Grinch Cookies – Crinkled Like Him


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Grinch Cookies - Crinkled Like Him These Grinch Cookies sound as fun to make as they do good to eat! Just when you thought only St Patrick's Day was for green foods, enter these awesome little treats for Christmas. Make sure you have enough green food coloring to get them really green! Grinch Cookies Ingredients: 18.25 oz Box Vanilla Cake Mix 1 stick Butter melted 2 Eggs Green Food Coloring 1 cup Powdered Sugar 1 tbsp Corn Starch 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil Grinch … [Read more...]

Gift Wrap the Japanese Style Way


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***Don't miss a deal or HOT coupon. Make sure you've "Liked" our Facebook Page, The Coupon Wizards, and check it often. To see more posts in your Newsfeed, make sure to comment on and share our posts. Even a quick "hi" will do! Plus, don't forget to join our two Facebook Groups, Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Coupons!*** Japanese Gift Wrap Style I can't wait to try this with my presents this year. This way to gift wrap a box seems pretty simple. I wonder how it … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Egg Tulips & Hydrangeas Arrangement


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Easter Egg Tulips and Hydrangeas This looks so pretty when finished. Always wonder what to do after you color an Easter egg? Now you can gather up a few and make this gorgeous arrangement! Easy Easter Egg Arrangement Supplies: 6-8 large stems of hydrangeas 12-18 stems of tulips a couple stems of filler greens one large, deep vase. The one we used is about 14 inches tall and 8 inches wide at the mouth plastic Easter eggs, the type that can be opened and filled. You may use as … [Read more...]

Repurposing K-Cups: My 10 Favorite Ways


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10 Ways of Repurposing K-Cups Think it’s a good idea to be repurposing K-cups? I certainly do! With the popularity of Keurig Brewing systems, it’s no surprise that many of us go through a lot of K-cups. If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering how to combat some of that waste that all the used K-cups create. I’ve created a list of my 10 favorite ways of repurposing K-cups. Some you may have tried, some may be new to you, but hopefully you’ll be able to get some ideas from these and run with … [Read more...]

Valentines Suckers – Tons of Colors & Varieties to Choose From!


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Valentine Suckers (made with heart mold from Amazon) These Valentines Suckers will be perfect for the kids to pass out at school. With all the Kool-Aid flavors available, you’ll really be able to mix things up! Valentines Suckers Ingredients: 1 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Water 1/3 cup Corn Syrup 1/8 of Unsweetened Kool Aid drink mix (cherry, Black Cherry, Pink Lemonade, etc.) 5 Lollipop Sticks Valentines Suckers Directions: Spray mold with non stick cooking spray. … [Read more...]

Peppermint Bath Salts Stocking Stuffer! Great DIY Idea!


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Peppermint Bath Salts Inexpensive and thoughtful stocking stuffers are easy to make – like these peppermint bath salt test tubes. Not only can you use these as stocking stuffers, but you could also put together 5-6 in a nicely packaged basket similar to the picture above and use them as a teacher’s gift! What teacher wouldn’t want some of these after a long day on their feet? Peppermint Bath Salts Materials: 2 cups of Epsom Salts 10 drops of peppermint essential oil Olive Oil … [Read more...]

Root Beer Reindeer – Cute Christmas Gift!


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Root Beer Reindeer These Root Beer Reindeer turn out adorable! Aside from the root beer, you crafters probably have most of the materials on hand. Perfect gift for the little ones or hostess gift for those parties. Just make sure not to forget them at home (wink). Root Beer Reindeer Materials: 6 Pack Bottled Root Beer 12 Wiggly Eyes 6 Red Pom Poms (1/4″) 9 Brown Pipe Cleaners Ribbon for Scarves (optional) Glue (either E6000 or Hot Glue) Root Beer Reindeer … [Read more...]

Homemade Febreze For Pennies


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Homemade Febreze For Pennies I love Febreze, but I hate the high cost of it. Enter my homemade Febreze! With all of the HOT deals we have all been getting on Downy Unstopables and Purex Crystals lately, this was the perfect time to make it for myself. I had a couple of people tell me about using the Unstopables and Crystals to do this and I had to try it. I made it yesterday and tested it out. I sprayed the furniture, curtains, and mattresses when I washed all of the sheets yesterday. It … [Read more...]

Grill Ready For Summer? Here’s How to Get There


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Get Grill Ready for Summer Summer season is Grill season and nothing says summer like char lines on a steak! If you need to be grill ready for summer and have a gas grill, take a few tips on how to prepare and maintain your grill. Learn a few secret tips on how to get better results from your grill all Summer long too. 1.  Warm up your grill to clean the grill grates. Invest in a wire brush and a grill stone to clean off built up residue. If your grates need replacing, make sure to do … [Read more...]

Pinata Cake is a Huge Hit with the Kids!


