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Smile Brilliant Review & #Giveaway ends 4/29

Smile Brilliant Review & #Giveaway ends 4/29

Ah, tax time. For some reason, every year around now I start really scrutinizing our household’s financial health and asking myself if I’m really making smart decisions. I don’t know about your insurance plan, but my dental insurance covers routine cleanings and most of any necessary dental work like fillings. For anything that is deemed

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20+ DIY gifts for geeks of all kinds

20+ DIY gifts for geeks of all kinds

I have here compiled a list of DIY, no-tech gifts and activities that will delight the geekiest of geeklings. Whether you want a last minute item to round out a stocking, or something for the quiet bag for a family car trip, one of these is sure to fill the bill.

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Debt Free Holiday: Photo Gifts

Debt Free Holiday: Photo Gifts

Photo gifts are the epitome of creative, personalized giving. One of my favorite, budget friendly gift ideas came from my friend, JMM Mary S when I asked for ideas for my mom for Mothers’ Day, several years ago. She suggested I purchase my mother an 8×8 photo scrapbook, and create additional pages in installments. I

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Blue Ridge Salvage Toys: Winning Best Post Apocalyptic Toy Selection

Blue Ridge Salvage Toys: Winning Best Post Apocalyptic Toy Selection

He threw his very favorite talking toy to the side to get both hands free to play with this truck. (I would like to kill that talking toy with fire, but it makes him happy, so every time I contemplate smuggling it out of the house my resolve fails me.)

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Debt Free Holiday: Busy Play ideas to make

Debt Free Holiday: Busy Play ideas to make

There is nothing better than busy, creative, open ended play for child development or just for plain old happiness. The good news is, there are tons and tons of options for open ended toys. Here are some “busy play” DIYs that are budget friendly, time friendly, and environmentally sound!

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Debt Free Holiday: Free Printable Kids Crafts & Gifts

Debt Free Holiday: Free Printable Kids Crafts & Gifts

Free is my favorite price! Assuming you already maintain a color printer, nothing could be easier than printing off some craft projects and having the little ones help you. A lot of these ideas will make perfect “finishing touches.” I personally am planning some photo gift tags that can be ornaments for next year!

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