If you love to read on a Kindle or having been looking to get one (sales during Prime Day), these plans may be right up your alley. You can also gift a subscription. 

 

Prime Video – Get $10 when you stream Prime Video for the first time on your TVFrom now until midnight EST on July 7, sign into Amazon Video on your tv and watch a movie or show. Get a $10 credit to use on any item sold and fulfilled by Amazon to spend by 11:59 EST on July 11th.  
Get 4 months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99-Valid from now until July 11th at 11:59 EST.  Stream over 2 million songs. You can stream to devices ranging from smartphones to your car.  

Bookmark amazon.com/primeday to watch for new deals being added each day. **Please remember to always read to the fine print of deals before you sign up and be aware of deadlines for cancelling trials if you wish to do so before automatic renewal.**

2.  Your shopping list/wish list on Amazon can be hooked to Amazon’s Mobile App  so you will be notified when deals on items on your list are coming up. This handy app will save you time and the temptation to impulse buy if you purchase off of a pre-established list. Check out this quick video that shows you how easy it is to set this up. 

3. Use Camel, Camel, Camel to look at the price history of items on your list. This site offers easy search by URL or product keyword to see a price history on your desired items. You will learn what are Amazon bargain prices for the products. Also, it is wise to use a search tool such as Google Shopping to see what prices other retailers are selling those items for.  

By using the 3 Amazon Prime Day shopping tips above, you can get the items that you need at prices that keep your budget on track. 

3 Ways to Save Big on Amazon Prime Day

For more Savings Tips:

12 Sites With Great Budget Travel Tips

12 Sites with Great Budget Travel Tips

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Where to Find Camping Near Me? http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/06/26/camping-near-me/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:35:07 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12772 Asking yourself how do I find camping near me? Want to go camping without having to make a huge road trip to do so? Check out these 13 types of campsites that may be closer than you think.  City Parks Some towns and municipalities allow seasonal camping at their parks. Others offer a few special […]

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Asking yourself how do I find camping near me? Want to go camping without having to make a huge road trip to do so? Check out these 13 types of campsites that may be closer than you think. 

Where to Find Camping Near Me

City Parks

Some towns and municipalities allow seasonal camping at their parks. Others offer a few special days each year for citizens to enjoy pitching tents and lingering in the great outdoors. Explore the parks and recreation section of your city’s /county’s/borough’s website to learn of camping availability. 

State Parks

Decidedly more state parks than city parks offer overnight camping opportunities. Check out StateParks.com for a quick listing of parks broken down by state and location within the state to find options close to you. For more detailed information, visit your state park system website.  

State Forests

Another economical, easily accessible camping option may be a state forest. Camping amenities are often not as plentiful in state forests, but these locations are gorgeous places to commune with nature in more rustic settings.

State forest camping generally falls under individual state Department of Natural Resources of Bureau of Forestry agencies. A quick Google search of your “state’s name and state forests” will lead you to the right website.

State Historic Sites

Sprinkled throughout the United States are a limited number of historic sites that allow camping. Reservations for a number of these sites can be made through State Park websites.

State Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs)

Often the state agencies tasked with fish and wildlife or natural resource conservation are in charge of reservations in WMA areas. More often that not, like the state forests, camping will lean to the more primitive side with fewer amenities. Once again, a google search of your “state’s name and wildlife management areas camping” will lead you to the right agency. 

US. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) Sites

You will find 90,000 plus ACE campsites and 11,000 plus miles of trail. Check the Corps Lakes Gateway site to see what is available near you.  

U.S. Military Installations

If you are active duty or retired military, options are available for camping at military installations throughout the United States. Check out the unofficial U.S. Military Campgrounds and RV Parks map search to find military compounds near you that offer camping. 

National Parks, Forests, Seashores, and Wildlife Management Areas

Similar to the state park and forest set up, but reservations are handled on a national level. Check out Recreation.gov for reservation opportunities and campsite details.

National Wildlife Refuges

Wildlife refugees often offer off the beaten path, stunningly beautiful places to camp. To see if a refuge is in easy reach of you, use the National Wildlife Refuge search tool.

