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Saver Tip Tuesday 6/17 | Summer Games, Flavored Water Combos, Broccoli Slaw

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday – this week we have some ideas for summer fun, refreshment, and recipes!

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DIY Sharpie Mug: Last Minute Father’s Day Gift!


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 it also works great for Father’s Day!  Here are a couple mug ideas to get you started:

  • Best. Dad. Ever.
  • Showcase your kids’ drawing of Dad (this is so cute!)
  • Trace your child’s handprint

Of course, it would still make a darling teacher gift ….


With four kids in school, I’m always looking for frugal gift ideas for teachers who work so hard to teach (and love on) my babies, day in and day out.  I wanted to make something special for them from the whole class – like a mug with all the kids names on it.

Here’s how to make this mug – keep in mind, regular Sharpies DON’T work for this project:

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Homemade Pudding Pops in Paper Cups


My kids are going through the frozen treats like crazy now that the weather is warm – so I thought I’d make some Homemade Pudding Pops with them!  WhenFlavor-Ices and smoothies start to lose their appeal, try these easy, cheap, and delicious pudding pops using paper cups and a spoon.

You only need 5 things for this recipe – and it’s pretty inexpensive to make!  You can also use lowfat milk for a healthier version. [Read more...]

Saver Tips Tuesday – Vacation Time Tips!

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday – this week let’s talk Vacation Tips!

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Star Wars Cake with Lightsabers

Star Wars Cake with Lightsabers

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Organize the Medicine Cabinet (+ Dry Erase Med Schedule)



How to Organize the Medicine Cabinet

+ DIY Dry Erase Meds Schedule!

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Saver Tip Tuesday | Cool Tips for Hot Days!

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Welcome to Saver Tips Tuesday – this week we focus on Freezer Tips!


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:

Here are this week’s host highlights:

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  • Summer time means berry season. And it’s also the perfect time to stockup for enjoying those sweet berries all year. Check out Lindsay’s tips for How to Freeze Blueberries.
  • Have you seen the price reduced produce section at your grocery. There is one fruit that often finds it’s way to those shelves. I can tell you, Yes You Can Freeze Bananas and take advantage of the manager special savings!
  • Kasey and Jamie have a delicious Freezer Lasagna Recipe to share. This would be perfect for when you’ve been out all day at the pool, just pop it in the oven and your ready for dinner!

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

These are the Top 3 Saver Tips from last week.  Be sure to link up today for your chance to be in the Top 3! #SaverTips

  1. 20 Ways to Reduce Your Electric Bill- CNY’s Extreme Couponing
  2. 20 Natural Remedies – Healthy Ways to Use Apple Cider Vinegar- Sweet Pennies from Heaven
  3. Everything You Need To Know To Have Your Best Yard Sale Season Yet- Snail Pace Transformations

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Homemade Kiddie Pool Cleaner


 Homemade Kiddie Pool Cleaner

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