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When is the last time you pulled out your sewing machine? I admit that most of the time I opt to hand sew my projects instead of pulling out my sewing machine. If you’ve been following along then you know we are working hard to get out of debt and that means finding more ways to be frugal. Sewing your own clothes and décor is an easy way to boost your savings. It’s time to pull out the sewing machine and save money with these 12 easy sewing projects you can make now.

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Child's hand holding a tan wallet

DIY Wallets for Kids (Life Sew Savory)

Give your kids somewhere to store all of that allowance with this easy DIY. You can easily customize it to their individual tastes with fabric and colors.

 

Hedgehog pin holder with pins in the back

DIY Hedgehog Pin Cushion (DIY Home Sweet Home)

How stinking adorable is this little guy? There’s no reason your pin storage can’t be cute as well as functional.

 

Close up of man's chest with a blue flower boutteniere

Fabric Flower Boutonnieres (Blowing Away Out West)

This project is perfect for proms and weddings. Make a beautiful accessory on a budget with this tutorial.

 

Plaid Post-It Note holder with pink ribbon and a red heart

Easy Oilcloth Post-It Note Holder (Bombshell Bling)

Are there any other Post-It addicts out there? Give them an adorable home with this easy sewing project.

 

DIY Llama Puppet on Finger

Llama Finger Puppet (The Country Chic Cottage)

Being on a tight budget doesn’t mean you can’t still surprise the kiddos with toys. This easy finger puppet lets them get creative and have fun!

 

Quilted Heart Throws Pillows

Quilted Sweetheart Pillow (Gluesticks Blog)

Could your couch use a refresh? It’s easily done with this gorgeous quilted pillow.

 

Little girl by a play kitchen wearing an apron and oven mitt

Kids Oven Mitt Free Pattern (Life Sew Savory)

Here’s another great DIY for kids’ pretend play. Get ready for lots of pretend dinners at home when you make this easy craft.

 

Close up of Star Wars Sleep Shorts

Easy Star Wars Sleep Shorts (DIY Adulation)

Clothing costs can be a huge hit to your budget. Make your own awesome clothes like these easy shorts.

 

Colorful Boho throw pillows on a couch

DIY Boho Moroccan Pillow (Made in a Day)

If the quilted look isn’t your style, then make this boho Moroccan pillow instead for your living room. The bright colors are sure to give your home the update you want on the budget you have.

 

Felt bacon and eggs play food

Felt Food Bacon and Eggs Sunny Side Up (Intelligent Domestications)

These felt foods are the perfect accessory to the oven mitt above. Kids will love “frying” up some bacon and eggs to serve at your pretend meals.

 

Orange fruit slice pouf on the floor

DIY Fruit Slice Pouf (Two Purple Couches)

Does it get any fresher than this awesome pouf? Brighten up that dark corner in your home with this gorgeous DIY!

 

Camera with DIY strap attached to it

DIY Camera Strap (Inside the Fox Den)

Need a new camera strap? Don’t go out and buy one. Instead, check out this easy tutorial to make it yourself.

 

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When you’re paying off debt and trying to live frugally it is time to get reacquainted with that old sewing machine. Pull it out and start saving even more money with these 12 easy sewing projects. You can even start planning for a homemade Christmas this year by making these projects. Then check out the Merry Monday link party below to find even more awesome projects that save you money. Don’t forget if you’re struggling to make a budget I have a strategy to teach you How to Budget When You’re Overwhelmed. It doesn’t have to be confusing, complicated, or hard. I’ll show you how.

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Heart Credit Card Keychain on Table Next to a Yellow Notebook with Text Overlay: DIY Credit Card Keychain for Debt-Free Living

DIY Credit Card Keychains for Debt Free Living

You may be wondering how DIY credit card keychains can help you with debt free living. When you’re ready to get serious and truly eliminate your debt for good, you cut up your credit card. Why? It is because if you have a debt problem you are using credit cards as a crutch. Any time that something happens that you can’t pay cash for, you whip out a credit card. You aren’t paying them off every month and your debt is growing. It is time to get rid of the crutch and cut your credit cards into tiny little pieces. Then turn them into these DIY credit card keychains so that you are reminded of your debt free goal every time you pull out your keys.

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Cutting up your credit cards is hard. Trust me. We have $40,000 in debt (not counting our house). Of that, $36,000 is student loan debt. I have been out of school for almost 10 years and we are still paying on student loans. That is crazy to me! On top of that, anytime we needed to fix a car or new clothes for the kids, we put it on a credit card. Something had to give and it was time to make a change. Step 1 was ditching those credit cards. Now our safety net has to be cash and that’s terrifying. You have to make the choice, though, that you don’t ever want to be here again. These DIY credit card keychains are the perfect reminder of that emotion and that goal.

