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DIY on a Dime: Lettered Wall Art

painting supplies

Paint a simple design on expensive art canvas for a fun and frugal gift. Today’s DIY is a little bit of a stretch for me. I am not an artist. But, here’s the back story. Hubs and I went out to dinner last week and I saw this painting display at the restaurant. I liked […]

DIY on a Dime: Memory Game for Kids

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Learn how to make a personalized Memory Game for kids with some inexpensive materials from Life as MOM Contributor Janel. All Photos: Janel Piersma Memory. Oh, how I loved that game! It was by far one of my favorite games to play as a young child. It’s a great game to teach children how to […]

DIY on a Dime: Lavender Hand Scrub

Hand scrub label

Lavender Hand Scrub comes together in minutes and for cheap, but seems like such an elegant gift. A few weeks ago I took one of the boys to the mall, something that happens maybe once a year. I was looking for little gifts for the Girls’ Dinner Party I hosted. Besides, See’s Candy is at […]

DIY on a Dime: Make a Giant Poster

make a giant poster

Make a huge poster for just a few bucks by visiting an unexpected place: your local office supply store. The following tutorial is written by Anne Bogel, from Modern Mrs. Darcy.   I’ve recently discovered a fun–and cheap–way to get a lot of bang for my decorating bucks. It’s called an “engineering print,” which is […]

Holiday Gifts That Are Useful for School

boy with snow knight

Considering your gift giving this year? Life as MOM contributor, Jessie Leigh provides ideas on making “school stuff” fun at the holidays. The holidays loom. There’s no escaping it– we’ll be stuffing stockings and handing out gifts before you can blink. Perhaps you’re totally done with every bit of shopping already? Good for you! You get a pass on […]

DIY on a Dime: Mix Lavender Milk Bath

Mixing Lavender Milk Bath

Mix up this easy Lavender Milk Bath to gift this year. Years ago I had the best time putting together spa kits for the ladies among my friends and family. In addition to a few bath items like loofahs, puffs, and wash cloths, I also included a homemade milk bath scented with lavender. Milk bath […]

DIY on a Dime: Gingerbread People Paper Dolls

gingerbread template

Directions and template to help you craft gingerbread people paper dolls — a great gift you can DIY. I’ve got children who love to craft. LOVE. Okay, maybe the two bigger ones (12 and 15) think they’re a little too old, but you should have seen them five years ago. That’s where their siblings are […]

Gift Guide for Kids 6 to 12

lego gandalf and monster

A gift guide for kids 6 to 12. Last week I shared my gift ideas for kids 6 and under. This week I’m here with some recs for kids 6 to 12. I currently have 4 of those, so I guess we could say that I have first hand knowledge. At the same time, we […]