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How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party

How to Host a Cookie Exchange Party

  Everything You Need to Know to Host a Fun and Easy Cookie Exchange Party As I write this tiz’ the week after Thanksgiving and holiday baking is officially in season. As we gear up for all the holiday hoopla and fa la la la …read more

Top 10 Summertime Boredom Busters for Kids

Top 10 Summertime Boredom Busters for Kids

  The kids get out of school this week and I’m in total denial about the whole thing. Seriously, I’m still thinking “what happened to April”?  I’ve mentioned before, our family homeschools but we take a break in the summer.   It doesn’t take long …read more

How to make a Bird Feeder out of a Toilet Paper Roll

How to make a Bird Feeder out of a Toilet Paper Roll

  Need something cool to occupy the kiddies? (Or the kids at heart?)   Make a bird feeder from a toilet paper roll!   Wait! Don’t go! Hear me out.   This is a great summer fun activity. It’s so cool to see the birds …read more

How to make Five Minute Baggie Ice Cream

How to make Five Minute Baggie Ice Cream

If you have baggies, ice and milk – you’ve got everything you need for an amazing culinary experiment!   It’s totally cool!   Get it? Cool . . . Because . . . ice cream . . .   Nevermind.   Here’s a great summertime …read more

How to make 3 Ingredient Puffy Slime

How to make 3 Ingredient Puffy Slime

    It only takes three ingredients and five minutes to make hours of fun.   This puffy slime is a highly tactile experience. What’s more, it’s oddly soothing. Subsequently, everyone who was around when we made this stuff couldn’t keep their hands off it! …read more

Ten Thoughtful Ideas for Mother’s Day that Won’t Break the Bank

Ten Thoughtful Ideas for Mother’s Day that Won’t Break the Bank

Are you ready for Mother’s Day?   In other words, are you ready to make Mom’s day truly special with this list of thoughtful ideas for Mother’s Day?    Make something with your own hands You don’t have to be a little kid for this to …read more

How to Plan a Practically Perfect Picnic

How to Plan a Practically Perfect Picnic

    You know what I love about this time of year?  There are so many reasons to get outdoors and enjoy a meal al fresco.  Weekends by the shore, an irresistible rooftop, outdoor concerts and plays, even movies in the park.   A picnic …read more

How to Join the Staycation Fixation 

How to Join the Staycation Fixation 

  It’s that time of year. Summer’s right around the corner this means it’s time to plan the annual vacation. While some families may spend thousands of dollars on their getaway, an increasingly popular trend is choosing a stay-at-home vacation or Staycation.   Just think …read more

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

  For many of us “grown-ups” cooking has become so automatic we don’t think about all the skills we use when we’re cooking.  Skills like hand-eye coordination, reading, writing, math, science, appreciating nature, understanding nutrition and most importantly; creativity.    Allowing kids to be involved …read more

How to Throw the Ultimate Frugal and Fabulous Super Bowl Party

How to Throw the Ultimate Frugal and Fabulous Super Bowl Party

    If you’re like the 111.9 million other people who watched last year’s Super Bowl, this Sunday will find you gathering with friends and family for this Super Bowl and that means a party!   Here’s how to keep your party under budget but …read more

Dating On A Dime

Dating On A Dime

    Do you think it’s hard to plan an impressive a date on a limited budget? Well, think again!   After all, creativity and thoughtfulness can’t be bought at any price.   These ideas can be used whether you’re dating someone new or the …read more

How to get the Biggest Bang from your Pumpkin Buck – Making Pumpkins Last Longer

How to get the Biggest Bang from your Pumpkin Buck – Making Pumpkins Last Longer

  Please tell me I’m not the only one who gets totally giddy the very first time I see that huge display full of voluptuous pumpkins at the grocery store.  I want them ALL.   Am I the only one? No, I can’t be the …read more