With A Side Of Thriftiness

The Life of a HouseWife… with a side of Thriftiness!

Ballard’s Pin it & Win it!

It’s ANOTHER Pinterest competition!  Super easy to enter!  Create a board and pin at least four items from Ballard’s, whose total does not exceed $1,000.  For more details and to fill out your entry form, click HERE!

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Today’s PINspiration!

Oh, to be a kid again!  I would LOVE to have this in my backyard.

Do you think that I could convince my Hubby to make one for me?!

*Fingers Crossed*



I am inspired!  I want to enjoy the fun, that being outside brings!  Oh, to be a kid again…

Enjoy your weekend, everyone 🙂

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Today’s PINspiration!

Happy Easter Eve!!  With all the commercialism, sometimes it is not too hard to forget the true meaning of Easter.  Christ died for our sins and He was resurrected, He Conquered the grave!  I thought that  I would include several PINS to help us celebrate and keep the meaning of Easter in our festivities this weekend.  He IS Risen!!


From impressyourkids.org

From rhonnadesigns.blogspot.com

From pinterestfreeguccibag.com

From: http://eatatallies.com/2011/04/resurrection-rolls/

From amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com

From tappocity.com

From bit.ly

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Today’s PINspiration!

I love the Holidays!  There’s always something to look forward to when we celebrate!  I think I might do exactly what this PIN shows and create an Easter Egg Hunt just for my Hubs 🙂

Source:  http://www.thedatingdivas.com/food/easter-egg-hunt/

Be sure to check out all of  The Dating Divas’ ideas… I LOVE this site!

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Tomorrow is the day!  An Easter Baking day that is.  I have already shared with you some of the cookies that my Grandma & I will be baking, and I’ve found another cookie design for our Baking Party tomorrow!  A Better Homes & Garden’s design:

Source:  http://www.bhg.com/christmas/parties/christmas-cookie-exchange-party/#page=14

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In a few days, my Grandma and I will be making some Easter cookies!  We love to bake for the holidays.   Usually, for Easter, I make specialty cupcakes.  But, this year I’ll be stepping away from the norm to venture in baking and decorating Easter Cookies!  A few weekends ago, when Jo-Ann Fabrics offered a 20% off coupon, I bought an egg-shaped cookie cutter.   I found several PINS of cookies that are made from the same cutter!  Look at how cute they all are:

Source:  http://www.bettycrocker.com/tips/tipslibrary/baking-tips/easter-cookie-decorating-tips

Source:  http://butterheartssugar.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/easy-easter-egg-cookies.html

Source:  http://bakedbree.com/chick-cookies

Source:  http://www.etsy.com/transaction/76730776

I cherish the time I get baking with my Grandma 🙂

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Another Martha Stewart creation… I just may do this for my Mantle….


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Today’s PINspiration!

A simple, yet meaningful creation…

Source:  http://www.aholyexperience.com/2012/03/a-family-christian-activity-for-easter-make-a-grace-garden-a-visual-parable/ 

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Today’s PINspiration!

Happy April Fool’s Day!  Are you a Prankster? If so, I’ve found the perfect PIN for you 🙂


Source:  http://ladycreate-a-lot.blogspot.com/search/label/April%20Fool%27s 

🙂  H A P P Y   P R A N K I N G  🙂

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Today’s PINspiration!

Looking to be frugal this Easter? 

Check out how you can make Easter Baskets out of Grocery Bags:

Source:  http://www.ellinee.com/diy-grocery-bag-easter-basket/

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