Category: diy

A Cheapskate’s Guide To Getting A Cricut & How To Start Creating

Cricut Explore Air 2 - A Cheapskate's Guide To Getting A Cricut & How To Start Creating

As a creative soul, I dreamed of getting a Cricut for a while. I pinned endless blog posts about amazing creations but figured it wouldn’t ever be for me. That is until I found a way to get it affordably and start creating without spending a ton of money.

Now I love my Cricut and can’t imagine not having it. I’ve made my family tons of cute things, I made nearly all of last year’s Christmas presents with it, and I’m even making a little money on custom shirts.

If you’re dreaming of getting a jump on your Cricut dream, try some of these ways to do it on a cheapskate’s budget. (more…)

10+ End-Of-Year Teacher Gifts – Super Easy & Affordable Ideas & Printables

Jar with candy covered in pink tulle with gift tag that reads "Dance teachers like you are 'tutu' good to be true" - Tutu-riffic Gifts For Dancers & Dance Teachers With Printable Gift Tags

All I can say is thank goodness school is almost over. Between running to dance classes, baseball practices, and PTO meetings, I’m pretty much exhausted. But I don’t want the year to end without properly thanking the saint-like teachers who have nurtured my kids and helped mold them into smart and kind people.

Here are some super simple ideas for teacher gifts that you can make for just a few dollars each, as well as tons of printable gift tags to make them look perfect. No need to sift through my previous posts and pay separately for each tag, you can get them all here in one bundle for just 99 cents! (more…)

Pokemon Birthday Party Ideas & Printables

Free printable Pokemon Bingo - Pokemon Party Ideas & Printables

Birthday parties can be a ton of fun and have a ton of character without costing a ton of money.

My son’s recent Pokemon party was a blast… and it was fun to plan too. With vibrant colors and images to work with, I came up with some fun and affordable ways to put a huge smile on his face.

They can work for your party too. And save you a ton of money! (more…)

Pokemon Card Valentine – Free Printable

Pokemon Card Valentines Free Printables

On the list of things my kids love… Pokemon ranks pretty close to the top. So, what better way for them to tell their friends and classmates ‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ than with their favorite thing?

This Pokemon card valentine is super easy to download, print and make with these easy steps below. And the only cost is the Pokemon cards to stick inside. (more…)

Unforgettable DIY Gift Baskets You Can Afford

Weathering our first hurricane in Florida was an emotional roller coaster to say the least. And I learned a lot. I learned about hurricane shutters, how to grab cases of water (fast). I learned that evacuating with tens of thousands of other people takes a lot of patience.. and lots of snacks.

And I learned that the compassion and caring of others is the bright spot in any storm.

Some good friends of ours became even better friends, by opening their homes and hearts to us. They gave us a place to lay our head, food in our bellies and smiles on our faces.

So now safely back home, I wanted to send them something to express how much their charity meant to us. (more…)

Why Your Kid’s Birthday Party Doesn’t Have To Be Pinterest Worthy

Why your child's birthday party does not have to be Pinterest perfect. It adds stress for moms and the kids are happy with any effort and love.

How did we even have birthday parties before Pinterest? I can’t hardly remember not scrolling endlessly through a sea of ideas. That’s the good part, endless inspiration. But on the flip side, there’s also scrolling through endless images of immaculate three tier fondant cakes and perfectly dipped cake pops (who can even do that?) knowing anything you do will be a failure in comparison. (more…)