FREE Baby Slings!

I could not have survived being a mommy to a newborn without my baby carriers and now you can get free baby slings!

Right now, Seven Slings is giving away FREE baby carriers!

Go HERE , click on ‘Shop Now”, select any baby carrier you would like. Be sure to go to the sizing page so that you can get the right size carrier for you. Once you have selected your size, you will automatically be directed to the “shopping bag” where you can enter the promo code “ENBABY “ . This promo code will take 100% off of the baby carrier purchase and all you are required to pay are the shipping fees. You can use the code more than once- simply open a new browser window to do so.

Don’t miss out on your free baby slings!

American Girl Doll Sale Happening Tomorrow!

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Calling all American Girl fans!

Starting tomorrow-9/12 – at 9am, Zulily is having a sale on American Girl! You will be able to save up to 30% off! Bitty Baby Dolls, accessories, books, and more!

Visit the link HERE to sign up now so that at 9am EST, you’ll be ready to shop-these will go FAST!

While you’re waiting today for the sale tomorrow, you may want to start thinking about clothes for your new dolls!  Here is an adorable princess dress on sale right now!

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15″ Baby Doll Princess Costume Set, Fits American Girl Bitty Baby Dolls & More! 15 Inch Doll Pink Princess Dress and Crown.

 

Spider Arts and Crafts

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Halloween is right around the corner and how fun are spider arts and crafts?!  Since we don’t have a front door decoration for Halloween that I really like, I thought this spider one would be perfect!  Plus, it’s a super easy craft that the kids can help with!  What kid doesn’t love working with pom poms and glitter glue?!

Halloween Spider Decoration

Materials:

spider mats

Canvas
2 Black Pom Poms
Silver Glitter Glue
2 Black Pipe Cleaners
Black Paint
Paint Brush
Glue Gun or Elmers Glue

Directions:

1.  Paint the entire front of the canvas black.  Allow to dry.

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2. Use glitter glue to create a spider web design.  Allow to dry (mine took over night).

3.  Glue 2 pom poms together to form spider’s body.

4.  Cut pipe cleaners to create the spider’s leg and glue to the canvas/body.

5. Use glitter glue to create the spider’s eyes.

If you like this craft, be sure to check out:

Toilet Paper Pumpkin

Halloween Treat Recipes

Halloween Kids Movies

Do you have any cute spider arts and crafts you’d like to share?

Kids Crafts For Fall

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Can you believe it’s September?  That means it’s time for Fall and I am busy looking for Kids Crafts For Fall!

 Here is a nice little roundup of fun and easy (and frugal) crafts for you and child to help celebrate this very fun season!

 10 Kids Crafts For Fall

Hand Print Apple Fun

Salt Dough Leaf

Pumpkin Word Families

Fall Frames

Paper Plate Owl

Fall Lacing Fun

Toilet Paper Pumpkin

Fall Hand Print Wreath

Gratitude Pumpkins

Paper Plate Racoon

Do you have any favorite Kids Crafts for Fall? I’d love for you to email them to me or leave them in the comments!

Toilet Paper Crafts For Kids

I love making crafts that also use recycling so coming up with toilet paper crafts for kids was a great way to do this!

Toilet Paper Crafts For Kids

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Dave the Minion

july napkin

4th of July Party Decorations

Toilet Paper Roll Napkin Rings (these are for Thanksgiving but you can make any theme)

toilet monsters

Toilet Paper Roll Monsters

fireworks

Toilet Paper Roll Fireworks

Toilet Paper Roll Ring Toss

rockey penny bank

Toilet Paper Rocket Penny Bank

Toilet Paper Roll Binoculars

 

 

Dave the Minion

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If your kids like Despicable Me or Despicable Me2, chances are they are fans of Dave the Minion!  This easy craft is perfect for them on a rainy day!

Toilet Paper Minions/Dave The Minion

Materials:

Toilet Paper Rolls
Construction Paper
Paint
Tape
Googly Eyes

Directions:

1.  Clean toilet paper rolls completely.
2.  To create Dave the Minion, you’ll need to paint the top part of the toilet paper roll yellow and the bottom part blue.  Allow to dry.
3.  To create an “Evil Minion”, paint the entire roll purple and then the bottom half black.  Allow to dry.
4.  Using black paint, create the details of the faces and add googly eye, or you can paint them on.
5.  Cut out construction paper strips to create hair and tape them into the inside of the rolls.

