Are you looking for a simple buy awesome project to complete with your children? If so, you have to check out this DIY Starry Night Lights projector! [Read more…]
Extreme Coupon Clipping Tips ANY Busy Mom Could Use
Busy moms often feel as though they don’t have enough time to invest in extreme coupon clipping and organizing!
While it is true that extreme couponing can be a time-consuming process, it does not have to be!
Here are a few quick tips for extreme coupon clipping when time is short.
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- Tip 1: Get your children involved! When you are pressed for time but want to coupon, it can be helpful to get your children’s help! They can clip coupons or help your organize your coupons. An added bonus is that explaining the benefits of couponing can teach your kids valuable life lessons.
- Tip 2: Make a plan before you go shopping. Have your coupons organized and ready to go with a concise shopping list in hand. Many a couponer has wasted time flipping through coupon booklets in stores, or attempted to match coupons to products. Save yourself the wasted time and the hassle and invest a bit of time before you shop.
- Tip 3: Create a couponing plan. Determine where you find the most beneficial coupons for your family (on a certain website, in coupon booklets, etc.) Go to your regular coupon sources and skip the coupon providers that consistently disappoint. Having a couponing plan will help maximize your time.
You Don’t Have to Be Mom-Of-The-Year to Make These Thumbprint Painted Flower Pots With Your Kids!!
Mothers Day 2017 is just over 2 weeks away! Now is a great time to start thinking about the perfect gift for your mom. Or, perhaps you are going to be helping your grandchildren come up with a special gift for their mom. Today, we are sharing a neat idea that makes a great spring or Mother’s Day project!
A really nice thing about this project is that children can help. Check out this DIY project for painted flower pots.
This butterfly thumbprint art requires just a few supplies including a terra cotta pot, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, a black paint marker, dishes for the paint, and your thumbs! We found this awesome DIY project on the website Mom Always Finds Out. Be sure to check out their website for other fun family-friendly projects!
How to make DIY painted flower pots:
Gather your supplies (terra cotta pot/s, acrylic paint in your favorite colors, paintbrushes, a black paint marker, dishes for the paint)
Begin by drawing the black body of a butterfly on a terra cotta pot with your black paint marker. Don’t forget the head and the antennas! Next, squirt a small amount of paint onto a plate or into a paint dish. Choose whatever colors you like, but keep in mind that you are creating butterfly wings.
Then, dip your thumb into the paint and gently press it around the drawn-on butterfly body to create butterfly wings. You can continuously use the same paint color for one butterfly or mix it up and use other colors.
You can also mix it up and use yellow paint to add bumblebees to your pot. Simply use yellow paint and dip your thumb into the paint and place it on the terra cota pot.
Once the paint has dried, draw on small antennas, wings, and tiny eyes with your black paint marker.
The idea of saving money as a single mom can seem like an impossible dream. Children are expensive and you might already be living paycheck to paycheck as is. And a lot of the budgeting or money saving tips you find out there just don’t seem to take into account the financial reality you are dealing with.
This article is for you. It’s not going to give you unrealistic advice that is impossible for you to follow. These tips are specifically designed for single moms who want to provide the best that they can for their children while still working to get themselves out from under a pile of debt. So here are some tips that you can actually use! [Read more…]
Today is tax day! For some, tax day is a great day because they know they can look forward to a nice tax return. For those who owe taxes, this may not be a very pleasant day.
If you need a little perk today, why not check out this list of Tax Day freebies!
Many stores and restaurants offer Tax Day freebies or discounts to help soften the blow of what can be an unhappy day for some people. Check out our list below to find some great freebie offers available today only!
Celebrate The End of 2016 Taxes With Tax Day Freebies TODAY ONLY
- Arby’s – Some Arby’s locations are giving away FREE curly fries or a FREE slider today. However, this offer is only valid at certain Arby’s location. You will want to check in advance to ensure that your local Arby’s is participating.
- California Tortilla – If you mention the secret words “tax crunch” today with any purchase, you will receive FREE chips and queso!
- Great American Cookies – Get a FREE birthday cake cookie today at a Great American Cookie location near you. No purchase or coupon is necessary to snag this tax day freebies!
- Midwest Living Magazine – Sign up for your FREE two year subscription to Midwest Living magazine. In this magazine, you will find lots of great tips about food, gardening, travel, and much more.
- Nivea For Men Moisturizer – Tax Day can be rough,but your skin does not have to be! Soften and moisturize your skin with a FREE sample of Nivea for Men moisturizer! Fill out a form to receive your FREE sample in the mail.
- Noodles & Company – Use the promo code TAXDAY17 on orders placed on the website to receive $4.00 off your purchase of $10.00 or more.
