Cooking with Kids – How to Series Part 2

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Cooking with Kids - How to Series Part 2 Why and When: Cooking with Kids As you start cooking with kids there will be moments when your child is not actively engaged and you need to be prepared with something for them to do while you work on the adult steps of the recipe.  This part of the series addresses why and when you have the children in the kitchen.  In those moments, then have them work on this list of cleanup.  Cleaning up as you go is a very important step to teach children so they ...

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DIY Halloween Marquee Letters

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DIY Halloween Marquee Letters   If you are looking for a fun decoration for your house this Halloween season, you must try these DIY Halloween Marque Letters! These were super easy to make, and look really awesome in the light or the dark! I had seen a  decoration like this at a popular store for over $30, and I just didn't have it in the budget, so I thought of how I could make them myself! This entire project cost under $10 for me. This project took me about an hour and a half to ...

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Fall Round-Up: APPLES

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TOP APPLE POSTS ROUND-UP         Together with my friends from Mavens of Money we bring you our hottest posts this fall. This week we're sharing all about APPLES. The Mavens of Money group is comprised of 11 bloggers:  MadameDeals | The Coupon Challenge | Mom On Dealz | Coupons are Great | This Mama Loves | A Frugal Chick | The Centsible Family | Stretching Your Budget  | Penny Filled Pantry | Freebie Spot | Saving Toward Better Life | ...

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Cooking with Kids Pudding Cookies

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Cooking with Kids Pudding Cookies Many flavors of pudding lends to a very versatile Cooking with Kids Pudding cookies recipe Ever buy a bunch of something for pennies then wonder what am I going to do with this? Well, I actually did the opposite! When I saw the pudding on sale 3 for $.25 at Dollar General- I bought them knowing we had this super easy quick recipe.  This unique recipe only has 3 ingredients.  This Cooking with kids pudding cookie recipe is easy enough for your child to make.  ...

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Upcycled Painted Planter

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Turning your Refuse into an Upcycled Painted Planter   Are you looking for a cute way to display a plant? Don't go out and buy a flower pot or dish. Take a look in your "garbage" or "recycling" pile and you are bound to find something you can upcycle and repurpose. For this simple DIY project we rescued an old mason jar and in a few simple steps we created a great painted planter.  ...

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DIY Candy Corn Wreath

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DIY Candy Corn Wreath   DIY Candy Wreath-Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and I love to make themed crafts for the occasion! In my opinion, why buy something when you can make it for cheaper (and make a memory out of it?). This craft is so easy to do, and you can get your kids involved (as long as they don't eat all the candy corn!). This project all together cost me under $10 and looks great on my door! ...

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How to Make an Adult Tutu

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Even Grown-ups dress up and this easy how to guide will have your Adult Tutu ready in a short time. Finding tutus for children is as simple as going into your local dollar store but finding them in adult sizes is a little harder. This simple no-sew tutorial will have you completing your tutu in no time. Plus you can select the colors you want so you can customize it for the costume or occasion you are creating it for. ...

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A Clean Kitchen in Under 15 Minutes a Day

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Spend less than 15 minutes daily and still have a clean kitchen. In my house the kitchen is the hardest room to keep clean. When we are dividing up chores, I would rather clean the bathroom than tackle the kitchen. However, ignoring the kitchen just makes it even harder when it comes time to clean. In order to be fair to my husband, I have created a plan that lets me have a clean kitchen in under 15 minutes a day.  ...

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Mommy and Me Chore Chart

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Mommy and Me Chore Chart If you are looking for a fun craft to do with your kids that will also help you all out in the long run, try making a Mommy and me Chore Chart! My little girl just started school last week, and it has really brought out the "big girl" in her. She asked me if she could start helping out around the house, and I knew that it was the perfect time to introduce a chore chart. So I sat down with her and asked her what kind of chores she wanted to help out with, and she asked ...

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