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Holiday accessories are up to 75% off @ Claires.com! Check out the great finds I found for our little girls, these will make great stocking stuffers for next year!

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Frugal Tip: Filling Your Stockings on a Budget

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Every year our girls get a little older (of course) which means their gift requests for Christmas become a little more expensive and their list gets a little longer. Finding gifts that are what they want in our price range can be quite challenging and takes some work! But each year filling their stockings is a pretty quick and easy process. Stocking gifts are from mom and dad in our house and are usually items that they did not ask for on their Christmas list but items we know they will use- body wash, puzzles, hair accessories, coloring books, candy, etc. So each year I hit the Dollar Tree in search of all our stocking stuffer needs and I do so without breaking the bank. With each item only being a dollar, I am able to purchase 8 to 10 items for each child, spending around $25- where else can you find that kind of deal!

Dollar tree hair accessoriesDollar Tree has a large selection of hair accessories, everything from hair clips, brushes, headbands, rubber bands, and barrettes!  We have 3 girls and we are always running out of hair accessories or I am finding them in the car or on the sidewalk! So we are always in need of new ones and to get a whole pack for $1, you can’t beat that!

Be sure to throw in a few bath and beauty supplies, a girl could never have enough lotions, body wash, shower gels or body sponges!

Christmas puzzles, candy canes, over-sized snowmen pens, bell necklaces and lumps of coal are a few Christmas items that can help fill your stockings! They also have a very large selection of girls toys and boys toys- everything from dress up accessories, doll clothes, baby accessories, cars, airplanes, gooey slime and puzzles!

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Dollar tree doy treatsDon’t forget to grab a few items for your four legged friend! You can snatch up anything from dog treats, collars, squeaky toys, bones and our puppies favorite- tennis balls! They even have a selection of scoopers and brushes for Fido!

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DIY: Handmade Christmas Gift- Silk Ribbon Embroidery Bookmark

Simple Handmade Christmas Gifts

Looking for some last minute gift ideas on a budget? Check out how to make a Silk Embroidered Bookmark by hand from Confessions of a Over Worked Mom!

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Frugal Tip: Decorate Your Home on a Budget for the Holidays

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Hosting Christmas dinner can be quite expensive. By time you purchase all the gifts you need, the food and decorations you will have maxed out your holiday budget. But there are little things that you can do to help cut your out of pocket cost with simple swap outs and shopping at the Dollar Tree to snag some great savings!

dollar tree paper productsWhether you want to use paper products or washable dishes for your holiday dinner, shopping the Dollar Tree will help keep your budget on track! With their large selection of holiday paper products- cups, plates, napkins and silverware- you are sure to grab all the needed supplies. Using paper products can be great for the fact that you do not have to do any dishes after your party, just pitch all your products in the garbage!

Now if you would rather have nice dinner dishes and a more formal look for your holiday dinner, then don’t worry you can grab that as well! I found these super cute black round plates and cream and black coffee mugs to help freshen up my dinnerware. On the plus side, these are items I plan to use for our everyday use as well and paid only $1 each!

Dollar Tree Budget Decorating

Don’t forget to add a little splash of decorative flowers, tinsel or garland on just about anything to spice up your holiday decorations! It’s not about spending $40 or $50 on a new centerpiece or table runner to make your home look festive! Simply add a few touches that showcase on old piece to liven up any room!

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Also add a new picture frame to the table near the front door to make your entry way warm and inviting! Plus this gives you the opportunity to show off your family to visitors during the holiday season!

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What items have you purchased from the Dollar Tree to help keep your decorating costs down?

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Twist & Spin with Dizzy Dancers

 

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Dizzy Dancers, the latest from Hasbro is twistin and rockin all over the stores this holiday season! These super cute pets are similar to the old fashion tops that spin from the bottom pin on each pet, keeping your little one entertained for hours!

There are more thank 50 Dizzy Dancers to choose from; everything from a monkey, dog, cat, bird, owl, chipmunk and many more! Recommended for ages 4 and up these pets spin and twirl just like the old fashion tops! These little pets can perform tricks spinning around all with the pull of their cord! Our girls loved this toy! All of them, ages 11, 8 and 4 were able to easily pull the cord getting these Dizzy Dancers movin all over our house!

You can also create your very own Dizzy Dancer – grab the dizzy twirlin base and mix and match to make your very own creations! Available at most major toy retailers, Amazon or Hasbro Toy Shop starting at $8.99 each!

Features:
GET THE DIZZY STARTED with this adorable, twirling, spinning fox pet! It’s easy to make your FOXIELU pet spin and twirl all over! Just attach your pet to the included DIZZY TWIRLIN’ BASE, insert the included DIZZY CORD accessory and pull it out quickly, and then watch as your funny pet starts to twirl and swirl! The faster you pull out the DIZZY CORD accessory, the faster your FOXIELU pet whizzes around!

