Disney Shadow Box Savings Bank

We love Disneyland, like really L-O-V-E it! And since moving closer we’re fortunate to be able to visit more often. We try to go at least once a year, but it’s not inexpensive and I want the kids to help out a little with the extras we might purchase while we’re there. We made a Disney Shadow Box Savings Bank so the kids could contribute to our trip and watch their money grow. It gets them more excited about the trip and who doesn’t like to count money? It’s a fun and easy project the kids can help with.

Disney Shadow Box Savings Bank

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BORED Printable

The kids are going to be out of school soon and while they’re anticipating it with excitement right now, within a few days of Summer break you will probably hear those 2 little words you are dreading, “I’m Bored!” I always try to have activities planned a few days out of the week but there are also days where I just need to stay at home and get things done. Those are the days when the kids would get restless and bored. Don’t get me wrong I don’t actually think there’s anything wrong with being a little bored and having some down time, but apparently my kids do. That’s why I made this BORED Printable.

Bored printable

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Together is Our Favorite Place to Be Canvas

This post could actually be titled – How Not to Paint on Canvas. I’m going to tell you everything I did wrong and how I would do it differently next time. I have to say that I’m surprised after everything I did wrong that I actually don’t mind how it turned out. I don’t hate it! In fact, it’s growing on me. Maybe it’s all the blood, sweat and tears I put into this Favorite Place Canvas (only partially kidding).

Our Favorite Place to Be Canvas

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Painted Tray Table

I’ve learned through the years that new things are nice but not always necessary. Why not take something that you already have and turn it into something you love again? I’ve had this tray table hanging around for a long time. It was in storage for a few years so it was either time to get rid of it or update it to fit better with my current decor. I love this Polka Dot Painted Tray Table now!

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How to Have Money at the End of the Month

There are so many of us who live paycheck to paycheck, but it’s often due to different circumstances; job loss, under paid for position, student loans, medical bills, living beyond our means. Whatever the reason may be, the results can still be the same- not enough money at the end of the month! I’m going to try to change your thinking in this post. No matter how much or how little you make, everyone can save a little money day to day and hopefully have money at the end of the month.

How to Have Money at the End of the Month 50 ways to save money

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Freezer Organization

I wouldn’t say I do a major Spring cleaning because I do several deep cleans throughout the year, but I do love to have my house totally clean and organized before the kids get out of school for Summer. This is the perfect time of year for me to declutter, clean, and organize my whole house because once Summer comes I know it won’t get done. Let’s talk about freezer organization today.

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Tissue Paper Pom Flowers

I’m sure a lot of you already know how to make these, but whether you need a refresher course or you’ve never made them before I thought I would share how to make these Tissue Paper Pom Flowers. They’re inexpensive and easy to make which makes them the perfect decoration to add a lot of color to any party or celebration. Also very little supplies are needed, which is always a plus.

Tissue Paper Pom Flowers-easy decorating for parties

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Wheat Grass and Paper Flowers

Have you ever grown wheat grass? I’ve been wanting to grow it for years and finally did. You might not have time to grow it by Easter this year but it also makes a beautiful Spring display. I added paper flowers to the wheat grass but you could add anything Spring related. Of course, Easter eggs look great in the grass.

Wheat Grass and Bakers Twine Paper Flowers

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Glitter Easter Eggs

I haven’t glittered anything since Valentine’s day so Easter seemed like the perfect time to bring out the glitter again. These Glitter Easter Eggs are easy and very inexpensive to make, but I love the glittery glam they add to the Easter table and other decorations.

Glitter Easter Eggs for a glam Easter

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I believe 100% in being organized, but I also believe in not spending a lot of money. Take a look at how I organize my home, to get ideas on how to organize your home the inexpensive way with baskets, bins, and totes. You can pick up a variety of baskets, bins, and totes almost anywhere. Some of my favorite places are Ross, thrift stores and Home Goods. Look for the best varieties in the late Winter and early Spring. The best thing about organizing with baskets is that you can take them with you when you move and use them again. They are also easy to move from room to room if your needs change.

Organize your Whole Home with Baskets, Bins, and Totes

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