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Frugal Outdoor Activities for Fall

Image from pbogs at Flickr With the cooler weather, it’s a great time to encourage family togetherness and exercise by getting outdoors together. Since we’re working on our Debt Snowball right now, we’re not spending any money on entertainment and relying on FREE activities like these: Hiking: With my twin girls now 5 1/2, it’s …

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St. Patrick’s Day Hair Clips

Last-minute, anyone? Yes, I’m that kind of mom. The girls informed me that they have to wear green tomorrow for school, and we don’t have anything. I dislike the “tradtion” that school kids have of pinching those who aren’t wearing green; it was even worse to deal with when I was a teacher. Good thing …

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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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