 

Heart Credit Card Keychain next to Yellow Notebook

DIY credit card keychains

Materials

  • Keychain Bases (My heart one is actually a bracelet charm from Michaels)
  • Credit Cards
  • Key Rings
  • Jewelry Gel or Epoxy (You can’t get the Aleene’s I used anymore but this will work similarly)

 

Tiny pieces of cut up credit cards

Step 1

The first step is the hardest. Cut up all of your credit cards into tiny little pieces.

 

Heart Pendant with gel inside of it next to a bottle of Jewelry Pendant Gel

Step 2

Then add some jewelry gel to the keychain base.

 

Jewelry Pendant Gel Spread Out in Base of Heart Pendant

Jewelry Pendant Gel Spread Out in Base of Rectangle Keychain Base

Step 3

Next, spread out the gel to cover the bottom inside of your keychain base.

 

Cut up pieces of credit card inside heart pendant

Cut up pieces of credit card inside rectangle keychain base

Step 4

Add the tiny pieces of credit card to the cavity of your keychain base.

 

Credit Card Pieces inside heart pendant covered in final layer of jewelry pendant gel

Credit Card Pieces inside rectangle keychain base covered in final layer of jewelry pendant gel

Step 5

Then cover the credit card pieces in more jewelry gel.

 

Credit Card Pieces inside rectangle keychain base covered in final layer of jewelry pendant gel with bubbles removed

Tip:

  • If bubbles form in your gel, pop them by sticking a needle or push-pin tip directly into them. Wipe off the needle in between each bubble otherwise they won’t pop cleanly and may split into more bubbles instead.

 

Keychains covered in jewelry pendant gel side-by-side

Step 6

Next, set the keychain bases aside to dry according to the package instructions. Mine had to dry for 24 hours.

 

Dried heart keychain with bottom eye snapped off

Step 7 (Optional)

After your base has dried, if you are using a bracelet charm like me, use pliers to snap off the bottom ring.

Step 8 (Optional)

Then file the area down so that there are no sharp edges.

 

Key ring attached to rectangle keychain base

Heart Credit Card Keychain with Key Ring Attached

Step 9

Lastly, attach your key ring and put your keychain on your keys.

 

Heart Credit Card Keychain next to Yellow Notebook

Heart Credit Card Keychain next to Yellow Notebook

Heart Credit Card Keychain on bright yellow background

Close Up of Heart Credit Card Keychain with text at the top: DIY Credit Card Keychain for Debt Free Living

Are you ready to finally get out of debt once and for all? Stop giving your hard earned money to credit card companies. Cut up those credit cards and turn them into a reminder of what you’re fighting for. These DIY credit card keychains are the visual stimulus you need to keep you from falling back on that crutch. Don’t forget, I adhere to the plan laid out in Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it.

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How to Set Goals that Get You Out of Debt

Getting out of debt is no easy feat, especially when we live in a society that encourages us to keep piling it on. If you’re like me, you need a goal to get you to the end of a long journey. Not just any goal. It needs to be big and feel like winning the lottery. That’s how big I’m talking.

Today I’m going to teach you how to set goals that get you out of debt, including that big lottery-sized payoff at the end of your journey. In addition, learn how to set smaller goals that keep you on track throughout your debt-free journey.

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Getting out of debt is no easy feat, especially when we live in a society that encourages us to keep piling it on. Find out how to set goals that get you out of debt and take back your finances!

Before we get to the goal setting, I want to let you know that I subscribe to the Dave Ramsey take on money. I believe in the 7 baby steps that he teaches in The Total Money Makeover. All of the debt-free tips, ideas, and tools I share assume that you have finished baby step 1 (have $1000 emergency fund set up). Until you have that safety net in place you will continue to borrow money and open credit cards when emergencies arise.

 

Getting out of debt is no easy feat, especially when we live in a society that encourages us to keep piling it on. Find out how to set goals that get you out of debt and take back your finances!

Know Your Debt

Depending on how much debt you have, you may try to avoid thinking about it because of the stress it causes. First things first is to know your debt intimately. Take the time to write out every debt that you have and the total balance of that debt. If you aren’t sure who all you owe money to, take a look at your credit report.

 

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‎Set Your Small Goals

‎Now it is time to set your small goals to achieve paying off your debt. There are a few steps to this that we’re going to break down.

‎Step 1

‎Set dates in the calendar for paying off each debt.

‎Tip:

  • ‎Be aggressive. Don’t set a date a year from now to pay off $2000. At that pace you will be in debt forever. Instead, challenge yourself to pay that $2000 off in 2 months. Now you have an aggressive goal.

