DIY - Practical Frugality

$25 Walmart GC #Giveaway {Ends 3/3}

Welcome to the For the Win Giveaway Hop brought to you by The Hopping Bloggers! Hosted By: Mama Smith's & Women and Their Pretties Each giveaway has a value of a minimum of $15, however some are worth much more. Be sure to enter to win all of them because there is no limit to how many you can win. GOOD LUCK! Leprechaun Bath Bombs *Still caring for sick child, instructions and pic coming soon! Entry-Form
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$25 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 2/20}

Love is in the Air! What would make February even better? Being able to enter a bunch of amazing giveaways! Anderson's Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to help create It’s Your Love! We've teamed up with ( )other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package for the It’s Your Love Giveaway Event! DIY Homemade Lavender Soap The prize at this stop will be a $25 Amazon GC. Entry-Form Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the It’s Your Love Event are not…
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Beauty

DIY Homemade Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey Soap

DIY Homemade Oatmeal, Milk, & Honey Soap The New England winters are harsh on my skin. I recently went to a local craft fair and purchased some handmade soaps from one of the vendors, and we spent some time talking about my skin needs, etc. After trying some of her soaps (they were fabulous!), I did see improvement. The only problem was that she only creates her soaps in the summer, and then sells them in the fall and winter, so she was out of stock. I considered buying some online from Etsy vendors, but she kept encouraging me to…
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Book Review

New Years Resolutions for your Home

    New Years Resolutions for your home Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook: Record all your important information for easy, one-stop reference Last year, I featured some DIY Books in my Holiday Gift Guide. I have thoroughly enjoyed these books throughout the year, and have used & recommended the Black & Decker Home Planner and LogBook countless times. I have several friends in real estate and every time we discuss real estate, I encourage them to keep a few of these on hand to offer to their clients as gifts at closings. A couple have tried it and then called…
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Beauty

DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub #Giveaway #FriendsgivingCranberryContest {Ends 12/19}

DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub My friends at the Cranberry Marketing Committee generously sent me a cranberry package, full of wonderful cranberry related items. I love finding new and creative ways to use things in my home. I decided to use the fresh cranberries to make a DIY Cranberry Sugar Scrub, and I used the cranberry sauce to make a Cranberry Squares Dessert Dish! Friendsgiving fever is spreading quickly! The millennial alter-ego to Thanksgiving – Friendsgiving is the social party that is reshaping the traditional way we give thanks. In honor of this new American tradition, the Cranberry Marketing Committee is launching…
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$25 Paypal #Giveaway {Ends 9/22}

The kids are back in school and summer has come to an end. The Anti-June Cleaver and Our Piece of Earth have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to say goodbye to summer and welcome all things pumpkin spice. Once you've entered my giveaway, hop around the linky below for a chance to win even more great prizes. Good luck! The prize at this stop is a $25 Paypal GC. I love Fall, it is truly one of my favorite times of the year. The cooler temperatures, FOOTBALL, and the changing of the leaves. Once the kids start back to…
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Painted Clay Pot Planter Craft

In need of a fun and easy project to do with your kids for Mother's Day? Try this painted clay pot planter that's a snap to make two different ways. Surprise mom with one or both and give her keepsake that lasts. Mother's Day is just around the corner! The most precious gifts I receive are those made by my children. I'm especially fond of those featuring their hands, feet, etc. because they capture their size in the moment, and it's so much fun to compare them from year to year! They grow so fast, and are only little for…
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Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame

This cute Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame is a really fun and easy to make St. Patrick's Day Kids Craft Project! Thumbprint Shamrock Keepsake Frame This is a really fun and easy kids craft project! You can easily swap out the graphic in the middle to use this craft idea for any holiday or special occasion during the year! It would work well for pre-school, kindergarten, or early elementary aged kids. For younger kids, you'd need to provide a bit more assistance, while the older kids could show their creativity with more independence. Materials Needed: (Amazon Affiliate links included to show you…
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Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project

This Shamrock Magnet is a fun and easy St. Patrick's Day Craft Project for kids! Shamrock Magnet Kids Craft Project It can be so much fun to celebrate holidays, such as St. Patrick's Day, with children by making fun craft projects. While they may not understand fully the original purpose of the holiday, most usually do know and enjoy the traditions of the day, such as wearing green, leprechauns that grant wishes, shamrocks are for "good luck", or certain foods that your family eats each year on March 17. This can be a great opportunity to explain what the holiday is about, and the…
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Crafts

Folded Handprint Valentine’s Card Kids Craft Project

This adorable Folded Handprint Valentine's Card Kids Craft Project is affordable at under $5 total! Folded Handprint Valentine's Card As my kids get older, the grandparents and I treasure the handmade crafts, and those using their fingerprints, handprints, and footprints more and more. They grow up so fast, and these are such an irreplaceable way to remember their childhood. You can document their growth, and make precious memories with them, while working on craft projects together. It also gives the kids a sense of pride to know that they made something so special that they can gift to a loved…
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Crafts

Love Bug Hug Craft Project

The Love Bug Hug Craft Project is easy and so much fun to do with kids as Valentine's Day approaches. Love Bug Hug Craft Project Most kids love making craft projects, and it helps them develop important skills they need! Cutting, gluing, and being creative are great educational activities! Valentine's Day is approaching, so this is a great occasion to create pink and red heart-shaped projects with your child. This cute craft features a heart shaped Love Bug with extra long arms for big hugs or to show how much he loves you!  A great craft for kiddos to make as a gift…
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DIY

Christmas Tree Brownies

These Christmas Tree Brownies are adorable, and fun to make with the kids. They can be made from scratch or using a box mix to save time! I just love how easy it can be to turn food into different themes for various holidays. The kids love to decorate cookies, brownies, and cakes, to eat at home and to take with us to holiday parties. Today, I'll show you how easy it is to turn regular brownies into Christmas Tree Brownies! Depending on the amount of time I have, I'll decide if I want to use my Homemade Brownies Recipe…
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DIY Books

I love watching home improvement and real estate shows on television and Netflix. I get inspired by projects, and excited to try some on my own. Sometimes though, I need more detailed instructions on how to bring ideas to life. I have found some great DIY books at my local library and bookstore to help me (digital are great, but sometimes I need a physical book to look at during the process). I am excited to share with you some books that would make great gift ideas for the DIY fan in your life. Before looking at 5-Gallon Bucket Book:…
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HP and PicCollage work together so you can print photos from your phone! #PicCollage #HP

I am participating in a promotional program with HP, PicCollage, and MomSelect. While this post is sponsored by them, the thoughts and opinions expressed are solely my own. HP and PicCollage work together so you can print photos from your phone! Recently, I got a new HP Envy 7640 printer (NOT part of this promotion, just for your reference, because I think it's helpful to know what type of printer I was using when I printed these pictures). I tend to take the vast majority of my pictures with my phone, and it wasn't compatible with the existing printer we had to print…
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Melted Snowman Water Bottle Labels – DIY Printables

Melted Snowman Water Bottle Labels To begin, gather all materials needed, and print out the labels {best results if printed on a white satin paper, you can purchase at Amazon, or any office supply store}. Next, remove the branded labels from bottled waters. Using the light gray lines as a guide, cut out Melted Snowman Bottle Labels. Place a piece of double-stick table on the back of both ends of the label. Wrap the label around the bottle of water, pressing taped ends onto the bottle to secure in place. Notes: The labeled waters work well for classroom parties, holiday events, sports team…
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