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The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore {Day Trip from DC}

I’m always on the lookout for frugal fun for my family. Last weekend, we took the kids to The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore last weekend. It should have been a one-hour trip, but we had to stop twice for an almost-carsick child (thankfully nothing happened). The Walters has FREE admission, and while there was …

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2 x 4 Snowman

We still have two more days of school here, but I’m keeping the kids busy with wintry baking and crafts. We used some leftover 2X4 pieces to make these cute snowmen! Our supplies were: a scrap 2×4 fine sandpaper white paint, and other colors for embellishment bits and bobs (googly eyes, buttons, foam, etc.) scrap …

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Jiggly Jello Skulls

Skulls at Halloween aren’t nearly as scary when you can eat them. Make some Jiggly Jello Skulls! We started with a box of Jell-O and a skull ice cube tray from the Dollar Tree. For Jell-O Jigglers, you use about half as much water, so I boiled 1 1/4 cups of water in the microwave …

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In a Lego House: Freebies

This week, I’m writing about one of my family’s favorites (yours, too?): Lego! See the other posts in the series. While Lego as a habit obsession toy can get expensive, most families find that it’s worth it. If you didn’t experience (and love) Lego as a child, let me share some key concepts to keep …

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Personalized Flip Flops for Kids

This is a really easy project where the kids can get involved–leave the glue gun to a parent, but they can choose colors and embellishments to really personalize them. After you make some for your kiddos, make a few extras–these are great $5 Birthday Gifts for Kids (they don’t even cost that much!). Here’s what …

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National Aquarium in DC

This weekend, my family was invited by Family Magazine to attend a special media tour at the National Aquarium in Washington DC. Did you know there’s an aquarium in DC? Exactly. It’s been in the basement of the Commerce Building since 1932, and they’ve recently undergone an extensive renovation and are getting the word out …

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