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The basic concept behind gardening is easy. Plant a seed, add water, give it some sunlight, and wait for something to grow – sounds pretty simple, right? Not quite! Not all plants are the same. Some crave colder climates, while others favor warm, humid locations. Some love water; others only need a little moisture to Read more


The Holidays are a special time of year. I love hosting family gatherings, decorating the house and baking. Through December our home wafts scents of cinnamon and eggnog flows freely. I absolutely love everything about the Holidays (well, except for snow.)

My kids wanted to help decorate this year and we decided to make simple (and very inexpensive) light up snowman and Santa from recycled Hiland Dairy gallon milk cartons. My boys were more than happy to help drink their favorite protein-packed refreshment. They drink at least two gallons of week so we have plenty of extra milk jugs to use for this project. Read More…

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20 Adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Card Ideas!

valentines card

Valentine’s Day is only a month away, so it’s time to start thinking about making Valentine’s Day cards. All three of my kids have card exchanges in their class, so it’s fun to craft together and make unique cards. My 6-year old son absolutely loves the paper airplane printable Valentine’s card (#18). They are super Read more

finding dory halloween

Do you love the movie Finding Dory? Have an amazing Finding Dory themed Halloween this year with these free printables and tutorials. Check out this super cool video with a Disney illustrator on how to make your own Finding Dory pumpkin: Here is the template you will need to recreate this fun Dory pumpkin. Plus Read more

apple pie

I love fall! I’m so ready for cooler days, visiting the local pumpkin patches and picking some delicious apples. It’s finally time to enjoy a little homemade apple pie and apple cider with fresh from the orchard fruit. If you love apples too, you will enjoy this collection of amazing apple recipes, crafts and even Read more


Amazing Pantry Organization Tips from Readers!

Disclosure: Contains affiliate link. I love great organizational systems and Mom Saves Money readers shared some amazing ideas and pictures! Nicole M. shared this awesome idea for organization. She is a busy mom with five kids in middle school and elementary and long morning commutes to school. “Well life got a little easier with a Read more


DIY Halloween Dog Boo Basket!

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeyondSnacks #CollectiveBias Dogs in Halloween costumes are hilarious, but I can always tell they don’t really ‘like’ it. This year the kids wanted to dress up our dog for Halloween, but I know she dislikes it, so I Read more


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #QuakerTime #CollectiveBias My kids started school this week, which means we start the mad rush in the morning to get dressed, grab breakfast and out the door by 745 am every day. This is tough for me since Read more