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Easy Race Car Cake

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Easy Race Car Cake

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Saver Tips Tuesday 2/18 (Apple Chips, Turkey Chili and Minion Cupcakes)

Come link up on Saver Tips Tuesday

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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Here are this week’s host highlights:

  • Need an easy yet fun birthday treat idea? You can’t loose with my no-fail Minion Cupcakes.
  • Lindsay is sharing a delicious Slow Cooker Turkey Chili. Throw the ingredients in and you have lifesaver on a cold winter night!
  • Sometimes finding healthy and good tasting snacks is so hard. Kasey and Jamie have an amazing recipe for Homemade Apple Chips that will fit both!

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Top 3 Posts from Last Weeks Link Up:

    1. How to Save Money on Amazon- It’s a Fabulous Life
    2. 10 Secrets of Frugal Grocery Shoppers- Premeditated Leftovers
    3. Sweetheart Crunch: Classroom Treat- Pink Coupon Cafe

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Mason Jar Wall Planters

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Mason Jar Wall Planters

We posted this adorable mason jar wall planter craft before (thanks to our super-hip friend Amber) – but with Spring around the corner it seems like a good time to mention it again!!

Hi! I’m Amber Anderson, I am a pastors wife, mom of 3, and an avid DIY’er.  I post regularly about DIY projects, crafts and family life on MotherhoodMusings.com. Check out Amber’s Etsy Store!

This DIY is a little bit different than my normal crafts because it involves some power tools! One thing I’m not the best at, so you’ll notice my handy husband in the pictures. :) But if you like this look, go for it. It’s definitely worth the effort.

What you need:

  • Old pallet or any other weathered wood
  • Wide mouth Mason jars
  • 3.5 inch diameter metal clamp
  • Screwdriver with drill bits
  • Screws
  • Handsaw
  • Flat head screwdriver

Directions:

1. Start with your pallet, we used a crowbar to separate the wood from the pallet.

2. Using your handsaw cut a plank of the pallet wood to a desired size, I usually make mine around 16 inches long.

After you have it the length you want, measure how where you want to place the jars. I like to keep mine 3 inches from each end and about an 1-2 inches apart. (If any of you are like me, this is the hardest part, I don’t specialize in mathematical measurements)

3. Drill hole in clamps to prepare for the screw, to do this I used a drill bit proportioned in size to the size screw I would be using to attach clamp to wood. Below is what your hole would look like.

4. Once your holes are cut, drill your clamps in your measured areas. I would suggest using shorter screws to avoid poking out the back side of the wood.

5. Last step! Place your Mason jars in the clamps and tighten with a flat head screw driver.

Tips:

Don’t worry if your measurements are off, just unscrew and try again. You can probably eye it better than you can measure.

If you are using these as planters; hang the plank where you want, put your soil in the jars separately, then tighten them into the clamps.

I absolutely love these planters, Enjoy!

 

Jamie here – I see discarded pallets around town all the time – and now that I’ve learned how to use a drill on metal (check out my DIY Oil Pan Sled!) – I’ll definitely be giving this one a try and maybe gifting them to family!

DIY Oil Pan Sled

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DIY Oil Pan Sled

Jamie here – it finally snowed BIG here in Cleveland, TN and the kids have never been sledding before.  I do have a couple saucer sleds – but went out into the snowstorm tonight to look for more (and bigger) versions just in case we are able to find the perfect hill tomorrow morning.

Unfortunately, every store was COMPLETELY sold out of sleds.

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Free Printable Valentine Cards: Mustache Valentines!

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None of my boys are into giving “sweet” Valentines to their classes – they’re much more interested in “Cool” or Funny”.  Last year we made these awesome Mustache Valentines and they asked to do it again this year.  As you can see by this photo of my kitchen table last Valentine’s Eve – I was up to my elbows in mustache hair and fake lips. ;)

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Home Depot Coupon: $10 off $100 Code

 

home-depot-apron This awesome new Home Depot Coupon should help you get your yard or house ready for spring!

For one week only, 2/10 – 2/16, head over to HomeDepot.com and take $10 off a $100 purchase with coupon code FEBHD! 

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DIY Sharpie Mug: Fun Valentine’s Day Gift!

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DIY Sharpie Mug

I posted this DIY Sharpie Mug last year as an idea for Teacher Appreciation week (Keep reading this post for full instructions), but with Valentine’s Day drawing near – I wanted to mention it again as a gift for your sweetie!

I found a cute Valentine’s Day sharpie mug idea where you write lots of things you love about someone on their mug, it’s like a love letter on a cup!



 

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Saver Tips Tuesday | 2/4 (New Weekly Segment!)

Come link up on Saver Tips Tuesday

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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  • Kasey and Jamie have a great recipe for making your own Produce Cleaner. Not only will it save you money, but saves you from the “dirt” too!
  • Mary is sharing 5 Grocery Savings Tips! Of course using coupons is on the list- but some of the other tips might surprise you!
  • Lindsay is sharing her tips on how to pack a Zero-Waste School Lunch. Packing with reusable options helps save money (and the environment) in the end!

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. We will also be pinning posts from the link on the Saver Tips pinterest board.
  • Would you like to be reminded each week when the link is live? Fill out your information here to get a notification email.
  • Thanks a bunch for joining in. Link and Learn!