1. Year End Scrapbook Activity

    We had a New Year's Eve party at home with the boys tonight! We fixed some family favorites - little smoked sausages baked in crescent rolls, green beans, cheese and…

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  2. Felt Star Christmas Ornaments

    Today we were supposed to go to a GI appointment for Owen, but he woke up with a fever, so we had to cancel the appointment. After the week we've…

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  3. Frugal Christmas Shopping - Just about finished!

    This is our first Christmas to shop with an entirely cash budget, and it has definitely been a success!  Although we got off to a somewhat frustrating start, we have…

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  4. Easy Christmas Ornaments to Make

    I made these ornaments when I was in kindergarten, and I still hang them on the tree every year! (I also have one from preschool - it's a styrofoam bell…

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  5. Advent Tree

    We are doing an advent tree (or Jesse tree as they are also called) this year at our house!  Basically, an advent tree is a way for families to celebrate…

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  6. Frugal Christmas Shopping Update

    We had some Christmas shopping success this weekend!  Thanks to all of you who commented on my last post about Christmas shopping! Several of you suggested flashlights.  The boys were…

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  7. Snowman Watercolor Painting

    Here is a fun activity to kick off the Christmas season! I can't remember where I got this idea, but the first time I tried it was when I worked…

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  8. Handprint Turkeys

    After I wrote the title of this post, I decided that these aren't exactly handprints. But hand-outline turkeys didn't sound very cute. So I'm calling them handprint turkeys. I guess…

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  9. Fun Things to do with Acorns!

    I have been wanting some acorns to decorate with (being as how fall has just arrived in Texas...), and so my boys and I went to the park last week…

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  10. Frugal Toy Story Army Guy Costume

    The boys got to dress up last night for our church's annual fall festival, and they had a great time!  We usually try to do a more labor-intensive costume every…

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