Upcycled Owl Craft: Guest Post Thursday

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It’s Guest post Thursday and I am thrilled today to introduce you to Ashley from Life with Moore Babies.  The Moore Babies are a crafty little crew and I believe you are going to enjoy the projects they come up with as much as I do!

Today Ashley is sharing with us a craft that is extremely frugal and very green. These cute little up-cycled owls will be great for keeping little ones busy while you work to prepare for Thanksgiving. As a matter of fact, they would make adorable little place holders or decorations for the kids table – Don’t you think?

As sweet as these little birds are, they aren’t very complicated, nor do they require many supplies. You can always substitute with things you have on hand.

egg carton owl

 Cut the top off the bottom of an egg carton. Then cut the top into two pieces and the bottom into sections of two, and make the eyes. When Cutting the eyes, be sure to include the pointy section between the egg spaces, which will make the beak.  They do not have to be exactly the same. You can experiment with various angles to create slightly different facial features for your owls.

The idea with a project like this is not to make it difficult or to stress about getting it perfect, but to enjoy the process and be creative – together!

owl craft

Provide simple paint supplies, or even markers to color the body and the face (eyes and beak) of your up-cycled owl critters. Googly eyes and feathers are the perfect accent pieces to finish off these fun little creatures. If you don’t happen to have them on hand, the eyes can be painted on or colored with sharpie markers, and the wings could be cut from colorful paper.  Be sure the paint is dry before you begin the gluing process.

owls for kids

Simple tips for crafting with kids: 

  • Cover the surface area with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth that can be re-used
  • When painting – have children wear large T-shirts to protect clothing
  • Don’t worry with perfection
  • It’s much more important to enjoy the time together than to worry about kids technique
  • Make suggestions, but allow them to get creative (you might just be surprised)
  • Use sincere encouragement & be specific – Instead of “good job” try “I really like how you used that bright blue to differentiate between the body and the head” or “I am impressed with your attention to detail” & “Your placement of the feathers make him look as though it could fly away – It really comes to life”

I hope you’ll enjoy some fun & frugal crafting with the kiddos this holiday season. I hear it can reduce stress!

Thank you so much for Pinning and sharing~

Be sure to hop over and visit Ashley @ Life with Moore Babies


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Molly Green Magazine: Molly the Teacher

Put on your Teacher Hat!

Molly has a lot to teach you this month!



You’re never too old (or young) to learn! This issue of Molly Green Magazine includes articles that will both encourage and challenge you. As a homeschooler, learn how to prepare your heart before beginning to teach. How about learning how to clothe your family with only $100 per year?! Be ready for that avalanche of school papers with our tips. Using our 15 minute cooking system, you’ll have made from scratch meals on the table with ease. Molly and her team have packed this issue with teachings on all sorts of topics!

  • Back to school time is a great time to celebrate Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Having a regular eye exam is important for eye health. With back to school themed sales, now would be a perfect time to take care of this appointment.
  • As Patricia Hunter shares, it’s who we are, what we do, and how we respond to life’s challenges and opportunities that make a greater impact than what we teach. Our children are watching us. Learn to prepare your heart as a homeschool teacher.
  • With the 15 minute cooking system shared by Rhonda Barfield, supper time won’t arrive with you wondering what to make for supper. Or worse yet, ordering pizza for the 3rd time this week. Simple, easy to follow step-by-step directions make using this system a breeze.
  • With the national average ranging from $300 all the way to $1200 per year for clothing for ONE child, you’ll want to read how April Schroader clothes her children for only $100 PER CHILD!
  • What can you make with old clothes, an empty milk container, spray adhesive, and fiberfill? Follow along with Patricia Hunter as she shows you how to make teaching puppets!
  • Are you taking a trip to the beach this summer? Don’t let the learning stop! Pat Fenner shares how to learn everywhere you go!
  • Nothing seems to go right when Mom’s physical, emotional, and spiritual states get out of whack. Rhonda Barfield has practical tips to get back on track.
  • Routine in your homeschool. Does that scare you? Let Jill Reiner show you how a simple routine can make your day run smoother.
  • Inger Koppenhaver helps you to prepare for the coming avalanche of school papers and projects so that they don’t end up lying on counters or overwhelming the side of your refrigerator!
  • Do you ever wonder who learns more, the student or the teacher? Amanda van der Gulik’s article will encourage you to grow as a student, which will help you grow as a teacher.
  • Starting children on chores when they are young can sometimes feel like a never-ending teaching task. Let Rhonda Barfield’s reflections on raising her children with routines encourage you to stick with it!
  • Learning the fundamentals of money management is so very important, especially for teens heading off to college this time of year. Follow along as Pat Fenner shares her tips on teaching this needful lesson.

