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Thursday
Jul022015

3 Ways to Upcycle Old Tires

  1. Make a vertical planter to hang on your house or in a tree.

  2. Make a cozy, colorful bed for your best friend.

  3. Transform one tire into two adorable seesaws.
Wednesday
Jul012015

Free Lay's Custom Bag of Chips

Simply upload your photo add an optional caption to create your custom bag. Then, provide your mailing information to score your FREE Custom Lay’s Chips Bag! Hurry, this won’t last long!
Tuesday
Jun092015

39 Budget Friendly Ways to Add Curb Appeal

 

 

 

Here are 39 ways to add curb appeal to your home!

Wednesday
May272015

LEGO Edible Gummy Treats

Find out how to make these adorable LEGO gummy treats. Perfect for a party!
And don't forget to pick up your pack of LEGO mold kits here.
Sunday
May172015

How to Host a Frugal Baby Shower

Here are some fun and frugal ways to host a baby shower! 

The Invitations

Homemade invitations are generally the least expensive way to go when it comes to making invitations for your baby shower. I plan on buying some colorful cardstock and a border punch used for scrapbooking. Other embellishments include die-cut paper (wonderful for dressing up the cardstock), die-cut ribbon, and rub-on borders. For ease of printing, plan on making two or four invitations per 8.5”x11” piece of cardstock. Lay out your wording in Microsoft Word or with a free online template (search for “free baby shower invitation templates”), print, cut, and decorate.

Other inexpensive (or free!) invites include e-mail invitations like those found on Evite.com, or you can buy pre-printed invitations relatively cheaply from a site like Tiny Prints, a personal favorite of mine. Invitations on Tiny Prints start for as low as $0.59 per card.

 

The Venue

Baby showers are often held in the hostess’ own home, which is, of course, free. If you’re not so lucky or if you prefer to think outside the home for a baby shower venue, consider having the shower in an outdoor location like a park — just remember to keep the comfort of the guest of honor in mind before planning an outdoor shower in August! Other frugal venue choices include churches, where rental fees are generally less than banquet space at a hotel or restaurant.

 

The Food

You can recruit friends and family to bring a dish or check Costco for great party trays. 

Here are recipes we like:

For dessert, consider making your own cake or recruit a friend to make the cake. Cupcakes are also fun- baby shower-themed cupcakes at MarthaStewart.com.

 

The Decorations, Games, Etc.

Here are some fun and cute decorating ideas:

34 awesome baby shower themes

Wishes for Baby

Free Printable baby shower games

50 Diaper Cake Tutorials

Ready to Pop popcorn

Decorate a Block

How to Make Tissue Paper Flowers

Baby Sprinkle Centerpiece

 

Saturday
May162015

16 Amazing Baby Shower Themes

Go here to see 16 amazing baby shower themes!
Tuesday
May122015

Baby Shower By Mail

For those far away family and friends, having a baby shower by mail is a fun idea! Here are some ideas and printables.
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Tuesday
May122015

Diaper Cake

This would make a wonderful gift- find out how to make this diaper cake.
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