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Christmas Ideas

I used to love EVERYTHING about the Christmas season.  And then one year I saw this “Elf on a Shelf”.   What is that I asked?  I was told it was a tradition that had been around for years.  Ummm…ok…I never had an elf.  So it couldn’t have been that old of a tradition. Flash …

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EASY Christmas Snowman Door Decoration

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on April 10, 2016 · 0 comments

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  Ok, I realize it’s no where near Christmas.  This is one of those things that I meant to post before Christmas or right after but it kept getting pushed to the side. BUT the good thing is that you can always PIN THIS IDEA now and save it for later! This was probably the simplest decoration in …

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Mom’s Christmas Sausage Balls Recipe

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on January 29, 2016 · 0 comments

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  So you might be asking why these are called Christmas Sausage Balls.  Like, what’s so special about them that makes them “Christmas-y”? Truth is, the reason we refer to these as “Christmas” Sausage Balls is because the only time my mom ever made these was for Christmas morning breakfast.  And I don’t know why because …

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  Is this baby’s first Christmas? Your local BabiesRUs  wants you to participate in their  Baby’s First Christmas event!   Meet & mingle with parents & their babies, share holiday storytime, activities & more and enjoy prizes & giveaways! Create baby’s first “Ugly Christmas Sweater” with a free Gerber Onesies® bodysuit! Then share your pics with Us using #BRUChristmas.” The dates are as follows: November …

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Michael’s Family Christmas Ornament Workshop on 11/7

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 3, 2015 · 0 comments

in All,Arts and Crafts,Christmas Ideas,kids

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  We love Michael’s Kids Club!  And I LOVE these cute little ornaments that they’re going to be doing this weekend! The Kids Club craft on 11/7 is a Wish List Ornament.  The cost is $2 for the supplies to make it. The Family Workshop is a Reindeer Ornament (isn’t it cute?!)  The cost for the supplies to …

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Graduation Tassel Keepsake Christmas Ornament

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 21, 2014 · 0 comments

in All,Christmas Ideas

I love this idea!  I used Bug’s Kindergarten Graduation Tassel to make one.  What a fun thing to have one day when he has a high school and college graduation tassel to make ornaments out of too! It’s really simple!  I found the clear ornament at Walmart – but craft stores like Michael’s should have them …

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Holiday Gift Guide Advertising 2014 | Taking Submissions Starting Now!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on September 17, 2014

in About Me,All,Christmas Ideas

Get your products featured on Saving Toward A Better Life’s Holiday Gift Guide this holiday season!  The gift guide will be a feature page on the blog for the duration of the year.  It will launch no later November 20th (That’s one week before the Black Friday shopping craze!).  The Holiday Gift Guide page will …

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Christmas Craft: Paper Candle Ornament

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 24, 2013 · 2 comments

in Arts and Crafts,Christmas Ideas,kid crafts

  Here’s one last craft for you this Christmas.  We just made some of these a few days ago, and I have to say it’s become one of my favorite handmade ornaments.  It’s so simple and it really looks good on the tree! Paper Candle Christmas Tree Ornament Supplies (per candle): 3×5 white index card white paper muffin cup yellow tissue …

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How to Get Your Kids to (Willingly) Clean Out their Toys Before Christmas

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 21, 2013 · 1 comment

in Christmas Ideas,Cleaning

Christmas Toy Purge: How to get your kids to (willingly) clean out before Christmas! Bug’s birthday is October 20.  That is SO close to Christmas we’ve barely recovered from birthday chaos before it’s time for Christmas chaos.  I managed to get him to part with 3 or 4 toys before his birthday and I smuggled out …

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Simple, Inexpensive Class Christmas Gift Idea: Reindeer Food

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 18, 2013 · 0 comments

in Christmas Ideas,kids

Simple, Inexpensive Class Christmas Gift Idea: Reindeer Food Yes, I really did just spill a bag of that one my table to take a picture of.  The things I do for you people.  J/K  :) I just finished making up bags of this stuff for Bug’s class for their Christmas party.  I thought long and hard about …

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Watch Santa Feed His Reindeer | Live Webcam!