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Making a pinata cake isn't as hard as it sounds. I was quite surprised by just how simple is was to make! Pinata Cake Ingredients: A ball pan form Cake batter Non-stick spray (such as Baker's Joy) Frosting Filling for the cake (I used jelly beans) Directions: 1.  Preheat your oven to 325 and prepare your cake batter as usual. (1 standard box mix will fill both forms.) Spray both forms with non-stick spray, fill with batter and bake for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick … [Read more...]

No Sew Valance, A Simple Way to Dress Up Any Room


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Make an Easy No Sew Valance A no sew valance is an easy way to dress up any window. Last week I showed you how to make a box style valance. This week, I'll show you an even simpler one to make! What you need for Your No Sew Valance: Fabric- I used an old flat sheet Measuring tape Scissors Ribbon that matches your fabric Glue gun or Liquid Stitch Iron Directions: Measure the width of your window. Cut your fabric to 1 1/4 times the width of the window (If … [Read more...]

Extending The Life Of Your Computer With Air


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Your Computer and Extending the Life of It In this installment for Computer Maintenance tips I am going to teach you the importance of a clean computer and how it serves in extending the life of your computer by using compressed air on the inside to help keep it running in tip top shape. This tip primarily applies to desktop users since most laptops are more difficult to reach the insides. These little dust bunnies, as pictured on the left, can lead to the death of any desktop computer. Think … [Read more...]

Outgrown Crib? Turn it into a Child’s Desk


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Turn an Outgrown Crib into a Child's Desk What an amazing idea - turn an outgrown crib into a child's desk! Having had triplets, we definitely have a few extra cribs in storage. I know for a fact that we will not be having any more babies, I just haven't been able to part with them. Then I saw an amazing picture of a crib turned into a child's desk and instantly decided to convert one of our cribs into a desk! What You Will Need for Your Outgrown Crib: A crib with a removable drop … [Read more...]

Redo Counter Tops the Inexpensive Way


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DIY Wednesday - Redo Counter Tops Inexpensively Currently we live in a double-wide manufactured home. We are hoping to sell it in a few years and buy a house. It is over 10 years old so before we can consider doing that we have to do some much needed updating, such as redo counter tops throughout. We have done so much lately to make the house look nice and the counter tops were a horrid green color and were really clashing with what we have done in the kitchen. This same counter top is … [Read more...]

No-Sew Tutu DIY Instructions


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DIY No-Sew Tutu Just in time for Halloween, you can save money and make a cute no-sew tutu for your little princess. I can't believe how easy it was to make! My daughter has almost every Disney Princess costume available. Recently, her Ariel one finally became shreds after so many washes. I decided to try to make her a skirt instead of spending another $45 on a costume. This was made for my almost 5 year old, so the amount of tulle needed will vary by child. Supplies Needed to Make … [Read more...]

Homemade Chalk – How to Make It


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How to Make Homemade Chalk I have seen the recipes for homemade chalk and thought, that is too much work and chalk is so cheap. Well, here I am sharing with you our recipe for making chalk. Why? Because it makes for a fun activity with the kids. They learn how things are made and they will probably have a great time. Mine sure did and my oldest is already asking what our next activity will be. What you will need for homemade chalk: Plaster of Paris (can be found at hardware or craft … [Read more...]

Easy Vintage Zipper Flowers


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Easy Vintage Zipper Flowers Do you know how to make these easy vintage zipper flowers? I was off digging at my favorite little resale shop here in Rochester when I pulled out a drawer that was labeled "zippers" and found an awesome treasure. Metal Tooth Zippers are are pretty hard to find already taken out of the garment, but today was my lucky day! Who knows how many, but they were in every color and length. So I scooped them up and paid about $2.00 for the entire bundle! I headed home and … [Read more...]

Button and String Journal – Create your own


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Button and String Journal Interested in learning to make your own button and string journal? I am getting ready to host a large weekend crop for 15 of my favorite people and during that time away, I always plan a Scrap Pack Challenge. In years past, each person has gotten a similar bag full of scraps to create a fun tag for someone else at the crop. This year I wanted to do something different and more useful, so I am creating these Button and String Journal for each person to design with … [Read more...]

Trimming the Fat: Cut Yard Maintenance Costs by 70%!


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Trimming the Fat with the Lawn How am I trimming the fat? First off, I cut my own grass. Many of my neighbors aren't willing to get out in the yard and sweat, but I am. I made a decision a long time ago that I actually like maintaining my yard. Yes, I have the money to hire a service. I just don't know that they could satisfy me.  At one point in my life, I actually owned a fairly successful landscape maintenance and installation company. I have high standards and I love cutting grass that … [Read more...]

Storage Shelving – How to Build It On a Budget


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DIY Storage Shelving If you stockpile, you definitely need storage shelving! Our family has been couponing for just over a year now. In that year's time, we've outgrown the storage capacity in the kitchen cabinets. We don't get too carried away with our stockpile, but we do enjoy the extra savings that we're able to generate when items are at their 12 week low price. So we had to figure out how to build more storage shelving on a budget. At one point, the company I was working for was in … [Read more...]

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