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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 […]

Rainbow Village Printable

As soon as I finished designing one of these adorable paper cottages, the girls went off to play with it while I made a bunch more! We had lots of fun playing with these, and then took them apart and stored them flat in a file folder for future play times. They are very frugal […]

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 […]

Vacation 2010 Highlights

We just returned from our favorite frugal vacation spot — a cabin we rented in beautiful Montebello, Virginia! Here are some of the highlights from our week-long trip! We enjoyed lots of fishing and swimming (well, more like splashing) in the lake. We went exploring on several nature hikes together. We had to visit the […]

Story Stones and Sidewalk Scenes

For some cheap creative fun, draw on some rocks with a fine point permanent marker to make your own story stones. Once your characters and props are all made up, take them out to your driveway and….. ….with a little chalk, draw up some scenery for your imaginative story! Emily loves to make up stories, […]

Cheap Thrills — Jumping for Joy Edition

For a fun time, locate a mattress. Take it off the bed and place it on the floor. Jump up and down!!! For some magical reason, this activity never gets old. Have fun!! Note: Be careful not to fall off and bonk your head, or mama will call the doctor, and we all know what […]

Festive Thanksgiving Placecards

We were asked to bring placecards for Thanksgiving dinner this year, and Emily thought these turned out so cute! She cannot wait to show them to all our family and friends. If your child is old enough to write, this is a great way to get in some handwriting practice. Emily enjoyed learning how to […]

Loving…

I mentioned a few days ago that we took a trip to a local plant nursery to prepare for our next activity from our Gratitude Jar — Flowers: Make a special flower delivery! Emily and I had so much fun with this! At the plant nursery, we found bags of fall bulbs that were 30% […]

How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

We make tissue paper flowers on a regular basis in our household, and I’ve blogged about them before here and here. We have even been known to make spontaneous deliveries of these to our local assisted living center! During the Fall and Winter months, they can be a nice reminder of warmer weather, and they […]

DIY: Bamboo Knitting Needles

The arrival of Fall always makes me want to start knitting again, and I love the feel of bamboo knitting needles (although the store-bought ones can be rather pricey). Fortunately, I found an easy, and practically free way to make your own! These would make such cute gifts for any avid knitter. To make your […]

Day of Free Fun

Our day was filled with lots of free fun! After breakfast, Emily wasted no time starting a game of Hide and Seek. Have you ever tried hiding with a baby? Clara gave us away so many times with all of her giggling.¬† Then, it was time for Ring Around the Rosy. Clara isn’t walking yet, […]

Autism Awareness — Tips for Hosting a Play Date

April is Autism Awareness Month, and while my own children do not fall on the spectrum, Emily is friends with some who are. Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Ivy from Into the Wind about her experiences with her son, E, who has autism. Ivy shares some fabulous ideas for hosting a play date […]

10 Tips for Planning a Family Vacation on a Budget

Emily enjoys a s’more while on vacation in a Virginia cabin. It’s the start of a new year, and for many people it is a great time to evaluate your vacation plans. ¬†Family vacations can eat up a large portion of your budget, so here are some tips to help you find the best deals […]