Thrift Store Shopping and What You Might Find

Thrift Store Shopping and What You Might Find

Thrift store shopping is cheap treasure-hunting for a frugal shopper. It’s kind of thrilling, coming upon an item that you know is worth much more, but only costs you a fraction of that. Even better if it is an item you have been wanting, but weren’t willing to pay the cost to buy it brand-new. I personally find it interesting to even just browse, without buying anything. It’s neat to see what all they have available. One time I saw an antique baby stroller at one of our local thrift…

Tips for Hosting A Cookie Baking Party

Tips for Hosting A Cookie Baking Party

Have you ever wanted to host a cookie baking party? Do you feel a little intimidated by the thought of how to manage the logistics of it all? You don’t have to be. Hosting a cookie baking party can be a fun holiday tradition for you and your friends or family. Plus, you don’t have to mix and bake a bazillion kinds of cookies all by yourself this way. Today, I’ve got some tips for you to help you plan and organize your cookie baking event. *This post contains affiliate…

Family Joy Blog Link-up #48

Family Joy Blog Link-up #48

Wow! This is our last link-up party for this year! Family Joy Blog link-up will be back in January, but we hosts will be taking a break over the holidays. So the next two Sundays which are Christmas (already!), and New Year’s, there won’t be a link-up. Of course you are welcome to still visit our blogs and see what other posts we might have. Our family had a full week this week. Two kids with birthdays, one on Tuesday, and the other on Wednesday. My husband was picking up…

Holiday Spice Popcorn For Christmas

Holiday Spice Popcorn For Christmas

Holiday Spice Popcorn will delight your taste-buds. Imagine the sweetness of white chocolate, followed by the spices of cinnamon and nutmeg, and combined with the satisfying crunch of popcorn. I took the ordinary caramel popcorn recipe I use, and raised it to another level. I had been considering this idea for a little while, using a cinnamon roll as inspiration. But the spices I used didn’t quite turn out to taste like a cinnamon roll. My husband says it tastes like a cross between a cinnamon roll and gingerbread. Plus there are…

Family Joy Blog Link-up #47

Family Joy Blog Link-up #47

Hello Everyone! We are back with more Christmas ideas at our Family Joy Blog Link-up Party! There are Christmas crafts, gift ideas, and Christmas decorating to checkout. Are you getting ready for Christmas at your house yet? We are mostly ready. I have almost all my shopping done. This week I hosted a family cookie baking party. We made eight different kinds of cookies. I will say our decorations aren’t complete, and we may be sending mixed messages by having Christmas lights, alongside pumpkins and a fall wreath on the…

Kids Making DIY Christmas Ornaments

Kids Making DIY Christmas Ornaments

One of the things many people value about the holidays are having family traditions for Christmas to share with their kids. You know the things like cookie baking, gift-giving, volunteering, Christmas-caroling, decorating, etc. I don’t know your kids in particular, but my children enjoy craft projects and making things. I found a DIY Christmas ornament project I decided to try with them this year. We had decided we shouldn’t spend money on buying new Christmas decorations this year. But this seemed like a nice way to add some new ornaments…

Family Joy Blog Link-up #46

Family Joy Blog Link-up #46

So who is getting ready for Christmas? I have most of my shopping done. We are planning to get a tree and hopefully do some decorating this weekend. I attempted making homemade ornaments with the kids today, but mistakenly added waaa-y too much of one of the ingredients, so we will have to try it again. Actually today (Friday) was just kind of one of those days. You know what I mean. When stuff that gets to you just keeps happening. Like trying to get your oldest to the school bus…