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Cat Facts Prank – The best April Fool’s prank I’ve EVER pulled! (UPDATE)

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If you’re looking for an April Fool’s Day prank that will really “get” somebody good -  I highly recommend the Cat Facts Prank!! 

(NOTE: I’ve updated this post with directions to set up a Google Voice account – which you’ll need to text anonymously)

Jamie here, over the years I’ve pulled lots of little April Fool’s pranks on family and friends, but this by far the BEST April Fool’s prank I’ve ever done to anyone. ;)

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Mardi Gras King Cake Recipe & Fun Facts!

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Mardis Gras King Cake Recipe

Next Tuesday is Mardi Gras – meaning “Fat Tuesday” in French – and it’s the last hurrah before the Season of Lent begins (on Ash Wednesday)! If you’ve ever wanted to find an easy and yummy Mardis Gras King Cake recipe – we’ve got a great one for you :)

For many, Ash Wednesday signals the start of a season that includes fasting, moderation, spiritual discipline and repentance in preparation for Easter.  However, Mardis Gras is all about merrymaking and getting rid of all that yummy food in the house… by eating it!

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9 Fun Indoor Activities for Snow Days and Rainy Days

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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

 

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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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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