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Last Minute Gift Ideas: Quick Handmade Gifts, Easy Food Gifts and Using Stockpile for Gift Basket Ideas

It is definitely crunch time for Christmas gifts now! If you have run into the emergency situation where you need last minute gift ideas now, then we wanted to share this a post of quick ideas on ways to make a quick handmade DIY gift, use your stockpile (groceries, toiletries and more that you have stocked… 

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Easy Trick To Rim Glasses with Sugar or Crushed Candy (Like Candy Canes) for Fun Drinks

I learned this really cool trick this year to rim glasses with crushed candy – specifically candy canes. In the past, I also ran a bead of water or juice along the rim and then dipped in the crushed candy or sugar….only to have it run down the sides and be a mess. Well, there… 

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Cute Thumbprint Reindeer Ornament: A Fun Way to Make a Memorable Ornament

Every year we make handmade ornaments for our family’s ornament exchange.  We make ornaments for our tree, plus for our extended family too! It’s a fun tradition! Our favorite ornaments are the ones that show something memorable or growth wise made by our kids! And so this year, we made thumbprint reindeer ornament bulbs. They… 

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How to Have a Nice Christmas When You are Broke

Often times, we think that there is nothing worse than being broke during Christmas. It completely stinks. It stinks even more when you have children. We have had those Christmases ourselves in our past when we were in our own financial troubles (those times that we learned a great deal about money and finance which brought… 

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Thrifty Thursday Link Party #29

Welcome back to the Thrifty Thursday link party! This party continues to grow each week and we love seeing all the new things you link up. Be sure to spread the word about the party because more links = more exposure for everyone. Take a look at some of the most popular projects from last… 

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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe (Gluten and Nut Free)

Cheese balls are a wonderful and frugal snack to bring to any get together, gathering, party, potluck, etc.! We love cheese balls, but buying them can be quite expensive when they are actually super easy and much cheaper to make!  So I wanted to share our own recipe for our own cheese ball creation that get’s… 

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Hot Deal: Gift Cards To Any Store or Restaurant for Up to 35% Off Plus Another $5 off Right Now

We love sharing those really great deals with our readers when the deal is worth posting about and worth pursuing! We have been using Cardpool exclusively the past 13 months for our personal discount gift cards.  When we eat out, we ALWAYS eat out with either a Groupon/LivingSocial voucher to the local restaurants, or a… 

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Upcycled Picture Frame into DIY Hanging Christmas Decor

This is such an easy, great, fun, frugal decor project that anyone can do!  You can use items from around your home and create some special Christmas decor in a few minutes! We shared this idea on our Facebook page a while back as a source of inspiration, then reader Trudy took that idea and… 

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Help! How Do I Control My Christmas Spending and Stay Out Of Debt?

When it comes to Christmastime, it is so easy to get off budget, get into debt, and get into financial trouble before you even know it! It is a difficult time financially and can be a very stressful time time of the year, even for many leading to financial troubles in the months to follow.  Even… 

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