My Saving's my Way

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Tracking Santa

My daughter just loves seeing were Santa is and I'm also using it to teach her about new places the process. i wanted to share the site with everyone so they too (if they are doing the Santa thing) can share with there family.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Toilet Paper Roll

cute idea i found in a magazine. great if you have little girls with lots of little hair ties or your own hair ties. place them on the toilet paper roll. great way to keep them organized in one spot and its thrifty. we do this as well as hang our bows on ribbon we had laying around.


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

An easy snack the kids will love

i got the newspaper one day and along with coupons for some of the items needed to make this there was the instructions on how to make it. ive heard about it before but haven't tryed it so when i knew what was needed and had the coupons i decided to give it a try and its a hit here in our house my hubby looooooooooves it even requested i make some for him to bring to work lol.
you will need
cups Corn Chex®, Rice Chex®, Wheat Chex® or Chocolate Chex® cereal (or combination)
cup semisweet chocolate chips
cup peanut butter
cup butter or margarine
teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2
cups powdered sugar

Into large bowl, measure cereal; set aside.
In 1-quart microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter uncovered on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave about 30 seconds longer or until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal, stirring until evenly coated. Pour into 2-gallon resealable food-storage plastic bag.
Add powdered sugar. Seal bag; shake until well coated. Spread on waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.
check it out on the chex website along with other recipes to try

Monday, November 10, 2008


Things Have been hectic here but we have a few projects in the mix. 2 food related ones (the kids will love those), maybe a chair related project, fun with paper mache. i hope to get them done with in the next 2 to 3 weeks.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Rain Noise Maker

It's Time for another project me and the kiddo's made the other day, we saw this one on tv.

You Will Need
The roll from a paper towel roll, paper, tape, aluminum foil, rice , tape (any kind we used ducktape since it holds better and my kids played with theres ruff so it held it together better)

First grab a and cut a part of the paper and tape it on one end of the roll to hold in the items we will be placing in. next grab that peice of foil and kinda squish it (see pictures) than place it inside the roll. add the rice inside as well. take some paper on the other end of the roll and flip it over and you will hear the noises. everytime you flip it you will hear it.
Decorate your's by letting the kids color on it or add stickers.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Spider Time

Now Its time to try the spider. this is great because theres a few diffrent things you can use to stuff it. if you get a ton of leaves in your yard you could use those if not old newspapers work great as well as stuffing. this also looks great hanging with the legs proped up outside we set ours up inside.

You will need

4 garbage bags. twist ties (optional). stuffing (paper or leaves). white paper for eyes and mouth and sizors and a glue gun (or tape)

so stuff one bag with allot of stuffing still leaving room to attach the head. fill the another bag halfway this one will be the head. now tie the head and body together with twistties or tie them to eachother. take the other 2 bags and cut 2 times long ways down the middle making 2 legs perbag from each bag then you can pick the how wide you want the legs to be. take those legs and tie 2 to the back courners of the body part of the bag than tie the other 2 to the front of the bag. with your paper make eyes and a mouth i used a glue gun to stick mine on but you could use something else. and your all set with your spider
to make it look even more like a spider on each leg in the middle tie a string (fishing string will work) and tape or hook it up above the body on the celing so that it arches the middle of the leg like a real spiders legs. i didnt have the string so we didnt do it with our's pictured below

Head and Body Connected
Back view were i tied the legs on
Face (ours looks sad lol)


Ghost Time

So while browsing the internet i got directed to a site that had DIY decoritive halloween ghosts. its super easy and gives you a fun use for those plastic bags laying around. i try and use cloth bags but still had a few plastic ones on hand.
You need
sizors. 1 plastic bag. 1 black marker.
now with your sizors cut the handles off the bags and place them to the side one will come in handy later on in the project. Now cut the bag in half so you have 2 seperate halves. take one half and ball it up that will go in the "head" area. place the other part of the bag over it. now grab one of the cut handles and tie it around the ghosts neck and draw eyes and a mouth then there you go a quick ghost decoration.


Around The House Tip Of The Day

Do you have a package to send? Out Of Packing Tape? its happned to all of us and i found a nifty way to seal my packages with out worrieng they will open. i grabed my hot glue gun and sealed it up now i use it in place of packing tape all the time. looks allot neater as well.



Welcome my name is Jean Wife to Michael and Mother to 3 amazing children Natalie, Genevieve and Michael Jr . I decided to make this blog to share all the wonderful crafty things me and my children take part in inside and outside our home. Not all of the crafts are one's we made up on our own, with the help of the internet and other people around us we have come up with so many diffrent crafty adventures to take part in.

Also along with sharing crafty tips and projects, I will share thrifty finds, deals and ways to recycle and reuse items around the house. Saving you money and helping you with recycling items you normaly wouldnt think you could.

Check back often and see whats going on in our blog. if you have a project's you love doing share them with me im allways looking for new projects to rackle.

thanks for reading.