Best Christmas Movie Music and Soundtracks

Best Christmas Movie Music Soundtracks and CDs Christmas is sensual; it smells like pine and cinnamon and tastes of smoked ham and marzipan. Christmas music lifts us out of the dreary and into the divine. Here are Christmas holiday movie soundtracks that will delight your senses. Read More

Best Holiday Gifts for Girls Under $20

Best Gifts Under $20 for Girls Stuck for a good gift for daughter, granddaughter, goddaughter, niece or gift exchanges? Here is a gift guide for tween (or preteen) and teen girls. Each gift in this list is available at Family Dollar, Walmart and sometimes Target for $20 or less. Read More

Last Minute Little Girl Party Planner

Last Minute Birthday Party Activity Ideas Everything's all set for your little girl's outdoor birthday party. Suddenly, rain. No back up plan? Twelve little girls arriving? What do you do? Here's my no fail last minute Murphys' luck club party planner. Read on

Smart Shoppers Gift Giving Guide

How to Get What You Want for Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List and Not Go Broke Over 20 tips to stay out of financial hot water this holiday season and still get what you want to get for everyone.Use these tips for birthday shopping and any gift-giving occasion. Read on...

Best Birthday Gifts for Busy Moms

Top 10 Birthday Gifts for Mom Great gift-giving for mom's birthday. Meaningful gift choices geared specifically to young moms, new moms, busy moms and moms on the go! Practical and fun gifts. Click here

Red, White and Blue Foods for the 4th of July

How to Make Patriotic Salads, Appetizers Veggies for the Fourth of July!
Bet you didn't know you could have your patriotic theme, your healthy vegetables and eat them too! Red, white and blue salads and veggies! Read on

50 Father's Day Gifts Under $10

50 Father's Day Gifts Under $10 Father's Day usually finds me with more men in my life than money in my purse. I love to find great gifts for dad, father-in-law, grandfather, our priest. Here are 50+ Father's Day gifts all priced under $10 each.
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Father's Day Gifts Under $10

Gifts for Father's Day for Under $15 (Some Under $10) Father's Day rolls around. You've got more guys you want to remember on Father's Day than you do cash in wallet. Here's a list of 10 distinctive gifts for Father's Day for under $10
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Free Printable Baby Shower Invitations and Games

Free Printable Baby Shower Games and Invitations A baby shower is a wonderful gift to share with parents expecting a baby. There are several ways to host an expensive baby shower. Free printable baby shower games and invitations make excellent resources for your party. Click here

Free Printable Wedding Invitations and Cards

Free printable wedding cards and invitations? Too good to be true? Absolutely not! You know the greeting card lady~ she can find anything free for you! Check my article and links to free wedding cards and invitations!

Cheap Graduation Open House Food Buffet

Cheap Graduation Open House Food Tips: Plan a Festive Graduation Party Buffet Without Going Broke or Crazy! Here's DIy guide to planning and hosting the perfect graduation open house. Easy food buffet that guests can self-serve. Great buffet and menu recipes and ideas; purchasing, preparation and serving tips. Read on

Free Printable Graduation Announcements and Cards

Free Printable Graduation Greeting Cards, Commencement Announcements and Open House Invitations Lots of free printable graduation activities: announcements for graduation, commencement exercises and open house invitations. Read on...

Memorial Day Party Planner -History Activities

Cheap Kids Memorial Day Party Planner with U.S. History Ideas
Games, crafts, menu, recipes for Memorial Day fun. Includes US history activities. Great for school, homeschoolers, scouts and Memorial Day fun at home. Written for 4th of July and great for any patriotic holiday!
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How to Decorate Your Bike for a Parade

How to Decorate a Bike for a Memorial Day or 4th of July Parade
Going to a Memorial Day Parade or organizing one? Here is your ultimate guide to decorating a very cool bike! Inexpensive, green, DIY, recycled, easy and fun!
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Top Hostess Thank You Gifts

Going to a dinner or cocktail party? Need the perfect hostess gift? Look no further! Here's a list of inexpensive, tasteful and distinctive hostess gifts priced under $10 no budget breakers, just thoughtful delightful and useful thank you gifts!Read on

DIY Easter Party for Kids-Easy, Inexpensive

DIY Easter Party for Children Bunnies, eggs, baskets, candy all the Easter holiday fun! Guideline for activities,crafts, decorations, games and treats to host an easy diy Easter party! Inexpensive, interactive and fun! Read more

Valentine's Day Dance Love Songs

Planning a dance or party for Valentine's Day? Here's a playlist with lots of romantic love songs just perfect for your party or dance! All kinds of music: classical, reggae, jazz, rock, big band, show tunes! Read more...

Chinese New Year Party

Want to plan an awesome Chinese New Year party? Here's a complete DIY party planner. Includes decorations, treats, food, games, activities, crafts, stories and more! For Free Printable Activities for the Chinese New Year, Click here. For more seasonal and holiday printables, visit my blogspot blogs at Free Printable Holiday, for lots more free printable lesson plans, visit me at Free Printable Lesson Plans. For a lollapalooza of crafts, check out Green Crafts. And for coloring pages galore visit Free Coloring Pages 4U.

Valentine Treat Alternatives

Valentine's Day = candy, right? If you're like me, you want to find candy alternatives to give. Here are 100 inexpensive,fun Valentine's Day party prizes to give out. Use this list for classroom giveaways, parties, Trick or Treat, Halloween and student birthdays. Read more...

Spring Easter Party with Free Printable Activities

DIY Easter Party Planner for Children- Non Religious
Easter party guideline for activities, crafts, games ,food, free printable activities, decorations, and treats. Kids' Easter Party Planner.


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