How to Make Gift Boxes Out of Greeting Cards
How to Make a Gift Box Out of a Greeting Card
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/12/2020 | No Comments
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Feel bad about throwing away the pretty greeting cards people give you? Turn them into little gift boxes, and send them back out into the world. It only takes one card and a bit of folding to make a lidded box that’s big enough to hold jewelry or another small gift.

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Make Gift Tags From Old Christmas Cards
By Erin Huffstetler | 10/10/2020 | 1 Comment
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Christmas cards are too pretty to throw away, so I like to turn them into gift tags to use the following Christmas. It takes just minutes to do, and they come out looking every bit as nice as store-bought gift tags – if not nicer.

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Christmas Under $100: 2020 Graphic
Christmas Under $100: 2020
By Erin Huffstetler | 09/19/2020 | 5 Comments
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Every year I challenge myself to keep my Christmas spending to $100 or less. That’s $100 to buy gifts for every person on our family’s Christmas list. Normally, I meet this goal by shopping second-hand, taking advantage of freebies and making some of my gifts. But this year, yard sales and thrift stores aren’t an option, so I’ve decided to take a different approach

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Homemade Gingerbread Play Dough
Gingerbread Play Dough Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/18/2019 | No Comments
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This gingerbread play dough makes a great gift for kids and stressed out adults. It smells just like gingerbread cookies, and only requires five minutes of stove time.

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2019 Secret Santa Gift Exchange
MFH Secret Santa Gift Exchange 2019
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/01/2019 | No Comments
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Join us for the fourth annual MFH Secret Santa Gift Exchange. It’s loads of fun. Here’s how it works.

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Christmas Under $100 2019
Christmas Under $100: 2019
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/25/2019 | 8 Comments
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Every year I strive to keep my Christmas gift spending to $100 or less, and so far, I’ve never come in over budget. Follow along, on this year’s challenge.

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Fill in Oval Bag Toppers on Paper Bags
Printable Bag Toppers
By Erin Huffstetler | 07/17/2019 | 1 Comment
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Add these printable bag toppers to the top of paper lunch sacks to instantly transform them into festive gift bags or party favor bags, or add them to the top of cellophane bags for a fun way to package food gifts. There are four gift bag topper designs to choose from, including two Christmas designs.

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Christmas Under $100: 2018
By Erin Huffstetler | 01/06/2019 | 14 Comments
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Each year, I challenge myself to buy all of my Christmas gifts for $100 or less. When we hit the holiday season, I make my kids promise they’ll stay off the website until after Christmas, so I can show you what I’m able to get on such a tight budget.

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Printable Holiday Gift Tags
Printable Holiday Gift Tags
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/23/2018 | No Comments
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Dress up your holiday gifts with these free, printable gift tags There are six sets to choose from. Just choose your favorite; then, print it on copy paper, card stock or full-sheet label paper.

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Gift Cards
Holiday Gift Card Bonuses
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/27/2018 | 1 Comment
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Lots of shops and restaurants offer gift card bonuses during the holiday season. Use these promotions to stretch your gift budget, or do what I do, and stock up on gift cards for the businesses that you shop at throughout the year. It’s an easy way to save on your everyday purchases.

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Printable Holiday Planner
Printable Holiday Planner
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/14/2018 | 16 Comments
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It’s never too early to start your holiday planning – especially if you want to keep things low stress and low cost. Use this free, printable holiday planner to help you stay organized.

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How I Get Free Christmas Gifts
By Erin Huffstetler | 11/13/2018 | 6 Comments
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Want all the nitty gritty details of how I get so many Christmas gifts for free, so you can do the same thing? Then, this post is for you. Here are all of the strategies that I use to put free gifts under the Christmas tree.

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Ham Salad Sandwich
Ham Salad Recipe
By Erin Huffstetler | 03/30/2018 | 3 Comments
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Use some of your leftover holiday ham to make ham salad. This tasty sandwich spread comes together in minutes. Here’s the recipe.

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Whoppie Cushion Pie
Christmas Under $100: 2017
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/22/2017 | 7 Comments
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This year we took a three month break from all non-essential spending to meet a big savings goal, so I’m not as far along with my Christmas shopping as I usually am. But I still plan to keep my Christmas spending to $100 or less. That probably means I’ll be making more of my gifts this year, but we’ll see how things unfold.

Want to see what I’ve tucked away so far? Then, keep reading.

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How to Make a Hair Bow Wreath
Make a Hair Bow Wreath
By Erin Huffstetler | 12/08/2017 | No Comments
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Looking for a unique gift idea for a little girl? This hair bow wreath makes a great baby shower gift, birthday present or Christmas gift, and it takes less than five minutes to put together. Include 24 bows, and you could even use it as an advent calendar. Here’s how to make one.

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