Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway — Poloppo Sip-Me Mugs

Our little bloggy blog turned two years old — right before our very eyes!!! In the last two years, almost a half million people from around the world have visited our site, and it’s been a crazy adventure! We would like to send you a BIG thank you for all your wonderful support — sharing your versions of our projects with us, always making us smile with your comments, or just sending emails to say hello!

The fun part — This week we’re celebrating with LOTS of fun giveaways from some very generous sponsors, handmade holiday gift ideas, and much more! I’m so excited! I just love giveaways, don’t you?

To help us kick-start the party, one very lucky reader will win a Set of 2 Sip-Me design your own mugs courtesy of Poloppo!! These mugs are such a creative and unique way to display your child’s artwork, and they make wonderful gifts for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles or teachers. Poloppo makes it easy to customize your own mug, and artwork of any size can be uploaded. Poloppo will resize it for you automatically to fit the 8″ x 2.5″ rectangular format. If artwork isn’t your child’s thing, Poloppo can posterize a family photo for display on the mugs instead. Fun!!

Poloppo is also offering Frugal Family Fun Blog readers a 15% discount on any item from their store — Yay!! Use discount code “frugal15”.

Giveaway is open to all U.S. residents. To enter for your chance to win, leave a comment on this post telling us about your favorite post on Frugal Family Fun Blog. (I’m compiling a top 10 list!) Be sure to include your email address. For an extra entry, Β you can eitherΒ follow us on Twitter or subscribe to our feed — just be sure to leave a comment that you subscribe/follow.

Giveaway ends Saturday, November 27th @ 6:30pm EST and winner will be chosen via

Good luck!!


  1. I love the pretend donut shop set you made.

  2. I follow you on Twitter.

  3. My kids loved the pretend car wash–they asked for it again today, in fact!

  4. I posted a comment about my favorite activity, but it’s worth repeating! I love the Thanksgiving jar. It was so easy to put together and we have done so much with it. We picked up litter (in honor of our world). We donated our favorite Thanksgiving dish to a food pantry (because we are thankful for a yummy Thanksgiving dinner). We made and then left a Thanksgiving wreath on my sister in laws door (because we are thankful for them) I could go on and on!

  5. No fricking way… you want us to pick a favorite post??? Sigh. I’m picking two, because that’s the kind of rebel I am. 1) Marble run and 2) Fabric dollhouse from last Christmas-ish. Thanks for the chance!

  6. How anyone could *not* subscribe to you is beyond me. And I tell people that on my blog every now and then. :>)

    PS – I’m reminiscing to when I first stumbled across you – “who is this chick that keeps putting several posts on Frugal Fridays? Wait, I remember ribbon dancing from when I was a kid!” Two hours of archive digging later, I was hooked.

  7. I absolutely adore the Quick Craft β€” Colorful Window Display
    July 20, 2010! Soooooo cute!!!

  8. It is really hard to pick just one. I have loved almost all of your ideas and projects. I did enjoy the little mushroom house. I have a sweet spot for red topped mushrooms.

  9. I follow you on Twitter and get your email.

  10. It’s hard to just choose one post as my favorite as you are so creative and fun! I think I’ll go with the elevator post. I love that you made ordinary tasks, like laundry, extra special. Made me wish I had stairs so my kids could pretend to take the elevator too. πŸ™‚

  11. I’m also a subscriber already. I have to stay up to date on all the wonderful ideas you come up with. πŸ™‚

  12. I love the photo puppets you did. SO CUTE!

  13. I’m subscribed and have been following you through google reader for a while.

  14. it’s so hard to pick a favorite! i guess the project that really caught my eye is the one in your profile pic where you cut out pics of your kids had them “climbing” up the mug! it’s your sense of humor that adds that special touch to all the creative things you make!

  15. and i subscribe to your emails. πŸ™‚

  16. Happy Anniversary, Valerie and congrats on all of your success! I have a gazillion of your posts bookmarked, tagged, and noted so its impossible for me to choose! πŸ™‚

  17. My kids’ favorite is probably the window displays…mh daughter loves painting on the coffee filters and then taping everything to the window!

  18. I subscribe in a reader, of course.

  19. Really only have to pick one?! I have to say I just adore the owl playset!

  20. I also subscribe to your feed

  21. OH man! It is hard to pick just one project. I am going to say the paper towel owls. My grand daughter enjoyed that activity soo soo soo much.