Chores! Who likes to do chores? Well Molly Green Magazine might just change your mind this month as well as give you some great tips for back to school for your children.
Laura Williams
Wife, Homemaker, Homeschool Teacher, and Mother of 8

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Project Manager: Becky Gustafson
Contributing Writers: Rhonda Barfield, Alayna Cann, Pat Fenner, Patricia Hunter, Inger Koppenhaver, Jill Reiner, April Schroader, Amanda van der Gulik, Sharon White
Publication: 2013
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Kids in the Kitchen ~ FREE FOR YOU!

Guest blog by: Inger Koppenhaver

My children would love to have their home kitchen run just like our small town café . . . complete with menus, tablecloths, and all the particulars! Then, they could order their favorite meal whenever they get hungry. Today we are going to give our children a fun taste of what it might be like to actually transform your kitchen into “Your Family’s Café”. So, DITCH THE DESK, focus on your reading/writing skills in weeks one and two while we create our own menus! In weeks three and four, we will focus a bit more on math and menu planning with a bit of kitchen cuisine thrown in!

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Inger grew up in a city by the beach in California, but loves living in her small Norman Rockwell kind of town on the prairie in Montana. She is a published author and a homeschool mom of four adorable children who also just happens to own a 50′s style café with her mother-in-law. You can find her blogging at www.hidingthepeas.wordpress.com and her café can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/badlandscafemt.


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This back issue is FULL of handy tips to help you along. Learning for Life- Your Child’s Education is on sale NOW for only $2.50 (this price will be good until Sunday night 6/30). Have you ever seen inside one of my magazines? Take a SNEAK PEEK HERE to see some of the frugal goodness we packed into this issue!

Here’s a little more of what’s inside:

  • Small Changes = Big Savings: For those who have been following along each month in Keeping it All Together, here’s another challenge for you—take a close look at where your money is really going! Find less expensive substitutes for areas where you still spend too much money. You can start with these seven areas meant to encourage you.
  • Feather Your Nest Frugally: Aubrey shares the story of her experience with homeschooling four children in seminary housing—too much packed in a tiny space! Here are some decorating ideas—on a budget of course. Before and after photos included of her new “homeschool room.” You’ll glean a lot of ideas of your own, too!
  • Rebecca Shares Two Unique Projects: 1. A clever storage solution for housing wrapping paper rolls is as easy as it is ingenious. 2. A simple way to rein in pesky, accumulated ribbon rolls and get some order, to boot.
  • Goal Getter Spotlight: 1. Find out how Charlotte’s family achieved their goal of cutting back on expenses in order to live on one income. 2. Tracy shares an easy, fun, visual idea her family used to keep their financial goals on track.
  • Special Feature: Learning for Life: Your Child’s Education . . .
    • Preschool Pressure or Preschool Peace—Barbara Frank (author of The Imperfect Homeschooler’s Guide to Homeschooling and others) noticed the trend of moms joining homeschool support groups even though their children were under five years old. You’ll gain insight into why so many of today’s young parents are under pressure to not only send their kids to preschool at age three but to start preparing them (“readiness”) even earlier. You’ll be delighted with Barbara’s “Recipe for Preschool Peace,” but it comes with a warning—take your time!
    • An Interview with Paula and Sherri, owners of Activity Bags, LLC—Two special moms built a thriving home-based business out of a simple desire to come up with fun learning activities for their preschoolers. Have you heard of Preschool Activities in a Bag yet? You’ve got to read their amazing story!
    • Homeschooling for Cs—It’s not what you might think! Creativity, Confidence, Curiosity, Character, and Conviction are what this homeschool is all about! This is a homeschool must-read!

