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Olympic Cake Ideas | Olympic Ring Cupcakes


Just a reminder – The Opening Ceremonies are tonight – surprise the kids with this easy treat!

Jamie here, after prepping 40 tons of food for Super Bowl Sunday, I just didn’t have it in me to come up with any elaborate Olympic Cake ideas for Thursday – so I totally cheated with these Olympic Ring Cupcakes.  (Please don’t judge me!)

For this time-saving Olympic cake idea you need just 3 ingredients: Snack Cakes, M&M’s and Peanut Butter.  Sounds like your kinda recipe?  Me too :)


Here’s how to make this time-saving Olympic cake idea:

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9 Fun Indoor Activities for Snow Days and Rainy Days


Well guys, I never thought I’d say it but we’re going on our SECOND snow day and tomorrow we’ll be out AGAIN!  This almost never happens in Cleveland, TN because, well, we just never get more than a dusting of snow.  I couldn’t be happier with all the white stuff in the yard – but I won’t pretend that by day 3 my kids aren’t going to be driving me just a teeeensy bit bonkers with their cabin fever.

Here are some 9 indoor activities for snow days or rainy days to do with the kids.    Good luck and happy Snow Day!

Make a Play-Doh Bank

Coffee-Filter Snowflakes

DIY Kids Snack Tray (for that movie marathon you’ll be having!)

Make Heart Shaped Crayons (And give them out for Valentine’s Day favors!

Tie-Dye Tee Something

How to Make Bubbles

How to Make Play-Doh

Make a Pirate Eye Patch (Go all out and declare it Pirate Day!  Make a jolly roger, talk like a Pirate and hide out in a Pirate Ship fort!)

Go on a Mother/Son Date


25 Household Uses for Lemons (Nature’s “Febreze”!)


Many of us are looking to switch to natural ingredients instead of harsh household chemicals – and you might be surprised at these 25 Household Uses for Lemons!  You may have already realized you can keep fruit from browning by squirting lemon juice, but did you know lemons are a great way to clean, deodorize, brighten, and soothe?

Feel free to print out this sheet and keep it handy – or PIN it to remember for later.

Share with us any other ways you like to use lemons around the house – we love to hear your ideas!

Printable Valentines Play-Doh Labels (FREE Printable!)


Printable Valentines Play Doh Labels

Looking for some cute printable Valentines ideas for this year’s class party?  Many schools are asking that NON-food items to be brought in for class parties and holidays – especially with all the food allergy issues that come with candies and baked goods.

A fun and creative solution are these Printable Valentines Play Doh Labels you can cut out and affix to Play-Doh cans!  We found a 24-Pack of Play-Doh for only $12.99 Shipped, which comes to around $.50 per child.  Perfect cheap and fun solution – plus it works great for boys OR girls!


Vday Playdoh Labels sm Simply click the printable template above to print a whole sheet of labels to stick on your Play-Doh Can Lids.  Print on sticker paper to make stickers, or just put on with a glue stick.

Thanks to RandomThoughtsofaSupermom for the cute idea!

Check out more Valentine’s Day Ideas Here!

Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids: Heart Shaped Crayons

Valentine’s Day Craft for Kids:  Heart-Shaped Crayon

Photo Credit: All You Magazine

If you’re already thinking ahead of Valentine’s Day Crafts to do with your kids – you might want to start collecting old crayons!  I don’t know about you – but I am ALWAYS finding stray crayon pieces around our house, in the van, under the couch cushions – I think this is the perfect Valentine’s Day Craft for us!

Basically, you just melt old crayons in a heart-shaped mold and pop them out, voila!  Heart-Shaped Crayons!  They’d be great to give out to classmates – or if you’re a teacher, a great gift for your kiddos!

Here’s how to make them – and some nice deals on Heart-Shaped baking molds as well:


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Frugal Christmas Gift: Lazy Girl’s Cookie Mix in a Jar

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Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit Bundle Cutter $194.99 {Reg Price $344.95}



Silhouette Cameo Starter Kit Bundle Cutter - $194.99 {Reg Price $344.95}

Our friend Cortney (of Cortney Wheeler Photography) has a great eye for design, so it should’ve been no surprise to me when she started posting pictures on Instagram of all the adorable things she’s been creating with her Silhouette Cameo machine. Like these cutesy school labels, herb garden labels and candle/cup monograms. I [Read more...]

Garage Organizing Wall-Mount Broom/Tool Holder $7.99 Shipped!



We posted these before, but the price is back down again!

If your basement or garage is cluttered with tools leaning against the walls – here’s a garage organizing tip: Go vertical!

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