Step 2

Next, set mini rewards for each set amount you pay off. This set amount can be for each debt that you pay off, each $500 you pay off, or every $1000 that you pay off. Whatever amount you choose, predetermine your mini rewards now. Remember that these rewards should be mini becuase you don’t want to detract from your debt payoff.

Mini Reward Ideas

  • Rent a Redbox DVD and have a movie night
  • Have a DIY Spa Day (here are some great recipes to get you started)
  • Go to the Thrift Store and pick up a new book
  • Have a Backyard Campout
  • Roast Marshmallows around a camp fire
  • Host a Pitch-In Party (everyone brings a dish and their own drinks)
  • Invite Friends Over for a Game Night
  • Visit a Local Zoo or Museum on a free day (Don’t forget to pack your own food)
  • Attend a Free Concert
  • Check out a Free Class at Your Local Library
  • Splurge on Toppings and Have a Make Your Own Pizza Night
  • Spend the Day at a Craft Show to Get Inspired to Create
  • Have a Scrapbooking Day with Friends and Family
  • Grab a Caramel Macchiato
  • Take Your Own Family Portraits at Home

Step 3

Schedule your mini rewards along with your debt payoff goals. The reason you want to do this is to help keep you motivated for each payoff goal. It also will help you save the most money by aligning seasonally specific mini-rewards with the corresponding payoffs. For example, you would want to schedule a backyard campout in the middle of winter.

 

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Set Your Lottery Goal

This is the big goal and it can be anything you want. It doesn’t happen until all of your debt is paid off and you have saved up the cash to pay for it. If you’ve always wanted to take a European vacation, set this as your lottery goal. Have you dreamed of owning a boat? Then make that your lottery goal.

Why Does this Goal Have to be Big?

Sometimes the idea of being debt-free is too abstract to sustain you when the journey gets difficult. You need that lottery goal to help carry you through the rough patches. You need it when you haven’t had a break in a year and you’re worn down. When your friends and family want to throw a party or take a trip and you have to say no. You need to look at this goal and say, “This is my why.”

Take It a Step Further

When setting your lottery goal, don’t forget to get concrete details in place. For example, if you want to tour Europe take it a step further. Make a list of the attractions you want to see. Plan how long your trip will be. Find pictures of the places you want to visit. Figure out your budget for the entire trip from travel to food.

Our Lottery Goal

Our lottery goal is to buy a piece of land and build our dream house on it. We took it a step further by setting a budget for both the land and the new construction. Then we listed out exactly what we want that home to have from bedrooms and offices to splurges like a home gym. We even budgeted for the cost of having blueprints dawn up. That is how serious I want you to be in your lottery goal. Take your wildest dream and figure out how to make it a reality.

 

Getting out of debt is no easy feat, especially when we live in a society that encourages us to keep piling it on. Find out how to set goals that get you out of debt and take back your finances!

Now you’re ready to set goals that help you get out of debt. Remember that in order to start this journey you have to know what you actually owe. Then set mini-goals to keep your momentum going throughout the journey. And lastly, don’t forget to set your lottery goal to see you through the trenches of your journey. Learn more about the 7 baby steps in Dave Ramsey’s book The Total Money Makeover. Your can also snag printable debt payoff trackers for your Big Happy Planner when you buy my Colorful Candy Budget Planner.

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How to Throw a Super Bowl Party on a Budget

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As promised, we are back today with tips for how to throw a Super Bowl party on a budget. Of course it starts with shopping at the right place. That’s why I always start at Oriental Trading. First, they have thousands of ready-to-go decorations and tableware. They follow that up with having the supplies I need to DIY party elements. Oriental Trading has everything you need to pull off this awesome party style you see below.

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Use Items in New Ways

This is huge when it comes to throwing a Super Bowl party on a budget. Get creative and use items in unexpected ways to save money and create a festive party setting. Here are 2 quick examples to get your creative juices flowing.

 

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DIY Football Backdrop

Materials

 

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Step 1

First, cut your table skirt in half.

Step 2

Next, hang each half on the wall, slightly overlapping, using push pins.

 

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Step 3

Lastly, layer caution tape in an angled pattern across the table skirt and secure the ends with tape.

 

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Referee and Field Cutlery Organizers

Materials

 

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Step 1

First, open up your treat bags.

 

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Step 2

Next, remove one treat bag and slip a cup into it.

 

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Step 3

Then tuck the ends of the bag inside of the cup.

 

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Step 4

Add 1 yellow napkin to the inside of your cup as pictured. This will keep the bag ends tucked in the cup as guests grab cutlery and napkins.

 

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Step 5

Use the cups to organize cutlery and napkins.

 

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Note:

  • I fanned out the yellow napkins in the cup for an added decorative touch.

