Create a Beautiful Nature Inspired Holiday Centerpiece (DIY Holiday Centerpiece)

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As every busy mom knows decorating for holiday events can be stressful. At my house I have little time to go shopping for items to create¬†extravagant¬†centerpieces. The budget is far to small to go and buy a beautiful rustic centerpiece like the ones at Pottery Barn. So what is a mom to do? Create one using what you have! I took my little man out on a nature walk. We love doing nature crafts so he … [Read more...]

How To Make Coffee Filter Snowflakes

    I have never come across a kid that doesn't like to cut out snowflakes. Folding the paper just right can be such a pain in the rear though! If they are not the best at lining up their edges, the kids can be really disappointed when their snowflake doesn't come out right. The easy way to combat that is by using coffee filters instead of regular paper. It's already round, … [Read more...]

Finish Holiday Shopping & Save With The MasterCard MarketPlace #FinishMyList #cbias

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Christmas is almost here! I set a deadline for myself that I would be done with shopping by December 15th and today is the 14th. I am at the end of my budget but still have some people to buy for. I shopped for personal items earlier this week for family. The people left on my list are not family so that will not work. But I still insist that it be something awesome that I get for them. SO what … [Read more...]

How To Make Sweet Felt Christmas Tree Ornaments

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  When I was little, my grandma had an ornament on her tree that was kind of like this and I always loved it. It had sequins glued on it instead of buttons, but I was digging through my stash of sewing things and found these cute red buttons and knew they would be perfect for this craft. My girls and I sat down, cranked up the Christmas music and spent a cosy afternoon crafting these … [Read more...]

A Giving Christmas: Giving Big on a Budget Through Donations & Giving of Your Time

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A Giving Christmas: Giving Big On A Budget Donations There are many ways to give this Christmas that do not require you to spend a dime. Consider the things you can give like your old or un-used clothes, the extra toys, and your time! This time of year is a great time to clean out the toys, closets and even the garage to make room for more things. I think donating items and time can often mean … [Read more...]

How To Make Colored Popcorn Garland

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  Now that the long Thanksgiving weekend is over, Christmas becomes our new focus. Many people I know got their tree this weekend, so I though a fun Christmas tree decoration post would be a great idea for this week! With a few simple supplies that you probably already have around the house, you can make popcorn garland to adorn your tree. This really is a craft for the whole … [Read more...]

Five Great Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Alan Cleaver   Teachers, just like many other people, have much clutter in their lives. So, when it comes to giving them gifts, it is always helpful to give them something that they will use---not something that is going to be in their way. Take a look below at the top five Christmas gifts for teachers. Gift Certificates 1) Gift … [Read more...]

A Giving Christmas: A Mission To Give Big On A Budget (Sharing Ideas to Help You Give More)

This year I want to give and give in a BIG way! I have had so many blessings this year that were not monetary and it made me want to do the same for others. So many need something right now! Maybe it is an essential like food or clothing. Maybe it is someone who deserves and needs a kind gesture through an action or handmade gift. Like most of you, we do not have a lot of extra money to buy … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas Mail Lady! Giving Goodies With Help From #MurphyUSA#CBias

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This year we decided to give a thank you gift to our mail lady. She is a sweet heart. We have had our share of awful mail people. You know the ones? They shove everything in your box even if there is not enough room the envelopes labeled "do not bend" are bent in all directions. And the ones I really like are the ones that leave the "pick up you package at the post office" notes when I was home … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Christmas Stockings From Paper Bags!

Fun and Frugal For Kids Each week we bring you a fun craft or activity for the kids. These can be done with little out of pocket money and alot of creativity. This week's fun and frugal activity is brought to us by Sharon from Mom on Dealz. With her history as a teacher she does a great job on focusing on making these activities fun and educational. You can see previous activities for kids … [Read more...]

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