Private Properties Camping Near Me

Some businesses and individuals bring in income by renting out camping spots. From big backyards to vineyards, the campsite offerings are varied in ambiance, price and amenities.  For example, at a KOA site you are going to find plenty of recreation and comfort features tailored to campers as compared to Average Joe’s field within walking distance to a creek. To explore what is available on the private property side of camping, take a look at:

  • GoCampingAmerica-A huge database of private and public campsites 
  • KOAKampgrounds of America-485 plus campgrounds.
  • Hipcamp-Thousands upon thousands of options in a whole range of interesting places. 

Now that you know about all the campsite options above, you will never have to ask again, “Where can I go camping near me?”.

For More Camping Tips:

7 Pieces of Camping Gear Worth Every Penny 

7 Pieces of Camping Gear Worth Every Penny!

Do You Know These Camping Safety Rules That Scouts Learn?

Do You Know These Camping Safety Rules Scouts Learn

 

 

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8 WordPress Features To Use When Writing a Post http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/06/22/wordpress-features/ http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/06/22/wordpress-features/#comments Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:05:28 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12673 So you have arrived at the add new post page in WordPress and are ready to knock out a fabulous post. The question is what 8 WordPress Features will be most helpful in creating that award-winning post?  1. The Toolbar In addition to the traditional B (bold) and I (italic) that you find in many writing-related software […]

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So you have arrived at the add new post page in WordPress and are ready to knock out a fabulous post. The question is what 8 WordPress Features will be most helpful in creating that award-winning post? 

8 WordPress Features To Use When Writing Your Post

1. The Toolbar

In addition to the traditional B (bold) and (italic) that you find in many writing-related software programs, a number of other handy features can be found on the WordPress toolbar. 

  • This drop down menu allows you to select preformatted paragraph and header sizes. I use this feature all the time to separate sections within posts for readability. 

Paragraph and Headers Feature in WordPress

  • The link and unlink buttons are great for adding a clickable link, such as a website page address, to your text. For example, you reference a fabulous chocolate cake recipe in your post. By highlighting “chocolate cake recipe” and hitting the closed link icon, a box will pop up which will allow you add a hotlink to the baker’s recipe page.

          If you mess up and accidentally add the wrong link, just hit the open link icon to remove. 

Wordpress Links on Toolbar

  • The font color changer drop down is great when you want to emphasize text by changing it to a different color than the surrounding text. 

Font Color in WordPress

  • The special character button is the place to find the trademark, copyright, registered and a variety of other language symbols that are commonly needed by bloggers. 

Special Character Symbol WordPress

  • The decrease and increase indent button lets you easily and uniformly adjust where text or symbols start on a line. 

Decrease Increase Indent WordPress

  • The undo button lets you quickly hop back a step or more if you mess something up. 

Undo WordPress

  • The proofread button will help you check your work for spelling and grammar mistakes.

Spell Check WordPress

  • The shortcuts button will show you all the toolbar shortcuts.

Toolbar Shortcuts WordPress

  • The toolbar toggle button enables you to see more or less of the toolbar as desired. 

2. Visual and Text Views 

The visual view (upper right of screen) is generally a “What You See Is What You Get” scenario. For those of us who have worked with word processing programs such as MS Word quite a bit, this view is quite familiar. 

The text view shows the coding behind the post. Access this view to paste affiliate links into the post,  fix spacing issues or glitches, etc… The more you work with text mode, the more you will become familiar with some basic html coding.

Visual Text Views WordPress 

3. Revision Feature in Publish Box 

Clicking this link (publish box often found on upper right of screen) will allow you to look at revisions of your post starting from current backwards. This feature is handy when you screw something up as you are crafting your post and want to step back and start again.

Revisions WordPress

4. Publish Status in Publish Box

Set your post to go live immediately when you hit publish or at a later date. A great option if you are working ahead on posts. 

Publish Immediately WordPress

5. Tags

The tags box (often located on right sidebar) provides you a place to add words or phrases that describe your post. These tags can help users more easily find your relevant related content. Remember that tags and category listings (which will be discussed below) should be kept to 15 or less to avoid WordPress spam triggers. 

Add Tags WordPress

6. Add Media

This button (often above the toolbar) is the place to upload images, video, and audio for your posts, as well as, access the media library. 

Add Media WordPress

7. Featured Image 

Setting a featured image (often located on right side bar) will tell WordPress which of your images is the main one to show in previews. It is always good to specify a featured image even if your design theme does not use it right now. I learned that the hard way when I changed themes and had to go back and selected hundreds of featured images. 

