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A few weeks back my FSS (future stepson) celebrated his 10th birthday. We asked him what he wanted for a party and he chose a Minecraft one. That inevitably meant I had to go on a Pinterest search for Minecraft birthday party decorations. We had a limited budget to work with, so I got creative and made some decorations. He was thrilled with the results, as were my children. If you’re looking for budget-friendly options for a Minecraft party, these ideas will help you. ...

Halloween is just around the corner, so that means it’s time to set some time aside to carve pumpkins with your kiddos. My kids already did theirs, but had we waited, we could have used the FRANKENWEENIE pumpkin stencils that are available for free download below. If you haven’t carved your pumpkins yet, why not try these? Also, if you’re worried about lighting candles and leaving them burning, like I am, you can get LED lights to put inside your pumpkin. They’re much safer. And if you have a son like mine,...

The other day Amber (Thrifty Ninja) and I were discussing weekly post ideas that we both could take part in. She came up with the brilliant idea that we should attempt different projects we see on Pinterest. We both love that site and are on there several times a day. We know most of what we try will be fails because lets face it, most of us try projects that don’t come out looking like the original idea. This week I chose to make a homemade fringe scarf. The steps are below, as well as the finished result.   Step 1:...

I’m always emptying glass jars left and right around here. While I recycle some, I usually store panko breadcrumbs or dehydrated onions in others, or even use them as drinking glasses. Yesterday I got to thinking about what else I could use them for. So I went on a search for some ideas. Here they are. Some of them are really cute and I think would look adorable in my house. This is a really neat idea. I have a spot right above my kitchen table where this would look perfect. I’ve been wanting to replace my current lighting...