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.
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!)
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!
Step outside and take a look around. The sights and smells confirm what we already know; summer is over and fall is here. It is time to take down all those summery decorations and put out the pumpkins, corn stalks, leaves, and berries. Today we have a simple an easy DIY fall wreath craft that you can easily complete regardless of your crafting ability level! This DIY wreath is great because at the end of autumn you can easily winterize it by adding holly, berries , and evergreen.
Check Out Our How-To Guide on the Lovely DIY Fall Wreath
A small to medium sized tray
Hot glue gun
Autumn branches with leaves
Ribbon or a piece of rope
Begin by painting a layer of chalkboard paint on the bottom of your tray. Allow it to dry. Then, write a message in chalk on your dried chalkboard paint. Attach various autumn-inspired branches and leaves around the perimeter of the tray. You can use items you find in your backyard, or you can purchase branches and other items at your local craft store. Decide how you want to arrange the branches and then hot glue them in place. Finally, tie a piece of ribbon or rope at the top of the tray and hang your new wreath from your front door!
Anyone who owns a home printer knows how expensive printer ink is. Oftentimes, it seems that just as soon as we replace a printer ink cartridge we have to replace it once again! It is a seemingly unending cycle. Depending upon how frequently you print documents from home, you may be purchasing new ink cartridges very often.
Your Printer Ink Cartridge Purchase Don’t Have to Drive You to The Poor House!!
Did you know that your cartridge may be indicating that you are out of ink even if the cartridge is not actually empty yet? It’s true! You may be throwing away cartridges that are only partially empty.
However, there is good news!
There is a printer ink reset hack that will help you save money and printer ink. Our friend Brusspup shows you this incredibly simple, money saving hack in the video below! The ink cartridge companies really don’t want you to know about this printer hack because it will help you save money and will force them to miss out on your frequent ink cartridge purchases! You have to try it for yourself. All you need is a paperclip! It doesn’t get much easier than that. Check out the video along with our specific directions. Don’t forget to spread this helpful knowledge to your family and friends and help them save a few bucks too!
Using the end of your unfolded paperclip, press the small indent above the cart’s circuit board. Make sure you do so gently.
Gently insert the cart back into your printer. Reset the printer status to find out how much ink is left in your cart. The results may AMAZE you!!
Enjoy the savings! And, don’t forget to share this with friends and family. Pass the savings along!!
With each passing day, it is becoming more apparent that summer is over and autumn is well on its way. You can see it when you look around, and you can feel it too. The warm weather is slowly fading away into cooler, crisper, autumn days. These delicious cookies are perfect for those cool autumn days! Give it a try!
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies Ingredients:
- 1 cup of softened unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of 100% canned pumpkin
- 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 2 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice
Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies Directions:
In a mixing bowl, beat the softened unsalted butter for approximately 30 seconds or until it becomes smooth. Next, add the canned pumpkin, sugar, vanilla extract, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix these ingredients together until they are well combined (this takes approximately 2 minutes). Then, add the egg and stir to combine. Add the flour and combine until everything is thoroughly mixed. Then, refrigerate the mixture for approximately 2 hours or until it becomes dense enough that you can scoop it. When you remove the cookie mix from the fridge, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a shallow bowl or tray, combine the granulated sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Cover your baking sheets with parchment paper or another non-stick cooking mat. Then, use a medium sized cookie scoop to scoop out the dough. Roll the balls of dough in the sugar/pumpkin pie spice mixture. Then, place the cookies on the tray and bake for approximately 10 minutes. Then, enjoy!