LED Basketball – Hours of Night Time Fun


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Join me on MeWe! See everything I post. Your friends too! No censorship. No tracking. Easy signup here. I'm loving this so far. The best part? It's always FREE! Also make sure to JOIN our RED HOT ONLINE DEALZ group on Facebook. Joining both of these will ensure you don't miss anything!   LED Basketball     This LED Basketball is so amazing! As soon as you bounce the ball, two impact activated LED lights illuminate the entire basketball a magnificent red glow. This looks … [Read more...]

That Daily Deal – 8 Name Brand Sunglasses $1.87 a Pair


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Join me on MeWe! See everything I post. Your friends too! No censorship. No tracking. Easy signup here. I'm loving this so far. The best part? It's always FREE! Also make sure to JOIN our RED HOT ONLINE DEALZ group on Facebook. Joining both of these will ensure you don't miss anything!   From That Daily Deal - Name Brand Sunglasses This pack will include a mix of sunglasses from Foster grant, ESPN, Sofia Vergara, X Games, Eagle Eyes, Panama Jack, and more. Beware of that glorious, … [Read more...]

Kids Summer Activities Part 2-Fun In Your Community


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Finding Kids Summer Activities to do outside of our homes doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Below are some ideas for finding Summer Fun in our local communities. Kids Summer Activities In Your Community Local Small Businesses-Our neighboring city is home to the South Bend Chocolate Factory. For a small fee they offer tours of the factory, complete with samples of chocolate after. Try calling a local business like a Dairy Queen or ice cream shop and ask about a tour or a field-trip … [Read more...]

Kids Summer Activities Part 1-The Summer Fun House


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It's not too soon to think about how we are going to keep the kiddos busy this Summer! The days are getting longer, and the kids are starting to get outside and play more! A sure sign that warmer weather is on the way! After the winter that we have had in Indiana, it's a welcome change! With Spring activities starting up and end of the school year activities on the horizon, you probably haven't even given any thought to the question,"what are we going to do all summer?" Or "how will I keep … [Read more...]

Emergency Funds Are A Must Have! My Daughter Was Grateful For Ours!


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What could have been a major financial hit, ended up being no big thing for me this week. Why? Because I had an emergency fund in place. My 15 year old broke her front tooth about 5 years ago. At the time, we had a state funded insurance on the kids that covered the entire cost of the repair. This was long before I learned the art of couponing, debt snowballing, and emergency funds. Fast forward to this past Sunday. While sitting in Best Buy, my daughter was goofing around and somehow managed … [Read more...]

Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag


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Join me on MeWe! See everything I post. Your friends too! No censorship. No tracking. The best part is live chat! Chat with me or other members in real time. Easy signup here. I'm loving this so far. The best part? It's always FREE!   We made homemade ice cream last night after dinner and it was a hit! This recipe is perfect for when you just want to make a small portion of ice cream or "wow" your kids! Only takes three ingredients and no need for an ice cream maker. Homemade Ice … [Read more...]

Cheap/Free Places For Kids To Dine


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Kids love to have dinner out with mom and dad.  Eating out doesn't have to break the budget.  As a parent, I thought it was great to still go on family date nights, but I had to figure out how to do it less expensively.  We all love to eat great dinners, but sometimes we Moms and Dads don't always want to cook it!  I've worked to compile a great list of places all over the country that EVERYONE can dine seven days a week.  Many restaurants offer discounted or sometimes free kids meals.  This … [Read more...]

Rewards For Your Kids And Not Breaking The Bank


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Recently, our school district implemented a rewards program called PBS Awards; Positive Behavior Support. The kids are given "tickets" when they are "caught" doing something good. Any member of the staff can hand them out at any time. Teachers give them to students who's desk they found tidy. Bus drivers give them to kids who are non-disruptive. The cafeteria staff can give them out if they see a student cleaning up a mess left behind by someone else. At the end of the month, students who did … [Read more...]

Magic Beans – Easter Games for Kids


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Have you heard of Magic Beans? I heard of this cute idea from a friend and decided to try it out with the kids. It reminds me of the magical fairytale of Jack and the Beanstalk. All you need are a few Jelly Beans and Lollipops or Easter goodies. Magic Beans Story  Tell your kids that you found these Magic Beans, that the Easter Bunny must have dropped off. Make a big deal and emphasize that they must have been good, (encourage positive behavior),  to receive these magical beans! Explain to … [Read more...]

Kool-Aid Playdough Recipe – Fun Activity for Kids!


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  ***Don't miss a HOT deal or coupon. Make sure you've "Liked" our Facebook Page, The Coupon Wizards, and check it often! Also make sure to join our NEWEST Facebook Groups, Couponing at Target, Publix, CVS & More and Red Hot Online Dealz!***   I enjoy making playdough for my kids! I have tried many different kinds of playdough recipes and this is the only one that comes out perfect for me every time. I also like knowing that I can pronounce all of the ingredients and … [Read more...]

How to Make a No-Sew Tutu


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Just in time for Halloween, you can save money and make a cute 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 Tutu: 1 package of 1" … [Read more...]

How to Bake a Cake with Toddlers


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My first and final attempt to bake a cake while the triplets are awake. What started out as a great idea, soon turned into a huge mistake! Here is a play-by-play of my attempt to bake a cake with toddlers. Remove toys out of the oven. Turn on oven. Get out bowl, spoons, measuring cups and ingredients. Remove 12 Lego blocks, 6 toy cars and a barbie doll from kitchen table. Measure out 2 cups of flour. Remove Bella's hands from the flour. Wash flour off. Measure 1 more cup of flour to replace … [Read more...]

How to Make a Plaster Mold of Your Child’s Handprint


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This is a beautiful way to preserve your child's handprint! No children? You can also follow the same steps for a paw print. After making homemade chalk with the kids, I started looking for other crafts we could make using Plaster of Paris. The best part is that you don't have to buy an expensive kit at the store!  What you will need: Plaster of Paris Cold Water Mixing Container Mixing Spoon Paper Plate Child Directions: 1. Mix together 2 cups Plaster of Paris with 1 … [Read more...]

Disneyland on a Budget


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My family loves Disneyland! We have been going to The Happiest Place on Earth every year, for the past 17 years. Our favorite time to go is during the off-season. It's less crowded and there are higher discounts available. This year we booked our package through Costco and got everything the other companies offered, plus dinner for 6 at Goofy's Kitchen ($164 value) and a $20 Disney Gift Card - for the same price! Get your Disney Parks Vacation Planning DVD. Going during the off-season … [Read more...]

Child-Proofing your Hotel Room


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If you will be traveling with little ones, this is a must read for your kids safety and your sanity. As a mother of triplets, I have had to make sure I pack certain safety items to keep my curious toddlers safe. Some of these are common sense, some of these you may laugh. Call the hotel before the trip and ask about child-proofing (some offer this service). When you first arrive, do a quick sweep of the room (this is usually done before the kids even go into the room). Look for any dangling … [Read more...]

How this Frugal Mom saves Big on Birthday Parties!


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How to host a Kids Birthday Party while saving money. I am not a fan of having birthday parties at home, since I end up having to clean before and after the party. Plus, the cost of food, drinks, goody bags & entertainment can be expensive. Last year we decided to try McDonalds and it was such a hit, we had the triplets party there again this year. Best part, no cleanup! This is what we got for $75.00: 2 1/2 Hours in the Play Area 10 - Happy Meals (everyone got their choice of … [Read more...]