Saturday, January 29, 2011

DIY: Homemade Play Dough!

If you are stuck inside on a cold, wintery day and need something fun to do - how about making some colorful play dough? You probably already have the ingredients and it is very easy to make. Fun for the kids! After they are done playing, it can be kept in air tight containers. Check out BrandysCrafts for the instructions.

Free Printable Valentine's Cards & Bookmarks!

These cute owl valentines and bookmarks are from LivingLocurto

DIY: Faux Metallic Letters

Inspired by the large zinc letters they sell at Anthropologie (which sell for up to $98 each), Kristen from kfd designs made her own using $2 cardboard letters. Aren't they cool? The instructions are super easy - click here.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Free Online Stories for Kids!

StoryTimeForMe is a fun site for kids that improves reading skills and makes reading more enjoyable. Choose a story for ages 1-4 or 4-8. The story is read aloud by professional actors and the words are highlighted as they are read. Go HERE and click on "Go to Library".

DIY: $5 Ribbon Organizer

Genius! Look at this smart ribbon organizer from Spunky Junky. And it only cost $5! Could be less than that if you already have one of these containers laying around :) Click HERE to see the details.

Free Printable Cupcake Toppers!

Here are some cute cupcake toppers from The Lovely Paper Shop. Great for all those Valentine's class parties coming up. Glue the toppers to toothpicks and you have instant adorable cupcakes!! Click HERE.

DIY: Printing on Fabric

Stephanie Lynn shows us how to print directly on fabric to make wall art, pillow covers and whatever else you can dream up. It's a great way to save money by not using the regular fabric transfer sheets. You just print directly on the fabric - think of all the cool stuff you can make! You can download her free print (you are my sunshine) to try it out. Click HERE for the instructions and free printable.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

AMF Bowling - $20 off a group of 4 or more!

This offer usually doesn't last long so hurry and get your coupon! Click HERE.

Free Printable Calendars!

Here are some cool year-at-glance calendars from Redstamp that you can download for free. Put one in a frame and hang up in your office, kitchen or craft room!  Click HERE to see all the styles available.

DIY: Paint Chip Wall Art!

Jennifer from Life, Crafts & Whatever saw some wall art she liked at Ballard Design. But instead of paying over $300 for it, she came up with a way to make it herself using free paint chips! So next time you are in Home Depot, buy a board and grab some paint chips and you can do this project for around 10 bucks! So cool! This is definitely on my "to do" list. Click HERE for the details.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

More Free Printable Valentines!

Every year, kids exchange Valentines at school. I don't know about you, but I am tired of the same ol' Valentines you can buy at the store (Spongebob, Superman, Barbie, etc). They are the same ever year! That's why I love all the free printable Valentine's cards available this year. Print these on cardstock and send the kids off with something unique! Here are some cute ones from Tricia-Rennea - click HERE.

Free "Love One Another" Prints!

Love these prints from Becky Higgins! Click HERE to print.

Free Book Download: 100 Free Things to do with your Grandkids!

Click HERE.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Free "Love" Print!

Here is great way to add just the right touch of Valentine's Day decor to a room. Actually, this could be left up all year long - the saying is a nice thing to remember. You can choose either the pink or red version - from BlogginWithBobbi. Click HERE.

Lots of Free Valentine's Day Printables!

I posted some Valentine's Day gift tags yesterday that I thought were free to download - but several of you notified me that they weren't free at all. So sorry. Today, I'd like to make up for that by posting several Valentine's Day freebies for your enjoyment:
Here are some cute and free Valentines from StyleCrush

Check out this easy tutorial from Skip to my Lou on how to make a Ladybug Lollipop Valentine. Includes free printables.

You can print these adorable Valentines in color or have the kids color the black and white version. Free from

More Valentine's Day cards to color from UpUpCreative.

Darling Valentine Labels from PaperGlitter.

Beautiful Valentines from Samantha Hann.

Je t’aime Cards from The Black Apple.

Another Valentine the kids can make using lollipops from Skip to My Lou. Includes free printable.

Your kids (girls AND boys) can use these zebra valentine cards to pass out to their class - from Bunnycakes.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Epic Mickey for Wii - $29.99!

Disney Epic MickeyAmazon has Epic Mickey (Wii) for $29.99 today - regularly $49.99! This is a super hot game right now and this is a great price! Click image.

DIY: Easy Abstract Art!

Need to add a little pizazz to a room? Here is an easy and fast DIY project!
Find an old frame that you have laying around and paint it black. Cut some white paper to fit the size of the frame and set aside. Cut some squares out of black construction paper and then cut the squares in half on the diagonal. Arrange the triangles in a pattern like above on the white paper. Glue pieces in place - stick in the frame and ta da - cool art that you made yourself!

Free Ticket Printable - Great for Valentine's Day!

Use this free template from Avery to make cute Valentine's Day tickets for your kids or significant other! Change the text to say anything you want ! Click HERE.

Scrapbooks Etc Magazine: $5.99 for 1-yr subscription!

Discount Mags is offering  a 1-yr subscription to Scrapbooks Etc magazine today for $5.99 when you use the code 7766 at checkout. The normal price for a year is $47.92! You can choose a 1, 2, 3 or 4 yr subscription. Click image.

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Printable Treat Coupons for Kids!

Want to reward your kiddo for a job well-done or for being good all week? Here are some treat coupons from Babalisme to print and share with your kids. One is for ice-cream, one is for a toy and the other two are blank to fill-in with whatever you want! Click here to print.

More Magazine: 3-yr Subscription for $4.99!

Holy Cow. When you use the code "MORE" at checkout, the price for a 3-yr subscription to More Magazine will drop from $70 to just $4.99! This is a great magazine aimed at women over 40. Click HERE.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Adorable 2011 Printable Calendar!

I LOVE all the free calendars that are available this year! This one from JeannieJeannie is super cute! Click here for your free print.

Homemade Tinkertoys made from Marshmallows!

I saw this fun project on The Artful Parent website and just had to share!  It's a great activity to do with the kids on a cold and wintery afternoon. All you needs are marshmallows, toothpicks and imagination! 

Redbook: 2-yr subscription for $5!

Redbook (1-year auto-renewal)Today on Amazon, you can get a 2-yr subscription to Redbook Magazine for $5! Super Wow. Choose the 2-yr option and it comes up as $10. Then, in the final checkout stage, the price drops to $5. Can't get any better than that. Click image.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Loreal Paris Gold Rewards Program!

Do you color your hair? Sign up for the L’Oréal Paris Gold Rewards Program, and when you purchase any 5 L’Oréal Paris hair color products, you’ll receive the next one FREE! Simply enter the code found within each box prior to coloring and it will count toward your reward. Click HERE for details.

Free Valentine Cupcake Toppers!

A lot of you will be making cupcakes around Valentine's Day for school parties, office treats or for your family. Why not make them a little cuter by adding these cupcake toppers from Holli Sampson? Attach to toothpicks and stick them in the cupcakes! You could also cut these out to make crafts, cards, or gift tags. Click HERE to print for free.

Free Printable Valentine's Day Subway Art!

I'm really digging all the subway art that is popping up everywhere. Eighteen 25 is offering a Valentine's Day version that you can print for free! Cute, huh? Click HERE.

Michaels: 40$ off one item!

Love this coupon! Get 40% off one item at Michaels through 1/15. Go HERE to print coupon.