DIY Glow Party Teen Birthday – Free Printable Neon Invitations

Kid #2 turns 15 in July. She wanted to have a glow party/rave for her birthday bash. This summer party will be fun and frugal, as I try to stick to a tight budget.
Doing a glow party on the cheap is a struggle. There is a minimum you have to spend on the black lights if you don’t know someone you can borrow them from. And there are lots of glowey things on eBay that look like a ton of fun.

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DIY Glow Party Teen Birthday Rave (on a tight budget)

Kid #2 turns 15 in July. She wanted to have a glow party/rave for her birthday bash. This summer party will be fun and frugal, as I try to stick to a tight budget.
Doing a glow party on the cheap is a struggle. There is a minimum you have to spend on the black lights if you don’t know someone you can borrow them from. And there are lots of glowey things on eBay that look like a ton of fun.

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June 2014 Real Food Monthly Meal Plan

Ideas and resources for menu planning in June, many seasonal spring and summer, and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch. As always, these are all frugal recipes intended for a tight budget. Real food/from scratch/traditional diet/nutrient dense/whole food/blah blah blah. My monthly meal plans are organized into tiers based on how perishable the ingredients are, not sorted into particular days.

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May 2014 Real Food Monthly Meal Plan

Ideas and resources for menu planning in May, many seasonal spring and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch. As always, these are all frugal recipes intended for a tight budget. Real food/from scratch/traditional diet/nutrient dense/whole food/blah blah blah. My monthly meal plans are organized into tiers based on how perishable the ingredients are, not sorted into particular days.

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Sweet French Toast Flexible Recipe for a Crowd, Plus Two Awesome Tips

French toast is one of our indulgences, it is inexpensive to make and very tasty. We love french toast. We plan to enjoy some for Easter brunch this year. This is a very sweet, almost dessert french toast. I have included two totally awesome tips to make the perfect french toast!

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Use What You Have Lightbox for Blog Photography

I have been working on improving my blog and making it more professional. One of the weakest links for many one-woman-show blogs is the photography. I have done some research to improve my photos without buying a new camera or investing in expensive professional equipment. One thing you can make yourself to help with lighting problems is a lightbox. My DIY light box is frugal, collapsible, and you can change the background.

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March 2014 Real Food Monthly Meal Plan

The universe conspired against me for pretty much the entire month of February. I tried desperately to get the meal plan done before the 1st, which is always my goal, but this month it was not to be. The good news is the Pinterest board has over 230 pins, for your meal plan window shopping pleasure.
Ideas and resources for menu planning in March, many seasonal winter (and a couple spring) and real food recipes. Very simple ingredients, from scratch, frugal recipes. Real food/from scratch/traditional diet/nutrient dense/whole food/blah blah blah. My monthly meal plans are organized into tiers based on how perishable the ingredients are, not sorted into particular days.
You can save so much money by planning your meals. Even if you only plan three days at a time, you can be more thrifty by planning ahead.

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Valentine’s Day Dyed Eggs

Dyeing eggs is a frugal activity that can be practiced the whole year. You should already have all the items you need. This is a craft that is easy to scale to different age groups. Step 1: Hard Boil Your … Continue reading

Valentine for One – Chocolate Cake In a Mug Mix

This Valentine’s Day mix yourself up some love, whether you have a sweetheart or not. Have yourself a lovely little mug cake in less than five minutes. Even if you have to work, you can make the mix at home … Continue reading

Dinosaur Felt Play Mat – DIY Tips and Printable Templates

This Christmas I made several gifts for the little ones in my family. One of the things I made was a felt dinosaur play mat. I kept track of the process so I could share some tips with you, and … Continue reading