Category: Frugal Living Tips

Spinning 3D Hot Air Balloon Craft for Kids to Make!

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Spinning 3D Hot Air Balloon Craft for Kids to Make!

Spending time with your kids is so important! If your kids are like mine, then they love to make all sorts of crafts at home. I found this Spinning 3D Hot Air Balloon Craft, which looks fun to make! I know that my kids will love it. What do you think? Here are the needed materials:

  • Printable PDF Template¬†(click on the link below)
  • 5 colored pieces of paper
  • Toilet roll
  • Scissors
  • Glue/tape
  • Twine/string

Did your craft turn out? Feel free to let us know! For further details on how to make this DIY, be sure to visit the Craft Morning Webpage!

2 Ingredient Cake Batter Truffles!

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2 Ingredient Cake Batter Truffles!

Have your husband or kids ever asked for a sweet treat, but you do not have much in your pantry. That is everyday of my life! So, I started making simpler recipes that require less ingredients! One such recipe was this 2 Ingredient Cake Batter Truffle! My family absolutely loved this tasty recipe and yours will too. You just need the following:

  • 1 Package Yellow or White Cake Mix
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • If you want another ingredient, you can add sprinkles! ūüėČ

Be sure to make this yummy recipe and let us know what you thought! Need additional directions? If so, visit the Sweet CS Designs Webpage!

Tutorial for Using Vaseline to Distress Furniture!

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Tutorial for Using Vaseline to Distress Furniture!

Plan on painting a new furniture piece, but want the antique look? Well,¬†distressing furniture can be difficult with sandpaper and many coats of paint! Did you know that you could distress furniture with Vaseline? I sure didn’t! I never realized how easy and fast this is to do!¬†Want to do this yourself? You’ll need the following:

  • Vaseline
  • Your Furniture Piece
  • Paint Brush

That’s it! Here are some pointers to remember from the video:

  1. You’ll want to put the Vaseline on thick, especially¬†around the corners.
  2. Spray paint may be easier use over the Vaseline.
  3. You can use sandpaper if you wish, but you do not have to.

I’ve just recently tried this tutorial myself and loved¬†it. I now plan to distress my dining room chairs.

For additional directions on how to duplicate this DIY project, be sure to visit the Sincerely Sarad Webpage and the video above! For additional tips and tricks, be sure to keep checking our Thrifty Momma Ramblings Webpage! 

Breakfast Taco Recipe! Yummy!

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Breakfast Taco Recipe! Yummy!

Does your family enjoy breakfast like mine? My husband always asks for me to make breakfast food for dinner!¬†So, I thought I’d share one of our favorite recipe finds, the Breakfast Taco! Doesn’t this sound amazing?! Well, it tastes great too! Want to make these yourself? If so, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 lb Russet potatoes (about 3 medium)*
  • 1 3/4 cups refried beans, homemade or store bought
  • 8 oz bacon, cooked and chopped and 2 1/2 Tbsp drippings reserved
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese (I use a blend of both)
  • Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa, recipe follows
  • 8 taco size flour tortillas, warmed

Did your family enjoy this recipe choice? If so, please let us know in the comments below. I know that your family will not be disappointed! For additional directions on how to make this dish, be sure to visit the Cooking Classy Webpage! 

Bored Activity Jar For Your Family!

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Bored Activity Jar For Your Family!

Do your kids constantly tell you that they’re bored on the weekends or during the summer? If so, then you can re-purpose an older mason jar or other glass container and fill it with fun ideas! I know that I need to make one of these for my own children. Plus, I can fill it with inexpensive activities to keep money in the wallet. Check out a few of these ideas below:

1. Go to a Museum
2. Have a Race
3. Wash the Pots
4. Watch a TV program
5. Make Finger Puppets
6. Make a Treasure Map
7. Write a Poem
8. Make a Bird Feader
9. Run Down a Hill
10. Make Popcorn

Want to see how to make your own container, like the one pictured above? If so, visit the Mumin The Mad House Webpage! Let us know if you’ve done this project yourself and if your kids enjoyed it.

Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites! Little Bits of Heaven!

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Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites! Little Bits of Heaven!

Do you enjoy bacon? If so, you’ll absolutely love this Bacon Mac and Cheese Bites! My husband tried this last week and couldn’t believe how easy they were to make! He loves bacon and I am glad because I found a recipe that he can make with our kids. Want to make this treat? If so, you’ll need:

  • 12 slices precooked bacon
  • 1 box macaroni and cheese (shells or elbow noodles)
  • ¬ľ cup milk
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¬ľ cup Italian Panko breadcrumbs

What did you think of this recipe or have you made something similar before? If so, let us know! For additional directions on how to make this recipe, visit the Gunny Sack Website!