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Category: Frugal Holidays

Fall Decorating Tips

Fall Decorating Tips

August 28, 2013

Five Easy Fall Decorating Tips- Now there’s no excuse not to decorate! Of all the seasons, there is none which invades our senses as dramatically as autumn. The overwhelming pageant of rich, robust colors and textures triggers a desire to bring some of that lavish display right into our homes. Here are some fall decorating tips  that [...]

103 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

103 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

November 30, 2012

103 Inexpensive  Stocking Stuffers are back by popular demand!   Want to discuss how to have a frugal Christmas?  Join us in our Frugal Mom Frugal Living Forum! Candy Lip Balm Socks $1 Makeup from e.l.f. Cosmetics Gift cards Earphones Yo-Yo Silly Putty Movie Tickets (Save up to 60% on Movie Tickets and Concessions with [...]

Low Cost yet Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Your Sweetheart

Low Cost yet Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Your Sweetheart

February 7, 2012

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that you either love or your dread. Obviously if you are single, you do your best to ignore the cheesy commercials on TV, the cute teddy bears in the stores, but don’t worry – you have the advantage of heading back to the candy aisle the day after [...]

8 Frugal Valentine's Day Gifts

8 Frugal Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 4, 2012

 Are you looking for a gift idea that is both romantic and frugal? The good news is, romantic doesn’t have to be expensive. You may be on a limited budget, but that doesn’t mean you are on limited creativity. With a little brain juice, and a small amount of planning, you can come up with [...]

105 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

105 Inexpensive Stocking Stuffers

December 7, 2011

 This year I have been brainstorming stocking stuffer ideas for my family and wanted to share them with you. I began with 101 ideas but it has now grown to 105 (thanks Karen!). I hope you enjoy them. 105 Inexpensive  Stocking Stuffers: Candy Chap stick Socks Make-up Gift cards Ear buds Yo-yos Silly putty Movie [...]

Frugal Thanksgiving Decorations

Frugal Thanksgiving Decorations

November 16, 2011

You do not have to spend a lot of money in order to have a beautifully decorated Thanksgiving table.  Instead, take the kids, go on a nature walk, and collect interesting things you can use to create a one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving centerpiece.  You can also take things you already own and repurpose them into frugal Thanksgiving [...]

A Heaping Helping of Frugal Thanksgiving Tips

A Heaping Helping of Frugal Thanksgiving Tips

November 14, 2011

Learn 8 tips on how you can have a Frugal Thanksgiving from this guest post by Jocelyn Anne. Just because somewhere along the line Thanksgiving became synonymous with an overabundance of food, does not mean that you can’t have a frugal Thanksgiving. In fact, I’d say there’s all kinds of fun to be had if [...]

Homemade Adult Halloween Costumes

Homemade Adult Halloween Costumes

September 7, 2011

Homemade Adult Halloween Costumes Summer is winding down, the kids are back in school, and we  are starting to get a break from the blistering heat.  And what does all of that mean?  Fall is right around the corner!  Changing leaves, hot apple cider, and pumpkin bread are some of my favorite things about fall. [...]

Frugal Birthday Party Games

70 Frugal Birthday Party Games

March 2, 2011

70 Frugal Birthday Party Games is a collection of fun and easy games you can play at your child’s next birthday party! . Let the Games Begin! Back to Back Balloon Pop Arrange the children into teams of 2. Have each team stand back to back while an adult places a balloon between each of [...]

Top 20 Places to Shop Online for a Frugal Holiday

Top 20 Places to Shop Online for a Frugal Holiday

December 4, 2010

I love a great deal, and I also love shopping online. The hustle and bustle of the malls are a lot of fun, and I enjoy the Christmas spirit, but it isn’t always the best place to find a good deal. The beauty of online shopping is you can visit all your favorite stores, shop [...]

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

October 23, 2010

After you’ve carved your pumpkins , roast the seeds for a delicious and nutritious snack. Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Remove all of the seeds from the inside of the pumpkin. Clean the seeds – remove all of the pumpkin and stringy pieces with cold water. Dry seeds off and lay them on a cookie sheet. Spray [...]

How-To Warm up Your Thanksgiving Décor, with Creativity, Not Cash!”

How-To Warm up Your Thanksgiving Décor, with Creativity, Not Cash!”

November 16, 2009

Quick Announcement:  Don’t forget to check in on Wednesday for a delicious giveaway! By Kathy Wilson The Budget Decorator Thanksgiving decorating day is a special time in our homes, when we all take a little time to appreciate the gifts and blessings in our lives. My number one blessing, as yours, is my family and [...]

Free Holiday Book to Make Your Thanksgiving and Christmas Special

Free Holiday Book to Make Your Thanksgiving and Christmas Special

November 12, 2009

The Old Schoolhouse is giving away a beautiful (and did I mention free?) digital book! This book has beautiful full color photographs and  is filled with wonderful ideas to make your Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday special.  It has ideas for homemade Christmas books, 10 favorite recipes that freeze well, Christmas decoration and card ideas, frugal [...]

Quick, Easy and Low Cost Fourth of July Decorating

Quick, Easy and Low Cost Fourth of July Decorating

June 26, 2009

By Kathy Wilson     There was a day in our history when people actually spent time on Fourth of July decorations. They were homemade but sincere, and represented deep patriotism. I think that patriotism still exists today, and we can celebrate with Fourth of July decorations that are easy to put together and low [...]

14 Frugal Father's Day Gifts

14 Frugal Father’s Day Gifts

June 20, 2009

Celebrate Dad this year with a gift from the heart. Hobby Day – Does Dad have a hobby that he loves to do, but rarely has time for?  Plan a day for him to go golfing, fishing, or work in the garden. Detail the Car – Give Dad the gift of a clean car.  Do [...]

Free Book:  72 Party Games for Children

Free Book: 72 Party Games for Children

June 19, 2009

When I think back to the birthday parties my kids have had over the years (and with 5 kids there have been plenty!), the part I’ve always enjoyed the most has been the games. There is no better way to fill your home with laughter and cheering than to get everyone involved in a game. [...]

How to Make Decorations

How to Make Decorations

December 20, 2008

Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to break the bank Here are 2 videos that show you how to make beautiful Christmas decorations.  The first is a table centerpiece, and the second is a wreath. Remember, you can substitute materials for what you have on hand, or what is growing in your yard.  One year [...]

Keep Your Tree Alive

Keep Your Tree Alive

December 18, 2008

Keep Your Christmas Tree Alive this Season Years ago we bought an artificial tree. It was the frugal thing to do since real trees can get expensive.  Not only that, but it seemed every year our tree was either dead, or almost dead before Christmas arrived.  We made the decision one year after vacuuming, once [...]

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