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!!

Packing…. and a Giveaway!

I’m busy packing for my trip to Vermont and New Hampshire for the Stonyfield Blogger Barnstorming Tour! I’ll be sending virtual postcards and tweeting from the road (@FamFunBlog), and I thought it would be fun to get answers to some of your questions about organics too! Just leave a comment on this post with anything […]

Giveaway — Personalized Tote from

It’s time for another fun giveaway — this one is courtesy of, an online shop specializing in CUTE custom clothing and accessories for babies and children! Each piece is handmade by owner and designer Jenn Woolf, a busy (and very talented) mom of four boys.  I am in love with these adorable personalized tote […]

Hurray for Playgrounds!

After driving to nearby Lewisburg, PA — We are all suffering from a serious case of playground envy! Seriously. My skull still hurts from trying to wrap my brain around the size of this GINORMOUS playground. The girls wasted no time!  When Mark wasn’t looking, I had a go at the climbing wall, swings, slides, […]

Giveaway — Kid Travel Kit (Super Cute!!)

Like many families around this time of year, ours is gearing up for a few road trips this Summer. I thought it would be fun to make a little travel kit for Emily — this one has a Roadside Scavenger Hunt Game! I sewed up a fun looking wallet to store everything. (Special thanks to […]

Giveaway — Custom Poster Print from

Yay! It’s time for another fun giveaway — this time from our very generous sponsor! One very lucky reader will win a custom poster print!! In exchange for hosting the giveaway, I’ll be getting one too, and I already have in mind which photo I’m going to use. Can’t wait! Of course, these custom print […]

Giveaway — Laura Numeroff’s New Book

I’m so excited about this fun giveaway from Laura Numeroff, author of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, who has partnered with Sleepy’s and First Book to provide a free reading event for those who are lucky enough to live in the King of Prussia area! But you don’t have to live near King […]

Repurposing Toys — Peter and the Wolf Play Set

Last weekend, our family went to see Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” (Thank you, Aunt Julia!) We all really enjoyed the ballet and music! So much so that Emily wanted a play set so she could re-enact the story. I thought that was a fabulous idea, so I sent her on a scavenger hunt to […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — 2 Ideas for Laminate Samples

Here’s another fun post for our series of Inexpensive Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make (using items found at the hardware store)!! Mark doesn’t know it yet, but I’m secretly plotting to have our kitchen countertops re-done. I picked up some samples, and a few price quotes the last time I was at the hardware […]

Giveaway — 100 Custom Brochures from

It’s time for another fun giveaway from our very generous sponsor! offers complete printing solutions for brochures, business cards, post cards, labels and more! One (1) very lucky reader will win: 100 Custom BrochuresDimension: 8.5 x 11Folding: Folding Choices: Half fold; Tri-fold/Letter fold; Z-fold; Accordion (4 panels) Roll Fold (4 Panels)Printing: 4 color […]

And the winner is…

Just a quick post to announce the winner of the Plasma Car and Toddler Bike Helmet Giveaway courtesy of is Christy from Superheroes and Princesses!! Christy is a regular commenter here on FFFB, and I was thrilled to see that chose her number! Congratulations, Christy! Thank you to everyone for entering this fun […]

Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Can Make — Recipe Journal

While Clara was napping, Emily and I made this very special recipe journal for Grandma. Emily thought this would be a particularly useful gift, and I had to agree! Added bonus — We recycled some beautiful paper that was FREE!! Not many people seem to know about this, but if you’re looking for some gorgeous […]

Giveaway — Plasma Car and Bike Helmet from CSN Stores

It’s time for another super-FUN giveaway, this time from our generous sponsor CSN Stores! CSN Stores is made up of over 200 online shops, where you can find products ranging from toys and games, to patio furniture, to baby cribs. Their customer service is well-known for going above and beyond the call of duty. For […]

12 Ways to Boost Happiness (for FREE!)

In need of a little pick-me-up? To help prove the old adage that the best things in life are free, here are a dozen quick and easy happiness boosters that our family has enjoyed — and they won’t cost a penny! From Left to Right: 1. Make a card for someone you love using paint […]

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, […]

Giveaway — 250 Custom Stickers/Labels from

It’s time for another fun giveaway! This giveaway comes from our super-generous sponsor,! One lucky reader will win a set of 250 custom stickers/labels FREE with shipping! Here are the details: – 250 Stickers/Labels for One (1) lucky winner – Sizes: 2” x 3.5”, 2” x 4”, or 3” x 3” – Paper: 70lb […]

Will You Be My Paint Chip Valentine?

The girls and I were busy crafting up these handmade Valentine’s Day cards made from leftover paint chips (found free at any hardware or paint store). We had a bunch of different shades of red and pink, which made perfect Valentine cards! To make your own paint chip Valentine’s, place two paint chips back-to-back as […]

Volunteering Fun at the Food Co-op

I took Emily with me for a fun day of volunteering at our local food co-op! The co-op features lots of fabulous local, organic food: cereals, pastas, meats, cheeses, eggs, milk, etc. She was very excited to be able to help out. We both put on our aprons and got to work — we were […]