 

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Make Your Own Food

Food is the biggest expense when throwing a party. Save your money by making your own instead of buying pre-packaged. This is especially true of fruit and vegetable trays. Make your own to save some serious coin.

 

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Football Stadium Veggie Tray

Materials

Step 1

First, put your stadium together. Don’t worry. It’s super easy.

Step 2

Next, chop up your vegetables that need it. Veggies like baby carrots and mushrooms can be served as-is.

Step 3

Fill your chili cups with vegetables.

Step 4

Then stack your chili cups on the bleachers of your stadium.

Step 5

Lastly, add any dips or dressings to the main field.

 

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Create Stations

Create stations that serve specific functions for guest convenience. Start with a drink station complete with a beverage dispenser (like this football one) and cups. Don’t forget an ice bucket if you need it.

 

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Next, create the food stations. Keep like foods grouped together. For example, all of the desserts should be in the same area of the food table.

 

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Lastly, place napkins, plates, and utensils in a section together. I always like to bookend the food with 2 separate utensil sections. This makes it easy if guests are only grabbing a napkin or trying to grab some dessert.

Don’t Forget Levels

Don’t forget to create levels when displaying food, drinks, and utensils. This allows you to fit more on the table and is also more aesthetically pleasing. For example, our beverage dispenser is elevated on a cake plate. I also used the extra chili cups to elevate cutlery and dessert trays. Remember tip one: Get Creative!

 

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Now you can save money and celebrate the big game with these tips to throw a Super Bowl party on a budget. I cannot stress enough how much money you save when you get creative. Festive displays would have cost upwards of $50 in this instance. Instead, I had all that I needed, plus extra bags for guests to take home leftovers, for less than $10! Don’t forget to check out below for more awesome Super Bowl party ideas that are do-it-yourself. Your party will be fun and frugal effortlessly.

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Get my exact strategy for finding or making fantastic gifts that your friends and family will love and be a Christmas gift queen on a budget this year!

Be a Christmas Gift Queen on a Budget

If you haven’t already started thinking about Christmas yet, there is no time to waste. In order to get the most bang for your buck you have to start you budget and gift planning now. Most of you already know that I start my Christmas planning in January. If helps me get the best deals on unique and amazing gifts while sticking to my super-strict budget. Don’t worry if you haven’t started your planning yet. I have 5 easy steps to show you how to be a Christmas gift queen on a budget. You will get my exact strategy for finding or making fantastic gifts that your friends and family will love and staying under budget. You will also get a free printable to help you do it. Find the basic budget printable below or become a subscriber and get the entire 10-page Christmas planner for free!

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If you haven’t already started thinking about Christmas yet, there is no time to waste. Get my exact strategy for finding or making fantastic gifts that your friends and family will love and be a Christmas gift queen on a budget this year!

Start With Your Budget

The first step to any successful financial endeavor is creating a budget. (Grab your free printable by clicking on the picture above!) You need to know how much you can reasonably spend on your gifts this year. They key word there is reasonably. When setting your budget you want the amount to be what you can afford without acquiring more debt and without jeopardizing your personal financial responsibilities. You can read in-depth about creating a written Christmas budget here, but here is a brief overview of the steps:

  1. Pick Your NumberDetermine the total amount that you have to spend on Christmas gifts.
  2. Make Your ListMake a list of everyone that you have to buy for.
  3. Allocate Your FundsDivide your total budget amount among your list of people that you need to buy gifts for.

Again, you can get tips for paring down your list and percentage ideas for allocating your fund here. These are important for setting the foundation to be a Christmas gift queen on a budget.

 

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Brainstorm Gift Ideas

Next, you will need to brainstorm ideas. Write down friends and family members’ tastes, likes, and needs. This is also the step to write down those big items that are on your children’s wish lists. You can refer to this list when deciding on purchases and in the next step when you are planning DIY gifts. Keep it as a reference for creating your list later.

Bonus Tip:

  • My oldest wants a new Xbox this year… one with a $400 price tag. That is more than the entire budget for all 3 kids combined. However, since it is the only gift he is asking for, my family and I are all chipping in to get it for him for Christmas. My brother loves this option because all he has to do is hand over money and the gift is bought and wrapped for him. You likely have family members that feel that same way so don’t be afraid to get creative when it comes to those big-ticket items.

 

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Plan Your DIY Gifts

One of the best ways to save money on gifts is to go the DIY route. With that said, don’t plan on making more DIY gifts than you have time available for creation in your schedule. One of my favorite ways to save time on DIY gifts is to make batch gifts. (You can read more about batch gifts on Holiday Gift Options: DIY Your Gifts.) To plan for these gifts you want to write out the following for each gift:

  1. Write down what gifts you are making and for whom you are making it.
  2. List what supplies you need to make it.
  3. Determine the supplies that you already own and what you need to buy.
  4. Lastly, block out time on your calendar for completing the gift.

