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Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

Love it or hate it, we are now in September and Halloween is right around the corner. The sugar coma which begins Oct. 31st and doesn’t end until Christmas is inevitable, but our wallets don’t have to be emptied quite yet. We’ve got 4 ideas for you to save money and still have a fabulous Halloween costume this year. DIY… Continue Reading Thrifty Mom’s Guide to Halloween Costumes

Everyone Screams for an Ice Cream Party

I love parties (and planning them) but there just aren’t enough days in the year to plan and throw all the parties I want to.  This week, I decided to focus on a party that won’t take up too much precious party planning time – an ice cream party! With an ice cream party, the… Continue Reading Everyone Screams for an Ice Cream Party

How to Throw an Old Fashioned/”Retro” Birthday Party

Recently, I have seen a lot of people throwing “Retro” Birthday parties.  Being an arbitrary term, “Retro” can be something referring to a party in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s ,or 90’s…it just depends on the age of the person having the birthday (or in some cases, the age of their parents).  The one thing… Continue Reading How to Throw an Old Fashioned/”Retro” Birthday Party

3 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July

How do celebrate the 4th of July: play baseball, eat a hot dog and pop some fireworks. You’re done. But what if you live somewhere like Austin where it is too hot to be outside playing baseball in the middle of the day? Or what if you are a vegan? Or what if you live… Continue Reading 3 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July

How to Make Bean Bags

DIY Bean Bags

During the summer months, I am always looking for creative things to do with my kids that will not only keep them busy for an hour but will give them weeks of happiness and entertainment.  So many of our summer craft projects end up in a pile of “completed work” or as a temporary decoration… Continue Reading How to Make Bean Bags

A Plea to Pinterest Moms

After my second child was born, I bought a sewing machine and took 3 lessons.  I sucked, and I didn’t enjoy it enough to focus and try to get better. For my son’s 3rd birthday party and my daughter’s 1st birthday party, I threw lavish birthday parties. Again, I sucked at it, and it stressed… Continue Reading A Plea to Pinterest Moms