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FREE Valentine Cards | Printable Date-Night Game

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If you’re looking for a romantic date at home without breaking the bank, check out this FREE Valentine Cards Date-Night Game for a sweet and fun night in!  Just print out the sheet of 30 Free Valentine Cards with ideas of fun and thoughtful conversation starters. 

Cut them out and fold them in half,  and place them in a bowl on the table.  Set the scene with some music, special snacks, and get ready to learn more about each other!

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10 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters!

10 creative uses for Coffe Filters

Jamie here, being frugal oftentimes means being creative – making do with less, and making it into more!  I told my husband that if I could get a gold medal for only one thing – it would probably be the ability to “Make Do” when I don’t have something that I need. :)

Case in point – the Tinfoil Heart Pancake Molds I showed you recently!

Coffee Filters are one of those handy things that have lots of different uses – here are 10 of my favorite creative uses for coffee filters!

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Groupon: Great Wolf Lodge for 40% OFF! (Great Family Vacation)

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Here’s a HUGE discount on a fun family getaway!

Right now Groupon Getaways is offering savings of up to 40% off at Great Wolf Lodges across the United States, and they all look like some great deals.  With Spring Break right around the corner, these could make for a great trip!  This looks perfect for my family – spacious cabin suites above an indoor water park?  Yes please!

Here’s just one example of a Great Wolf Lodge deal – this one is for North Carolina:

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Valentine’s Day Crafts for Kids: Heart Shaped Crayons

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

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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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25 Days of Christmas Fun: Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses on Milk Cartons!


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Jamie here, if you have ever tried to make Gingerbread Houses with your kids – I hope you had fun… because when I did it – I turned into a terrible person.  Several years ago, with 4 boys aged 2-8, things were wildly unlike what I had imagined in my Martha-Stewart-Picture-Perfect plan.  The Gingerbread House kit I’d bought on clearance the year before would NOT stay together, and the boys were poking the walls down and caving the roof in trying to fit as much candy as possible onto it.  I went into control-freak mode, and I’m pretty sure I ended up finishing it by myself while they pouted off to another room.  FAIL! [Read more...]

Smithsonian Museum Day = FREE Museum Tickets On 9/28

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This Saturday, 9/28, is Smithsonian Museum Day!  Make sure to grab your FREE Museum Tickets!

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Talk Like a Pirate Day Freebies | FREE Krispy Kreme, FREE Fish, Kids Apps, Eyepatch Tutorial & More!

Just a reminder that today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! We’ve added a couple fun Pirate Freebies to our Pirate Day Freebie Roundup List – so make sure you take advantage of all the fun! (Please leave a comment if you hear about any other freebies or deals happening today)

 

Krispy Kreme: FREE Glazed Donut when you talk like a pirate or wear an eye patch.  Get ONE DOZEN Free Donuts when you come dressed in full Pirate Regalia!   *9/19 Only, No Weapons Allowed

Long John Silvers: FREE Piece of Fish when you talk like a pirate *9/19 only

 

Family Fun for Pirate Day:

FREE & Cheap Pirate Apps:

Text Like a Pirate:

Get this Say What? Pirate Pack translator app for just $.99 – plus you’ll get a FREE $1 MP3 Credit when you order it!

Basic Pirate Lingo:

Ahoy!“Hello!”
Avast!
- Stop and give attention. It can be used in a sense of surprise, “Whoa! Get a load of that!” which today makes it more of a “Check it out” or “No way!”
Aye!
“Why yes, I agree most heartily with everything you just said or did.”
Aye aye!
“I’ll get right on that sir, as soon as my break is over.”
Arrr!
– This one is often confused with arrrgh, which is of course the sound you make when you sit on a belaying pin. “Arrr!” can mean, variously, “yes,” “I agree,” “I’m happy,” “I’m enjoying this Diet Coke.”

 

Pirate Jokes (Harrdy-haarr-haarr):

Q: What is a pirate’s favorite kind of cookie  A: Ships Ahoy!
Q: Whay are pirates so mean?   A: I don’t know they just aaarrgghhh!
Q: What to pirate’s like to eat?  A: Barrrrbeque!

 

Pirate Eye-Patch Tutorial (Need: Pizza Box and Baby Socks!)

 

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Since International Talk Like a Pirate Day is this Thursday (Sept. 19) – I thought this might come in handy!

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