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: 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...]

Handy Holiday Craft Ideas For Kids

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Diwali, or Festivus (the holiday "for the rest of us"), here are creative holiday crafts you can make with your hands -- literally. Five-Finger Christmas Trees Grab some finger paint and construction paper and get to work with your children on this one. Using brown paint on the tip of your pointer finger, make a vertical line for the tree's … [Read more...]

Spice Up the Costume this Year!

Halloween Costume Ideas

  Celebrating Halloween does not have to come along with a huge expense. An inexpensive costume does not mean cheap, and an elaborate costume does not necessarily mean expensive. Accessory changes are the key! Costuming Without Breaking the Bank While you may not have the funds to bankroll an entirely new costume this year, you can utilize accessories to enhance last year's costume or turn … [Read more...]

6 Fall Family Activities On A Budget

The leaves are turning colors, the geese are flying south, and there is a briskness in the air that can only mean fall has arrived. There are lots of things to do during the fall, but, if you are like millions of other Americans, your wallet is empty or close to it. The "back to school" season is always a costly one, and if you're self-employed, you just paid your quarterly estimated taxes.  Here … [Read more...]

Apple Recipes For Your Fourth Of July Weekend

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As American as Apple Pie” – Best Recipes for Your 4th of July Weekend   Debuting on Blu-ray and DVD July 10    American Reunion boasts all of your favorite characters back together for one final hurrah, although a pivotal part of the plot –i.e., the infamous apple pie – doesn't make an appearance in this final installment of the film franchise. However, that didn't stop us from showcasing … [Read more...]

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