DIY Doctor Who Pajamas

Last winter my son saw a pair of Doctor Who pajamas on one of his favorite websites. They were $50. I am not a very frugal person, but even I would never spend $50 for a pair of pajamas. Especially for a kid who seems to grown an inch every single day. Besides, I am kind of obsessed with figuring out how I can DIY almost everything. I used to never believe people when they said that DIY-ing is the greatest hobby. My son was laughing in the photo above because he said, “Mom, are you going to put this on…

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My DIY Doctor Who and Hobbit Aprons

I love to be in the kitchen and am a big fan of aprons. They come in so handy when you are creating a delicious but messy masterpiece.  Not to mention, us ladies look so cute in aprons! Try one on for yourself and see how feminine, pretty and dainty you feel. Hobby Lobby sells aprons for $4.99 (plain) and $8.99 (has ruffles.) Don’t forget your 40%-one-item coupon every time you visit Hobby Lobby! Of course, I had to make a Doctor Who apron and a Hobbit apron. This is the Hobbit diet. Or pretty much the diet of all tween and…

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DIY Minifigure Display Case

This was a very easy father-son Saturday project. So easy that it only took a couple of hours. What you need: six craft boards – the dimensions of one piece = 1/2″ x 2″ x 36″ seven 14″ long pieces for the shelves. two 18″ long pieces for the sides. two 16″ long pieces (glued on top of each other) for the top section with Police Public Call Box on it. two 10″ long pieces (glued on top of each other) for the section above that. one 2″ x 3″ block of wood for the tippy top of the TARDIS. nails and wood glue paint…

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The Ultimate and Inexpensive Minecraft Birthday Party Gift Bag

The Ultimate and Inexpensive Minecraft Birthday Party Gift Bag

My son turned 12 a couple of months ago. My baby is one step closer to being a teenager. Since Minecraft is the thing among boys his age, selecting a theme for this year’s party was easy. We always host birthday parties at a local entertainment center/restaurant. It is basically a giant arcade that serves awesome food. Think a classy Chuck E. Cheese for big kids and adults. They supply everything, so I never need to decorate, bake, cook, or clean up. So the only thing I ever need to do for parties is the gift bag. I try to…

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May the 4th be with you! Win an ultimate Star Wars prize pack ($150)

Congratulations to Kathy D. from Maryland Did you know that May 4th is the official Star Wars Day? Need some ideas to help you celebrate this fun day with your family? Watch one of the Star Wars movies and play Star Wars BINGO as you watch. (These cards go along with the originals – episodes 4, 5, and 6.) Plan out an entire Star Wars meal. Here is a picture of the spread from one of our Father’s Day Star Wars dinners at the Mos Eisley Cantina. The dishes were: Death Melon (watermelon carved into the Death Star) Tie Biters (Tie-Fighter cookies made from…

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Jane Austen Winner and How-tos

Two weeks ago I hosted a giveaway for a Jane Austen themed gift basket. The number of entries was overwhelming, and the comments and emails I received about the items in the basket were such a blessing. I wish I could give every one of you a basket, but alas, only one person can win. It has taken me so long to announce the winner because the first person chosen never replied to my email. Congratulations to Kelley E. from Georgia! Several of the participants asked where I bought some the Jane Austen goodies. Most of them, I did not buy.…

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