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DIY Christmas Centerpiece – Bundt Pan Candle Holder

by Freebies4Mom on November 29, 2017 4:11 pm

DIY Christmas Centerpiece - Bundt Pan Candle Holder

Here’s a table centerpiece that you can make with things you probably already have in your house! Do you have a  bundt pan? I love the way bundt pans look so I’ve got them displayed on the top of my china hutch in my dining room. I wanted to make a new centerpiece for our Christmas table by using my bundt pan and sticking a taper candle inside. It turns out that the small hole in the bundt pan is the perfect size for a taper candle to stand up in. Add some fresh cranberries to help support that taper candle and wrap it with any type of green garland. I used the holly garland that I use on my fireplace mantel.

I was shocked that I put this centerpiece together in about 5 minutes and created something completely new for the center of our dining room table. I love the way the candlelight reflects off the bundt pan! At first glance it doesn’t even look like a bundt pan because the cranberries are spilling out of the center. Since I’m using fresh cranberries, I can only use this centerpiece for a few days (those cranberries will wither and mold). As an alternative you could use fake cranberries.

What type of Christmas Centerpiece are you making for your table?

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Free Printable Christmas Thank You Cards

by Freebies4Mom on November 27, 2017 2:01 pm

Free Printable Christmas Thank You CardsGet your free printable Christmas Thank You Cards from Life of a Homeschool Mom. There are three different designs to choose from. Each download comes with two card styles, and a Christmas thank you card organizer sheet to help you keep track of your cards. Just click the download link to get your printable–there are no emails to sign up for! 

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Free Christmas Label Printable

by Freebies4Mom on November 27, 2017 12:00 pm

Free Christmas Label PrintableGet your free printable Christmas labels from Freezer Labels. The set includes six different designs. These can be very handy when decorating the house, creating stylish crafts, tagging Christmas gifts or labeling food. Just click the download link to get your printable–there are no emails to sign up for! 

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Turkey Cookies using Nutter Butter and OREO cookies
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I’m sharing these fun Thanksgiving recipes and table settings with you again (originally published Nov. 17, 2016).

I wanted to share with you my Turkey Cookies, Thanksgiving Place Cards and Sunflower Candy Dishes that I made to get ready for Thanksgiving. I shopped for Thanksgiving recipe ingredients, home décor and serving dishes at Family Dollar and saved $6.50 by using Smart Coupons. Sign-up for Smart Coupons, digital coupons that you access by entering your phone number into the keypad at the register. You’ll find a wide selection of over 130 coupons with values ranging from $0.25 to $5.00. Take advantage of the newest way to save at Family Dollar by using Smart Coupons!

Save Hundreds with Smart Coupons at Family Dollar

Have you signed up for Smart Coupons at Family Dollar? I love saving money at Family Dollar without using a loyalty card. I just clip my coupons, email them to myself so I have a printable list, then go shopping at Family Dollar where I enter my phone number into the keypad at the register.  I love that Family Dollar issues a wide variety of high-value coupons. Be on the lookout for coupons valid on any purchase! You should check the Family Dollar site on a regular basis for the most up to date offers as they change frequently.

Shop for Thanksgiving at Family Dollar

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I saved $6.50 by clipping Smart Coupons for my Family Dollar shopping trip. My savings included a $5 off $25+ coupon on any purchase, a Lemonheads coupon, and a Russell Stover coupon. Please check the Family Dollar website for the current Smart Coupons. With over 130 coupons to choose from, you’re sure to find a few coupons that you can use!

I also browsed the Weekly Deals at Family Dollar to see the price drops and help me make my shopping list. I was impressed with the selection of Thanksgiving décor, serving ware and candy. Many of the Thanksgiving décor products I looked at were priced at $1 WOW (which is a very good price!). Be sure to take advantage of other ways to save at Family Dollar including weekly deals and $1 WOW prices. Please note that prices vary by location. What will you buy at Family Dollar to decorate your Thanksgiving table?

If you’ve got a Family Dollar store near you, I encourage you to sign-up for Smart Coupons today:

Step 1Click the red “Sign Up” button or text SMART to 28767

Step 2 – Enter your email address, password, name and phone number. Then click on the red “Sign Up” button.

