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Save money and make your own child's Halloween costume

Cash Crone is delighted to share this adorable winter mermaid costume, created by Arizona artist Auriel Elmore. Auriel specializes in unique costumes made from thrifted or low-cost materials. “I started making my own costumes long before I had my own kids – all because my mom made my costumes my whole life. I think she’d rather throw a sheet on me every year and call me a ghost than buy a pre-made Halloween costume,” Elmore laughs. “Mass-made retail costumes have always been against her ‘creative religion,’ and of course, they…

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How to save money on back-to-school supplies

It’s that time of year again – back to school. The kids have been wearing shorts and tee-shirts all summer long, and you don’t notice how much they have grown. Last year’s wardrobe doesn’t fit any more. And you just received the list of supplies your child needs for their class. How do you handle the clothing expense and the school supplies? Here are some tips: Clothing Ask friends and family. Let your friends and family know that you are in search of gently used clothing in your child’s sizes.…

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Save money by upcycling or repairing shoes

I have a favorite pair of black shoes that showed a lot of wear at the toe. But they were comfortable and still had a lot of miles left in them. So I filled in the scuffs with a black Sharpie marker. Were they perfect? Not by a long shot. But unless you got up real close, you couldn’t tell they were scuffed. They were good for more adventures. How can you repair, upcycle, or rejuvenate shoes? Well, I went hunting, and found a lot of great ideas: Repair your…

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Potato chips are the beloved sandwich sidekick

With National Potato Chip Day coming up on March 14, we wanted to share some fun facts about this salty snack. There are a few stories about its origins – perhaps chef George Crum sliced and fried those paper-thin beauties for Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt back in the mid 1800s. Or it may have been Mary Randolf, who added a recipe for potato chips (called fried shavings) in her cookbook in 1824. Who really knows for sure – legends shift and change over the years. But no matter how they were…

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Which Book Will You Choose? Dr. Seuss Day and Reading Week

The birthday of author, Theodore Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) is on March 2. During the 1990s, the National Education Association advocated for a day to celebrate reading all over the United States. Read Across America is celebrated on the same day as Dr. Seuss’ birthday.   One way, two ways, red ways, blue ways to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day:   You can find printables and other activities on the Seussville site. Mom Endeavors offers a huge list of ideas to celebrate Dr. Seuss Day with your family! Although Dr. Seuss’s…

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