 

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Make Your List

As I said above, there will specific items that your kids want that you will want to get the best deal on. Put them on your list so that you can compare prices. You also want to include the gifts that you are making for friends and family on this list. If there are materials that you need to purchase, keep them on the list so that you can save on them as well. Many of the craft stores will have awesome sales throughout November. You can also find Lightening Deals frequently on Amazon for materials such as essential oils and battery-operated string lights.

Bonus Tip:

  • Before you start shopping, check out the Black Friday ad previews. A lot of items can be purchased online now. Knowing the rock-bottom prices ahead of time can save you truckloads of money.

 

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Start Shopping Now

Lastly, start shopping for your gifts now. Many stores are offering Black Friday preview sales this month in advance of the actual day. Kohl’s just had one and Walmart is having one later this month. I have shopped Walmart’s early preview in the past and had great results. I found the same amazing deals without the crowds and with plenty of stock. Don’t forget about the daily Cartwheel toy discount from Target, either. It is another great way to save on those must-have items from your kids’ wish lists. This is why having your gift list ready is so important. Keep track of the best deals offered so that you can get the best gifts for the best prices and stay under budget.

Bonus Tip:

  • If you shop at Kohl’s and get Kohl’s Cash, use it to buy stocking stuffers for your family. Pick up lip balm, small toys, and even candy in-store. This is another great way to save money on your Christmas budget.

 

If you haven’t already started thinking about Christmas yet, there is no time to waste. Get my exact strategy for finding or making fantastic gifts that your friends and family will love and be a Christmas gift queen on a budget this year!

Whew! That was a lot of information. If you stuck with me to here, thanks! You now know how to be a Christmas gift queen on a budget. Don’t forget that subscribers can download the entire 10-page Christmas Planner for free on the VIP page. Now, as an added bonus to you lovely ladies, let me know what gift you’re most hoping to save on this year in the comments. I will keep an eye out for deals and if I see a great price, I will comment and let you know. You also want to check my tips for Black Friday and Cyber Monday to rock your Christmas savings this year.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

Even the most frugal moms can get swept up in spending on the holidays. This year I used these exact tips to fill 5 Easter baskets for under 50 dollars.

Fill 5 Easter Baskets for Under 50 Dollars

Even the most frugal moms can get swept up in spending on the holidays. That’s why it’s important to have go-to tactics to save your money. In case you don’t have a plan for your Easter spending, I’m sharing some tips to help you save. This year I used these exact tips to fill 5 Easter baskets for under 50 dollars. No matter how big your family, you can fill each basket for under $10 when you utilize them!

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Even the most frugal moms can get swept up in spending on the holidays. This year I used these exact tips to fill 5 Easter baskets for under 50 dollars.

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Make Your Own Candy

First things first, cut back on the amount of candy that you put in the baskets. Filling the baskets with more gifts and less candy means that fewer items are needed to fill the basket. To further save, make your own candy at home. We bought this cross mold 2 years ago to make our own chocolates for the baskets and it has been worth every penny. Hard candies are another easy candy to make. You can go even further and try your hand at making your own peeps.

 

Even the most frugal moms can get swept up in spending on the holidays. This year I used these exact tips to fill 5 Easter baskets for under 50 dollars.

Skip the Grass

I don’t know about you but I hate that plastic Easter grass. It always ends up all over the house for weeks after the holiday has ended. A few years ago I started filling the baskets with tissue paper and it’s fantastic. We always have some on hand and it is easily folded for storage. It is an easy and economical alternative.

 

Even the most frugal moms can get swept up in spending on the holidays. This year I used these exact tips to fill 5 Easter baskets for under 50 dollars.

Reuse Your Baskets

Don’t buy new Easter baskets every year. If you decide you want to freshen up your baskets, give them a makeover. I am a fan of traditional baskets and ours are getting an awesome Pokémon makeover this year. However, those plastic Easter buckets can be easily updated as well.

 

Hollar is Your Secret Weapon

When you have a budget of $10 per basket it is important to bargain shop. That is where Hollar comes in. Instead of running all over town in search of the best deals, I can jump on Hollar and get everything. The best part is that shipping is free with purchases over $25 which means your entire budget can go to basket-fillers. This year, I was able to get brand name items to fill our baskets at a fraction of the cost. Here are just a few of the items I scored this year:

 

Even the most frugal moms can get swept up in spending on the holidays. This year I used these exact tips to fill 5 Easter baskets for under 50 dollars.

