Saturday, March 24, 2012

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Family Heirlooms turned to Scrap

You may love scrapbooking the pictures of your little cutie-pies. Who could resist scrapbooking all your family members, those whom you love so dearly? But, I ask how do you scrapbook people who've passed on. Maybe you are like me, you don't have boxes full of pictures of your Great-grandparents to choose from when you are scrapbooking. Nothing new to add to your current scrapbook to keep them close in memory. Perhaps they left you something to remember them by? An Heirloom? Passed down to your grandparent, to your parent, then to you. A small treasure, or a large reminder of the love they had for you, and you for them.
Whatever your heirloom, I suggest adding it to your scrapbook. The picture above is a quilt given to me by my grandmother. My great-grandmother did the blocks, and sometime after she passed away my grandmother found them. She pieced them together and quilted them. After my husband, and I were married, she gave us the quilt as a gift. The scrapbook page was my way of recording the dates and times of when this was made, and my feelings on receiving it from my grandmother. This is just a simple scrapbook page, there are no cute smiles to shine out to the viewer, but the smiles it holds are my own.
My family heirloom turned to scrap, and I love it! ~Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sisters Saving Cents~ $150 PayPal Cash Giveaway

I would like to thank each and every one of my readers for getting me up to 10,000 fans on facebook!! In celebration I have put together a giveaway and you guys told me you wanted cash!!! :) So I have put together a giveaway for $150 PayPal cash!! Can I get a WOOT WOOT! Make sure you check out these great blogs below and then scroll down and get yourself entered for $150! Good Luck all and once again thanks for just being you!

Spring for Corsages Giveaway ~brought to you by B&T's Sweet and Sassy Savings


Welcome to the Spring for Corsages Giveaway! I have teamed up with seventeen other bloggers to bring you this great giveaway from Sew Simple Designs.

This great company was established in July of 2011 when Rachel found her self unemployed and hours away from family and friends.  She has a variety of corsages, headbands barrettes and more!

Now we want to give you one of three corsages and one lucky winner will get a $10 credit to Sew Simple Designs to choose their own! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter.
Thanks for visiting and enjoy the giveaway!
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring for Cheap Thrills!

Every parent has been there at some point. You buy your child an expensive toy, get it all out of the box and put it together. Then it happens, you turn around, and your child is happy as can be playing in the empty box. Oh to be a child again and enjoy the simple things in life.  
I remember working at a daycare center I had a really bad day. My class of 3 and 4 year olds were all having a severe case of the Blahs. I couldn't pull them out of it. That night I went home and tried to think of ways to make the next day better. I had an idea. Everyone loves a party. Doesn't really matter what you are celebrating as much as the atmosphere of the party. I went into work the next day to party. When each child walked into the room I welcomed them and said, " I'm so glad you came for our party, we are going to have so much fun!". My plan had worked. The children couldn't contain their excitement. 
We sang a few extra songs, played a new game. I think I gave them each a sticker to wear on their shirt.
 Everyone was happy all day, simply because it was party day.

With Spring break coming, a lot of families don't have the funds to go on vacation. Will you be staying home during Spring break? Why not party all week with your kids?

Here are some Cheap Thrills party ideas:
  • Have a bubble party. Blow bubbles, Pop bubbles, Chase bubbles, See who can blow the biggest bubble. For older children, Bubblegum bubble blowing contests! 

  •  Have a book party. Read books all day. For younger children be animated and use fun voices for each character. Have your older children participate in a Reader's Theater(acting out the story while you read it) Costumes would be fun to help them really get into character!Go to your Library to find new books to read.  

  •  Have a fort making party. Use your blankets and chairs to build amazing forts. To keep your party theme throughout the day. Eat lunch in your fort. Use flashlights and make shadow puppets on the inside of the fort walls. Put together puzzles or play games inside your fort. Have fort building contests with your children. Who can build the biggest/best fort. Use your imagination and let your children leave the fort up all day! 
  • Have a picnic party. Go outside and have a picnic! Maybe you don't have a yard. Go take your picnic to your local park. Maybe take a nature walk.Collect leaves/nuts whatever you find on your walk.
  • Have an Animal party. You all can be party animals! Dress your children to be whatever animal they want to be. Face painting would be fun.Walk around pretending to be different animals. This could be fun inside or outside.  If you really want to go wild, visit a nearby zoo!
  • (As a papercrafter I have to say this one)Have a card making party. Use construction paper or cardstock whatever you have on hand. Let your children draw, cut, glue things on their cards and write a message on the inside for someone they love. Then the best part, take them to the post office to mail the cards!
  • Whatever you do just keep the fun atmosphere of your party, and you will have a great time too!
It's Party time!

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