1. DIY Gift Idea: Magnets Made from Glass Vase Filler Marbles

    We are back after taking a Thanksgiving break from blogging! I hope that all of you had a great holiday! Aidan and I made these magnets as a gift for…

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  2. Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

    We haven't done any Thanksgiving activities yet, but we're planning to spend next week doing that! We'll post the things we do, but here are some activity ideas to get…

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  3. Frugal Costume Ideas: Frontiersman, Zookeeper, and More

    Last night was our church's annual fall fair! Our costumes were simpler than the Toy Story Army Guy costumes that we did last year, but we still had a great…

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  4. Pet Show Themed Birthday Party

    Gresham is 5 years old! At our house, we do the first "real" party with invitations and friends at age 5. Gresham loves dogs, and we came up with the…

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  5. Skateboard Birthday Cake

    I am awful at making birthday cakes. Somehow, the art of making a traditional two-layer birthday cake seems to elude me. One year, I forgot to put icing between the…

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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