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DIY Super Bowl Snack Stadiums

We all know that Super Bowl Sunday is not just about football, in fact for many it a day to gorge on all sorts of snacks.  It seems that no Super Bowl Party in recent years is complete without a Snack Stadium, what better way to combine the love of football with the love of snack foods?  Snack stadiums can be as simple as a pan of guacamole dip surrounded by tortilla chips and veggies or as elaborate as the 2 story creation pictured above complete with hoagies, hot dogs, twinkies, and ...

Putting Christmas Away- Cheap Storage Ideas

  That's it Christmas is over, the last carol sung, the last gift unwrapped, and the last cookie eaten; it's time to put away Christmas.  Ugh!  I hate putting lights, ornaments, and all the Christmas stuff away, not as fun as taking them out of storage! I thought I was clever when years ago I bought a dozen large plastic bins from Walmart to store everything in.  Still a good idea, but somehow every year I need more bins. I don't know why the same ornaments won't fit back in ...

Last Minute Gifts – 6 Easy & Inexpensive Mixes in a Jar Gifts – And Free Printables Too!

 OMG!  Christmas is in 3 days and you forgot to get gifts for co-workers, neighbors, or whoever!  No worries, deep breathe and relax!  Here are 6 last minute gifts that are easy and inexpensive to make.  Best of all they're yummy!  Here are 6 easy and inexpensive cookie mixes in a mason jar that can be put together in 5 minutes! They will make great gifts for friends, neighbors, teachers, and the other folks on your list.  Each jar costs about $5 to make, you can make extras for ...

DIY Gingerbread House

I love Gingerbread Houses!  I love walking thru Gingerbread House displays during the holidays. We make our own Gingerbread House every year, it's one of our Christmas traditions. We've made them using store bought kits as well as making our own out of graham crackers and candies.  In either case our houses never quite look like the pictures, possibly because we never read all the directions. Nonetheless we have lots of fun making them and the kids love to munch on them.   ...

Tree Trimming Party

Christmas is a time for family and friends, we all love to get together during the holiday season.  If you're looking for an excuse to throw a quick informal get together with friends and family how about a tree trimming party? It shouldn't take long to organize and should be relatively inexpensive to host.  Best of all you get the tree trimmed while visiting with friends and family! Here are some ideas to get you plan your tree trimming party! Since it's a very informal gathering you can ...

Polar Express Movie Night – FREE Printable

The Holiday Season is a time for family and friends.  A Christmas family movie night is a great way to take a break from the season's hustle and bustle and spend time with loved ones.  A Polar Express Movie Night will get everyone in the holiday spirit. It doesn't take much planning, and should be inexpensive, all you need is the DVD and a few snacks. In most cases you don't need much decor as the house is already decorated for the holidays.  Here are some ideas to get you started. 1. ...

DIY Thanksgiving Buffet Table – Free Printables

The Thanksgiving table can get very crowded.  What with the turkey, side dishes, gravy, and sauces, there's no place for anyone to actually sit down and eat! I solved this problem long ago by setting up a Thanksgiving Buffet Table for all the food and having an adult table as well as a kids' table. Depending on the space you have and the number of guests you are expecting this could take some doing. You might consider setting up different stations or bars; appetizer, sides, desserts, and ...

Decorate With Pumpkins for Thanksgiving

Who says pumpkins are just for Halloween?  You can use pumpkins for Thanksgiving decor too! Now that Halloween is over it's a good time to buy Halloween decor at discount prices.  I grabbed a few foam craft pumpkins at Walmart for half price; scrounged up a few old cups in my kitchen cabinets, I used freebies we got from Bubba Gump, Spaghetti Factory, and Circus Circus; picked up metalic spray paint, ribbons, and dried foliage; and made centerpieces for my dining tables.  It's a great and ...

Awesome Halloween Decor from the Dollar Store

Halloween is fast approaching, decking out your home in ghostly glory is half the fun.  Who says you have to break your budget to have an awesome Halloween display.  With a little creativity, items you probably already have at home,  and a quick trip to the dollar store you too can have some ghoulish fun to fit any budget. Here are some awesome Halloween Decor made from dollar store finds! Take a trip to the Dollar Store for some witches hats and other gruesome stuff ...

DIY Baby Super Hero Costume

I saw this baby super hero costume on Pinterest and just had to have it for my newborn grandson, until I saw the price.  It's available by special order on etsy.com for at whopping cost of $46.  In my opinion it was too costly for a photo prop that he would really use only once, twice if it still fits on Halloween. I was determined to find a way to make this costume for fraction of the cost.  But I didn't want to haul out my sewing machine for such a tiny project so I ...