How To Get New Clothes Inexpensively: Clothes Swap!

Here’s part of the clothes swap group (sorry it’s blurry!) – we are missing a few! Here comes Janelle from Comfy In The Kitchen with her bag of clothes! Each girl chose a section of the room to display their clothes. Clare from Peak 313 Fitness scored my Easter 2009 dress!  It fits!  Hooray! Look what I found!  Gorgeous! Becky has on a new t-shirt, necklace and shoes (plus an arm full!) Here’s what I wore to church on Sunday – my brand new blue shirt and new necklace – free! (the skirt is from a resale shop – so this is […]

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How I Tie My Scarf – Vlog

If you want to spice up your Christmas outfit, hit Walmart for a $5 scarf, put on a plain shirt and tie your scarf like this! Voila! You look festive with a whole new outfit and it was only $5! Walk with the King! I am linked to Raising Homemakers , Kelly’s Korner and Works For Me Wednesday at WeAreThatFamily.com

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Back-To-School Organization Tips and Link-Up

Are you ready for school to start? It’s time to get organized! If you Follow Me On Facebook, then you know that I have been working on a new school schedule. It starts with me rising at 5am – ugh! But it seems to be the only way to get it all done. I will post my schedule after I’ve lived it and tweaked it a bit. But today I want to share some organizational tips from a friend I’ve known since high school (pictured on the right is Erin and her lovely family!). I want to invite other bloggers […]

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Thrifty Thursday: Homemade Crayons

For those of us surviving cabin fever in the northern chill, this is a cheap and easy craft for your little ones to do! Take all the crayons you have that are worn out and have your children peel the paper off of the crayons. (This is great because it should keep your children busy for a long time while you get work done or read a good book – like your Bible!) Once the crayons are all peeled, get out your metal cookie cutters (if you don’t have these on hand you will need to purchase them – but […]

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Thrifty Thursday: How to Make a 2009 Time Capsule

Are you looking for a way to make this New Year’s Eve meaningful and memorable? Here is a cheap and easy way to bring the family together for a time of reflection on 2009. Every year on New Year’s Eve our extended family gets together for sauerkraut, cabbage rolls, games and the making of a time capsule! Then we toast in the New Year with sparkling grape juice! This is our family tradition! Here’s how to make a time capsule: First get a container – mine is simply a Quaker Oats can cleaned out. Then we decorate the outside of […]

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Thrifty Thursday: Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you looking for some inexpensive Christmas gift ideas? Here’s a few fun ones!! 1. Put all the ingredients of a S’more in clear containers with a beautiful bow. Voila the perfect gift for a sweets lover. (S’mores can be safely made in the microwave – 10 seconds and you’ll have a succulent dessert!) 2. Make a picture collage. My sisters and I made this collage for my dad on Father’s Day and it proudly graces the hallway of my parents home. Each grandchild held a letter in grandpa’s name. We made it black and white so we did not […]

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Thrifty Thursday: Clothes Swap

I Timothy 6:18b says “Be generous and willing to share.” Last Friday I had some friends (the Good Morning Girls) over and we had a clothes swap! It was so much fun!!! We all cleaned out our closets and collected lightly worn shirts, sweaters, pants, skirts, dresses, purses and jewelry. Then we spent the evening trying each others things on and chatting. In the end, I received a couple new pairs of pants, skirts, some workout clothes, a beautiful pair of earrings, a purse, and a whole bunch of new tops – FREE! It’s funny because we all are different […]

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How to Make Homemade Powder Laundry Detergent & How Much You Save!

This week I’ve been blogging about the the Proverbs 31 Woman. The Proverbs 31 woman is a DIYer – she’s a do it yourself type! She plants her own vineyard, selects wool and flax, makes her own linens and coverings for her beds, and supplies the merchants with sashes to sell. So in honor of the Proverbs 31 lady – here’s how to make homemade powder laundry detergent:   Ingredients: 1 cup of Borax 1 cup of Super Washing Soda 1 cup of baking soda 1/2 bar of Fels-Naptha   Directions: Grate the Fels Naptha laundry soap with a grater […]

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Thrifty Thursday: Free Summer Activities for Little Ones

So are you wondering what in the world you are going to do to entertain your little ones ALL summer long!! Well I found the most awesome extensive list of fun things to do over on Adventures in Diapering! She has listed “100 Fun Activities” – I narrowed down the list to my favorite 50 but to see the entire list of 100 go to her site. My plan is to print this page, hang it up and mark them off as I do them. I know so many times in the morning the kids will whine “what are we […]

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Thrifty Thursday – Inexpensive Gift Ideas for Teachers

I found the most FANTASTIC list of thrifty gift ideas – I just had to share them with you!!! These would be great to give to your children’s Sunday School Teachers, Pastors, and School Teachers. I found these on Skip to My Lou during teacher appreciation week… “You are out of this world” tag attached to a Milky Way or Mars candy bar “You deserve an extra payday!” tag attached to a Payday candy bar “There is no ’sub’stitute for you!” tag attached to a gift card for the local sub shop “You are ‘extra’ special” tag with a pack […]

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