Our Favorite Christmas Tradition: Opening a Present a Day for the 12 Days of Christmas

When I was little, on Christmas morning, we opened all of our presents, but we did it rather slowly.  I would open a present, then my brother would, than my parents.  We took our time.  There was no frantic ripping of paper in a frenzy that was over in five minutes.  Sometimes we even stopped […]

Trying a Pinterest Idea: Decorating Easter Eggs with Crayon Shavings

I don’t know if I’m the only one, but neon egg dye kinda freaks me out.  Instead, I went searching on Pinterest for a different way to decorate Easter eggs.  I came across Housing a Forest’s Melted Crayon Easter Eggs and decided it would make a fun craft to do with the kids. I’m not […]

What’s In Our Dairy Free, Gluten Free Easter Baskets?

This year planning Easter baskets was a bit trickier since they had to have treats that are both dairy free and gluten free. I thought I’d share with you what our kids are going to get this Easter: Amanda’s Own Confections Gold Bunny Box — I just found this company this year, and my kids […]

Frugal and Fun Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples and Kids

Valetine’s Day is just a little more than a week away, so if you haven’t started planning out what you will do with your sweetie and your kids, now is the time to begin planning. Here at Mom’s Plans, I have shared a few of my favorite ideas.  Last year I shared 6 fun ways […]

Get Free Holiday Labels from Vistaprint: Pay Shipping Only

Vistaprint is offering free holiday labels.  All you pay is shipping, which starts at $3.69. We didn’t do Christmas cards last year, but I plan to this year, so I am going to put my son to work drawing a Christmas picture that I can use as the picture in the label.  You can choose […]

A Simple Halloween Craft Project: Bean Mosaic Ghosts and Pumpkins

My kids love doing crafts (what kid doesn’t?), so we sat down to make some bean mosaics using beans from the pantry, which made this project free for us.  Yeah for free! I drew a picture of a Jack ‘O Lantern for my son and ghosts for my two girls.  Then, they went to work. […]

6 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you aren’t carefully, costume expenses can add up quickly.  While it is fun to dress up for Halloween, it is not fun to have to pay a fortune for an outfit your kids will only wear once or a few times while playing dress up.  Here are […]

How I Plan to Have a Debt Free, Low Cost Christmas: Enter (and Win) Giveaways

I am on a mission to minimize our Christmas spending so more of our cash can go for debt repayment.  My first strategy is to use Swagbucks to win free gift cards.  Entering sweepstakes and giveaways is my next strategy.  Here is why: There are many hobbies out there that have the potential to make […]

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have an enjoyable holiday celebrating our nation’s independence.  I will be spending the day with my family having a barbecue and watching fireworks. See you back here tomorrow! Photo credit.

Preparing for a Frugal Valentine’s Day

Although Christmas and New Year’s occurred only a few weeks ago, retailers are already making the leap to Valentine’s Day, which is only a few weeks away.  The advertising agencies have done an excellent job of designating Valentine’s Day THE day to show your love and affection for your significant other by showering them with […]