  22. So hard to choose one! My most recent fav was the TP roll owls!

  23. I love your DIY: Travel Play Kitchen Set post!! I’m currently trying to make a similar one around the kids’ play table πŸ™‚

  24. I subscribe via e-mail.

  25. I loved the silly straws post and so did the little boys I borrow as my own turn into teenagers. I have a whole folder of great inspiration from Frugal Family Fun including coffee filter art, ribbon dancing, owl fun and of course mega bubbles. Imagination Rocks!

  26. This is hard but I think it was the portable farm. I like all of them. LOL

  27. I love all your posts on younger kids crafts! I have a three year old, and our favorite so far is the toilet paper roll people!

  28. The giant bubbles. We had a lot of fun with those.

  29. I’m a newer reader but, if I had to choose one so far I think I would say that I really liked the gratitude activity jar!

  30. I’m subscribed, too!

  31. that will be really hard to narrow down I love just about all the posts ..but I have to say one that ws my favorite was the day you came home from somewhere and your daughter ran out to greet you that was beautiful

    another was the outter space post or something like that where you were jumping in the air or on the beds that was tooooo fUnny

  32. LOVE your blog! It’s my favorite from all the blogs I follow. My favorite post was the elevator video. It made me bust up laughing. My favorite craft blog was the tissue roll owls. My son made them for his little sister for her birthday.

  33. I LOVE your blog and cute family!!! So many good ideas, and I loved the marble run!

  34. I subscribe in rss!

  35. I loved the pizza cooked outside.

  36. I also follow this blog and can’t begin to tell how many people I’ve sent your way. This blog is AWESOME!

  37. I love your posts with action shots of you and the girls jumping on the beds. The joy on your faces in those is wonderful to see.

    I am a subscriber.

  38. I love the cardboard tube owls…too cute! and the tea bag pictures and the silhouette tree painting…there’s so many!

  39. Your youngest one upset at her sister’s leaving for the first day of school – very touching! Oh yeah, and the obento you made!

    I subscribe on bloglines.

  40. I love the turkey placecards you posted recently. We did the same thing (thanks for a great, easy design) and even wrote what we are thankful for inside the card. Love them!

  41. I love your blog!! I have learned lots of fun tips and you remind me of lots of fun crafts!

  42. I love your crafting with recycling! If I had to pick one post it would be the oatmeal containers that you turned into flowers πŸ™‚

  43. I subscribe πŸ™‚

  44. Kristin Reusser says

    I love all of your post-it ideas!

  45. I really like the leaf necklace post from last Summer. We didn’t make it, but maybe we will next year.

  46. I follow you on Twitter. (dramaqueensmum)

  47. I’m subscribed by e mail.

  48. Picking out the favorite post is so hard! I will cheat and use this one –

  49. tough to pick one – marble painting??


  50. I love the toilet paper roll owls and your fall window tree… we made one for our storm door and it was beautiful!

  51. I liked the indoor leaf pile.

    And I’d love to win these because as soon as I’m done with chemo and have the energy, I want to have two special little girls over for a fun afternoon together. I’m a g/ma w/no g/children locally so I borrow others; and I’ve got several ideas from you to enjoy with them. I love your creativity! πŸ™‚

  52. I subscribe to your blog.

  53. You’re in my Google Reader. I love your blog!

  54. Hard to pick a favorite, but the owl family keeps coming to mind. Thanks!

  55. I subscribe and look forward to reading your blog and seeing what you and your girls are up to now. My boys are much older, well 9,11,and almost 14(sniff,sniff…) but I still get so many cool ideas from you to do with my boys and they love it. post it note ideas are by far our favorite. Unbelievable the things you come up with. Love your blog~ Dyan Euler

  56. My favorite post was the felt fairy house you made.

  57. I’m an RSS subscriber.

  58. It’s hard to make us just pick one — I adore the Princess In the Pea play set you made — am still thinking about making one for my own little princess as a Christmas or birthday gift this year!!

    Pink and Green Mama, MaryLea

  59. fun! love your blog way too much to pick one fav, but your nature scavenger hunt idea is one we have since done many times. It is now one of my son’s favorite activities.

  60. Granola bars and bento boxes have been my favorite posts so far.

  61. What a perfect way to capture the art of our son and an awesome Christmas present fro Grandma!

  62. We have had the most fun with your pipe-cleaner fishing game!


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