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DIY Baby Shower Gifts

Here are some adorable DIY baby shower gifts sent in by reader Sarah W. from VA! Sarah sent in some amazing DIY craft ideas as part of our Epson LabelWorks Contest! Here, she fashioned motorcycles which are made of diaper wheels, bib bumpers, receiving blanket handlebars, sock grips & a sippy cup headlight. She used a wide ribbon to hold diaper wheels in a tight circle, and rubber bands to hold the rest. I think any mom-to-be would be excited about getting these gifts! Thanks for the ideas, Sarah!! 🙂…

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DIY Button Bike

Here’s an adorable little DIY project sent in by Sarah W. from VA! Sarah sent in some great DIY crafting ideas as part of our Epson LabelWorks Contest! This is a button bike, which she crafted from buttons and wire. This would make an adorable Christmas ornament, piece of jewelry, embellishment for a gift or a wreath, or anything you can think of! Thank you so much for this cute idea, Sarah! 🙂

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DIY Cupcake Flowers

Sarah from VA sent in this great idea as part of our Epson LabelWorks Contest! I love it because it’s semi-homemade, impressive, AND frugal! Sarah said, “I buy two dozen cupcakes at Sam’s Club (super cheap). I make my own fondant flowers (super easy), and make them look like I bought them at a “fancy” cupcake bakery.” GORGEUS! Thanks so much for sharing this idea, Sarah! 🙂 You can visit Sarah’s Etsy Shop HERE!

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DIY 50th Anniversary Gift Idea

Here is a great (and affordable!) DIY 50th anniversary gift sent in by Sarah W. from Virginia! Sarah sent in some great crafting ideas as part of our Epson LabelWorks Contest! Sarah painted the background on a canvas, in the colors to match the lucky couple’s living room. She framed it in a gold frame, for their “golden anniversary.” Sarah wrote words on the picture with a flat angled paint pen to give the look of calligraphy. (The bow pictured is just added for gift giving, not really part of the framing) What a great…

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HUGE Back-to-School & Crafter Contest! Win An Epson LabelWorks™ Printable Ribbon Kit! $70 Value!

Hello, Moms & Crafters! I’m super excited to tell you about the Epson LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit, and I’m even more excited to give one away to you guys! The fun and easy-to-use LabelWorks Printable Ribbon Kit from Epson brings crafting to a whole new level! Just look at all these adorable examples of craft projects you can make with Epson LabelWorks! You can print personalized satin ribbons for crafts, scrapbooks, decorations, gifts and more! I love that the ribbon printer prints on both dark and light colors with amazing…

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How I Turned a $30 Goodwill Cabinet into a Pottery Barn Look Alike!

As you know, I’m sort of a Goodwill Groupie. I frequent all 3 of my local stores, looking for deals. I especially love getting cool pieces of furniture there that are in major need of some TLC. I’ve recently been looking for the perfect piece to complete our screened-in porch. I needed a spot for the TV to sit. I was looking for a specific style and height, so I jumped on it (pretty much literally) when I found this piece at Goodwill! Was it nice as-is? Sure. But it…

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Cheap DIY Colloidal Oatmeal Bath Treatment

Colloidal oatmeal is a soothing addition to baths for the treatment of eczema, rashes, and other skin irritations. To put it simply, colloidal oatmeal is nothing more than VERY finely-ground oatmeal. So then why is it so expensive?! It doesn’t have to be if you DIY it! 🙂 Both of my little guys suffer from really bad eczema, especially in the cold, dry winter like what we’re having now. We have prescription meds to treat the problem, but whenever possible, I prefer to go the natural, homeopathic route first. We’ve…

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DIY Chicken Wire Frame Art Board

Hiya, folks! It’s been a LOOONG time since I’ve posted. Too long. WAY too long. And I’ve missed ya’ll! 🙂 We’ve had a nasty virus pass through our house. First me, then the little Pumpkin, then Junior, then even my parents got it since we’re together so much. The Peanut and my husband, however, are just plain bullet proof. I don’t know how they managed to stay healthy with us coughing all over them, but they did! THANK YOU SWEET BABY JESUS! The last thing I needed was two more…

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Frugal Finds: Weekend Garage Sale Scores!

Going to garage sales is a favorite weekend pastime for Dr. B and me. We love packing the kids up in the van, getting some good coffee, and heading out on a treasure hunt. We’re always searching for antique vintage items that fit into my vintage home decor theme. My husband likes to find fishing gear, tools, and outdoor gear. We also are always on the hunt for baby gear bargains. Some weekends we have very little luck, and some weekends we score so big it gives us a high…

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Create Your Child’s Entertainment Library For FREE!

Now that the little Pumpkin is almost 2 (Gasp! It’s going too fast!) he’s really starting to get more into kid’s cartoons and TV shows. I wanted to add a little TV to the playroom and start a kid’s DVD collection, but I also really did not want to drop several hundred dollars on a new flat screen, or a few hundred more on DVD’s. So, the frugal girl inside me got creative and went to work!

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