Our $38 Weekend Hotel-Suite

At the first of the year, my husband and I take our kids to a hotel within a few miles to have a ‘getaway’ and swim time.  This year I bought a $38 standard room from The Radio Shopping Show.  We stayed at the AmericInn in Oswego, Il.  When I arrived, I asked how much . . . → Read More: Our $38 Weekend Hotel-Suite


Crafts: Tissue Flower (doll & purse craft from Land of Nod)

For Christmas my girls each received a fun craft from my mom.  They all came from the store, The Land of Nod.  This first one you could easily make yourself with tissue paper and pipe cleaners.  You can also find the kit here and search under Toys & Gifts, then Arts & Crafts.

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Craft: Rapunzel (Tangled) Hair Accessory Organizer

This Rapunzel hair accessory Organizer was so easy to make, frugal, and super fun…a big hit with my three girls too!

Here’s what you need:

Yellow Worsted-Weight Yarn 4-inch Embroidery Hoop (you can find at any craft store. I bought mine at Joann Fabrics for 75 cents using my 40% . . . → Read More: Craft: Rapunzel (Tangled) Hair Accessory Organizer


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Stayfunnie-Mom family to yours!


DIY: Rice Krispies Treats Ornaments

Check out these creative Rice Krispies Treats Ornaments you can make at home.  The topper is a Rolo candy. So Cute!   What a fun idea to do with your children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews/cousins/kid’s friends/an elf/or just by yourself!  =)


Having Fun with a Box

I just had to post this.  I was busy sewing today and all of a sudden I saw my kids pulling each other in the “snow” (thanks to a banana box we got from Aldi).  I love the creativity of children and that sometimes it doesn’t take a dime to have a ton . . . → Read More: Having Fun with a Box


Rich Sugar Cookie Recipe: Cookie Baking Day at Grandma’s

My 3 girls (& 3 nieces) and I had so much fun frosting and decorating sugar cookies this past weekend at Grandma’s.  It was a fun time to relax and enjoy each-others company.  We made so many cookies, I lost count.  What are YOUR favorite Christmas cookies to make (& eat)?  Feel free . . . → Read More: Rich Sugar Cookie Recipe: Cookie Baking Day at Grandma’s


Yesterday’s Blowing Snow

I took this picture yesterday from our window.  The Illinois winter storm has come.  So thankful to have a warm home, snuggly kids…..and the power did not go out this time!


Barnes & Noble Online Storytime: “Polar Express”

Enjoy Online Storytime by Barnes & Noble with this month’s story “Polar Express.” Did you know that every month they feature a new popular children’s story read aloud? You can adjust the volume, pause the story, and create a full-screen window.


shout out to: Freebies4Mom

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Christmas Tree Scripture Ornaments (Printables)

I love having scripture verses around my home, so I made these printable ornaments/signs for the Christmas tree. You can print them on cardstock or plain white computer paper (that’s what I did).  =) 

Here are the supplies you need:

~ Printable PDF in 3 different fonts of 4 verses in Luke

Block Font (2 pages) . . . → Read More: Christmas Tree Scripture Ornaments (Printables)



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