Saver Tip Tuesday | Thanksgiving Travel Tips and Leftover Ideas

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday – Thanksgiving Edition!!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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  • Tis the season for hitting the road/skies to visit family and friends.  Lindsay has a great post on How to Survive Holiday Travel with Kids.
  • One of Lindsay’s tips is to back a bag for each kiddo with their own activities and gear. Mary’s idea takes this one step further.  Check out my Solution to “Are We There Yet”.
  • What’s the reason for the travel this week? That turkey of course! Check out our yummy idea for stretching those leftovers, “Thanksgiving on Toast

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Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

  1. 10 Ways to Save Money This Holiday Season from Happy Deal Happy Day
  2. Christmas on a Zero Budget from Snails Pace Transformations
  3. Bang Bang Shrimp and Pasta from Luv a Bargain

Now it’s your turn! Link up your Time Saver, Money Saver, or Life Saver tip!


Saver Tip Tuesday 11/18 | Cheap Stocking Stuffers, Crockpot Tips, Staying Active in Winter

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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Now it’s your turn! Link up your Time Saver, Money Saver, or Life Saver tip!

  1. 6 Things You Need to Stop Paying For from Deals in the Mitten
  2. 5 Must Do’s to Save Time from Frugal Family Home
  3. Mini Pumpkin Pies from Luv a Bargain

How to Make Paper Snowflakes Using Coffee-Filters

How to Make Paper Snowflakes with Coffee Filters

There’s an Arctic front coming into Tennessee tonight – and we may get a flurry!  But if not, you can always create your own pretty flurry.  Here’s how to make paper snowflakes using Coffee Filters!   This would be a fun way to pass the afternoon this Christmas Eve – my kids had lots of fun making theirs!

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Saver Tip Tuesday | Save on Thanksgiving Dinner, Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Veteran’s Day Freebies!

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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  • Today is Veteran’s Day and I just love when businesses offer deals and freebies on this day.  It’s a small token for a great sacrifice.  Check out Mary’shuge list of Veteran’s Day Deals (including restaurant freebies, free haircut, free car wash and more!).
  • Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Can’t you just smell the food now?!  Check out these tips for 5 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving Dinner.
  • Speaking of Thanksgiving Dinner.  Looking for a little bit different recipe to bring?  Try Lindsay’s Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes.  Sounds delish!

Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

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  1. Frugal Decor: Dry Erase Thankful Frame – Includes Free PDF!- Happy Deal Happy Day
  2. Crunchy Baked Chicken Fingers- Luv a Bargain
  3. Healthier Poppy Seed Chicken- Simple Saving Savvy


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Saver Tip Tuesday | Thankfulness, Slow Cooking and DIY TV Trays!

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

  • There’s a definite chill in the air, which means it’s time to bust out the slow cooker!  Lindsay has a list of the 10 Best Slow Cooker Cookbooks to get you through the winter months.
  • Thanksgiving is close and Mary had a great idea for how to foster a thankful spirit in the coming month – check out her Mission of Thanks: 30 Days of Thankfulness for a thoughtful look at being grateful for what we have.
  • As the weather turns wintery, our family plans more snuggly movie nights on the couch.  Check out our tutorial to make this EASY DIY Kids’ TV Snack Tray – or make one as a frugal gift for someone else!

Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

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  1. 20 Websites Thrifty People Use to Save Money on Clothes – Snails Pace Transformations
  2. Thrift Shop Secrets – Vintage Sheet Blog - Vintage Sheet Blog
  3. 30 Day Budget Bootcamp for Paying Debt  - Happy Deal Happy Day


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Saver Tip Tuesday 10/28 | Apple Chips, Fall Trail Mix & Halloween Freebies

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

 

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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  • Candy is everywhere this week – make the kids a yummy, and healthy, snack with Kasey’s recipe for  Homemade Apple Chips!
  • I love this Fall Trail Mix Recipe that Lindsay made for a soccer snack.  Three cheers for mom and this recipe.
  • Finally it is Halloween Week.  Mary has rounded up some great restaurant freebies and deals to help you celebrate.  Check out these Halloween Deals and Coupons.

Here are the Top 3 Posts from the Linky Last Week:

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  1. 10 Apps Thrifty People Use to Save and Earn Money- Snails Pace Transformations
  2. 7 Day Frugal Meal Plan- Frugal Family Home
  3. How to Coupon When You Are a Working Mom- A Mitten Full Of Savings

Now it’s your turn! Link up your Time Saver, Money Saver, or Life Saver tip!

