**** Check out this AMAZING board in Pinterest with some kick ass infused water recipes!! Click here ****
**** Buzzfeed brings us another cool video on water tricks ****
**** Mama Ot shares some great ideas for a water sensory table. Check them out here ****
**** Amazing water charities can be found here. Read more on the water straw from the Water is Life charity ****
**** WATER HUMOR ****
Categories: Save Benji's & D.I.Y., Save By Giving, Save It For Your Family, Save The Planet
Tags: "Pinterest", "summer", Charity, charity:water, columbia water center, cwc, infused water, mamma OT, MIYA, puremadi, Science, sensory table, three avocados, Water, water table, water tricks, water.org, waterislife
Yard Stenciling was FUN!! I was able to use and reuse everything on hand….saving benji’s! We had about an hour of free fun stenciling the backyard! Then it started raining, but we will definitely be doing that again!!
I repurposed a cereal box for two large stencils.
Drew a heart and a star and cut them out.
You will need flour and a spray bottle with water, so that you can spray the grass with water to make the flour stick. We used the already wet ground from the morning dew.
Then sprinkle the flour in the stencil.
Take your stencils outside and enjoy!
Categories: Save It For Your Family, Save Your Benji's, Walking The Walk
Tags: "activity", "heart", "summer", Cheap, repurposed, star, stencil, yard art, yard stencil
This Momma from: For The Love Of Shorties, has got it going on with the boredom buster ideas for summer!! I adore her “Camp Mom” theme, and her ideas!! Check them out here!!! My girls and I will definitely be implementing some of these ideas into our day TODAY! Ideas I’m going to use are…… Ice cream in a bag, Park Week, lawn art ( here’s a link to the Pink and Green Momma’s blog that will show you how), play photographer/videographer, and story time in a unique place. So far we’ve had a great frugal summer! We’ve run through sprinklers, shot off fireworks, baked yummy treats, had waterpaloozas in the backyard, done play dates, been to the museums, gone to the movies, taken tractor rides, gotten drenched at the splash pads, had scavenger hunts, made playdough, been to bounce houses, gone to the library, taken walks, played soccer, eaten snoballs, visited grandparents, watched parades, attend free yoga at our YMCA, swim in the pool, attended birthday parties, and rested! All entertainment decisions have been uncostly and fun!! I didn’t sign anyone up for camps to save money. I’ve been allowing myself to be a kid again and we are just having fun 😉
I decided to do a summer activity with the girls I had mentioned previously in a post. Had a blast!! Highly recommended AND we killed an hour having good ole FUN!!
I thought this article had some great money saving tips!! I enjoy simple reminders that I seem to forget in the chaos of small children I live in…lol. I’m all about saving benji’s! I told my husband that we were going to have a Hippie Summer, which means….have a fun cheap summer! We’ve decided to not travel this summer, eat in ALOT, USE our “Y” membership, hit up the 5 dollar bounce houses, dollar theaters, splash pads, take picnics, go to free concerts, enjoy the library, and be in the “loop” for cheap and free entertainment; which is everywhere for summer! Ya just gotta know where to go! So, by cutting entertainment costs and learning how to reduce energy costs via the above article, I believe I will be hitting my Hippie savings goal after all this summer 😉
Categories: Save Your Benji's
Tags: "financial goals", "save Benji's", "saving money", "summer", build savings, cut costs, electricity, energy used, entertainment, Free, money, saving, tips