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  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 it into something entirely different. As with an everyday outfit, accessories can change everything. Say a woman went out last year as a vampire...

Image credit: Wikipedia 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 is a short list of some fun things to do that should barely dent your paycheck. Fall Family Fun That...

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 some of our favorite apple pie inspired recipes that will go great with any 4th of July get together! All of these dishes...

These Easy Marshmallow Pops are super easy and fun! I did these for my daughter’s Justin Bieber party. These can be made with any colors so they would be a hit on any occasion. The kids can do these because they are so easy! You need: Marshmallows Kabob sticks or cake pop sticks (found in baking section at Walmart) Cup of cold water Colored cupcake sprinkles (make a bowl for each color) Easy steps: 1. Place marshmallow on a stick 2. Dip marshmallows in the cup of water for about 30 seconds 3. Dip the moist Marshmellow in sprinkle...

Hey All! This week on My Frugal Family Fun with Kids post I wanted to share a fun Easter Bunny Craft since as you know Easter is quickly approaching! All the stores have Easter everything at the moment! So with that my family and I like to make our own little decoration with things around the house. Here is a DIY Easter Bunny Craft for kids that you will love. . To Make this adorable Easter Bunny Craft all you need is a paper cup of any size, white and pink card stock or construction paper. Whatever you got lying around the house that...

Monday morning was a beautiful windy, sunny day! The perfect day for a parade. That is exactly what hundreds of thousands of other Houstonians thought as they lined the streets of downtown Houston Monday morning for the 2012 Martin Luther King Grande Parade. I was so excited that my daughter and I were invited to join the Chevy Houston team in the parade. For those of you who have not attended the Houston MLK parade you may be mistaken in thinking that it is only for certain races, backgrounds, religions, etc. But I want to tell you that...

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