300th Post!

I can’t believe this is already our 300th post! This morning Emily and I made an appearance on The 10! Show to talk about ways to encourage pretend play with your kids using items you already have at home. As usual, the crew spoiled the bejesus out of Emily. Can you tell she had about 3 donuts in the green room prior to our segment?

In case you missed today’s show, here is the clip.

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Here are the links from today’s segment:
Pretend Store
Dolly’s Birthday
Dress Up Play
Pretend Mail Set
Animal Hospital

Some of Emily’s quotes from today:

Upon meeting Taylor Hicks from American Idol.
“Oh…Hi! I left you some donuts in the green room!”

Immediately after our segment taped.
Producer: “Emily, you were great!”
Emily: “I know!!

After leaving the studio.
“Mommy, can we be on T.V. again tomorrow?”

While driving back home.
Emily: “Hey, tomorrow I want to pretend to have my own show! Yeah… my own show….”
Me: “What will it be called?”
Emily: “Ummm… I think I’ll call it……..The 10 Show.”
Me: “But that name is already taken. Don’t you want to have a new name?”
Emily: “No, I want it to be The 10 Show because The 10 Show is the best show!”

I’ll leave you now with a photo of Emily standing among her adoring fans.
More frugal crafty goodness is on the way…..


  1. Val in the Rose Garden says

    Oh Valerie, that was a GREAT segment! I think it was your best yet. Great job Emily! Her little booty dance was quite adorable. 🙂 And I love how you put the tips for thift stores in there. So many people don't remember them when they are out looking for stuff for their kids. But kids stuff is what everybody donates!


  2. Meninheira says

    Está genial! y qué riquiña Emily 🙂

  3. How totally awesome!!!!!!

    I wanted to let you know I featured you & linked to your blog on my blog today. It's My Too Hot to Cook Thursday post. Come take a look.

    And, WoW! You & Emily are so famous now. Can I say I used to read your read blog when? Tee hee.
    Again, congrats on being on tv!

  4. I really enjoyed watching that segment. Emily is too cute!

  5. She looks like she is having so much fun! you are on that show quite a bit! We have a studio 10 here too!

  6. Booklover1212 says

    Hi Valerie!

    I'm hopping over from Meghan's Mindless Mutterings blog. She posted a recipe you shared with her! Love your blog!! I'm trying to cut back on expenses, so this is a great find for me this morning! Can't wait for more!

    ~ Jennifer

  7. MaryAnne says

    Great clip, both my kids really enjoyed watching it too!

    Love the Emily quotes 🙂

  8. Mama King says

    Congrats on the 300th post and the appearance! You've got a budding star on your hands! 🙂

  9. That was so fun to see. We live in the 10! viewing area, but didn't see it. She did great and the ideas are fun and easy. As a former teacher (staying home now) it is amazing to see so many children never doing any of these types of imaginative play at home.

  10. @ Meghan — Thanks so much for the link! I'm heading over there to check it out now…

    @ Booklover1212– Welcome! It's so nice to see you here, and it sounds like you've come to the right place. 🙂

  11. @ MaryAnne — That is so cute! It felt so strange packing up Emily's toys as props, but it was so much fun!

    @ Lindsey — I know what you mean, and I find it so sad when kids are playing video games or watching lots of television instead of actively PLAYING. I really think most kids are naturally creative, but could use a little nudge sometimes. It really doesn't take much, you know? Thanks so much for stopping by!

  12. Oh how fun!! I love Emily's quotes 🙂

  13. sunnymama says

    Congratulations on your 300th post! I really enjoyed the video clip 🙂