  • Use the “add your link” button below to link directly to the specific page on your own blog. Please limit to just 2 posts each week. Also please no links to affiliate deals or etsy shops.
  • Be sure to share the love! Click through on the other posts on the link, pin from the original source and leave a comment here and there.
  • By linking on Saver Tips Tuesday you are giving Mission to Save, Pandora’s Deals and Time 2 $ave the right to feature one of your photos on our social media and blogs. Each week the top 3 posts from the week before will be highlighted.
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DIY Kids’ TV Snack Tray

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DIY Kids’ TV Snack Tray

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 2 lovely boys, and an avid DIY’er. I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life.

If any of you are like me, you have a constant flow of crumbs surrounding your couches and rugs from the kids eating snacks. In my case, I pretty much let Jude (my 2 year old) eat whatever, whenever and where ever he wants it. This is mostly because he never wants to eat, so when he does, I happily oblige. So with him, I decided to come up with something that would allow him to snack without having to sit at a table (which is a struggle all of its own).

This DIY can go with any style though, I can picture it on an ottoman with some magazines and a candle, or used as a breakfast tray on special occasions. My creative sister-in-law, Jillian, even decorated hers with a paper map of Detroit.

What you need:

  • Tray (I got a cheap tray from Ikea, around 8 bucks)
  • Paint (I always shop the oops paint at Home Depot, a small jar is .50!)
  • Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
  • Polyurethane/Clear coat
Directions:

1.  Lay out your fabric over the tray, do a quick trace around the bottom edge, so you’ll know where to cut. As you can see, mine did not turn out perfect..don’t sweat it!

2. Paint around the entire upper part of the tray. In the picture, I have the tray taped off BUT you do not need to do this. I found out afterwards that since my fabric did not fit exact, it looks better if you paint around the base of the tray also. (See picture in Step 3)

 3. After the paint is COMPLETELY dry, pour Mod Podge onto the tray and completely cover over the entire base with a foam brush. Lay fabric back down and smooth out with your hands until it is completely stuck to tray.

4. After the fabric and Mod Podge is hardened and dry, add more Mod Podge to the top of the fabric. Coat and smooth over with foam brush.

 5. After its completely dry you can spray the whole thing with a clear coat spray, or you can brush on a polyurethane coat. Whatever you think would be easiest to clean.

 

Here is my finished product, we would love to see yours!

Saver Tips Tuesday | Fall Cookies, Centerpieces & Conference Tips!

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday!

Check in each week to see lots of helpful tips for your everyday life. We will be talking about DIY projects, recipes, tips for organization, ways to repurpose items and more! You might see a recipe post that is a “time saver”, a budgeting post that is a “money saver” or a rainy day activity for the kiddos that is a “life saver”! There are so many awesome ideas out there and we want to Link and Learn from each other.

This link-up is being hosted by 3 great blogs:

Each week we’ll highlight tips from our own sites and then you can link up your own posts via the linky tool (any kind of “saver” tip). The linky will be on all 3 sites- so your post will get a ton of exposure! Each week, we will also highlight the Top 3 posts from the linky during the previous week.

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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  • Fall is definitely here and for many kids that means the first quarter of school is already over.  And that means conference time.  Lindsay has some excellent Tips for Effective Parent Teacher Conferences. (bringing that apple won’t hurt either!)
  • What says fall more than cute little acorns?  How about Mary’s cute little No Bake Acorn Cookies?!  I love these little treats for any fall festival.
  • And WE are also in the fall mood and have yet another creative DIY idea.  Corn Kernel Candleholders are just right for adding a harvest touch to your decor.
  1. 5 Sneaky Ways to Save Even More on Your Grocery Budget- A Mittenful of Savings
  2. 3 Simple Don’ts & Do’s of Grocery Shopping on A Budget- Snail Pace Transformations
  3. Simple Homemade Caramel- Luv a Bargain

Now it’s your turn! Link up your Time Saver, Money Saver, or Life Saver tip!

  • Use the “add your link” button below to link directly to the specific page on your own blog. Please limit to just 2 posts each week. Also please no links to affiliate deals or etsy shops.
  • Be sure to share the love! Click through on the other posts on the link, pin from the original source and leave a comment here and there.
  • By linking on Saver Tips Tuesday you are giving Mission to Save, Pandora’s Deals and Time 2 $ave the right to feature one of your photos on our social media and blogs. Each week the top 3 posts from the week before will be highlighted.
  • Would you like to be reminded each week when the link is live? Fill out your information here to get a notification email.