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Free Christmas Game DIY

Posted November 25, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI am all about making games and crafts for as little money as possible. Making for free out of things I have at home is the best! Ok, true, I did buy the items at one point, but I did not have to go out and specifically buy anything for this Christmas game. I was […]

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Jingle Bell Bracelet Craft

Posted November 23, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetOur Girl Scout troop was going to participate in the local Christmas parade. We had mostly finished our Between Earth and Sky journey so figured a fun craft for them to make for the parade would be good. Since it is for Christmas bells are what came to mind. I wanted something they could shake […]

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Cup Noise Maker Craft

Posted September 17, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetLike I have said before (probably a lot) this is the last few months of Cub Scouts. We have a lot done for Arrow of Light and Super Webelos other than what they need to do at home, and some bits and pieces. October is my favorite month! Why?? Halloween!! I can get my fill […]

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How to Make Mini First Aid Kits

Posted August 23, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet My Cub Scouts made Mini First Aid Kits as part of their Readyman requirement. These would be great for Girl Scouts as well (when my Daisy Scouts get a little older). The other item I brought I’m in love with are Mini M&M tubes. I have been “collecting” (hoarding) these in hopes of a […]

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Kool Aid Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

Posted July 31, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetMy daughter had been wanting to make Snow Cones for a while now. We had a little family sleepover and did just that with our Ninja! Finding Snow Cone syrup was surprisingly difficulty to find. I would find a flavor or two at Wal-mart, and thought Target had them. Agreeing on flavors was the next […]

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Homemade Croutons

Posted June 26, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI eat salads at least 5 times a week. I love them, and they are a great side dish for me while I’m watching what I eat. I cannot have my salad if I don’t have croutons. From what I have noticed at restaurants a crouton is just dried bread. I will make rolls or loaves […]

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How to Make a Recycled Notebook

Posted March 25, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI print a lot of things: coupons, newsletters for school, pictures for The Girl to color, things for Scouts, etc. When I’m done with it I have a stack of paper that I keep either for table covering during art projects, or I put it in the recycling can. Anything important gets shredded or filed […]

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DIY Seed Starting Trays

Posted March 20, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetIt is March 17 (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!) as I type this with a dusting of snow on the ground and it is brisk 30 degrees out. This is not what we had last March here in Indiana. I had my garden planted and just waiting for stuff to grow. Sadly it was not a […]

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DIY Zumba Socks

Posted March 3, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI am working really hard on getting back in shape again. I really love doing Zumba Rush on our Xbox 360. Somedays 20-25 minutes is all I have to spare, and I know with Zumba I will get a great sweat producing workout. The problem for me is our berber-like carpet. I have a lot […]

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Chore Chart Craft

Posted February 9, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI love crafts, and I especially love frugal crafts! The Daisy Scouts are going to be working on their Mari Petal (Responsible for what I say and do). A good way for them to earn this is with a chore chart. (This of course would work for boys as well!) The girls are in Kindergarten so I […]

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