Father’s Day Gift Ideas For Every Dad

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Father's Day Gift Ideas Father's Day is coming up! We all love the men in our lives but sometimes it can be hard thinking of a gift. A lot of us have the same stand-bys for Father's Day. But you come to a time when you realize that dad doesn't need 55 ties. Some like to find the newest gifts that they can. Well this guide will make it easy for you to find some great gifts for all kinds of Dad's and all kinds of budgets! This guide is broken up into categories for the different types of men ...

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Water Bottle Craft: Teen Girl Edition!

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Today I am going to show you how easy it is to make a Water Bottle Craft: Teen girl Edition! This is another edition to our Water Bottle Craft Series! This would be a perfect gift for that special teen girl in your life! Just a little something to show you are thinking about them! Water Bottle Craft Instructions: ...

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Valentines Day Crafts – Striking Decorated Soaps

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Looking for Valentines Day Crafts? Check out this Striking Decorated Soap Craft which you can give to your loved ones as present for Valentine's Day! Striking Decorated Soap Craft It’s time to embellish hearts, purchase candy, and sharpen Cupid’s arrows. February is nearing and that means Valentine’s Day. The holiday is full of love and appreciation, but too often we are overwhelmed with gifts of chocolate and roses. Please don’t get me wrong- I have a soft spot for a piece of good ...

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Frugal Kid: Non-Candy Valentine Gift Idea

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Check out this Valentine Gift Idea that you and your kids can make! This weekend bond with the kids by doing an activity together. Check out this easy, fun and educational frugal activity that you can do with your kids in preparation for Valentine's Day. Non-Candy Valentine Gift Idea Materials: Shaving Cream Food Coloring Popsicle Sticks Cardstock Deep pan Directions: ...

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White Elephant Gift Ideas

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Do you need White Elephant Gift Ideas? The White Elephant Party is also known as Gift Swap, Yankee Swap, Black Santa, Chinese Gift Exchange, Dirty Santa, Greedy Punter, Thieves' Christmas or Naughty Santa. It really doesn't matter what you call it the purpose is the same to have fun. The game is played in many ways and it usually requires at least 6 players. You can read our how to play the White Elephant Party if you need some tips. Here are some White Elephant Gift Ideas provided by my ...

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Holiday from the Heart: Chewy Candy Cane Chex Mix

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Well, our Holiday from the Heart posts are coming to a close. We truly hope you enjoy this next week with your family and friends! If you are still in need of last minute gift idea, take a look at this easy homemade gifts! Thanks to A Thrifty Mom for sharing her recipe for homemade Chewy Candy Cane Chex Mix! I know many of you have most of the ingredients on hand...especially the cereal! The great thing about this recipe is that it can be adapted to what you have on hand or your ...

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Holiday from the Heart: Renewing Glass Ornaments

Have you had the same Christmas ornaments for years and feel the need to renew them? I have had the same glass ball ornaments for many years. Some of my glass ornaments are starting to show their age with dull color. Instead of spending money on replacing my glass ornaments, I have revamped them with a little glitter and glue! This idea comes from Martha Stewart. It is a fun craft to do with your children too! My three year old helped me and they are by no means perfect. However, it gives my ...

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Holiday from the Heart: Toy Swap

Amee and I both belong to a local Mom's Club. One of the moms came up with a fabulous idea for her children's Christmas presents this year. This mom has organized a toy swap! So many people have little money to buy presents this year. Why not organize a toy swap? Young children do not know the difference between a new or used toy. Have each mom bring there unwanted, in good condition toys to a swap. Divide items into categories and then let everyone "shop"! My three year old will be getting a ...

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Holiday from the Heart: Candy Making

Ever since I can remember, homemade candy has been a part of our Christmas. My mom use to do all of the candy making until she taught me how to do it when I was 12. I have carried on this tradition since then. There are some recipes that I traditionally make every year and then I usually throw in some new ones too. Besides making the candy for ourselves, I always put together gift trays for neighbors, friends and family. It is a big hit and really it doesn't cost alot of money if you start ...

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Holiday from the Heart: Thankful Turkey

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Last year it was my mission to find activities that explained the meaning for holidays. I want my children and my nephews to grow up knowing that there is more to holidays than food and gifts. I found crafts for both Thanksgiving and Christmas that brought meaning to our day. I will share our Thankful Turkey Centerpiece with you today! I made our Thankful Turkey Centerpiece by following the directions found in Parents magazine. Here are the basics: How to make it: Cut a 1-inch sliver off the ...

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