What To Do With All Those Pumpkins


Is your house overflowing with pumpkins? Did the kiddos get a wee bit carried away with their haul from the pumpkin patch?? Need a few inspiring ideas to put those pumpkins to good use?? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are 10 of our favorite ideas from around the web — all made with […]

30+ DIY Halloween Treats


Looking for some tasty Halloween treats to make?? There are more than 30 favorites from around the web on our Halloween Treats Pinterest board, and I’m adding more all the time! Here’s a little sneak peek of just some of the goodies you’ll find there…. Halloween Treats I especially love the mini pumpkins (above) made with […]

Quick Craft — Halloween Photo Frames


Clara and I had lots of fun crafting these festive photo frames for Halloween, and we cannot wait to mail them off to faraway family and friends! It was a super-quick project that she could do with very little help from me. For the spider design, I cut the frame from a sheet of thick […]

Favorite Halloween Crafts


Here’s a look back at some of our favorite (and frugal) Halloween crafts from years past… so much fun!! Five Little Bats Finger Puppet Play Set   Creepy Crawly Placemat   Spooky Bones — Perfect for an indoor “fossil hunt”!   Candy Corn Family Play Set   Spider Web Place Cards Fun, festive, and very […]

Favorite Fall Recipe and.. A Giveaway!


Last night I thought it would be fun to try something different for dinner, so I picked a new recipe from the Slow Cooker Classics from Around the World cookbook — Chardonnay Pumpkin Sausage Sauce. It was a BIG hit!! I loved it because it was quick, and very easy to make. It’s perfect for […]

Sunday Snapshot — At the Pumpkin Patch


Wishing you and your family a fun (and frugal) weekend filled with Autumn treasures!!

50+ DIY Costume Ideas for Kids


If you don’t plan to make costumes for your kids this Halloween, you may have second thoughts after seeing some of these lovely ideas on our Pinterest boards! Let’s begin with the wee little ones, shall we? Easy DIY Costumes for Baby — I know, right?? Can they get ANY cuter???? The baby turtle almost […]

Our Favorite Pumpkin Crafts


Here’s a look back at some of our favorite kid-friendly pumpkin crafts — and we’ll be adding a few new ones too! Pumpkin Treat Bags   Super Easy Marshmallow Pumpkins   Tiny Pumpkin Patch Play Set Do you have a fun pumpkin craft to share? Feel free to link up in the comments section, and […]

Pumpkin Gift Bags


Clara and I had a lot of fun with this little (frugal) project — we made up some gift bags to give to friends who come over for play dates! I think they would also be very nice to wrap hostess gifts for any sort of gathering this time of year. She was having a […]

Frugal Halloween Tips and Tricks


It’s been a fun and exciting week around here! Tuesday morning, I visited 69 News at Sunrise to demo a few Halloween crafts and some fun Autumn active play ideas for the kiddos. Eve and I had SO much FUN!! In case you missed the segments, you can view them here. If you’re looking for […]

Creepy Crawly Placemats


Clara surprised her big sister with a creepy crawly placemat this afternoon! Here’s how to make your own (in 5 easy steps!): Step 1: Wear your fanciest sunglasses and a pearl necklace. Rejoice! You have been given a black marker and construction paper!! Life is good. Step 2: Draw your spider webs! Perhaps your spider […]

Weekend Rewind — Pumpkin Printed Treat Bags


Emily still has this trick-or-treat bag she decorated last year, and she plans to use it for trick-or-treating again this year! We have some great posts lined up for next week, so be sure to check back. You won’t want to miss it! Today’s project was inspired by Lisa Anne from Smell the Coffee, Lisa! […]

Candy Corn Family Play Set


This CUTE project can be done in just a few minutes, and is perfect for the kiddos to do during Halloween get-togethers! To make your own candy corn family play set, all you need are some inexpensive make-up sponges and a bit of paint. Dip the fat end of a make up sponge in some […]

Let’s Go Fly a Kite


We have had such great luck with these super-simple frugal paper kites! This time, we decorated a few for Halloween…. …went to a local park, and flew them!! It was so much fun! Even Clara could get her kite off the ground easily — and that’s saying a lot for a 2 year old! Complete […]

Spooky Bones


Inspired by Martha Stewart Living magazine, we made a super kid-friendly version of these spooky bones using just newspaper, cheap-o paper napkins, masking tape, and a 50/50 mixture of glue and water. Once they were dry, we took turns hiding them around the house for an indoor fossil hunt! Roll up a sheet of newspaper […]

Owl Family Play Set


It is good to be home again, and we are back to our usual fun crafty selves! Before I left for NYC, I had left a few paper towel rolls on the kitchen counter to be used for a some upcoming craft projects. Turns out, a certain someone (aka Mark) got a little too trigger […]

Autumn Activities Galore!


Here are some of the most popular Autumn crafts and activities we’ve done here on FFFB — enjoy!! These Fall Leaf Coasters are easy to make and quite functional as well! Make up a set of fun bat finger puppets using craft foam and googly eyes! This beautiful autumn leaf garland is my favorite way […]

Around the Web – Pumpkin Crafts


Don’t you just love pumpkins? Here are some quick, easy, and frugal pumpkin craft projects for the kids (and grown up too!) Enjoy!! This pumpkin craft uses rolled up strips of construction paper. Find out how at Kaboose! This adorable pumpkin uses toilet paper for stuffing! See the complete instructions at Craft Elf. Grab some […]