This Week in Bento – Save on Organics

It’s time for another fun bento post — this time with tips to help save money on organics! Here are some of the tasty lunches Emily enjoyed this week. Clockwise from Top Left: ranch dressing, air-popped popcorn, turkey pinwheels made with spinach tortilla, organic pretzels (had several coupons, so I stocked up – yay!), organic […]

Introducing… Awesome Remote!

Need a little more awesomeness in your life? Introducing…. Awesome Remote! The must-have gadget that makes everything just a little more awesome!!! Awesome Remote comes with these great features to make everything AWESOME!!! Instant Gift Bacon!!!! Sunshine Money Balloons Mail Flowers and….. Bubbles!!! Awesome Remote makes even the most un-cool situations instantly more awesome. Don’t […]

FFFB Projects by You!

Every morning, when I check my email or comments on this blog, I’m greeted with something that looks a bit like this… …..a list of some of the other wonderful projects from around the world that our blog has helped to inspire! The intention of Frugal Family Fun Blog has always been to help parents […]

Surf’s Up, Dude!

Tired of sitting around bored at home? Do you miss Summer already? Wish the beach wasn’t so far away?? Why not turn your sofa into an ocean, and take turns diving on it — it’s so much FUN!! We covered our sectional sofa in blue sheets, added some cushions from the living room, and some […]

Spider Web Place Cards

Have I mentioned how much I adore Halloween? Seriously, it is my most favorite holiday. I look forward to it more than the kids! While it’s not quite that time of year just yet, I am already eager to start decorating the house as if Halloween were right around the corner. That’s where this super-easy, […]

Adventures in Bento

School has officially begun for Emily, which means lots of homemade packed lunches! I know how challenging it can be to pack a healthy, quick, and budget-friendly lunch, so I thought I would share some of the lunches and snacks Emily enjoyed this week. Clockwise from Top Left: Stonyfield Organic Yogurt, Whole Wheat Cocktail Bread, […]

Painting…with Feet!

This afternoon was spent in the backyard where I set out a large piece of cardboard, some washable paints, and let the girls have LOTS of fun painting with their feet!! I put down the paint on the cardboard, and the girls spread it out all over with their feet! We started with the lightest […]

Frequently Asked Questions

You have asked, and now we’ve answered some of your most burning questions regarding our little blog! Have a question that wasn’t answered here? Feel free to post it in the comments section of this post, and we’ll answer it! 1. Can you share your daily schedule with us? I’d like to know how you […]

Organizing a Homework Station

Recently, I was given the opportunity to review some fantastic organizational supplies made by Smead. Smead sent us a box with their stadium file organizer and some file folders to keep inside — perfect for use as a Homework Station! What I love about the stadium file organizer is that it is well-made. It provides […]

Stunning “Glass” Sculpture

The neat thing about this beautiful “glass” sculpture is that it is flexible and can be re-shaped again and again! Emily was so proud of her sculpture, and they are simple and frugal to make using materials you probably already have on-hand. I used wired cutters to cut a long piece of thin gauge wire, […]

Mini Paper Doll Travel Set

This was a late night crafting project, but it started when I was thinking of ways to keep Emily occupied while waiting at a restaurant or doctor’s office. These mini paper dolls are perfect because they fit in my purse, and I cannot wait to give them to her the next time we’re stuck waiting […]

Funny Friday — Have some free laughs!

Here are some videos that always make me smile! Be sure to check back this weekend — more frugal goodness!!

Awww Yeah… Adventures in Cow Milking!

We got up at the butt-crack of dawn to see a milking at The Fournier Farm, owned by Earl and Sue Fournier — it was so much fun!! Here I’m taking a few minutes to get familiar with the cow. I asked Earl to pair me up with a nice one, preferably one that wouldn’t […]

15 Things I Love About Clara

She has a tasty thumb. She is an expressive painter. She loves to swing! She makes funny faces. She’s a graceful dance partner. She helps me find my keys. She helps me do the laundry. She is a talented astronaut. She looks cute even when she’s sad (because I won’t let her play in traffic). […]

Father’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — Dad’s Brag Book

Emily: What in the world are those? Me: These? These are 3 1/2″ disks. Emily: WOOOOOOOW………What are they for? Me: Back in the olden days, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and dirt was new, people used them to save files from the computer. Emily: People were so silly! I’m going to make a book out […]

Feel Better Soon, Grandpop!

Feel Better Soon, Grandpop! (edit: switched video so that it works with mobile devices)

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Hello, my name is Valerie and I am the author of Inner Child Fun. This is where I blog daily about my obsessions with inexpensive craft and activity ideas, money saving tips, and all around good times on a budget! I love sewing, digital photography, organic tea, dark chocolate, gardening, clipping coupons, bourbon, knitting, graphic […]