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Christmas Gifts Under $5

This post contains affiliate links. My per person budget for members of my immediate family is usually between $10 to $20 per person, including gifts that go in their stockings. While I make many gifts for pennies, I also purchase items from garage sales, and I look for low-cost items that my family members will love…

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Rethinking Christmas Stockings

A few years back, we were in need of new Christmas stockings. Our family had grown, and we didn’t have enough matching stockings for the family. At the same time, I had been seeing beautiful miniature stockings online made from vintage grain sacks. I loved the simple red stripes at the top and I especially…

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Harry Potter Christmas Baby Shower

I hosted a baby shower last week for a soon to be first-time mom who is a huge Harry Potter fan. Since I seem to have a Harry Potter birthday party for at least one of my children every year (and have for the last few years) this meant I already had several items that…

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Sewing for Operation Christmas Child

I am excited to participate in filling shoeboxes this year for Operation Christmas Child! These gifts go to needy children all over the world. I spent some time recently reading stories of those who had received shoeboxes as children, as well as those who have helped distribute shoeboxes. I took note of what gifts were…

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11 Mother’s Day Gifts Under $5

  I saw an ad the other day for Mother’s Day gifts under $100. While I love my mother, I don’t have that kind of a budget, and I am certain that I’m not the only one. Mothers appreciate being thought of on Mother’s Day, and you don’t have to spend a lot to let…

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Eiffel Tower Birthday

 This post contains affiliate links. Elsa fell in love with the Eiffel Tower last year after Winter had her French party with her sisters. A few months later, we bought her a dress at a garage sale that was an all-over Eiffel tower print, and she loved it. For Christmas I made her this Eiffel…

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Winter’s Birthday Gifts

We started Winter’s birthday last week with presents at breakfast. That’s not how we have done things in the past, but I loved this change and it might occur a lot more often at our house. I did a silver and white theme using the back side of some green wrapping paper to wrap a…