Featured Image WordPress

8. Categories

Categories are a WordPress feature used to describe posts in broader terms (i.e. savings tips, diy projects, etc…).  Categories can be arranged hierarchically and,depending on the theme, can be tied to your site navigation features. 

Categories WordPress

As you can see, a number of helpful WordPress features are available to aid in crafting informative and visually appealing posts. I have summarized these features and put together a handy cheat sheet that you can download for FREE below. 

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30 Mouthwatering Burger Recipes To Try ASAP http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/06/19/burger-recipes/ Mon, 19 Jun 2017 14:22:38 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12648 It’s burger recipes time and the living is right!! Great burgers are so hunger satisfying. Check out these Mouthwatering Burger Recipes to Try ASAP. They just might rock your food world.   Beef Burger Recipes Asian Burgers With Sriracha Mayo-Big, bold, and taste packed burgers from Chew Out Loud.  Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers-Andie Mitchell shows […]

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It’s burger recipes time and the living is right!! Great burgers are so hunger satisfying. Check out these Mouthwatering Burger Recipes to Try ASAP. They just might rock your food world.  

30 Mouthwatering Burger Recipes to Try ASAP

Beef Burger Recipes

Asian Burgers With Sriracha Mayo-Big, bold, and taste packed burgers from Chew Out Loud. 

Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers-Andie Mitchell shows why stuffing burgers with bacon and blue cheese is a fabulous idea. 

BLT Ranch Burgers-These burgers are a snap to make and a real crowd pleaser from Wine And Glue. 

Brown Butter Burgers-Simple to make and awesome to eat from Macheesmo.

Caramelized Onions And Bacon Whiskey Sauce Burger-Dad With A Pan throws down a slap your mouth good grilled feast.

Cheesy Pepper Jack Stuffed Cheeseburgers-Oeey, gooey goodness from Berly’s Kitchen. 

Chipotle Burgers With Creamy Avocado Sauce- A South of the border spicy kick comes with this yummy burger from Mexican Please.

Coffee Rubbed Burgers With Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce-The Chunky Chef brings big, bold flavor to burgerland. 

Copycat In-N-Out Burger-A home cooked version of the famous restaurant’s burger from Your Homebased Mom.

Cowboy Burger With Grilled Pickles And Crispy Onion StrawsMosey up to the table for this big time eat from The Jenny Evolution. 

Egg In A Hole Burger-Delish offers the perfect recipe for those folks who love their burgers sunny side up. 

French Dip Burger With Havarti, Swiss and Bourbon Fried Onions-The Suburban Soap offers a special treat for those who love a good french dip sandwich. 

Jalapeno Popper Burger-The Burger Artist brings the heat with this flavorful stuffed creation. 

Jamaican Burger Recipe With Spicy Pineapple Sauce-Are your taste buds up to this main dish challenge from Eating Richly. 

Mexican Chorizo And Garlic Shrimp Burger-A primo summer eat from Lady & Pups that brings the heat. 

Mushroom Burger With Horseradish Aioli-A gluten free burger with well-rounded flavor from Joyful Healthy Eats. 

Mushroom Swiss Burgers-Two Purple Figs makes an American classic a superstar. 

Philly Cheesesteak Burger-The perfect party main dish from Snappy Gourmet that will free your from the kitchen quickly.

Chicken Burger Recipes

Apple Butter Onion Chicken BurgersA creatively unique and fabulous combo from Nutmeg Nanny. 

BBQ Chicken BurgersThese burgers from How Sweet It Is are sure to be a summer and fall sensation. 

Buffalo Chicken BurgerMelt in your mouth good from Will Cook For Smiles. 

Chicken Parmesan BurgersAn Italian classic transformed into a burger from Recipe Runner. 

Fully Loaded Cajun Chicken Burgers-A heaping helping of Louisiana flavor on a plate from BBC Good Food

Green Chili Grilled Chicken Burgers-Well Plated By Erin shows you how to bring juicy tenderness and big flavors to a chicken burger. 

Turkey Burger Recipes

Black Bean Turkey BurgersThe black beans really make this burger from Slim Sanity a stomach satisfier. 