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Frugal Family Winter Fun

Here we are, in the depth of winter. It’s snowing outside and the kids have a serious case of “cabin fever”.

What’s a mom to do to help keep everyone happy, occupied, and sane? On days like this, I turn my kitchen and dining room into a playground.

Today, we will enjoy getting our hands dirty, and yes, it will be OK to do so in Mom’s kitchen.

We will make cookies, do arts & crafts, and pass the time away laughing and making memories that will last long after winter has passed!

Orange Snowball Cookies

These aren’t for throwing, but they are so good to eat! Orange Snowball Cookies are very simple no bake cookies that practically dissolve in your mouth! Let kids of all ages help any way they can.


  1. Mix crushed vanilla wafers, 1/2 cup of powdered sugar, and frozen orange juice together. Add butter, stir to combine.
  2. Form into small to medium balls and roll them in powdered sugar, (or shredded coconut, if desired).
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Makes 6 dozen.

Other Edible Gifts and Ideas

A snow day or bad weather day is an excellent time to keep children busy in the kitchen, but also utilize the time by creating little edible gifts such as cookies, candy, breads, cakes, and chocolate-covered pretzels. These can be made ahead of time, stored in air-tight containers, and frozen until needed. My children enjoy making gifts from the kitchen to give to their friends and loved ones on birthdays, special occasions, and holidays.

 Winter-Time Arts & Crafts

When I was a child, I loved making paper snowflakes. I’d take a piece of white paper and fold it over many times and then cut all sizes of triangles and diamond shapes throughout that folded piece of paper. I’d cut it and shape it just right and then slowly and carefully unfold it to reveal a one-of-a-kind beautiful snowflake all my own!

That was my level of creativity. My husband, on the other hand, took paper crafts to a whole new level. He first introduced the children to Origami and then he showed them what they could do using what is known simply as” paper craft.”

To my amazement, my children have made stand up 3-D versions of their favorite animals or cartoon characters completely out of paper!

 Marshmallow Shooters

I was not keen to this idea, but again my husband found it and the kids loved it. This would be a good project to do if Dad is home as it involves PVC pipe and some hand tools. However, once they are made, marshmallow shooters provide hours of giggly fun, for days and years to come. Instructions can be found at Familycapers.com The shooters cost about $2 to make.

Frugal Family Winter Time Fun

Spring will be here before you know it. Take advantage of these times to create special memories with your kids while you can. Be creative. Think of ways to create different work stations and play areas throughout the house that will appeal to various ages and interests within the household.

  • Make several different kinds of no-bake cookies
  • Turn the kitchen table into paper craft central
  • Turn the dining room table into a play fort
  • A bar or island can be set up for older children who might enjoy making candy, using melted almond bark and plastic molds.
  • The sides of a fridge or chest freezer can be easily turned into a paint or drawing easel using magnets and large sheets of paper
  • Set a step stool up at the kitchen sink and and fill one side of the sink with plain or colored water (with food coloring), and the other side with bubble water to create a simple and easy to clean water & bubble play area.
  • Have dried beans? Place dried beans and measuring cups in little wash tubs. The is a safe alternative inside for sand play.

Share Your Frugal Fun Family Wintertime Ideas

“What do you do when you are stuck inside all day? How do you entertain your kids on those “Mom, I’m bored!”, stuck inside the house, bad weather days? Please share below!’

