Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

Looking for an easy gift idea that doesn't involve sugar expanding your waistline?  This recipe DOES invovle sugar, but it's used in a way that will pamper you with out packing on the calories!  Plus it's pretty to look at, smells fantastic, and will make your skin feel INCREDIBLY soft smooth and silky (ooh la la). Simple Peppermint Candy Cane Sugar Scrub Recipe If you have never tried a sugar scrub NOW is the time!  A good sugar scrub will... …
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Girls Camp Craft Idea: Repurposed Chalkboards

Repurpose an old dish or platter into a cute chalkboard sign! Perfect for a Girls Camp craft project!
If you're looking for a quick and easy (and affordable) craft idea for youth, this is a great one! All you need is old or outdated dishes, platters or pans... and you can easily turn them into a chalkboard!  I found this platter on Easter Clearance and easily turned it into a chalkboard.  You could also use cake pans, pie tins, platters, serving dishes and more!  This would make for a great activity for teenager and tween girls!  I'm thinking... …
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DIY Family Growth Chart Ruler

My husband has been marking our kids' height in our kitchen for years. It is pretty cool, my boys love to compare their heights and ages on the wall. I have been looking for a way to make it look a little better and I loved this idea!  Inspired by Pinterest I decided to make a chart that I could take with us where ever we go! This DIY family growth chart ruler is not only easy on your budget, but there are so many fun ways to customize it... …
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DIY Hair Accessory Organizer

I have 8 children, four of which are girls.  You can imagine we have quite the collection of hair accessories. I started out just storing them in a bathroom drawer but it was messy and unorganized so I decided we needed a better  solution. I found the idea for this DIY organizer on Pinterest and got to work! After gathering the supplies, I quickly painted the frame, waited a few hours for it to dry then finished the rest of the project during... …
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Celebrating Baby’s First Birthday!

10 Ways to Make the 1st Birthday it's Best! Celebrating your little one's first birthday is BIG milestone; not only for baby, but for you too! You made it a year...through all of the amazing "firsts" as a newborn, sleepless nights, and hopefully life is continuing to bring more and more adventure as your birthday kiddo gets ready for year number two! Whether you are planning a small get together or a bigger festivity, here are some tips to help... …
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Family Fun Night – Marshmallow Games!

DIY Marshmallow Shooter & Games! What are your plans for Valentine's Day?  I get so excited about it because we have always had the focus be on the kids and make it a Mommy/Son or Daddy/Daughter date night. We've had a lot of fun taking our kids out and have a special night with them, and the past few years it has morphed in to more of a family fun night. This year we are on a tighter budget, so we're staying in. I still want to make... …
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Frugal Neighbor Gift Ideas

Neighbor Gift Ideas I love giving simple gifts to the neighbors and friends on my street during the holidays, usually a delicious treat of some sort. It is nice to do something small to show you are thinking of them and you can get the kids involved to help teach the joy of giving! Here are some great ideas for frugal homemade Christmas gifts that would be perfect for neighbors and friends...   You can find cute packaging options... …
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Frugal and Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

A few weeks before Thanksgiving my friend Colette asked me if I had any Christmas gifts that she could wrap for a demonstration. Since I am a frugal shopper and I shop year round for gifts I had a few things I could give her to wrap. She told me she was teaching a frugal and creative gift wrapping class for Relief Society so I just had to go check it out! I took some pictures while I was there so I could share with you her frugal and creative gift... …
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Hand & Footprint Reindeer Christmas Craft

{Pin This} This hand and foot-printed reindeer decoration would make a great gift for a grandparent or teacher, or would be a great keepsake for your own home. It is also a fun activity to do with your children. There are a lot of ways to personalize it, and I included some ideas at the end of this tutorial. Take a look and see what style best suits you and your family. What you will need: ½ yard burlap 2 wooden dowels (I used ⅝”... …
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DIY Neighbor and Friend Gift {Holiday Frame}

I love to give my friends and neighbors little gifts at Christmas time. Sometimes I make different holiday goodies and other times I like to make them something that isn’t edible. I came up with some different FREE printables to use in my favorite unfinished frames {just like the ones we used for the mom and sister gifts} {PIN THIS} Here’s what you need to make your own: Mod Podge {get it here if you don’t have any, it will last... …
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