Pet comes with DIZZY TWIRLIN’ BASE, TWISTIN’ TRICKS CARD and DIZZY CORD accessory.

DD-305 FOXIELU Fox

Ages 4 and up.

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DIY: Lighted Berry Holiday Centerpiece

Holiday Crafts - Lighted Berry Holiday Centerpiece Driscoll's Berries

What an amazing centerpiece for any Christmas table! Confessions of a Over Worked Mom show us how!

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Kids Frugal Fun: Paper Christmas Tree Craft

Paper Christmas Tree Craft with free download

I love fun Christmas crafts and now that our girls are officially out of school for winter break, I will need new crafts for this year! Check out The Biz Mommy and how she makes this super cute Paper Christmas Tree Craft!

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DIY: Christmas Countdown Clipboard

Easy Christmas Craft Idea - Christmas Countdown Clipboard

Great way to help your little ones keep track of just how many days are left before Christmas with this Christmas Countdown Clipboard from Confessions of a Over Worked Mom!

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DIY: Christmas Craft Ideas- Decoupage Votive Candle Holder

Christmas project ideas using decoupageCheck out how you can use tissue paper, modge podge and a votive candle holder to make this great Decoupage Votive Candle Holder from Confessions of a Over Worked Mom!

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DIY: Cereal Candy Canes

Christmas crafts for kids: DIY Cereal Candy Canes

We love making ornaments in our house. Check out how Our Family World makes some fun ornaments with a box of cereal!

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Mommy’s Loving Litter from Amazimals- Fun Interactive Pet!

With 3 girls it is hard to find new toys that we don’t already have. We can only have so many dolls, dress up stuff and stuffed animals. Most toys in our house get passed down to the younger girls and eventually we are just trying to find different colors or styles of toys we already have to give as new gifts. So when we find a whole new line of toys, I get a little excited, especially for our youngest since she will get something new of her own!

Amazimals is latest collection from Blip Toys, creator of the highly popular Squinkies. Amazimals are interactive pets, promoting role play, teaching responsibility and allows little ones to care for something else. Just like a real pup without all the real life dog messes. There are 17 pets that will be available in 6 assortments:

  • Weeful: These adorable tiny pets fit in the palm of a child’s hand. Stroke their back and they burst with excitement, make animal sounds wag their tail and move their head up and down. The Weefuls assortment includes a kitty, bunny, and four dogs; Husky, Chihuahua, Rottweiler and Basset Hound.
  • Tickle Pets: Tickle Pets are ready for play! When softly touched under their chins- they will happily bark and kick their paws up and down. The Tickle Pets assortment includes three dogs; a Boxer, Terrier and Beagle.
  • Whimsy Walkers: Whimsy Walkers are always ready to go for a walk. Pat their backs to watch them scamper, walk and hop while making all sorts of animal sounds. The Whimsy Walkers assortment includes; a bunny, kitty and a Beagle puppy.
  • Potty Pets: Potty Pets drink and need wet just like real puppies. Feed them with their bottle until they are full, then take them out to tinkle. The Potty Pets assortment features two puppies; a Yellow Lab and a Pointer.
  • Mommy’s Loving Litter: Help Mommy Misty take care of her new born puppies. Place the tiny puppies next to their mommy and listen to them nurse while she makes soothing sounds and happily wags her tail.
  • Peppy’s Puppy Tricks: Peppy is full of love and delight. He sits up-right hungry for attention- pet his back, pat his head or touch his front paws and he performs all sorts of fun puppy tricks.

We got the opportunity to try out the Mommy’s Loving Litter. Misty is the mommy dog who comes with her 2 little pups- are the softest puppies we have ever had when it comes to stuffed animals that move or makes sounds of some kind. Most toys that we have that move or makes sounds have a very large, hard base with just a little fluff or fur on it. These are toys that are not friendly for our girls to take to bed with them. But Misty and her pups, are soft and you barely noticed the hard inter casing. Misty wags her tail when her pups are close and you can hear them suckle as they feed! The puppies connect right to Misty’s belly as they feed and even give each other kisses once they are done, which my girls loved the most!

If you have younger children that are looking to have a puppy or dog, getting this Mommy’s Loving Litter- it may help teach them all the responsibilities that come along with having a puppy, which may help you buy some time til they change their mind about getting a real one!!

Released this month only at Walmart you can grab these Amazimals from $8 to $25 depending on which fun pet you choose!

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DIY: Front Door Wreath

Festive Front Doors: DIY Wreath

I have to admit I am a huge fan of Christmas decorations and have 11 totes filled with them! With that, I love finding new ways to dress up the house in December and love how Our Family World shares their Festive Front Door Wreath!

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Kids Frugal Fun: Homemade Dough Ornament

We love making our own ornaments, especially ones that are safe! Check out how Sarah’s Deals and her family make a night full of fun, making their own dough ornaments!

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