Frugal Mom’s Guide To After-Holiday Shopping

I love holidays. Who doesn’t, right? But you wanna know a secret? The after-holiday shopping may even thrill me more than the actual holiday. I’m always on the hunt for a bargain. I think I might actually be allergic to paying full price for anything. It makes me itchy.

After Halloween is a great time to score some scary good deals on decor and craft supplies.

Here are a few I’ve found and my guide to not going off the rails. Because I have. Many times. (more…)

Trunk-Or-Treat Ideas

Talk about last-minute! We have a huge fall festival in my neighborhood.. tomorrow.. with trunk-or-treat. So of course I started pulling together some ideas.. last night. And you’ll see the theme in all of these ideas is to use what you have. As Tim Gunn says, “Make it work!” (more…)

You Can Have A Candy-Free Halloween

I love Halloween, like really love it. It’s one of my favorite holidays, only a close second behind Christmas. But I also love my kids’ teeth and would rather not see them rot because of all the candy. And let’s face it, the brushing at this age is less than stellar, so those little pearls can use all the protection they can get.

The good news is, there are lots of other cool things you can give to your kids and give away to trick-or-treaters that aren’t loaded with sugar. (more…)

10 Favorite Pumpkin Painting Ideas

The thought of sticking my hand into the bowels of a pumpkin to pull out a pound of mushy, slimy, gooey pumpkin guts is not really appealing to me. Bravo to all of you who do it. But for me, it will be painted pumpkins with the tops still on them and the guts securely packed inside. Check out some of these awesome painted pumpkin ideas. (more…)

Foolproof DIY Halloween Decorations

I pin a ton of cool stuff on Pinterest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they all work out. I tend to do things pretty clumsily, which was probably pretty evident from my post on my love hate relationship with Pinterest. So if I can pull something off, that means it’s pretty much foolproof. So here are some foolproof DIY Halloween decorations that turned out pretty well and were a lot of fun to do with the kids. (more…)

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