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Frugal Fall Fun

At a time when you’re thinking about holiday expenses – gifts, travel, did I mention gifts? – you don’t want to be dishing out big bucks. Well, you’re in luck. The Fall season is the best time to exercise your frugalness.  Below are fun ideas for budget friendly family fun. It’s harvest time If you’re […]

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Crafts with Sea Glass

Some of my best memories from this Summer and early Fall are sea glass hunting with my two sons. We got up early, stopped for hot chocolate with “mile high” whipped cream on our first outing – even though it was August. Another time after a dismal loot on the beach we detoured and spontaneously went […]

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A Post Halloween Tradition

For years now I’ve allowed my boys to throw our pumpkins out the second-story window after Halloween. For my two boys, it’s their favorite Halloween tradition. This year I cheaped out a little and only got one carving pumpkin, which they took turns throwing out the window. The second pumpkin I bought was a baking […]

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Last Minute Costume Supplies

As my boys are getting older, gone are the days when we start planning Halloween costumes in April. No, we open up the dialog around October 29th. I’m not normally a last-minute type of person, but this Halloween has proved me wrong. Maybe I’m a little too confident with my arsenal of craft supplies, but […]

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Healthy Halloween Alternatives

Over the course of last weekend I consumed 2 brownies, a cupcake and apple crisp a la mode. The consequence of sugar overload led to a sabotaged immune system and a very sick ME. In the same span of time my husband has been trying out the paleo diet. He has lost weight, isn’t sick and […]

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Crafting with Leather Scraps

Yesterday I came across these really cool bags made from leather scraps. Just like the leather scraps I craft with, these bags were made from factory scraps. If you don’t have access to scraps, you can recycle leather from old gloves (even baseball gloves), belts, wallets, boots and leather jackets. I have upcycled old clothes […]

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DIY Dioramas Done Right

Remember last week when I was obsessed with the embroidered egg and mentioned making an diorama? Over the weekend I found one on Pinterest and had to share. Pretty cool, huh? So this got me exploring for DIY diorama ideas. The surprising thing was, not only are so many mediums used to create dioramas, the […]

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