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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Family Free Events this Weekend!

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Every weekend you can find several free family events to attend all across the country.  Here are a list of the upcoming free family events (or almost free) – if you know of any others to share, please send me a comment or email!  Happy Weekend!

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During March, they include Grace’s Macaron French Dessert Notecard Craft, Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Bright Highlights How-To, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, Grace’s Travel Tags, Bunny Brunch, Meal & Memories with Mom, and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, March 14th at 11 AM

Mustache Baby, aka Baby Billy storytime and activities at many B&N locations

Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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April Fools Pranks: 25 Fun Practical Jokes

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25 April Fools Pranks

Jamie here, I’ve always loved playing April Fools Pranks on my family – and if you do too, here’s a roundup of 25 of the BEST April Fools Day Pranks we’ve heard!

Plus, check out my all-time favorite April Fool’s Day prank – the Cat Facts prank!

              Around the House Pranks:

  1. Rubberband the Spray Nozzle|  Rubberband the sink sprayer handle so that it immediately sprays out as soon as someone turns on the water.
  2. Glue Money to the Ground|  Hot glue or superglue a quarter, dime, etc… to the sidewalk or porch and watch everyone who comes in try to get it up!
  3. Water Cups| Fill two cups with water and ask if someone wants to see a magic trick.  Tell them to put out both hands flat on the table palms down and then quickly set both full water cups on top of their hands.  They’ll be stuck that way for awhile :)
  4. Car Accident|  Leave a note on someone’s car (someone who would FREAK OUT if their car were scratched) and apologize profusely for scratching/denting their car.  They’ll be looking for the scratch forever.
  5. Zoo Prank|  Get a family member or friend to “return a call” to someone named Harry Lyon, or Mr. Fox, etc…
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How to Make Snow Cream (2 Different Ways!)

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How to Make Snow Cream (2 Different Ways)

With all the snow we’ve been getting lately, I figured it was high time to whip up a batch of snow cream for the kiddos.  Here are two ways to make snow cream, depending on what you have in your pantry.

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First, I’ll start with the best way to make snow ice cream:

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10 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters!

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10 Creative Uses for Coffee Filters

Jamie here, being frugal often 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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FREE National Parks Admission this weekend!

Are you looking for a little outdoorsy adventure?  This is the week to do it!  Get free admission to nearly 400 national parks this weekend! Get details HERE and to do a search for a park by name, state or other criteria.

If you can’t tear yourself away this weekend – mark your calendar for the KOA Campgrounds free night of camping in May!  They’re offering a BOGO camping night on the weekend of the 8th and 9th of May.  Search for campgrounds near you HERE!