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Save Money on High Quality Christmas Shoe Box Gifts
Holiday Family Activities

Save Money on High Quality Christmas Shoe Box Gifts

Yes, I know it’s August.  Yes, believe me, I’m with you.  I too gasp in disbelief when I walk into Hobby Lobby to see Christmas is in full swing in their crafty world of peppermint wreaths and cheerful snowmen while it’s a broiling 90 degrees outside. Why am I talking about Christmas shoe-box projects now?  If…

Turn Left Over Gift Wrap Into a Learning Activity
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Turn Left Over Gift Wrap Into a Learning Activity

Guest blogger Rhonda writes: It’s time to start putting your Christmas decorations away. While I love to store and reuse gift bags, tissue and ribbon (you know I’m thrifty right), I have a few ‘stick on’ bows left over from my teenagers’ Christmas party (btw they used them as decorations on the counter tops and table-so…

Creating Annual Christmas Ornaments With Your Kids
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Creating Annual Christmas Ornaments With Your Kids

I realize there are people out there that find joy in going down to the Hallmark store and picking out an ornament each year. Paying that much for an ornament almost gives me a panic attack.  I’m thrifty and crafty so the idea of making my own brings me much delight.  Maybe that’s because in…

Free Printable Color Your Own Christmas Treat Bag Toppers
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Free Printable Color Your Own Christmas Treat Bag Toppers

I really love giving baked goods away at the holidays to all the people on my list that aren’t on my “list” if you know what I mean.  I talking those teachers, neighbors, pastors, mail people and anyone else you need a nice gift for that doesn’t cut into your main Christmas budget. I was…

Pumpkin Fun 101:From Carving to Seed Roasting
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Pumpkin Fun 101:From Carving to Seed Roasting

On the heels of Kim’s blog about game night for your tweens & teens, I have another activity that my teenagers and their friends love to do -carve pumpkins! Along with dyeing Easter eggs, I can’t remember an age that my kids didn’t want to carve pumpkins, we just include their friends now. So as the friends are cutting…