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Holiday Cheer Pinterest Board!

I teamed up with Solo to bring you some fun Holiday Pins.
They didn’t have to ask me twice when Pinterest is involved!
I know most of you are the same way and love to pin away!
Follow our Holiday Cheer Board that we are loading up daily with fun finds!
Also pinning to the board is Catch My Party and Doughmesstic.
Lots of DIY tips for your home, decorating, gifting and eating!
Here’s some of my favorites from the board!
Spread the cheer and repin any of your favorites!


The Busy Budgeting Mama

2013 Gift Guide – Favorites I already own or want to gift!


I feel like I’m showing up late to the party!
I have been on Amazon a few times..but today I officially got hooked!!
I added a bunch of things to my favorites list. I also added items that
I already have and love in case you would want to check them out too.
I plan on pulling from my favorites list to do my Christmas shopping.
Feeling a little ahead of the game here!

My 2013 Gift Guide is a mix of small and big brands!
Each item is linked below! Pin the graphics and pull them back up when
you are wanting to do some Christmas Shopping.
I LOVE my (1)Le Creuset Pan. It’s like a rite of passage in our family for all the girls. Our grandma gives each of us one. (2)The Pioneer Woman’s Cookbook is on my must get list! (ben are you reading this? ;) Two words.. NINJA COOKIES. I absolutely loveddd these (3)ninja cookie cutters. We need these. I want everyone I know to have these they are so funny!
(4)Keurig Family here. Love the cafe mochas! But also love the My (7)K-Cup reusable coffee filter. (5)I’m a big crock-pot fan. Love this one with the handles and secure lid. genius.
(6) Mini muffin cupcake pan! ;) I use this for lots of recipes. (8) I really want to get the
Food Face Plates for the girls. They love when I make “Happy Lunches” So this
would be right up their alley. I cook in the kitchen a lot with my laptop open for the
recipe.. having it up on my ipad above all the mess would be great! this
(9)under the counter mount is perfect.
All of these pretties I own. And I love. So I had to share!
(1)This teardrop necklaces if one of my most complimented pieces I own! Caroline G. Shop has some beautiful options and colors! (2)All My Heart Shop sent me this personalized hand stamped necklace..isn’t it cute?!?
(3) The Shine Project  bracelet I match up this one with other gold pieces I have. simple and pretty pop of color. (4) Lisa Leonard is a sweetheart..and I love this golden wind chime necklace of hers! It fells really good too. I love anchors..so when I spotted this sweet and simple (5)anchor necklace from Molly Suzannes I had to have it. 
TOY TIME!
These are all things we might already own..or that I thought were just so cute…
or that my girls squealed over as they sat on me while I hunted on amazon. haha.
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(1)A SMOKER! I think this would be fun to have…think it’s a good “man gift” ;)
(2) I have and love the Canon Rebel t1i  and 3. I regularly use the 50mm lense.
We have the iGuy Case for the girls’ iPad(we got their ipad on craigslist)  We use the
(5) Soundbar in our basement entertainment center and our (6)wireless speaker is
in our kitchen. for kitchen dance parties of course.
For all of my blogging and small business owners out there…
Here’s some great ideas to gift yourself or others with!
Some practical and some just pretty to help you feel inspired.
1. My brother wrote this great e-book. It’s filled with tips and strategies.
I really want to learn more about what to do AFTER I post a video!
Big bro is passing on his wisdom ;)
2. 3. 4. 5. 6. I love my Eat Blog Love Mug. it’s shiny and cute. 7.
I love making our house a home! All of these are things we either
have in our house or  I WANT to have them in our house!
(The rug is the one we have in our family room just a smaller size!
they have lots of color and size options.)

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The Busy Budgeting Mama

Fall Fun-Ideas to Entertain Cooped up Kids!

With the Fall comes colder weather for most of us!
Here’s a round up of some fun activities from my blog, that you can do with your kids when you feel cooped up. Some days it’s fun to do something extra special with the littles!
All levels of craftiness here…
from Felt Boards to Fruit Loop Necklaces!
It’s nice to give them something to keep them happily busy and entertained…
and not in a to the death pinching war.
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My girls love to help me bake and cook…
Here are some of the special treats or lunches we’ve made together!
Some of these they enjoyed eating, but were mainly loving the ‘making’ process!
We do a lot of baking and gifting when it’s cold outside…
some are easily packaged like the chocolate pretzel buttons

and rocky road peanut butter candy cups! yum.
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Looking fore more indoor fun?
Check out the doll house or felt food we have made.
It’s been years and they still play with it!


The Busy Budgeting Mama

October & Fall Fun Ideas!

I wanted to do a round up of some
of the past fun our little family has
had that are October and Fall related!
Some are fun craft and gifting ideas…
but most are yummy fall recipes and treat ideas!
Looking forward to adding more to this round up as the month continues. :)
1. Owl Cupcakes
2. Felt Monsters
(almost made puppet versions of the Felt Monsters DIY!
will post about them soon- lots of play time value)
3. Pumpkin Spice Bars OF YOUR DREAMS.
4. Itsy Bitsy Spider Treats
5. Halloween Treat Bags
6. Oatmeal Scotchies
7. DIY Bride Costumes
8. Peek A Boo Pop Up Halloween Card
9. Gifting Halloween Treats
10. Apple Crisp (Family Favorite)
My girls and I just brought in our pumpkins and filled up our
empty stone fireplace with them!
I like them better inside..we can enjoy them.
But I think we need 2 more to fill out the space best.
Glad we found them at Aldi’s for $1.99 each. ;)
 (thanks to my blog readers on facebook who gave
me tips on where to find cheap pumpkins!!)
I also saw candles on sale for 3 for $10 at Michael’s.. the big kind!
and there are coupons going on right now for 20% off your entire purchase..
I love their cinnamon apple ones. mmmm. smells like fall.
Might stop by there over the weekend to grab up that deal.
Happy Fall everyone!

The Busy Budgeting Mama

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