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Loving Legos

A few weeks ago, my family and I took a day trip to Lego Land. The admission price was not very cheap but because it was my son’s birthday we indulged. We were able to find a few coupons so that helped us with the price of admission. I am amazed at what can be created with Legos! They can be found in almost every retail chain store in America, but there’s no need to purchase them there. You can look at second hand stores and garage sales for a used collection.

At one point I saw a complete set of 458+ pieces for less than $5 at a second hand store! You can also ask around on your local Freecycle group or check prices on Ebay. Many times, simply asking around for old toys produces more options than you can imagine.

Legos Last

Legos can provide hours of fun, family entertainment for people of all ages. Picture Grandpa, Dad, and the children all working on various projects on the living room floor. That’s the power of Legos. It’s a toy that crosses generational boundaries and encourages creativity in all ages.

Legos make great stocking stuffers too. Check your local dollar store. I’ve found Lego keychains, watches, pens and ornaments, as well as little bags of generic building blocks for around $2 each.

Legos aren’t the only option out there, K’NEX are similar and have several sets available under $10 each. For a little more money, $10 to $20, Mega Bloks and Lego DUPLO can be purchased for children 18 months to 5 years old. Most of the traditional Lego sets are geared for children 7 to 12 years old. Legos and building/construction toys may be played with for years to come, buying them may be a wise investment for your family. I also love the fact that we can easily travel with a bucket of Legos with no batteries required!

Wooden block play-sets can be found for around $10 each. Guidecraft sells construction pieces similar to the old Tinker Toy sets, they offer several creative building options for under $20 each.  The traditional Lincoln logs and Tinker Toys can still be found for under $20 a set (Tinker Toys sets can also be found under the names TRIO and Superstruct).

What great toy finds have you come across this year and where did you find them?


Kids in the Kitchen – Easy Cookie Recipes and Activities


Christmas break is coming! Entertain your kids with these simple holiday cookie recipes. Roll, cut, bake and decorate- that’s the name of the game!

Make snow days and Christmas break fun for everyone! Keep kids occupied with cookie making for a holiday cookie exchange with family and friends. Children can enjoy every part of the process!

Sugar Cookies

A basic sugar cookie recipe is a holiday baking essential. This one sugar cookie dough recipe can be shaped, rolled, molded, or cut into several different holiday treats. With a little creativity and a pantry full of food coloring, flavorings, baking chips, and candy pieces, the options are endless.

Basic Sugar Cookie Dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for shaping the cookies
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add the egg and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the vanilla.
  4. With the mixer on low, gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated (the dough will be stiff). Shape into a disk and (unless otherwise specified in an individual recipe) refrigerate, wrapped, for at least 1 hour and up to 3 days.
  5. Make cookies. Use whatever method desired: cut-outs, rolled, dropped, bar, etc. Bake at 350° F for 12-15 minutes per pan of cookies.
  6. Store cookies in an airtight contain for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.

Ginger Bread

I love gingerbread. There’s so much you can do with it depending on the recipe. Make gingerbread men, cakes, breads, cream-filled sandwich cookies, breakfast muffins, gingerbread houses, etc. Be creative!

** If you don’t have much time and don’t want to make your own cookie dough mix, not only can you buy refrigerated sugar cookie dough in your local market, but now they have gingerbread too. See if you can find a coupon and check for it the next time you go shopping!**


    • 1 (6 ounce) packages butterscotch pudding mix
    • 3/4 cup butter
    • 3/4 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
    • 1 egg
    • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Cream pudding and pie filling mix with butter and sugar; add egg, and blend well.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, and cinnamon; blend into pudding mixture.
  3. Chill dough for 1 hour or until firm.
  4. Roll dough on a floured board to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut with cookie cutter.
  5. Place on greased baking sheets; use a straw to make a hole in the top of the cookie for hanging on the tree, if desired.
  6. Bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.
  8. Decorate if desired.

