Sunday Snapshot — Pick Your Battles

Sometimes when I tell Clara we need to run some errands to the post office, grocery store, bank, and playground, she asks to be dressed like a ladybug princess. This is when I try to envision what life will be like when she is a teenager. Because it puts silly little things like this into […]

Wordless Wednesday — A Bit of History

7 Simple Things That Make Me Smile

Often times happiness can be found in the simplest (and most frugal) of things. Here are a few recent photos that made me smile, and I hope they bring a smile to your face too!! 1. Treating stuffed animals to a fun swing ride.   2. Impromptu trips to the candy store with rather difficult […]

Wordless Wednesday — The Happy Dance

Toys vs Laundry Basket

The girls wanted to go visit with Grandma this afternoon, but thought it would be more fun to travel by boat instead of the 5 hour car trip. Who am I to stop them?? …and really, who needs toys when you have a laundry basket??

Hot Air Balloon Ride

The girls enjoyed a wonderfully scenic hot air balloon ride this afternoon!!   They flew SO high that when they looked down, all the people looked JUST like ants!!   There were fierce winds to navigate….Oh, the thrill! The excitement!!   Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!   Somehow Mark’s ride wasn’t quite as eventful….  😉 …. but it was […]

Photo Shoots on the Cheap

Please give a warm welcome to our newest sponsor, Kodak! From now until June 19th, visit a local Kodak Kiosk near you for a special BOGO deal on their 8″ x 10″ photo books — get two photo books for the price of one. These make great personalized gifts for dads or grandfathers this Father’s […]

Wordless Wednesday — Sprinklers!!

They say that money can’t buy you happiness, but for $4.99 it will buy you a sprinkler at Target — and that’s almost the same thing. Lots of good (clean) FUN!!

Sunday Snapshot — First Signs of Spring

Did ya hear the news?? Spring has SPRUNG!!!!!! We were SO excited and happy to see these first signs of the season!! Yay for Spring!!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Spring-filled weekend!!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing you and your loved ones a magical day from our family…. … to yours! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

Outtakes and Bloopers

A special collection of never-before-seen outtakes and bloopers from behind the scenes of Frugal Family Fun Blog…. Enjoy!! Look, Ma, I’m painting! Na-na-na- boo-boo!!!! Who knew potato prints could be so…… shocking?? Do I have to give Daddy a kiss??? Seriously, guys?? You call this “art”??? Amateurs! All of you!! Mark snapped this photo when […]

Wordless Wednesday

…. Valentine Smiles Edition!!

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #5

We’re continuing with our countdown of the top 10 posts of 2010! This next post had people from all over the world making FUN (and very inexpensive) bubble wands. Sadly, the blog that inspired this activity has since been taken down, but the photos here should give you an idea of how these are made. […]

Top 10 Posts of 2010 — #10

I thought it would be fun to count down the top 10 posts of 2010! We certainly did lots of jumping up and down this year. If you’re in need of a little mood boost, I highly recommend jumping with the kiddos! It’s free and a great workout too! Coming in at number 10…. jumping […]

Cheap Thrills — Indoor Blizzard!

For a fun time, create your own magical indoor blizzard!! ((Snowflakes cut from coffee filters.)) We had lots of FUN playing in the mountains of snow (pillows with a white comforter on top), and it was a great way for Clara to burn off some extra energy! Let it snow, let it snow, let it […]

Sunday Snapshot — Holiday Prep

Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend!!

Wordless Wednesday

Here I come to save the day!!! My good friend Allison took this photo — good times! Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!

Ode to Mega Bloks

There are so many things to love about Mega Bloks — they appeal to kids of all ages, they’re perfect for quiet time, they don’t require batteries, and if you step on them in bare feet they don’t hurt nearly as much as the teeny tiny Legos. But in our humble opinion, the very best […]