Free Christmas Gift & Holiday Planner Download!

Free Christmas Gift & Holiday Planner!

Okay, some of you may be thinking it’s a little early in the year for this, but with my small budget and my large gift list it’s never too early to get started on holiday planning! Between my five kiddos, my parents, my best friend and gift exchange parties at work I have a lot of people to buy Christmas gifts for. That’s not even considering the neighbors, the mail lady, the kids’ teachers, and all the other people I can’t remember right now! If I don’t start thinking about this stuff early then my entire budget is blown for months. That’s why I REALLY need a Christmas Planner and I thought it’d be awesome to share these super holiday strategies with you.

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10 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin Without Carving It

10 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin Without Carving It

I love Halloween but with small kids, taking out pumpkin guts and carving a pumpkin is messy and time consuming and I can never get the design to look quite the way I envisioned it in my head. So, we started looking for out of the box ways to decorate our pumpkins and over the years have used several on this list and have bookmarked the others to use in the years to come.

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Inexpensive Halloween & Fall Decorations

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Inexpensive Halloween & Fall Decorations

Although my five kiddos are getting a little too old for trick or treating, they still really enjoy decorating the house and the yard for the season so we always hit our local Dollar Tree first to pick up all our Halloween and Fall Decor needs. Everything is always just $1 so you certainly can’t beat the prices, but they’ve also got lots of great stuff to choose from like these scarecrows and fall signs. I love the “Home Sweet Home” sign for the flower bed beside our front door and the hanging “Harvest” sign would look great nestled inside a wreath on the front door. Some of my favorite finds that I always hit Dollar Tree first to pick up are seasonal place mats like the leaf shaped ones above and craft items so the kids can make some of their own decorations.

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Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day everyone! I hope you have a safe and enjoyable 4th. I’m spending the day doing fun stuff with the kids and will see you back here tomorrow with more new posts.

15 Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love

15 Father's Day Gifts Dad Will Love

What do you get for the dad who has everything when you really want to show him how special he is? I know my dad would be happy with a simple card for Father’s Day but we don’t want to miss an opportunity to let dad know how much he means to us so I put together a list of some fabulous Father’s Day gift ideas. There are a few classics on the list like a gas grill, tool set and car care kit, but there are also a few thoughtful gift ideas like a journal, poem, greatest dad reserved parking sign and a favorite child mug that will remind dad how much we love him all year long!

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20 Gifts Kids Can Make Dad for Father’s Day

20 Gifts Kids Can Make Dad for Father's Day

Father’s Day will be here before we know it and of course we want to make sure dad knows how much we appreciate him so the kids have been busy figuring out what kind of special gifts they can make for him. Whether your guy is a do-it-yourselfer, a sci-fi geek, a grill master or anything in between, there are lots of great gift ideas in the list below that kids can make for Father’s Day. There are so many cute ideas that it may be hard to choose just one, my faves are the engraved hammer that says “I love building memories with you” and for smaller kids I dig the “My dad rocks” project. Which of these is your favorite?

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20 Things Kids Can Make For Mothers Day

20 Things Kids Can Make For Mothers Day

Some of my all time favorite Mother’s Day gifts have been things the kids have made for me so I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some neat craft ideas that kids can make for Mother’s Day gifts. It’s funny how the kids’ homemade gifts are the ones I remember the most and the ones I’ve kept and saved. Here are a few fun Mother’s Day craft ideas to get your kids started:

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15 Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love

15 Mother's Day Gifts Mom Will Love

If you ask my mom what she’d like to receive as a gift she’ll tell you that she already has everything but of course I can’t let Mother’s Day go by without getting her something special. When choosing the perfect gift for my mom my goal is always to find something both thoughtful and useful, as well as something that she’d likely never buy for herself. Every single thing on the list of Mother’s Day gift ideas below is something your mom will enjoy using and she’ll think of you every time she does!

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20 Awesome Treats Made With Jelly Beans

Jelly Bean Recipes

The kids are out of school for spring break this week and we’re planning on trying out a bunch of these jelly bean themed treat recipes. They’re all so cute that the hardest part is going to be deciding which of these great treat recipes to make first! With all the candy sales going on right now we are more than stocked up on jelly beans so I’m looking forward to using some up while entertaining the kids at the same time.

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15 Awesome Jelly Bean Gift Ideas

15 Awesome Jelly Bean Gift Ideas

I like to mix it up for the kids’ Easter baskets each year so they’re not always getting the same things from the Easter Bunny, but spring just screams jelly beans to me so no matter what they get there are always jelly beans in their baskets! If you’ve got some jelly beans fans on your gift list then check this awesome list of super fun jelly bean gift ideas:

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