A Thrifty Mother’s Day

Posted on May 8th, 2015 by Discount Debbie

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It’s not that we don’t appreciate mom enough to splurge on her. It’s that we just don’t have a budget that will cooperate with splurging all that much. Here are a few tips for those that fall into this category.

Craft Flowers

While I’m sure mom would love the coffee filter flowers, there is a more refined crafted flower out there to make for mom. Check out Instructables.com for a few flower crafting ideas. They may take a bit of time but they will be very pretty for mom and will last longer.

If paper flowers just aren’t in your crafting ability pick up some fake flowers at the dollar store. Remove the petals from the stems and leaves and mix and match the petals. Then put the new flowers back together. You will end up with more colorful and fuller flowers. To go the extra mile outline the petals with a gold, silver, or matching glitter glue.

Cards

Cards are easier than ever to make, and you can get as creative as you would like without spending a dime. Upload a family picture to Picmonkey.com and use overlays, framing, and color tinting to turn it into a great visual. Add some loving words in a nice font. You can either have it printed and mailed out, or send it as an attachment to your mom in an email. If you aren’t sure you’re that tech savvy you can also use Punchbowl.com to create and send mom a digital card. They have step by step instructions to get you through the process.

A Gift of Self

When you have a talent, share it with your mom. Make a dinner for her and bring paper products or do the dishes so she doesn’t have to. Start a garden with her or let your children start a garden with her. Spend time through out the year tending the garden. You could also make a blanket or quilt for her if that is your gift.

 

 

 


Mommy’s Budget Birthday

Posted on February 20th, 2014 by Discount Debbie

When a child has a birthday around here it’s a big deal. Sometimes however, when mom has a birthday those little life necessities take the front seat. That doesn’t mean that I can’t still have a great birthday. It just means that I need to be smart about it.

The Kitchen Spa

There many little spa treatments on the internet that don’t take more than what I have in my kitchen. In fact picking up a few items at the grocery store wouldn’t hurt my budget for a little pampering. I’m not talking about the latest and greatest massage pillow. I’m talking about little things like an avocado, oatmeal, and honey. Even a little powdered milk for a milk bath would be fun. It’s won’t cost much and I still get a spa day for my birthday.

What The Kids Want To Do

Let’s face it. As we get older we lose our fun. We become self conscious or don’t have time or (heaven forbid) become too mature for that nonsense. Children have a way of bringing the fun back into our lives. They know how to party too. They dance with no fear, are full of belly laughs, and remind us that music is more than just a cultural experience.

Shut The Door

This one is kind of the opposite of the last one, but for the evening I plan to let my husband spend some quality time with our son while I lock the door on the bathroom and enjoy a good book and bubble bath.

Create a Wish List

I like to window shop. I know that I can’t afford everything I want right this moment. Over time however I can pick off some of the things that I added to my birthday list. After all I’m my new age all year. I don’t have to even leave the house to do this. I just hop online and visit my favorite store websites.

Chocolate

Regardless of the necessities in life I can always afford a little chocolate on my birthday. ­čśë

 


Baby Shower Gift Deal! Free Nursing Cover

Posted on September 24th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

These nursing covers make GREAT baby shower gifts. Especially when you can get one for FREE at UdderCovers, just pay shipping $11.95, which is a stellar deals when the cover is worth $34.95. Use Promo Code ENBABY to get yours free!

You can use the code more than once – you just have to open a new browser window to do so.

I ordered one as a gift in the past and it was a huge hit. These are stylish, well made, and exactly what every breastfeeding mom needs!
FREE at UdderCovers
 


Save up to 90% at Totsy.com for Moms, Babies, & Kids

Posted on May 25th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Top brands for mom, baby, and child. Prenatal care products, baby gear, travel accessories, bedding and bath, children’s clothing, toys, DVDs, and educational materials, plus so much more all at up to 90% off at Totsy.com!


Big Discounts at VistaPrint

Posted on May 15th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

Mommy Cards $2 (Busines/Contact Cards for Moms)

Note Cards $2

Photo Flipbooks $3

Labels $2

Rubber Stamp $3

Mug $3

No fee on photo uploads!

Stock up on your favorite mommy must haves from VistaPrint HERE.


Free (Just Pay Shipping) Cute Baby Nursing Cover

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

These are actually very cute! Practical too. Use code VALENTINE to get a FREE nursing cover from UdderCovers.com. Shipping is only $11.95.


Engraved Necklaces On Sale!

Posted on December 1st, 2011 by Discount Debbie

I have found the perfect Christmas present for my mom!

This particular necklace is on sale for $59.99 regularly $89.99.

Every piece of jewelry has a unique price, but most are on sale.
But shipping and engraving are ALWAYS free!


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