Christmas Baking With The Kids

Holiday cooking and baking does take a little advanced planning and Christmas baking with the kids can have its own set of challenges. Plan recipes that are simple, easy and can be enjoyed quickly. Look for kid-friendly holiday cookie recipes with basic ingredients and directions. Let children help in every possible way. Give each child a job and when it comes time to decorate, give each child a plate of cookies to make their own.

Food Allergies and Sugar-Free Options

When baking especially during the holidays, it is good to be aware of any food allergies or dietary restrictions children might have. Nut allergies are fairly common so choosing a cookie recipe with allergy-friendly ingredients is a must. Do a little research when it comes to sugar-free recipes. You want a tasty turnout and one that is not too expensive to make. Gluten- free also falls into this category. A little research before baking day can go a long way!

Kids in the Kitchen

Allowing children to help make Christmas cookies, holiday gifts and treats is a great way to keep them occupied and happy during the winter break. It can take a little more planning but it’s a great way to build lasting holiday memories year after year.

It’s your turn! What is your favorite cookie recipe and how do you get the kids involved?

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Feedback Friday~Books!

If you get my Freebie Friday newsletter, you most likely read Midge’s question about book choices for children (if you don’t get my newsletter be sure and subscribe via the sticky note in the upper right corner of the blog). Read below to find out my personal thoughts and to check out some of these book choices! Molly

Dear Midge,

In the case of book selection for my children, I consult quite a few different places. I begin with friends and family, who are like minded and hold the same value system that our family has. I ask for their opinions on the select age groups we have in our home. I then make a list of those choices and start investigating reviews, etc. You can search out different lists on Google based on your criteria, here is one example. You might run across a Top 10 list such as this. I also like to rely on the classics for my boys such as The Hardy Boys series. Here is a list I found to give you some more ideas for boys (be looking for age appropriate books).  Summer is also a great time to continue reading! Check out these reading lists categorized by grade level/age group.

Happy reading!

Love ya, Molly

Where do you look for good book titles? What types of books does your family read?

Organizing and Planning Ahead for a Stress Free Holiday Season

I’m just beginning to realize, this is the last week of October. Thursday is November 1st. Where did the year go!

As moms, we are so busy that one day blends into another, one week , one month……. it’s just a blur sometimes. I’m constantly looking for ways to organize better and plan ahead to save time and money. With the holidays approaching, I realize I have to be organized.

Do you feel that way too? There are so many things to remember and do, that if I’m not organized and I don’t plan on something or write it down, I’m likely to forget it, and that wouldn’t be good.

So, here I am, with pen, paper and calendar in hand, making sure nothing gets forgotten.

Menu Planning

Let’s start with menu planning. Keep stress to a minimum by keeping things simple. Plan holiday menus that will be gorgeous, tasteful, delicious, creative but very quick and easy to prepare. You don’t want to spend all your time in the kitchen. Holiday time is family time.

Over the next few weeks, watch the grocery ads. Stock up and buy as the sales hit. This is a good time to stock up on baking staples: flour, sugar, butter, pumpkin, chocolate chips, nuts, canned milk, corn meal and corn bread mixes.

Also, over the next few weeks, watch for the price of turkey to drop and stock up on poultry and canned vegetables. Trust me. This is the time to stockpile the pantry.

Start looking for new recipes and creative ideas that will save you time in the kitchen. One trick I learned from my mother-in-law, a overnight, crock-pot, turkey breast, that is so simple, it’s funny! (I’ll share it with you soon).

Keep your eyes peeled for tips, tricks and simple recipes that will give the cook something to be thankful for. I’ll be sharing some of my own tips over the next few weeks!

Cleaning, Organizing & Decorating

Don’t try to do everything in the 24 hrs before Thanksgiving. Do a little each day and remember to have some fun in between. Relax. This time of year is a time to enjoy family. Plan ahead, organize and don’t stress.