If you don’t have paint, you can easily use construction paper and tape or glue the minion details to the toilet paper rolls.

If crafts aren’t your thing, you can find these Minion items on sale right now!

Despicable Me 3D Silicone Case Cover for iPhone 4 / 4S (2 eye blue) Only $6.99

or

Despicable Me Dancing Dave Action Figure$29.99!

Is the Dave the Minion your favorite minion, or do you like the “evil” ones better?

Kids Frugal Fun: How To Create A Cow Costume (For Chick-fil-a Cow Appreciation Day)

Cow Appreciation Day is coming up (7/11) so I thought it would be fun to show you a super easy way to get some free food at Chick-fil-a.  If you don’t have a Chick-fil-a nearby, you can always use this idea for Halloween!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.

Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to Pin them on Pinterest!

Materials:
White or light colored shirt and shorts
Yarn
Peel and Stick Foam (black)
Scissors
Construction Paper (white and brown)

Directions:
1.  Cut circles in the peel and stick foam and adhere them to the clothing.

2.  Cut small pieces of yarn to create a tail and hang that from the back of the shorts.

3.  Cut 1 sheet of paper in half (vertical) and then tape or staple the 2 halves together to form the headband.

4.  Cut 2 ears out of paper and attach them to the headband.

Educational Activities:
Math:  Cut small and large circles from the foam and have your child create patterns when adhering them to the clothing.
Language Arts:  Create a sign with a funny chicken or cow saying and attach that to the costume.  Make sure your child writes or traces the words to get in their writing practice!

Kids Frugal Fun: 4th of July Craft~Toilet Paper Fireworks

 

Each week I bring you a kids craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. Happy 4th of July everyone!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.

Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to Pin them on Pinterest!

Materials:

Paper
Paint
Toilet Paper Roll
Scissors

Directions:
1.  Clean the toilet paper roll, ensuring all the paper is gone.
2.  Cut slits in on end of the roll (all the way around).

3.  Fold up the slits so the roll resembles an octopus.
4.  Squirt red and blue paint onto work area and dip the roll into the paint and then create your fireworks!

Educational Activities:

    • Language Arts:  My son is working on his writing ability so I created a word bank of patriotic words and wrote them in dotted letters for him to practice writing.  There are also some wonderful books that are centered around 4th of July you can read with your child.  A couple I like are:

The Fourth of July Story
The Story of America’s Birthday

  • Social Studies/History:  Revisit the true meaning and history behind the 4th of July.  Discuss with your child what they think the word independence means.

25 Kids Books Only $1 Each!

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It’s a new month and Amazon has released a brand new list of 25 kids Kindle books for only $1 I love reading and especially kids books.  My hope is that my love of reading is transferred to my boys and so far my oldest is following in my lead.  I know one of the reasons for this is because of how much we read together!  Here is a great deal to help your child get some books that they will love!

Right now Amazon is offering 25 Kids Books for $1  There are books for everyone aged 1-12 so you’re sure to find one your child will love!

Here are some of my favorites:

Stan and the Toilet Monster

Tornado Slim and the Magic Cowboy Hat

My Teacher Is a Dinosaur: And Other Prehistoric Poems, Jokes, Riddles & Amazing Facts

and 22 more!

Fun Activities For Kids

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I asked on my Facebook page a couple of nights ago if you would like to see more recipes or crafts and the overwhelming response was crafts-so here is a roundup of fun easy crafts for kids-don’t worry, new ideas are coming soon!

Fun Activities For Kids

DIY Photo Cube

photo cube

Sun Baked S’mores

smore

How To Make Pen Flowers

pen flowers

Rainbow Rice

rainbow rice

Toilet Paper Monsters

toilet monsters

Edible Pirate Shiip

edible ship

4th of July Party Decoration

 

july napkin

 

Be sure to check out these Art and Craft Supplies to help you complete the fun activities for kids above!