Those deals don’t even scratch the surface of what you can find on Hollar. Your family can have an awesome Easter on a small budget. We were able to fill 5 Easter baskets for under 50 dollars and you can too! Did I mention that if you sign up for a new account you’ll get a $2 credit towards your purchase? That’s free money to fill your baskets! If you want even more ways to save on Easter find out how you can make the day easier with this DIY Golden Bunny Bank. Now I’d love to hear how your save on Easter? Let me know your tips in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

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How to Throw a Cupcake Wars Monster Party + Money Saving Tips

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One of our family’s favorite shows to watch together is Cupcake Wars. My oldest has even decided that when he grows up, he and I are going to go on it and win. Of course, he clearly doesn’t realize that all of those cupcakes I bake come from a box but that’s okay. We’ll let him dream. To give him a little taste of the competition, I surprised him with a Cupcake Wars surprise party. After the raging success, I can teach you how to throw a Cupcake Wars monster party for less than $100 with Oriental Trading. Surprise your aspiring young baker with a party he’ll never forget!

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Party Supplies

 

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Cupcakes

It’s not practical to have the kids create their own cupcakes from scratch in the time-span of a birthday party. Instead, bring cupcakes that are already baked and iced with white frosting. Make the competition about the decorations. Encourage kids to create the most outrageous and awesome monster cupcake ever!

$ Saving Tip: Make your own cupcakes and only add enough frosting to seal them. There is going to be plenty of candy added to them at the party.

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Goodie Bag Creation

Fill each of your monster gift bags with the following:

  • Fan
  • Glasses
  • Sucker
  • 3+ Temporary Tattoos
  • 4+ Pixie Stix

$ Saving Tip: Buy the goodie bag items in bulk from Oriental Trading to have plenty to fill the bags without spending a lot of cash.

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Party Set-Up

  • Place your tablecloths on each the tables.
  • Add a monster centerpiece to each one.
  • Place a blank chef’s hat at each seat.
  • Provide markers throughout the table.
  • Have everything else set off to the side but easily accessible.

$ Saving Tip: Don’t feel the need for a ton of party décor. There are so many monster items for decorating that it looks like there is a ton of décor.

Party Outline

 

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  • Have the kids decorate their chef’s hats with markers.

 

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  • When they have finished, fit the hats to each child’s head.
  • Next, provide each kid with a frosted cupcake on a monster plate.

 

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  • Fill a paint tray with various sprinkles for each child.

 

  • Then let everyone pick a cupcake wrapper, monster eyes, and cotton candy for monster fur.

Note:

  • They may need help with the cupcake wrappers.

 

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  • As the kids finish decorating their cupcakes, set them off to the side for judging.
  • Once all of the cupcakes are finished, hold up each cupcake creation one at a time and have kids and parents vote by a show of hands.

Tips:

  • We let everyone vote as many times as they wanted and still had a clear winner.
  • Keep track of votes for each cupcake in some form.
  • You can have a specified prize for the winner if you would like. We did not and the kids were still happy.

 

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  • Let the kids devour their cupcakes.
  • Hand out the goody bags for them to play with while they wait for everyone to finish eating.

 

  • Once everyone has finished eating, end the party with presents and play.

 

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Find out how to throw a Cupcake Wars monster party for less than $100. Surprise your aspiring young baker with a party he’ll never forget! #ad

Find out how to throw a Cupcake Wars monster party for less than $100. Surprise your aspiring young baker with a party he’ll never forget! #ad

Find out how to throw a Cupcake Wars monster party for less than $100. Surprise your aspiring young baker with a party he’ll never forget! #ad

Find out how to throw a Cupcake Wars monster party for less than $100. Surprise your aspiring young baker with a party he’ll never forget! #ad

Find out how to throw a Cupcake Wars monster party for less than $100. Surprise your aspiring young baker with a party he’ll never forget! #ad

Find out how to throw a Cupcake Wars monster party for less than $100. Surprise your aspiring young baker with a party he’ll never forget! #ad

Find out how to throw a Cupcake Wars monster party for less than $100. Surprise your aspiring young baker with a party he’ll never forget! #ad

Find out how to throw a Cupcake Wars monster party for less than $100. Surprise your aspiring young baker with a party he’ll never forget! #ad

This party is a big crowd pleaser! Even kids who aren’t into crafts and art will love creating crazy candy cupcake monsters. Remember to always have a backup in case the party activities move along faster than expected. For this party we had mini notebooks for each of the kids to color on and take home. We have also had tissue paper fights in the past which are always exciting for kids. Lastly, if you’re looking to save even more on your party, don’t forget that Oriental Trading has a coupon page, too!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

Are you ready to get your grocery budget under control and your spending back on track? Find out why you need a grocery freeze to make it happen.

