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Friendship Necklace Kits

These friendship necklace kits make fun (and frugal) party favors that the kids can make with very little grown-up help! I’ve included a printable template for the bag toppers sized for standard zip lock sandwich bags as a nice finishing touch, which has space on the back for “To:” and “From”. Emily really enjoyed this […]

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #9

We’re counting down the top 10 posts of 2010! Doll houses of all shapes and sizes were very popular in our household. Here’s a look at some of the ones we’ve made this year, most were made from recyclables. Coming in at number 9….. doll house posts!! Psst! They’re not just for girls!! With the […]

Dove Garland

Emily and I made a pretty dove garland, and it was made using our new favorite art supply — coffee filters! These were so much fun to make!! If you have some coffee filters on hand, you can download our template, and print it out on card stock, to make a dove garland of your own! […]

Allowance Manager

Mark and I have discussed starting an allowance for Emily, and we’re still in the process of experimenting with exactly what process will work best for us. However, there is a great new site that helps manage your child(ren)’s allowance — allowancemanager.com which I was recently asked to review. Giving Emily an allowance would help […]

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 […]

Modern Wall Art

This modern wall art project was lots of fun — and very frugal to make! Added bonus — no mess! Start with a few colored masking tape…. …and invite your child to stick pieces of masking tape on brightly colored paper. For Clara, this was a fun way to work on identifying colors! Emily loves […]

Welcome 10 Show Viewers

Emily and I were very excited to do another segment for NBC’s 10 Show about green activities for kids. Here are links to the activities we mentioned on today’s show: Nature Packs Inexpensive Field Guides for Tots Pantry Art Sunflower Potato Prints Pasta Necklaces Free Printable Garden Journal Pages Starting a Garden Journal with Kids […]

Like coupons for organics? Try Mambo Sprouts!

I love finding coupons for organic items, and if you have not already signed up for Mambo Sprouts, you might want to give it a try. Click here to sign up for their FREE newsletter which includes up to $35 in savings for healthy food items (usually organic milk, bread, eggs, butter, etc.)  Most coupons […]

The Frugal Princess

I found these templates for princess gear from HP and they are FREE! We printed this beautiful wand and this personalized tiara and put them together in minutes. They do not even use a lot of printer ink! Tip — I found these go together much easier using tape instead of glue. Emily could put […]

Frugal Family Fun — Super Bowl Edition

Mark is originally from Pittsburgh, so we have been busy preparing for the Super Bowl at the Deneen household!  We created these cute puffed rice cereal treats: Made this awesome sun-catcher with construction paper, tissue paper, and some tape: And whipped up a batch of some frugal snacks including: air-popped popcorn, homemade pizza, and loaded […]

8 Tips for Healthy Eating on a Budget

You may be surprised to learn that eating healthy foods can be good for your waistline and your budget! Here are some of our favorite tips for eating healthy without spending a lot of money: Drink Water — Kick the soda habit. Not only is soda loaded with sugar and calories, it is also not […]

Frugal Way to Occupy Kids During Football

Trying to watch the football game on TV and looking for a frugal way to keep the kids entertained?  I thought this would be a fun topic, since the Super Bowl is coming up! Thanks to ThriftyCraftMama for posting about this fabulous frugal activity that will keep kids occupied all through the game.  (Worked well […]

This Week Find Deals on Craft Supplies

Photo by Lauren Weinhold We frequently make crafts from recycled items, but we also keep a well-stocked selection of paints, felt, markers, crayons, and glue on-hand. Here are some ways to help build up your craft closet by taking advantage of some upcoming sales and online deals. Click here for printable coupons for A.C. Moore […]

This Weekend — Save Money on Movies

Here are some easy ways to save a few bucks on movies this weekend: Save at AMC Theatres — Click here for a printable coupon good for free popcorn at AMC with the purchase of any fountain drink.  Offer good until 1/15/09.  RedBox — If you haven’t tried RedBox yet, why not give it a […]

Barnes & Noble Coupon

If you already have a Barnes & Noble membership, you can get even more savings by clicking here for a printable coupon good for an additional 15% off one item.  To use this deal online, enter code R4E7X9F at checkout for 15% off the highest priced item in your online cart.  Offers good until January […]

Preparing for Next Christmas

Now all the presents are unwrapped, and the holiday rush is just starting to settle down. I was tempted to just relax at home and enjoy time with the family, but the truth is now is the best time to score some awesome holiday deals at after-Christmas sales and start planning a holiday fund for […]

Alternatives to Buying New Books

Do you have a bunch of old books collecting dust on the shelf?  Want some new books?  Try one of these great swapping sites!   Many of these sites feature printable postage, so you can mail right from your home — very convenient AND frugal.   Here are some terrific alternatives to buying new books: […]

Kids not doing their chores? Try Handipoints!

Are you having a tough time motivating your child to do chores?  Looking for a way to organize weekly allowances, or rewards for your child’s hard work?  If so, try Handipoints.  From the site: Handipoints is a free service to help parents and kids manage their chores and allowance. Easily create your own printable Chore […]