 

Mother’s Day Personalized Gifts-How To Make A Jewelry Holder

jewelry holder

Each week I bring you a craft that is fun and frugal. Mother’s Day is right around the corner so in the next month, I will be creating Mother’s Day personalized gifts for this very important holiday!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.

Just a side note, I laminateas much as I can when doing crafts…it really helps to preserve them.

Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to Pin them on Pinterest!

Mother’s Day Personalized Gifts-How To Make A Jewelry Holder

Materials:
Photo Frame
Cork
Thumb tacks

Directions:
1. Locate a frame that has a nice big border (will look better) and remove the glass and any picture inside.

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2.  Cut a piece of cork to fit inside the frame and insert it in, securing the back of the frame.

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3. Insert thumb tacks into the cork in various places depending on what you want to be held.  This was perfect for some of my “chunkier” pieces that take up too much space in my jewelry box!

If you’re looking for some jewelry to hang on this holder, check out the Love, Mother, Forever Silver & Crystal Expressively Yours Bracelet for only $7.99!

mom bracelet

Simple Kids Craft Ideas

sombrero craft

It’s promising to be a rainy week here in Virginia so I am on the lookout for simple kids craft ideas!   Crafting is a great way to help the day go by faster and keep my boys from getting bored from being stuck inside the house!

Here are some of my favorite Simple Kids Craft Ideas that also have perfect timing for Cinco De Mayo and Mother’s Day!

Sombrero Craft

rainbow rice

How To Make Rainbow Rice

pen flowersHow To Make Pen Flowers

wine glass

Personalized Mother’s Day Gifts

Or if you’re feeling hungry and would like to spend a little bit of time in the kitchen, check out these recipes:

Healthy Recipes for Kids

Black Beans Brownie Recipe

Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe

Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

Mother’s Day Personalized Gifts-Photo Cube (Kids Frugal Fun)

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Each week I bring you a craft that is fun and frugal. Mother’s Day is right around the corner so in the next month, I will be creating Mother’s Day personalized gifts for this very important holiday!

If you’ve missed any previous crafts, check out Momondealz’s Kids Frugal Fun page.

Just a side note, I laminateas much as I can when doing crafts…it really helps to preserve them.

Remember, if you love any of my crafts, be sure to Pin them on Pinterest!

Mother’s Day Personalized Gifts-Photo Cube

Materials:
Cube of Scrap Wood (or you can purchase some craft wood)
Paint of your choice
Mod Podge

Pictures

Sponge or Paint Brush

Directions:
1.  If you use a scrap piece of wood, you will want to sand it to create a smooth working surface.  If you’re using craft wood, this step can be skipped.
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2.  Paint the entire block with your paint choice.
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3.  Print your desired pictures.  Make sure you print them as 4X6.  This size will work best for the cube shape.
4. Place the cube on your picture and using a pencil, trace the block so you have an outline of where to cut.  I didn’t want to forget what picture I measure for each side so I labeled them both with pencil.
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5.  Cover one side of the cube with Mod Podge and lay a picture on top of the cube.  Allow to dry completely.


6.  Cover the picture with Mod Podge and allow to dry.  Repeat with a second coat.
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7.  Repeat the process with all other pictures.

Don’t forget to check out my post on Mother’s Day Gifts for $25 or less for more ideas!

Healthy Recipes for Kids

healthy recipes for kids

We always try to come up with Healthy Recipes for Kids but with summer coming I know I’ll need to have even more on hand since my oldest will be out of school!

Here is a great roundup of recipes some blogging buddies have shared with me that are both easy and healthy!

Healthy Recipes for Kids

Black Bean Brownie Recipe

rainbow fruit salad

Rainbow fruit salad

mozzarella sticks

Mozzarella Sticks Recipe

homemade chips

Homemade potato chips

orange creamsicle

Orange Creamsicle

No Bake Energy Balls

microwave popcorn

Italian Brown Bag Popcorn

carrot cake cupcakes

No Sugar Carrot Cake Muffins

healthy fruit snacks

Healthy Fruit Snacks

Weight Watchers Banana Bread Recipe

protein bites

Gluten Free Protein Bites

granola bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars

Cookie Dough Dip Recipe

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