Why You Need a Grocery Freeze

Do you feel like your grocery budget is out of control? If you are spending hundreds each month on groceries and still having to run out weekly for ingredients then something has to change. It can be hard to get your spending on track and reign in your food budget. In the post Creating Your Future: January 2017 Goals I mentioned that this month we are doing a grocery freeze this month. It is a huge part of my finance goals because of how much money it saves my family. Keep reading to find out what it is and why you need a grocery freeze to get your budget under control.

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Are you ready to get your grocery budget under control and your spending back on track? Find out why you need a grocery freeze to make it happen.

What is a Grocery Freeze?

A grocery freeze is a specialized no-spend challenge. For an entire month you don’t spend one penny on food of any kind. It helps you reset your grocery budget and also prevents food waste. When I do it, I don’t spend any money at all on food. I don’t buy coffees, slip through a drive-thru, and no popping by the store for milk. If you want to adjust it, you can make exceptions for basics like milk, eggs, and bread. The perk of not allowing exceptions is that it forces you to get creative with your meals and, in some cases, learn alternative ways to prepare them.

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Why Do You Need a Grocery Freeze?

I don’t quite know how it happens but we always end up with things in our pantry and freezer that keep getting shoved aside each month. Canned goods sit unused and vegetables in steam packs never get eaten. A grocery freeze is the way to fix that. It forces you to use up those lonely items because you simply don’t have anything else. It can also force you to eat more vegetables is you run out of meat to prepare. (I admit that in all my years of doing grocery freezes, I have only run out of meat once.)

Grocery Freeze Steps

Now that you know why you need a grocery freeze, it’s time to get started. These easy steps will walk you through the basics. It may seem intuitive but without preparation you can stumble (or give up) when you hit road blocks. I want you to be successful reigning in your grocery budget.

Step 1

Pick you month. Don’t pick a month too far away. The closer the date is the better. That will keep you from padding your pantry with extra items before the freeze.

Step 2

Start on the first of the month and create an inventory of everything in your freezer, fridge, and pantry. If you need help, I’ve got tips and a free printable for your at You Can’t Meal Plan without Knowing What You Have.

Step 3

Take a look at your list and come up with a meal plan.

Step 4

Make and freeze the meals you can in batches. If it’s not easy on you then you will be more likely to give up as the month goes on.

 

Are you ready to get your grocery budget under control and your spending back on track? Find out why you need a grocery freeze to make it happen.

Are you ready to get your grocery budget under control and your spending back on track? Now you know why you need a grocery freeze to make it happen. Clean out your inventory and stop wasting food (and money) each month. I like to do these twice a year. Doing one in January sets the tone for my grocery budget the rest of the year. A second grocery freeze during the summer resets my pantry/freezer before the new school year. Come back next week for Grocery Freeze Tips to be successful and stretch your groceries.

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

You Can’t Meal Plan without Knowing What You Have

Is meal planning on your list of resolutions? If not, it should be. Meal planning saves you time, save you money, and saves your sanity on busy weeknights. It can be tempting to just jump in and pick out 7 recipes for the week, write them down in your planner, and call it a day. Unfortunately if you do it that way you will never be successful. You will go to make one of your meals, realize you are all out of the milk you need to make it, and promptly call the pizza man. You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

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You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

 

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You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Create Your Inventory

 

Step 1

Print out your pantry and freezer inventory.

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Step 2

Write down what you have in your pantry and freezer in the itemized areas on the sheets.

Tips:

  • Remember to include your quantities in the square provided when filling out your inventories.
  • I like to write down the number I currently have in the first box then mark it out and update it as ingredients get used. (See picture above for reference.)

Step 3

Decide on some freezer meals that you can make. Prepare those meals and add them to the “meal” section on your freezer inventory sheet.

Tips:

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Meal Planning Tips

Now that you know exactly what ingredients and meals you have, you are ready to start meal planning. There are many different ways to do this so I’ll share specifics in another post. For now, I want to share some extra tips that make meal planning easier for my family.

Breakfast and Lunch

Don’t forget about breakfasts and lunches when meal planning. Even if you don’t typically eat these meals at home they will affect your meal plan. For instance, if you don’t pack a lunch to work each day then you will need to make a plan for your leftovers. This can be as easy as planning a leftovers night for one of your dinners. You can also incorporate leftovers into a brand new meal later in the week.

Group Meal Items Together

There is nothing more frustrating than going to make a planned dinner and finding that someone in your family has eaten one of the ingredients. Prevent this by grouping meal items together in a labeled basket in your pantry. For example, if you need rice noodles, coconut milk, and peanuts for Tuesday’s dinner place them all together in a small basket labeled “Tuesday”. Next, simply let your family know that items in the labeled baskets are off-limits for snacking.

