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We’ve Been Featured!!

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I am so excited that we have had two posts featured this past week!!

First our Frugal Finds Friday post from last week was featured on Peakle Pie as part of the Frugal Family Linky. Our What We Are Reading This Week post was also mentioned over at Playground Parkbench on her “Book Recommendations For Kids Of All Ages” post!

Both of these sites are among my favorites for finding great ideas for things to do with the kids. To be mentioned by them is amazing! Please check out their sites for some amazing ideas for your weekend!

Until next time!!

Frugal Finds Friday – July 31, 2015

Welcome to another Frugal Finds Friday!! I feel like I hit the motherlode this week! I stopped into Michael’s to pick up some Velcro (only Velcro) and while I did walk out with the Velcro I also walked out with a lot more!!

Michael’s had a bunch of fun summer stuff on clearance for 60% off when I was there so I picked up a few items I thought we would have fun with!

Let’s take a look at what I found this week:

 I found these super cute foam butterflies and flowers that will be perfect for working on patterns with Soph and sorting colors with Jack. I also plan to punch a few holes in some of them so we can use them as lacing cards. These came out to $3.59 a pack after the discount!


While not included in the summer clearance sale I did have a 50% off coupon for these foam stars making them $4.49 so I picked them up as well. We will use these in much the same way as we will the butterflies and flowers. These we might also decorate just for fun!


I was able to pick up these bags of plastic lacing for $2.39 each and they will be great to use with the foam shapes I picked up for some lacing practice.

These paper fan animals were one of those “we really don’t need this” kind of items but for $3.59 I couldn’t resist. I think the kids will have a blast making them and for that price if they don’t last long I’m ok with that!

These little guys also fall in the “too cute to pass up” category! Again, not something we need but just something to make for fun. These were $1.19 each after the discount making them a cheap fun find that I think the kids will really enjoy!

Pool noodles are always a win! They can be used for so many different things and at $.79 a piece I couldn’t pass them up. My plan is to cut them up and again use them for patterns, color sorting and also lacing activities. I am sure we will come up with some other ideas as well.


Of course they had to get me one last time before I got out the door with these hand soaps, while not for the kids they were still a great find I wanted to share. These beauties were $1.50 each and had a BOGO sale! That’s right, 2 soaps for $1.50!!

Another successful trip if I do say so myself. There should be enough here to keep the kids entertained for quite some time and it didn’t cost a lot!
What kind of frugal finds did you pick up this week? Let me know below, comment on Facebook or tweet me!
Until next time!

Peakle Pie

Frugal Finds Friday

Happy Friday!!

Welcome to the first Frugal Finds Friday!! I don’t know about you but I am always looking for little things that we can use for different activities at home but I don’t want to spend a ton!

FFF Whole Load

This week Target gets some love!! I LOVE Target!! I can go in for one thing and walk out with almost the entire store! My favorite spot in Target though has to be their Dollar Spot. It doesn’t get any better! I can always find great items that we can use and I don’t have to pay a lot for them.

Here is what I found this week:


I thought these building block gear thingies (I am pretty sure that’s not a word but what the heck!) were super cute. I think both kids will really enjoy them. They will be great for working on their fine motor skills and they both love building things.


These are my favorite find! We love The Very Hungry Caterpillar in our house and I am super excited to try these out. We have been working on recognizing and creating patterns with Soph and these will be a super fun way to work on that with her.

FFF Blocks

I also found these foam building blocks. I picked these up especially for Jack who likes to throw blocks as much as he likes to build with them! We are also working with him on his colors and these will be great for color sorting.

BC Ponies

Lastly, I found these “Mystical Ponies”! You will see these guys later. The three-year-old has requested a clip-chart similar to the one they use at summer camp to help with her behavior at home (she is a character, I tell you). I plan on doing a separate post on that later so for now they go in the closet but they were a great find! I think she will really enjoy playing with them!

I am feeling pretty good about my finds this week, how about you? What great finds have you had recently? Let me know in the comments below or on Facebook or Twitter!



Peakle Pie
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