Hey Super Moms: Make Adorable DIY Valentines Cards
Valentine’s Day is just a week away! There is nothing cuter than sweet little Valentine’s Day cards that children give out to their classmates. The childrens Valentines that are sold in stores are a great option if you do not have a lot of time to create your own DIY Valentines. However, it can be so much fun and rewarding to create your very own DIY Valentines cards with your children.Today, we are sharing some super adorable ideas that would make great
Today, we are sharing some super adorable ideas that would make great Valentines Day cards for school. Your children and their classmates will enjoy these fun little cards! Read on to learn about how to make these DIY Valentines cards with your little ones. [Read more…]
The weather may be cold, but that doesn’t mean that you and your sweetie can’t have some super hot dates this winter! Today, we are suggesting some cheap winter date ideas that you can plan for you and your significant other.
Suggested Cheap Date Night Ideas:
Attend an indoor concert that interests you and your significant other. You could see a favorite musician, band, or chorus. Concerts are a great date night ideas because you know you won’t get cold!
Take advantage of a snow day by enjoying time outside and creating a snowman. Perhaps you and your sweetie could build a fort. After your time spent outdoors in the cold, bundle up indoors with a cozy blanket and your favorite romantic comedy.
“Today, we are suggesting some cheap winter date ideas that you can plan…”
Bundle up and go ice skating! You can visit an indoor or outdoor rink. This is a fun winter activity, especially if you know how to skate. To make it extra romantic, hold hands while you skate and share a yummy hot coffee or hot chocolate afterward.
Go to a museum! This is a fun indoor activity and it will definitely keep you warm. Visit whatever museum suits your interests- art, history, and more.
Another suggestion for cheap winter dates is hosting a tropical themed date night party! Invite all your friends to your house for tropical themed treats! Be sure to decorate your home with tropical decorations to help your friends get into a tropical state of mind.
We hope you can use some of our cheap winter date ideas!
Heating bills can get very expensive in the winter when the weather gets cold! Did you know that you can save yourself some money by using bubble wrap window insulation? It’s true! Bubble wrap can simply and easily be used in place of a window insulation kit! You really can’t beat the cost either. Today, we will tell you how to insulate windows with bubble wrap, a little bit of water, and a pair of scissors thanks to Knowledge Weighs Nothing.
Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Supplies:
- Bubble wrap (enough for each window you wish to insulate; larger bubbled bubble wrap seems to insulate best)
- A spray bottle with water in it
- Scissors or some sort of slicing device
Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Directions:
Measure your bubble wrap to fit the size and shape of the window/s you wish to insulate. Next, cut off the excess bubble wrap. Then, spray water over your window to adhere the wrap to it. Place the bubble wrap on the window with the bubble side facing the glass.
You can easily remove the bubble wrap by pulling it gently. It can be reused for several years, which makes it extremely cost effective (especially if you can get your hands onto bubble wrap for free!)
You Cannot Miss This List of Harbor Freight Tools Coupons!
Though we can’t speak for you, this year felt like it flew by for us just like 2015 did! We will soon be saying farewell to 2016 and getting ready for the new year : 2017! In the meantime, we have a few weeks left until Christmas and the new year. If you have not finished your holiday shopping yet, you do not need to panic! You still have some time to find the perfect gifts for your family members and friends. Gift giving can get very expensive, but there are ways to cut back on costs without sacrificing quality! For any handyman or handywoman in your family, Harbor Freight offers a great selection of tools, hardware, and other household items. Harbor Freight super coupons help you save big on thoughtful and practical gifts any handy of crafty person would like! Today, we wanted to share some information with you about Harbor Freight coupons, freebie offers, and more. Harbor Freight is extremely generous with their Harbor Freight FREE coupon offers and Harbor Freight tools coupons deals. You will not want to miss out on these current offers described below! Many of these are Harbor Freight printable coupons, so you can print them right at home and redeem them at your local stores. [Read more…]
Although it is hard to believe, Halloween is just over 2 weeks away! Decorating for autumn and Halloween can be so much fun. However, the same old DIY fall decor can get a little boring. This year, why not spice things up a bit with with a rainbow crayon pumpkin!
My very favorite Youtuber, Joey Graceffa, and his pal Tiffany dedicated a video specifically on the 411 on how to create a rainbow pumpkin by melting crayons with a hair dryer! The process to making a decorated crayon pumpkin is simple but a little messy (probably messier than traditional pumpkin painting)! Read on to find more.
Crayon Melt Pumpkin Supplies:
- A white pumpkin
- Various colored crayons
- A hairdryer
Newspaper or some sort of floor cover/wall cover (this is optional, but if you are doing this project inside you will definitely want to cover your floor and the walls around you).
Begin by peeling the wrappers of the crayons you plan to use. You can use whatever colored crayons you want, just keep in mind the colors will bleed together and may create undesirable colors.
Glue the crayons around the top of the pumpkin. You can either break the crayons in half or into smaller pieces as you glue them.
Once the glued on crayons have dried on, turn on your hairdryer and start melting those crayons!
Move the hairdryer around the pumpkin and watch the crayons melt!
Allow the wax to dry, and your pumpkin will be all ready to go!
Happy rainbow crayon pumpkin decorating!