Holidays - Practical Frugality

$25 Amazon GC #Giveaway {Ends 2/28}

Welcome to the 2nd annual Keep Calm and Hop On Giveaway Hop! This hop is packed with amazing prizes at each stop. Be sure to check out the 3 hosts for wonderful grand prize packages. Visit daily to increase your chances of winning and good luck This hop event is brought to you by: The Mommy Island, The Kids Did It and MamatheFox MamatheFox will be giving away the the following all the (1) winner! $30 in assorted products from MAM Go Go Bugs by Sassy - $ Bumpy Ball by Sassy - $ (1) Squeasy Gear (winners choice of…
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Holiday Gift Guide

Angry Birds Movie Gift Ideas

Angry Birds Movie Gift Ideas Oh Angry Birds. How my children love you. Even though they're in Middle School, they still laugh and enjoy playing the game on their phones/ipods and we have some of the other games in our game closet too! When I was picking them up earlier this week, I even saw some of their peers who'd traded gifts, walking around with some of the plush characters :) These Angry Birds Movie Gift Ideas are not just for the holidays, but also great for birthday party gift ideas or donations to the school if they have a…
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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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Ways to Show Gratitude

Ways to Show Gratitude We all have different ways to show gratitude, and with all the negativity in the world, I think it's important to show kindness and positivity as often as possible. I know many people who get extremely stressed out and anxious over attending large family gatherings, especially during the holidays. Personally, I love seeing my family and treasuring every moment that we have together, because life is short, and you never know when you might lose someone you cherish. No family is perfect, we all have our issues, and I think it's important to keep that in…
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Halloween Cookies

Halloween Cookies Halloween Cookies are a lot of fun to make at home with your kids, grandkids, and friends. They're also a big hit at Bake Sales, Pot Luck Meals, and at Fall Festival or Halloween Parties. Check out these great Halloween Cookie Cutters, and Halloween Cookie Decorating Supplies, that you'll want to order now, to have in time for the annual festivities!  Wilton 4-Piece Grippy Halloween Cookie Cutter Set Wilton 12-Piece Mini Halloween Cookie Cutter Set Wilton 12 Cavity Halloween Cookie Pan- Discontinued By Manufacturer Fred & Friends GINGERDEAD MEN Cookie Cutter/Stamper Halloween Frightful Friends Sugar Decorations Cookie Cupcake Cake 12 Count Wilton 2304-1225…
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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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Minecraft Halloween Costumes for Kids

Your kids are going to love these Minecraft Halloween Costumes for Kids! Minecraft is a sandbox video game that is owned by Mojang. In this game, players place blocks, go on adventures, and build cities. It's available on PC/Mac, IOS, Android, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, etc. Kids LOVE to play this game, and watch YouTube Videos of other people playing, so they can learn tips and tricks. The Minecraft Steve Head is a lightweight cardboard mask, and one size fits most. It's Made in the USA, and is 12" high and 12" wide. It would…
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Faux Stained Glass American Flag Craft

This Faux Stained Glass American Flag Craft is a patriotic kids craft idea that is fun and easy to complete, with just a few materials needed! Faux Stained Glass American Flag Craft  Looking for something crafty for your kids as schools ends and summer rolls in? Get ready for Memorial Day or 4th of July with this kid friendly Faux Stained Glass American Flag Craft. It's super easy and a great keepsake you won't mind displaying. What You'll Need: (Linking to these items on Amazon {I am an affiliate} so you can see what they are or even purchase ahead…
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Fireworks Kids Craft Project

A fun Fireworks Kids Craft Project that is simple & easy for kids to help celebrate Memorial Day or the 4th of July! Fireworks Kids Craft Project Looking for a fun and inexpensive craft for your kids for Memorial Day or the 4th of July? Let the glitter and creativity flow with this simple "fireworks" project- and remember, the process is just as much fun for the child as the end product. This would be a great project to do inside on a rainy day, or outside if you are having a party, barbecue, or celebration during one of the…
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Kung Fu Panda

Kids are excited about the release of the upcoming Kung Fu Panda Movie. If you have someone in your family who is a BIG Kung Fu Panda fan, this is the place for you! I've gathered some Kung Fu Panda Craft Ideas, Kung Fu Panda Snack Ideas, Kung Fu Panda School Supplies, Kung Fu Panda Party Supplies, Kung Fu Panda Gift Ideas, and Kung Fu Panda Costume Ideas. Kung Fu Panda Craft Ideas: Paper Plates Lantern Projects Kung Fu Panda Snacks: Panda Cupcakes Marshmallow Treats Fake Sushi Kung Fu Panda School Supplies: *Some of these aren't available online yet, that…
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Christmas Potpourri Recipe with Printables

I love the smell of Christmas potpourri during the holidays. The combination of oranges, cranberries and cinnamon sticks is delightful, and makes the home smell festive! This recipe is super simple and easy to make, using just 5 ingredients and a bit of water. The only work required is to slice the orange and put the other ingredients in a pot, bring to a simmer, and reduce to low for as long as you'd like to enjoy the fantastic scent. Your house will smell amazingly warm and inviting! Even though these smells remind me more of Christmas (hence the title, Christmas Potpourri),…
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Snowman Cupcakes

These adorable snowman cupcakes are very easy to make, utilizing a boxed mix. They'd be a great activity for a kids holiday party at school. Just make the cupcakes, lightly frost, and separate other ingredients for kids to decorate! Snowman Cupcakes This recipe utilizes a boxed cake mix, and easy to find ingredients, that make this a fun craft project to do with your kids during the winter months. Our local Supercenter has the Pillsbury Traditional Vanilla Cake Mix regularly priced at just $1 per box. The icing is $, and the sprinkles are $ I already had the marshmallows…
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