Confession: I made my kid’s science project


I confess I made my daughters dinorama. Here’s why…

Hot glue. If you have ever burned your fingers with hot glue you know you don’t want to deal with a screaming kid with a plastic dinosaur stuck to their finger.

Time. When you wait until 7:30 the night before the project is due mom is going to have to step in and help.

Cost. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money either. The only cost was $1.38 for an 8×10 picture of the jungle that I had printed at Sam’s Club. Holly collected the the dirt, rocks and sticks from the yard.

Vanity. I want our project to look awesome!

Have you ever “helped” your kids with their projects?



Birthday on a Budget

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Sisters Emily and Holly have their birthdays two weeks apart, and both love their American Girl Dolls.

What better way to celebrate than with a dual AG doll themed party.

The party was their idea from the planning to clean up, the girls were a part of it all.

They decided on the fun delicious doll sized treats to the party games and prizes.

The house was full of adorable girls, laughter and memories that will last a long time.

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Party Highlights 
Doll sized treats
Special doll accessories as favors
Special touches to make each birthday girl feel important

Birthday on a Budget Tips
Plan the time of the party in between meal times and just serve snacks
play simple old fashioned games that don’t require special equipment
Shop at the dollar store for paper goods
Use your Michael’s and Joanne’s coupons to buy favors and prizes
Embrace the handmade look and make your own invites and  party decorations

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