Frugal Girls’ Night Ideas

A happy mom is a better mom! So, I recently decided that I need to start planning to have a girls' night once a month. The idea is to create a reason to get together and provide opportunity to relax, interact, and connect. It is therapeutic and fun! Everyone has some sort of skill, talents, or connections that they can utilize and share!I think it would be fun to change it up and let each person take a turn hosting or choosing the activity.... …
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DIY: How to Make Baby Headbands {Satin and Felt Flowers}

Today I have a guest (my cousin!) sharing her skill of DIY Baby Headband making! She's so talented so I asked her to teach us how to make baby headbands! Such a great way to save and they are so cute! Thanks Amie!I love to make baby headbands. Before I had my little girl I made a TON of headbands. One night my husband asked me to count how many I had made for our unborn baby.. I told him there weren't that many. After I was still counting... …
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How to Make Jeans into Shorts (and Keep the Original Hem)

Make cute jeans into cute shorts! I love this clever way to shorten the length of jeans or pants while still keeping the original hem!This works perfectly on a straight leg jean or pant and is an awesome solution to worn out pant knees. You want the hem to be about the same width as where to want the hem to go up to. As long as the waist still fits, you can get another season out of those worn out pants!You can also use this technique... …
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Bath Salts for Immune Support

Bath salts with bonus immune support! We want to stay healthy all year round, but there are definitely times of the year when we need some extra help! These bath salts are one of those things that can make a difference for the better. Boost your immune system while you soak! Gather up your Epsom salt, baking soda, and On Guard essential oil for this quick and easy natural solution!Epsom salt is known to have many healing and antiseptic... …
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3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

Originally posted April 2013... I'm happy to report that by the time our house was finished (man, that took forever), and our financing went through, my score was high enough to qualify us for a great interest rate!  It was nice having Credit Sesame keep me plugged into what our credit score was and help me stay focused on improving our credit! I decided to repost it so that all of you can improve your credit and achieve your goals!Want to Know... …
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Spring Art Activities Perfect For Your Kids

Spring is in the air!  It is time to open up those windows and let your kids go outside to play!! I am not sure how things are in your home, but with the new life spring brings, my kids ALWAYS love to start creating and crafting. Here are a few of our favorite crafts to do during the spring time.Try some out and let me know what you and your kids thing! Or even send us a picture of the final product! I would love to see! 1. DIY Paper Flower... …
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Marbleized Easter Eggs

Want a fun way to dye your Easter Eggs? I bet you have everything you need in your stockpile!IngredientsNeon Food Coloring White Shaving Cream (or Cool Whip-Thanks Reader Anna for testing this!) Hard Boiled Eggs, pre-dipped in vinegar to make the colors vibrant!ToolsCookie Sheet Knife or Toothpicks Paper Towels Spoon Cooling Rack Gloves (or, you'll dye your hands!)Step 1 Cover Cookie Sheet with Shaving... …
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How To Get Rid of Head Lice – Fast!

Safely and Effectively Kill Head Lice! Oh head lice, hearing just the words make my head itch and my skin crawl!  What parent doesn't dread the walk of shame into the pharmacy to get the treatment?  Can we please just get this straight, if your child catches head lice, it does not mean they don't have good hygiene or that you are a bad mom!  In fact, it probably means just the opposite because lice can attach easier to clean hair and children... …
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Natural Spider Repellent

Truth time.  One of my biggest fears is spiders.  I know it's silly.  I mean, I'm at least 200 times as big as them, and I have various methods of killing them (drowning, stomping on, blow torch, etc) but I still don't want them anywhere NEAR me!  Luckily, my 5 year old thinks it's funny that Mommy calls her to stomp the spiders, and she loves doing it!  I know spiders are important.  They do great, amazing things like keeping the insect... …
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Parenting Tip: How I Use Chores to Keep My Kids Motivated

How I use chores to keep my kids motivated and on task. Advice from a mother of 8.
[caption id="attachment_298041" align="aligncenter" width="560"] If you click on this pic you can find the baby bike seat I used for our bike ride... for those of you who asked. :)[/caption]As a mother of 8, I'm continually on the look out for new ways to keep my household running.  I know I'm not alone in this... even if you've only got one child at home, there are still messes to be cleaned up, food to prepare, laundry to wash, hugs to be given...... …
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