Bruschetta Turkey Burger Sliders-A great tasting and good for you main dish from Call Me PMc.

Greek Turkey Burger-Give this well-seasoned, budget friendly turkey masterpiece from Budget Bytes a try.  

Jalapeno Turkey BurgersThe Organic Kitchen offers a stomach satisfying eat with a Mexican flair. 

Spinach Feta Turkey Burgers-Heart healthy, delicious burgers from The Lemon Press that can be made on the indoor or outdoor grill. 

Turkey Burgers With Brie And Cranberry-Thanksgiving on a plate any time of year from Living Sweet Moments. 

For more delicious recipes:

Easy Creamy, Dreamy Strawberry Pie 

Easy Creamy Strawberry Pie

43 Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes

43 Delicious Sheet Pan Recipes

 

 

 

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17 Budget-Friendly DIY and Ready Made Succulent Gifts http://www.savingssarah.com/2017/06/11/succulent-gifts/ Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:58:39 +0000 http://www.savingssarah.com/?p=12623 I vividly remember from childhood my mom planting hens and chicks and Aloe Vera succulents to decorate our front porch. The Aloe Vera also served as a wonderful way to ease the sunburns of my youth (Back when we thought getting sunburned was no biggie). Today, the soaring popularity of succulents brings these handy, beautiful, […]

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I vividly remember from childhood my mom planting hens and chicks and Aloe Vera succulents to decorate our front porch. The Aloe Vera also served as a wonderful way to ease the sunburns of my youth (Back when we thought getting sunburned was no biggie).

Today, the soaring popularity of succulents brings these handy, beautiful, and purposeful plants back into the spotlight. Share this plant love by giving one of these 17 Budget-Friendly DIY and Ready Made Succulent Gifts.

17 Budget-Friendly DIY and Ready Made Succulent Gifts

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On the DIY front, making your own succulent pot or clever arrangement is easy to do. Check out these wonderful ideas.

DIY Succulent Gifts 

  • DIY Hanging Succulent Planter-My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia shows you step-by-step how to bring this beautiful planter to life.  
  • Egg-Carton Succulents-Bit Square repurposes and elevates the humble egg carton to new heights. 
  • Mason Jar Succulent-A colorful gift to show appreciation or affection from Lolly Jane. 
  • Succulent MonogramGive them the coolest initial around with this monogram planter by Rooted in Succulents and featured on the ETSY blog. 
  • Succulent Sphere-This HGTV video shows in easy to follow detail how to put together this one-of-a kind gift. 
  • Succulent Terrariums-Awesome video from Nicole & Max showing the array of containers and succulents that you can use to put together these fascinating plant worlds. 

  • Succulent Tin Can Gift-A fabulous way to upcycle tin cans into show stopper planters by Simply Designing. 
  • Succulent Turtle-An irresistibly cute topiary from Gardening In The Shade that your gift recipient will enjoy for years to come. 
  • Succulent Wreath-A beautiful living wreath from Connecticut Lifestyles.Com that friends or family can proudly display at home.

Ready Made Succulent Gifts 

Daily stress will melt away with this Succulents Portable Adult Coloring Book filled with 31 different designs. 

The Society6 Watercolour Cacti And Succulent Carry-All Pouch is perfect for carrying the essentials out on the town. 

This 3dRose Danita Delimont – Succulents Necklace is sure to be an eye catching statement piece. 

For the true plant lover, this Women’s Succulents t-shirt will be a hit. 

The Succulents: The Ultimate Guide to Choosing, Designing, and Growing 200 Easy Care Plants (Sunset) and the Succulent Container Gardens: Design Eye-Catching Displays with 350 Easy-Care Plants are great gifts for budding gardeners and skilled veterans looking to learn more about succulents. 

For holding a refreshing beverage while out in the garden, the Tervis Succulents And Cactus Wrap Clear Inner Tumbler with Hunter Green Lid will keep things chilled.

A Craft Crush Felt Succulents Kit is perfect for the creatively inclined giftees on your list. 

These 17 succulent gifts are sure to delight and be held dear. 

For more Garden Tips: 

5 Frugal Gardening Activities For Kids

5 Frugal Gardening Activities for Kids

29 Clever Things Under $20 For Gardening Gift Baskets

29 Clever Things Under $20 for Gardening Gift Baskets

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