  • Clean, shop and thaw. Make a list and check it twice. Do all the grocery shopping ahead of time.
  • Get the kids involved. Make a chore chart. Even children as young as two can help Mommy with the laundry and putting things away.
  • Once a week, do a thorough cleaning ( with everyone helping), change all the bed linens, sweep, mop, vacuum and dust every room.
  • Bathrooms & Laundry – Plan. Cleaning the bathroom and doing laundry is almost a daily chore for some families. For others, smaller families, every other day or longer is possible. Decide what works for your family and plan accordingly. Also, take in consideration holiday guests. Stock up on toiletries and tissue paper.
  • Clean out and throw out. This a great time of the year to do a complete Fall cleaning. Pick a room a day or a closet a day. Clean, dust and organize. Sort through clothes and toys. Get rid of anything and everything that is not used or needed. Have a garage sale or donate to local charities or Freecycle. Also, keep in mind, some things you no longer need or use can be re-gifted to others this Christmas!

Family Time

Make Family Time a PRIORITY this holiday season. Keep children entertained, cheerful and enthusiastic by involving them in whatever you may be doing as you prepare for the holidays. Make a game out of cleaning and cooking together. My children race to see who can make beds faster or vacuum rooms.

In the kitchen, have a few special recipes just for the kids to complete. Plan family fun  events periodically throughout the holidays: movies, hay rides, park days, cookie baking days, gift making days, gift wrapping days, craft days, etc.

If there’s a homeless shelter or soup kitchen in the area, perhaps the family can volunteer to help cook, serve and clean up one night. Let your children see there is another side to the holidays and give them opportunities to minister to others.

Here’s another way to share and care. Prepare and take gift baskets to friends, neighbors and shut-ins.  The possibilities are endless, just remember the priority is quality family time.

Stress Free Holiday

By doing a little each day and including family members in the holiday preparations, this can be can be a fun, stress free time for all. Do a little each day along the way and plan fun family activities and events throughout the season. Enjoy!

Back To School Shopping Ideas

If you get my weekly newsletter, you most likely read Midge’s question regarding back-to-school shopping ideas for her sister’s 4 homeschooled children (if you don’t get my newsletter be sure and subscribe via the sticky note in the upper right corner of the blog). Here are a few thoughts I had on frugal back-to-school shopping tips. Molly

Dear Midge,

Back-to-school shopping can seem like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be! Before heading out to purchase anything, do an inventory of what you already have on hand. There may be more hiding in your closets and desks than you think. Shopping at home is free! Set aside a place to collect the things you find, this could be a box or shelf. This spot can also be a place to store all the “extras” you may find and be in need of during the middle of the school year (i.e. extra boxes of crayons or pencils).

Once you’ve found all you can IN your home, it’s time to head OUTSIDE and hit the stores. Taking advantage of the loss leaders and using discount stores will help your bottom line. Make a plan before you shop, keep your MUST-HAVE list in front of you at all times and keep your budget in mind. If your child (or children) simply can’t live without the fancy backpack, you could do a little bargaining on binders or folders. Compromising a little may go a long way in staying on track, especially when buying for multiple children.

I’ve seen back-to-school supplies in the oddest of places! Craft stores, dollar stores and even supermarkets have school supplies. Check out their prices, you may score a great deal by shopping off the beaten path. Another shopping bonus for homeschoolers is that you can shop “late” to save even more. Usually about a week after school starts, supplies are marked down to clearance prices. Waiting a bit longer than usual may stretch your budget further.

We use second hand type stores for a lot of our clothes shopping and take advantage of used curriculum for our homeschool. These methods help us save money in other areas as we head into the school year. We’re always on the lookout for shoe sales, we hit those stores when they have a buy one get one half off sale!

Being creative and staying aware of sales and discounts will help tremendously during the back-to-school shopping craze!

Love ya, Molly