Superbowl Savings

Does your husband’s Super Bowl party leave you ‘super’ annoyed and your kids ‘super’ bored? Don’t worry, I’ve got some ideas for you that’ll make the Super Bowl ‘super’ fun but won’t leave your wallet ‘super’ empty! The ‘Puppy Bowl’: It’s hard to believe that the ‘Puppy Bowl’ is going on its eighteenth year already,Continue reading “Superbowl Savings”

Loving Some Valentine’s Day Values

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you don’t find yourself ‘loving’ some of the prices you see in the stores, then check out some of my ideas for saving money on crafts, activities, and meals that both your kids and your wallet will fall for! Crafts: Why pay jacked-up Valentine’s Day prices on flowersContinue reading “Loving Some Valentine’s Day Values”

Cozy Up with Cost Effective Winter Crafts

Let’s face it, it’s been a pretty bummer year for ‘real snow’ activities in the Midwest but that doesn’t mean you have to ‘snow blow’ a lot of cash traveling to Vail for skiing! You can have plenty of winter fun right here in your own kitchen! Science Fun: Add together science+winter and it =Continue reading “Cozy Up with Cost Effective Winter Crafts”

Free Things to Do When the Snow Comes Through

I originally wrote this post when it was a much, much snowier winter, but just because there aren’t any real flurries doesn’t mean you can’t whip up some of your own. Oh, the weather outside is frightful….and so are your kids because they’ve come down with cabin fever! Here’s my tips for keeping your kidsContinue reading “Free Things to Do When the Snow Comes Through”

Martin Luther King Learning

Don’t forget, Monday is Martin Luther King Day. Your kids most likely have the day off of school so why not fill it with songs, crafts, and learning? And the best part- all of these resources are totally free! I Have a Dream Rainbow Craft Free Printable Word Search How Would You Change the World?Continue reading “Martin Luther King Learning”

Cold Weather Cabin Fever Craft Corner

Despite the mild weather lately there’s still at least two more months of winter left! Here’s some sweet, simple, low-cost craft ideas to help you beat that cold weather cabin fever. Rainbow Snow: Nope, it’s not the dreaded ‘yellow snow ‘that your parents told you not to eat. I found these ‘massive mess sticks’ AKAContinue reading “Cold Weather Cabin Fever Craft Corner”

Kid’s Holiday Craft Corner

Even though ‘the holidays’ are officially over and your wallet is officially empty it’s never too late to celebrate. I have showcased projects here that you can complete with things you’ll find around your home to keep costs low, but don’t hesitate to check out the myriad of holiday craft ideas that you will findContinue reading “Kid’s Holiday Craft Corner”

New Year’s Craft Celebration

Whether you will be celebrating at noon or at midnight tonight here’s some fabulous, free, and fun ways to protect your pocketbook while you party. Paper Plate Count Down Clock is a great way to learn to tell time as well as celebrate midnight (or noon as the case may be). Rice Noise Makers areContinue reading “New Year’s Craft Celebration”

Noon Year’s Kids Activities

Got some littles that aren’t going to make it till midnight? Why not celebrate by counting down to nap time instead? Here’s some fun ways to party like little rockstars! Take a Hike: Bundle up the kids and take a walk through the woods. Take time to discuss what the animals do to ‘celebrate’ theContinue reading “Noon Year’s Kids Activities”

Last Minute Gift Giving Guide

Have you found yourself a gift or two short when those last-minute house guests come calling? Here’s a few quick gift ideas you can whip up at the last minute. Keepsakes Made by the Kids: If you have kids, some paper, and some finger paint you can create this quick and easy handprint wreath orContinue reading “Last Minute Gift Giving Guide”