How to Freeze Blueberries (No clumps!)

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We have 2 large blueberry bushes in our yard, and that means every year at this time, we're freezing blueberries daily.  I learned very quickly when we bought this house that if I don't follow these steps, my blueberries will be clumpy and have ice on them and be a mess when we go to ...

The Dinosaur Place in Montville, CT

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We recently spent the day at The Dinosaur Place in Montville, Connecticut.   We arrived shortly after they opened for business, with the kids squealing in delight at the sight of a huge statue of Monty, the dinosaur, sporting humongous sunglasses and holding a bottle of coke!! When you arrive at The Dinosaur Place, you are faced ...

DiscountPartySupplies.com for your party needs (Giveaway)

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My oldest turned 6 a few weeks ago.  She is, like so many kids, enamored with Tangled, particularly Rapunzel!  Discountpartysupplies.com sent us their Tangled Deluxe Party Pack to help us decorate for the party- what a HIT! Tangled Deluxe Party Pack Includes: Tangled Dinner Plates * Tangled Lunch Napkins * Tangled 9-oz Cups * Tangled Beverage Napkins * Tangled ...

Kids Frugal Fun: National Aviation Day

Each week MomonDealz brings us a kids craft that is fun, frugal, and educational! I know we just did a rocket craft a couple of weeks ago, but since National Aviation Day is the 19th, I couldn't let the day pass without doing a craft related to it! Paper Towel Roll Airplane Materials: 2 Paper Towel Rolls Craft ...

American Girl Hosts Cecile & Marie-Grace Charity Ball August 29th in Boston & Other Cities

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Cécile & Marie-Grace Charity Ball You and your girl can be among the first to celebrate our newest historical characters—Cécile Rey and Marie-Grace Gardner! Your girl is invited to wear her fanciest dress to this benefit party inspired by the costume balls of 1850s New Orleans. Enjoy a delicious meal, learn ballroom dance steps, make fun ...

Kidorable’s English Roses Collection (Giveaway)

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I am so glad we've had rainy weather the past few weeks to enjoy my littlest one in her darling English Roses Collection from Kidorable. Seriously cute and a bit sophisticated, and inspired by Madonna's childrens book The English Roses, this little girls' line is definitely one that will be a hit with the girly girl ...

Heart to Heart Gifts on Totsy

Totsy is featuring items from Heart to Heart Gifts today. Now I have to admit, several years ago when we only had the three boys, these girly items would have seemed absolutely foreign to me! But now that our little girl is almost five, we have become completely immersed in her world of ponies, fairies, ...

Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension #WheresPerry

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  Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension  aired for the first time on August 5th.  We let the kids stay up late to enjoy the movie with us, along with a few of their friends. Due to some last minute vacation plans, our party guests were fewer than anticipated, but we still had a blast, and ...

The Help opens today, 8/10- my thoughts, my reactions, my tissues..

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The Help is an amazing novel written by Kathryn Stockett and turned into what I think will be THE movie of the summer by her childhood friend Tate Taylor. I'd heard of The Help for a long, long time before reading it- always good things, and I knew I had to read the book before I saw ...

National S’mores Day – Kids Frugal Fun style

Each week Momondealz brings us a craft that is fun, educational, and frugal. August 10th is National S'mores Day and since I LOVE s'mores I thought this would be a cute activity-and a yummy one! Sun Baked S'mores Materials: Shoe Box Plastic Wrap Tin Foil 1 Sheet of Black Construction Paper Graham Crackers Hershey's Chocolate Bars (save $1/2 with this coupon) Marshmallows Craft Knife (adult use ...