Get Creative

Instead of running out to purchase an item you’re missing, get creative. See if something else you have on hand will work as a substitute. Here is a pin with common ingredient substitutes to help you out. Also, don’t forget that most veggies can be swapped for any other with only a small change in flavor. Most proteins can also be switched (or ommitted altogether).  I substitue ground turkey for ground beef all of the time.

Pre-Portion Leftovers

I am a firm believer that the easier you make leftovers to eat the higher the probability that they will. Instead of dumping leftovers into large containers after dinner, pre-portion them into smaller containers. When you or your family members need a quick, single-serving meal these pre-portioned containers can be heated up. This will also make lunches a breeze whether you eat at home or pack them for work.

 

You can’t meal plan without knowing what you have. That is why your first step should be creating a pantry and freezer inventory. Don’t worry. I have tips and a free printable to get you started.

Now that you have your pantry/freezer inventory you are ready to save money and time with meal planning. Don’t forget to keep updating your inventory as you use items and meals. This will help you save money by keeping items from going to waste as well as keep you from eating out due to convenience. Before you go, tell me, what is the biggest money-waster for your family when it comes to food? Let me know in the comments!

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.

Don't go into debt for Black Friday because you love a bargain. Find out how to actually save money on Black Friday!

How to Actually Save Money on Black Friday

In case you didn’t know, I am an avid Black Friday shopper. Over the years I have utilized every way to save on that day from shopping online to camping out in the snow at Target. It is a fun and time-honored tradition for me. Just because I love a bargain doesn’t mean I overspend and put us in debt for this deal-mania, though. Instead, I have set rules in place that I follow every season. Now I want to share how to actually save money on Black Friday with you as well as hook you up with some free moolah to shop with!

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Start Now

Don’t think that you are forced to spend Thanksgiving Day planning for a successful Black Friday haul. Many major stores “leak” their ads early on purpose. Take advantage of this. My favorite database for this is Brad’s Black Friday. He and his team have been doing this for years. They know how to verify leaked ads and can spot a fake from a mile away. If you are relying on Black Friday deals to stay on budget this year then start planning now.

Do Your Research

When you see a deal for an item on your Christmas list make sure that you know it is a good deal. Companies pay people a lot of money to get you to part with your hard-earned cash. Check out what items are going for in stores now and compare to the deals in the leaked ads. If you’re only saving a few dollars off of the regular price is it really worth the fight through the chaos?

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Make a List and Stick to It

This is the number one best thing you can do to save on Black Friday. Make a list of the exact items you want to pick up. While you are shopping, do not deviate from that list. The chaos of Black Friday encourages you to buy now! This is made even worse with many deals being available online. Shopping online prevents you from seeing any of your money leaving. It also keeps you from seeing the items you purchase accumulate.

Brave the Store

I know that this turns a lot of people off of Black Friday. When you think about the points made above it makes sense that you will save the most money in store. However, in addition to those points, here are a few more reasons to visit the stores on Black Friday:

  1. It forces you to prioritize. Many stores open at the same time and you have to decide which store has more of the items you are looking for.
  2. A lot of deals on big items such as game consoles and televisions are only available in the store (although I recommend skipping these items in most cases… read more about that here).
  3. You get tired. When you are on your feet for hours hauling items and waiting in line you will lose stamina. Being tired will send you home with more money in your pocket than shopping on the couch will.

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$335 Fall Black Friday Giveaway

WELCOME TO THE FALL BLACK FRIDAY GIVEAWAY!

Do you have a long holiday shopping list and need extra cash? Well, I’ve got good news for you. 24 bloggers have come together for the Fall Black Friday Giveaway! We don’t want you to stress over holiday shopping, so we’re giving away $335 in Paypal CASH! So what are you waiting for? Enter using the giveaway form below! This giveaway has ended. Thanks to everyone for entering!

Meet the Hostesses

Fall Black Friday Giveaway

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Kim • Made In A Day Megan • C’mon Get Crafty Sherry • Olives-n-Okra

Leslie • Lambert’s Lately Emily • Our House Now A Home Amanda • The Kolb Corner

Brooke • Re-fabbed Shirley • Intelligent Domestications Brittany • Balanced Frugality

Lorelai • Life with Lorelai Emily • Two Purple Couches Alli • An Alli Event

Marie • DIY Adulation Dee • Meatloaf and Melodrama Holly • Pink Fortitude

Cindy • Little Miss Celebration Sara • Twelve on Main Vineta • The Handyman’s Daughter

Marilyn • Marilyn’s Treats Andrea • Waldorf Salad & Cottage Fries Paula • Holly Jolly Holidays

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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.