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DIY on a Dime: Easter

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Discover inexpensive ways to celebrate the Easter holiday. I’m a firm believer in creating traditions and special memories for our kids and for ourselves. Rituals revisited over the years help us to mark the days, witness growth in ourselves and in others, and appreciate the passing of time. However, I know the frustration of feeling […]

DIY on a Dime: Put a Little Heart into It

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Celebrate Valentine’s day with a few simple, yet heartsy touches that won’t cost much. After a grocery trip in which I saw normal $6 bouquets jacked up to $16, I instructed my husband not to buy flowers until Friday. Why pay $10 more because it’s Valentine’s Day? Yes, out of the mouth of the woman […]

DIY on a Dime: Microwaveable Heat Packs

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Sew microwaveable heat packs from colorful fabric. What a cute and cozy gift! As you may know, we’re total wimps here in Southern California. Some of you are weathering extremely cold temps where you live and I’m wearing fingerless gloves as I type. I am cold all the time. I have no idea how I […]

DIY on a Dime: Big Puffy Heart Tarts

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Puff pastry and your favorite jam come together easily in these big puffy heart tarts.

DIY on a Dime: FREE Printable Marvel Valentine (Boy Friendly)

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Last year I wowed my boys when I designed this Super-Mario-inspired Valentine. I decided to follow-up our current Marvel Universe infatuation with a marvelous valentine for this year. This one is super simple to pull together and packs a big ka-pow for the guys in your midst. This Valentine treat capitalizes on a young child’s […]

DIY on a Dime: FREE Printable Bookmarks for Valentine’s Day

Free Printable Bookmarks for Valentine's Day

Looking for a Valentine Card for your kids to give that’s just a little different? Try these FREE printable bookmarks. When we were kids, my sisters and I would buy the cheap boxed Valentine cards. We’d copy names from the list of classmates onto those cheap envelopes. If it was a banner year we might […]

Cold Weather and Company Dinners (FREE Downloadable Freezer Cooking Plan)

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Cold weather and fancy dinners sum up Valentine’s Day and the month of February. Plan ahead with this seasonal freezer cooking plan. Near the beginning of each month I spend some concentrated time filling the freezer. It might be a few hours to prep breakfasts for the coming weeks, or a full day to really […]

DIY on a Dime: You’re My KIND of Friend Valentine Printable

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Create a fun and easy Valentine featuring a tasty KIND snack bar. Looking for a fun Valentine to give to friends and family this year? Try this one on for size. Wrapping colored paper around your favorite candy or snack bar is a great way to make the gift a little more special. Add some […]