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DIY Halloween Tombstones!

This is a fun project for the kids and everyone else to. All it takes is: An empty box  packing paper paint markers sponges, and paint brushes First crinkle your packaging paper so it has some texture to it. Then wrap your box like a gift, don't worry if it isn't perfect your going to be painting over it.  Next put on a coat of white paint and let dry.  Once the first coat is dry add a coat of dark grey (I didn't have any grey so I made dark purple instead) Use a sponge to apply this coat so it gets a stone look. Let that dry and then you can either continue with another coat just a couple shades lighter like I did (add white to the darker color) Or you can keep it dark.  Once it is dry add your artistic touch and create your tombstone. I thought this one was funny. And now you have your very own amazing and super simple tombstone. You can create a whole graveyard if you want and keep them outside but you would need t

DIY Mummy Votive Candle Holder

This week I am working on my Halloween themed crafts and decor. I saw this neat idea online for mummy mason jar candles, I had to try it. So I used some candle jars I had laying around.  What you will need is: Empty jars or containers Medical Gauze Hot glue gun Googly eyes Other Embellishments (optional) It is quite simple, just cut strips of gauze and glue them to your jars, add embellishments and you can either use real candles or my fave flameless candles. Super simple and quick Halloween craft. These make wonderful gifts as well ;)

Save time and money on dinners!

I have been trying to figure out a way to save time and money on meals and get more time to be social with my friends, as well as provide some original blog material. I have done a few potluck parties and always end up saving a huge amount of money with people pitching in on the food. So why on earth does a potluck dinner need to be a special occasion? I was thinking, depending on how close your are with your friends :) I could start having co-op dinners. Maybe start off with a couple times a month and see how things are going. Then you can easily do it as much or as little as you like. Another great way to save time and money is to do a freezer cooking get together. Where you can divide the cost of the food and supplies and make freezer meals together. You can invite as many friends as you want or can fit in your kitchen. Not only are you saving time, money, and sanity but you are having a fun time with a friend, doing something that is usually just a chore. I am one of those m

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Review & Giveaway!

Ok so chocolate is the single most amazing creation known to human kind! And specialty chocolate the reigning champion! The Canadian chocolate champion would have to be the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory! They make the most amazing sweet treats you can imagine. From chocolate truffles to candy and caramel apples and everything in between! Luckily for me and my chocoholic self I was chosen to review some of their fall goodies!   Here is all the items I received in my package. They are so beautifully wrapped they make the most memorable gifts! And who doesn't like chocolate? And if your more of a caramel person they have these fantastic Pumpkin Spice & Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels. I almost ate the entire bag in one sitting. This morning I added a couple of them to my coffee for a delicious Pumpkin Spice Mocha! The detailing on their confections is amazing! And well the best part is the taste, this chocolate melts in your mouth like silk it is ou

It is cold and flu season!

Wow this last week has been hell! Since last Friday my kids and I have been suffering a nasty cold/flu bug. It is a nasty one! My little baby has an ear infection in both ears and my daughter seems to have an irritating cough associated with the dreaded runny nose! My oldest has gotten better already, thank god. I am just like a zombie right now, I have had every symptom you can imagine from body aches, and sore throat, to throwing up with a high fever and everything in between. But life goes on, so I thought I would share with you some very exciting information. Next week I will be having another fantastic giveaway, and a delicious one at that. Patience is a virtue, it will remain a surprise until then. But keep checking back and be sure to sign up for email updates.

DIY Free Fall Decor!

I love to decorate for all the different seasons. It really helps me to get in the mood and enjoy it. But decorating can be expensive. And when your living on a very small budget (and still learning how to use it wisely) it can be very difficult and sometimes very sad. So here is what you need to do, put a smile on your face and realize how crafty you can be when you put your mind to it! The painting on the wall is from my melted crayon art I did a few weeks ago, in fall colors. I simply painted on a nice little leafless tree and voila a nice piece of art. But I noticed it still looked bare in that corner of my kitchen. I always like those big vases with really nice long decorative branches and sticks hanging out of them but they are like 20.00 just for the branches. Like that's ever gonna happen! So I thought since its fall and I have a leafless tree portrait why not make a decorative branch display of my own?  You will need: white paper paint in fall colors (red,yellow,o

Geocaching and Babyville Boutique Contest!