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 17, 2013 · 0 comments

in Christmas Ideas,Family Activities,Free,kids

Grab the kiddos and check out Santa’s Live Reindeer Cam!  He feeds the reindeer Monday – Friday at 11am, 6pm & 9pm | Weekends at 6pm (est) (That’s 10am, 5pm and 8pm CST Mon-Fri and 5pm on weekends CST)  Make Reindeer Food for the kids to put out on Christmas Eve! Find all the latest Christmas Shopping …

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Kids Christmas Crafts Roundup

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 13, 2013 · 0 comments

in Christmas Ideas,kid crafts

Kids have a LOT of extra energy this time of year.  It comes with all the extra excitement.  Let them channel that energy into something crafty!  These crafts are a lot of fun and as a bonus, at lot of them are gift worthy too!  (What grandparent wouldn’t LOVE a canvas of reindeer made of …

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Homemade Gift Ideas for Christmas

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 13, 2013 · 3 comments

in Arts and Crafts,Christmas Ideas,Christmas Shopping

Looking for something simple and homemade for Christmas gift giving? Check out this roundup of ideas from the Mavens of Money! Homemade Gift Ideas Reindeer Food Recipe Cards, Tags, and Wrapping Paper Thumb Print Ornaments Manicure in a Jar Body Scrub: Sugar and Sage Handprint Art Oven Mitts Homemade Vanilla Peppermint Candy Bowl and Peppermint Candy Tree Hot Chocolate in a Jar Sharpie Coffee Mugs The Mavens …

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FREE Pictures from ICaughtSanta.com

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 7, 2013 · 0 comments

in Christmas Ideas,Free

Tens of thousands of visitors all over the world have used ICaughtSanta.com to ‘Catch Santa’. The makers of the site want to say thank you and celebrate their 5th year anniversary – buy offering you UNLIMITED  ICaughtSanta photos for FREE through December 10th. Plus, they are giving away an iPad Air and gift cards from Amazon, Visa, …

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Frugal Kid’s Christmas Craft: Thumbprint Ornaments

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 19, 2012 · 0 comments

in Christmas Ideas,kid crafts

Here’s a fun activity to do with the kids that doubles as a great gift!  Thanks Momondealz’s! Thumb Print Christmas Ornaments Materials: Store Bought Ornaments (only 77 cents each at local craft stores) Various Colors of Paint Directions: 1. Have your child select the designs they’d like for the ornaments. I had a whole bunch I had googled and let Will …

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Frugal Kid’s Christmas Craft: Footprint Reindeer

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on December 16, 2012 · 0 comments

in Christmas Ideas,kid crafts

Here’s a fun activity to do with the kids.  Thanks Momondealz’s! Foot Print Reindeer Materials: Brown and red paint Canvas (I got mine at AC Moore with a coupon) Black Sharpie Directions: 1. Paint the bottom of your child’s foot and have them “stamp” it on the canvas. Be sure to leave room for the other foot. 2. When the paint has dried …

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Frugal Kid’s Christmas Craft: Christmas Handprint Wreath

by Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life on November 30, 2012 · 3 comments

in Christmas Ideas,kid crafts,preschool

Frugal Kid’s Christmas Craft: Christmas Handprint Wreath I love making these because I love crafts that use handprints!  You can watch your sweet little child’s hand get bigger and bigger while preserving the memory of how little it used to be. You will need: Two sheets of green construction paper One paper plate (when it comes to kid crafts …

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Get your products featured on Saving Toward A Better Life’s Holiday Gift Guide this holiday season!  The gift guide will be a feature page on the blog for the duration of the year.  It will launch no later November 16th (That’s one week before the Black Friday shopping craze!).  The Holiday Gift Guide page will …

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Here’s a deal on a great gift for Christmas!  Get a book personalized with your child’s name a details where they get to start right along side their favorite characters! Right now you can get TWO for the PRICE of one! Two personalized children’s books for just $19.99 + shipping! I have ordered from Cute Kid Creations …

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Here’s a deal on a great gift for Christmas!  Get a book personalized with your child’s name a details where they get to start right along side their favorite characters! Right now you can get TWO for the PRICE of one! Two personalized children’s books for just $19.99 + shipping! I have ordered from Cute Kid Creations …

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