Stockpile for Less Week of 9/8/13

This weekly post will show you how to build a stockpile with only $15.00 per week (not including tax). We are changing the format slightly, we will run this post for 4 weeks, we will roll the rewards and gift cards earned. Week Two -  This post will assume you are starting with z  rewards (ECB, UPR or […]

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Stockpile For Less – Week of 9/1/13


This weekly post will show you how to build a stockpile with only $15.00 per week (not including tax). We are changing the format slightly, we will run this post for 4 weeks, we will roll the rewards and gift cards earned. Week One - This post will assume you are starting with zero rewards (ECB, UPR or […]

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7 Ways to Save On Moving Companies

7 Way to Save

How to Save Money on Moving Companies Peak moving season is upon us!  We all know that hiring movers can be expensive, but sometimes necessary. If you are doing a long distance move, it may end up being cheaper. Here are some tips to make the most of your savings: 1.       Secure a guaranteed price: Some movers […]

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DIY Homemade Tick & Mosquito Spray


Ticks.  Just the saying the word outloud makes my skin crawl.   Mandi shows us how to make a homemade spray, that actually works, without harsh chemicals. Click here – >> How To Make Tick & Mosquito Spray.

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Teacher Gift Idea: Supply Cake

Teacher Gift Idea

Reader Jodie shared this super cute teacher gift.  She created a “Supply Cake” for her teachers classroom. All of her supplies were purchased at the dollar store. To create the cake – she used a small bucket for the base and a tissue box for the top. Thanks to Jodie for this fun idea!

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Teacher Thank You Cards


I was looking for something cute to do for Evan’s teachers.  I came across this great idea from TCL. If you want to do something cute for your teachers – and not to expensive, here is a fantastic idea from That’s Country Living. You can purchase a $5 or $10 Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts or other […]

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On the Cheap: Free Summer Bingo Board

Summer Board

Here is fun freebie from Amy’s Finer Things. Print a free customizable  Summer Bingo Board – use to: Incentive Chore Chart Bored No More Reading Chart Print: Free Summer Bingo Board 

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DIY Mother’s Day Gift Basket Idea


I love this idea for a DIY Mother’s Day Basket – check out the how to here. You only need a few ingredients. DIY Mother’s Day Gift Basket Idea

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PEEPS Easter Recipes & Crafts


  I actually really like PEEPS and I admit that I like them when they are just a little bit chewy.  You know, the day after Easter when the package has been sitting open.   Every year in our home, we make an Easter Bunny Cake.  This tradition started with my Mom when my brother, sisters, […]

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On The Cheap: DIY Succulent Sake Boxes

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  I recently planned a baby shower for a friend.  I was looking for some DIY ideas and came across this one. I love this and thought I would share!

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On The Cheap: Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentines Day GIft Tags

This is a super cute idea for a cheap Valentines Day Gift for teachers! You can print this free Happy Valentines Day tag here.  Get create with your jar and candy! Print: Happy Valentine’s Day Tag

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How To Make Reindeer Food

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Here is a really cute idea to do with your kids – How To Make Reindeer Food If you have watched Santa feeding the Reindeer – now you can make some Reindeer Food to make sure Santa makes it your house. We all know how much Reindeer love treats. Check out how to make Reindeer […]

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Amy’s Craft Corner: Holiday Advent Calendars

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Are you ready for some more fun crafts to do? This time I have Holiday Advent Calendars to share with you. This is something fun you can do with the whole family. Don’t forget we would love to hear some of your craft ideas. Just go here to contact us! Craft: Simple Advent Calendar Number […]

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Teacher Gift Ideas On A Budget

Teacher Gift Basket

  This is a repost from last year, but I wanted to share this idea for  Teacher Christmas Gift on a Budget. I have received quite a few people who are looking for budget minded Christmas gifts for teachers. I know that teachers prefer to receive items like gift cards, but  many of you are […]

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Holiday Deal Reminder & My Tree Is Decorated!


It has been a long weekend. This is the weekend that we decorate our Christmas tree each year. It is the “official” beginning of the holiday season for the Shaffer family. It is also the weekend I spend countless hours in front of the computer finding deals.While I love finding all these deals and sharing, […]

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