Entries from June 1, 2014 - June 7, 2014


Bakerella’s Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

Make these lemony Bakerella cookies!


Lemon Sugar Cookies

2½ cups all purpose flour
¾ tsp. baking soda
¾ tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
1½ cups sugars
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg
¼ cup lemon juice
1 tbsp. lemon zest
½ tbsp. vanilla
Sugar for rolling cookie dough, optional
Lemon cream frosting (optional, recipe below)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit and line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Set aside.

3. Using a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

4. Add egg, lemon juice, lemon zest and vanilla. Mix until combined.

5. Add flour mixture and mix slowly until completely combined.

6. Scoop out dough with a 1½ inch scoop and roll dough in sugar to coat.

7. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake 8-10 minutes and let cool.

8. Optional:  Spread a layer of lemon cream frosting on one cookie and sandwich with another. Repeat for as many cookie sandwiches as desired.

Lemon Cream Frosting

½ cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp. lemon juice

In a medium bowl using an electric mixer, cream butter, then mix in sugar and lemon juice. Add a couple of drops of yellow food coloring if you want to hint to recipients what the flavor is at first sight.


iPad Mini Deal @ Target- $199

If you've been wanting to find a deal on an iPad Mini, here it is! Starting this Sunday, June 8th, Target will be offering the Apple iPad Mini Wi-Fi 16GB for ONLY $199! This is $100 savings!

Win Free Silk Coupons- 28,000 Winners

Go here to enter the Silk Free Coupon Sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 28,000 coupons good for a FREE Silk Protein & Fiber or Almond Coconut Blend Half Gallon (up to $5.49 value!). Ends July 8, 2014.


20 Cute and Frugal DIY Clothes You Can Make for Your Kids



We recently covered some inexpensive ways to update a woman's wardrobe. Now? Well, it's time for the kids to get in on the fun! These projects cover the spectrum of sewing abilities from novice to expert — and many of them even use clothing you already have sitting in your child's (or your) closet. So, before you head to the donation center, check out these tutorials. (See also: How to Save on Special Occasion Clothing for Kids)

1. Legwarmers

When my daughter was born, I spent a mint on baby leggings. Making your own version out of women's knee-high socks is super simple — I wish I had found this website sooner!

2. Pillowcase Dress

This project would make use of mismatched vintage pillowcases, though many choose to just use fabric for this tutorial. It works for a variety of ages, from baby to little kid.

3. Pillowcase Romper

If you want to take this dress a step farther, check out this adorable pillowcase romper. Requires a bit more sewing skill, but can still be completed in under an hour.

4. Leggings

Those fashionable hand-stamped leggings are expensive. Making them at home — with these instructions — costs only a fraction of the price.

5. Stenciled Shirt

For more fabric paint fun, try this stenciled shirt. You can go as creative as your ability allows.

6. Stamped Shirt

This next shirt uses pipe cleaners for a neat arrow stamped design. I wonder what other shapes you could bend!

7. Cardigan Onesie

I can't think of anything cuter than this DIY cardigan onesie with interchangeable bowties. The project takes some skill, but the tutorial is detailed and easy to follow.

8. Suspenders

If you need to dress your little guy up fast, slip him into these quick suspenders. No craftiness necessary, just felt, clips, and a little hot glue.

9. Tutu

For a special occasion or just dressing up, this basic tutu fits the bill. You can also lengthen your pieces of tulle to make it a dress.

10. Skinny Jeans

Try making these bright blue skinny jeans for some fun in your kid's wardrobe. You can use a pair you already own as a pattern.

11. Undies

I can't wait to try making these fun and colorful undies once my daughter is fully potty trained. You use old T-shirts, making it a great way to use up something old to make something new.

12. Revamped Pants

These color "dipped" pants are a smart use for all that second-hand clothing you might have laying around. I also love how they're unisex.

13. Nightgown

The author of this nightgown tutorial promises it will come together in just 10 minutes. Just morph an adult t-shirt into a nightgown for a little girl.

14. PJs

And let's not forget the boys! You can quickly make Little Man Pajamas from a men's XXL shirt.

15. Shark Towel

We're all getting ready for those endless summer days spent at the pool. Your kid will love this hooded shark towel to dry off and relax in.

16. Shortalls

These DIY shortalls could be dressed up or dressed down. Customize them with a splash of patterned fabric.

17. Shorts

For some much-needed play pants — try these jersey shorts. They are made from old t-shirts and feature a cool bleached design.

18. Romper

Turn one of those old, neglected sun dresses into a bubble romper. Perfect for summer.

19. Sweatpants

Another great upcycle find! Use an old adult sweatshirt to make the legs of these easy sweatpants. Bonus points if you can find one with pockets like the hoodie in the tutorial!

20. Vest

Turn a plain old jean jacket into a tribal denim vest! This website has a lot of other genius projects as well.

Have you put together any fun DIY outfits for kids lately? Please share in comments!


Written by Ashley Marcin and published on Wise Bread. Read more articles from Wise Bread.

Target: New Baby Mobile Coupons

Text BABY4 to 827438 to score the following store coupons. Coupons expire June 21, 2014:

*$1/1 Luvs Boxed Diapers
*$1.50/2 Happy Munchies, Happy Creamies or Happy Yogis
*$3 Off a Liz Lange Maternity for Target Apparel Purchase $15+
*20% off Gilligan & O’Malley Nursing Apparel Item (Cami or Bra)
*10% Off Nursing Accessory Item (excludes breast pumps)
*$1/1 Up & Up Laundry Item (Fabric Softener or Sheets)
*$0.75/2 Up & Up Baby Wipes

*$2 off Similac Infant Formula
*$1 off Johnson’s Baby Toiletry Item or Desitin (ETS & on the go)
*$1.50 off Huggies Little Swimmers
*$2 off Enfagrow Toddler Powder Formula
*$5 off Gerber Formula Purchase of $25+
*$1.50/4 Ella’s Kitchen Baby Food Pouches


EXPIRED-Old Navy: $5 Shorts and Tops- June 7 Only

Today only, head on over to your local Old Navy store where they are offering Active Shorts and Tops for the whole family for only $5 (regularly $7.94-$15!). 

Hallmark E-Card Deal

Send unlimited customized eCards from Hallmark for only $1 per month, $12 total for year. Click below!

White Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

Doesn't this look delicious???! Here's how to make this easy, yummy snack.