   I have just begun to get into Geocaching! A couple days ago I never even knew how this worked and now I am addicted to it! Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location. Well I don't have a GPS or a smartphone so I am just going on a complete treasure hunt. Today my daughter and I found our first Geocache!  Here is my little girl holding our first find. She chose a littlest pet shop toy to take and she got her brother a keychain and since this was our first find I deposited in return a pen, 2 rings, a sticker, a penny, and a few other items, we also signed and dated the little notebook! So exciting! I cannot wait to go find our next cache it is so much fun to do with the kids. Its a free outing and an amazing experience. If you want to find out more about Geocaching head over to www.geocaching.co

Matcha DNA Green Tea Powder Review

  I was able to try green tea powder this week which is great because I started trying to eat a little better and flush all the toxins out of my body. Matcha DNA green tea powder may be the equivalent of 10 glasses of green tea in terms of nutritional value and antioxidant content. That is a ton of green tea. It is certified organic and sustainably grown for maximum potency. I tried it just as a cup of tea and wasn't too blown away, it still tasted just like green tea, it is supposed to be smoother and less bitter but I would say its pretty much the same as regular green tea. But I like regular green tea so that is not a problem but I think I will try it in another recipe.  These are a few of the recipes that are on their website I would like to try they have a whole bunch of them, and if you would like to order some of this magnificent tea go to www.matchadna.com  Green Cookies Ingredients: (for 30 cookies of 5mm thick) 360g flour 130g sugar 240g butt

Favorite Color Swap and Burnt Memories!

I am so very excited that I am participating in my very first Swap! I have seen other bloggers post about their neat packages they send and receive and it always looked like so much fun! So I joined Chaotic Goddess and her favorite color swap! So exciting! My favorite color is blue, and I can't wait to see what my partners favorite color is. I absolutely love getting packages in the mail! It is so sentimental and heart felt it makes you feel cared for. I love sending packages to friends and family when I can and I will begin kicking that up a notch as well as my Random Acts Of Kindness! My blog has really began to pick up so I am feeling the need to give back in as many ways as I can. I have already began by sponsoring other bloggers and will continue to do so to get my advertising up to par! But anyways if you care to join us in this nifty little swap head on over and sign up HERE !  In other news one of my most memorable places in town burnt to a crisp a few days ago. So

WOWBUTTER Giveaway!

  Wanna win an entire case of WOWBUTTER? You can eat sandwiches everyday for six months or share the WOWBUTTER with your friends and family. Either way WOWBUTTER is giving one lucky Funky Frugal Mommy reader a case of 6 X 1.1LB Jars of WOWBUTTER! Just enter below and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway Read the post below for my review on WOWBUTTER.  

WOWBUTTER Review!

  There is nothing more budget friendly than good ole PB & J sandwiches. But how is it possible to send PB & J with all the nut free school policies? The truth is there is no way around it, until now. I have been lucky enough to stumble upon WOWBUTTER!    WOWBUTTER is the alternative to peanut butter! It tastes amazing, and  WOWBUTTER is peanut free, tree nut free, gluten free, egg free, and dairy free. It is produced in a dedicated facility that manufactures only soy products. Here are the ingredients: Non GMO Toasted Soy, Soy Oil, Granulated Cane Sugar, Monoglyceride (from vegetable oil, prevents oil separation) and Sea Salt. Under the label they have these really cool stickers for you to put on lunch containers or bags so your schools teachers know that you are using completely safe WOWBUTTER and not peanut butter.Their website is absolutely amazing, it has so much information and so many cool features like fundraising, sample request,