Step 3 – Click on the red “Start Clipping” button

Step 4 – Click on the coupons you want to add to your account.

Step 5 – Print your shopping list and head to Family Dollar! Enter your phone number into the keypad at the register.

Turkey Cookies made with Nutter Butter and OREO cookies

I had a blast making Turkey Cookies from Nutter Butter cookies and Golden OREOs. They are easy to make and your kids can help make them! This is an “assembly only” recipe, so no baking is involved! Here are the instructions to make them:


Ingredients Needed:

  • Golden OREO cookies
  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Reese’s Pieces
  • Candy Eyes
  • Candy Corn
  • Orange Frosting
  • Red Frosting
  • White Frosting

Step 1 – Secure the Golden OREO cookie to the Nutter Butter cookie with a generous dab of white frosting so that the top of the Nutter Butter cookie touches the middle of the Golden OREO cookie

Step 2 – Secure both eyes to the Nutter Butter cookie using a very small dab of white frosting

Step 3 – Secure one orange Reese’s Pieces with orange frosting below the eyes

Step 4 – Apply red frosting for the turkey gizzard using a Wilton 16 frosting tip (small star shaped)

Step 5 – Secure 5 candy corns to the Golden OREO for feathers by applying a dab of white frosting to the yellow tip of each candy corn

Step 6 – Let your Turkey Cookies set to dry for at least an hour to secure all the pieces to the cookies

Thanksgiving Place Cards from Family Dollar

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Next I made Thanksgiving Place Cards for our table setting. I found these adorable toothpick holders and I knew I could easily turn them into Thanksgiving Place Cards. I loved that I could get different ones for different people. Here are the instructions on how to make them:


Supplies Needed:

  • Thanksgiving Toothpick Holders
  • Plastic Pencil Grips (or small pieces of foam)
  • Black Chalkboard Stickers
  • Orange Cardstock
  • White Chalk
  • Tootsie Pops
  • Tape

Step 1 – Write names with white chalk on the black chalkboard stickers

Step 2 – Place stickers on orange cardstock and then cut around them

Step 3 – Secure names to Tootsie Pop with a long piece of tape

Step 4 – Stick a plastic pencil grip (or small piece of foam) inside an empty Thanksgiving Toothpick Holder

Step 5 – Place Tootsie Pop inside plastic pencil grip (or stick into small piece of foam) and then tape so the Tootsie Pop will not rotate

Step 6 – Set at each place setting for your Thanksgiving Table so everyone knows where they are sitting

How to make Thanksgiving Place Cards from Family Dollar
Thanksgiving Candy Dishes made from Family Dollar

While I was shopping at Family Dollar, I also picked up these fall leaf tealight candle holders. I made them into Thanksgiving Candy Dishes by placing lemon drops in them with one whopper in the middle. They remind me of my favorite flower, a sunflower, and it’s a nice sweet treat for your Thanksgiving guests.

Turkey Cookies from Family Dollar

Thanksgiving Serving Dishes from Family Dollar

I love the serving dishes they have at Family Dollar for Thanksgiving. I bought turkey and pumpkin serving dishes for my Thanksgiving Table at super affordable prices.

Thanksgiving Place Setting from Family Dollar

Here’s what my Thanksgiving Place Setting looks like. I liked putting the Turkey Cookie on the dinner plate, the Thanksgiving Place Card near the glass and the Thanksgiving Candy Dish near the salad plate. In the background you can see my DIY Fall Centerpiece that I made with home décor I found at Family Dollar.

Thanksgiving Place Setting from Family Dollar

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Remember to clip your Smart Coupons for Family Dollar so you’re ready to save money too! All you have to do to apply your coupons to your purchase is to enter your phone number into the keypad at the register. It’s a smart money-saving move to help you prepare for Thanksgiving!

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Seven Seas Popcorn Snack Recipe & Kroger Mega Event

by Freebies4Mom on November 7, 2017 10:55 am

Seven Seas Popcorn Snack Recipe & Kroger Mega Event

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Celebrate Aquaman in the upcoming JUSTICE LEAGUE movie (premiering November 17) by making my Seven Seas Popcorn Snack. Aquaman is called the King of the Seven Seas, so I thought it would be fun to name my popcorn snack after his alias. It’s an easy snack to make with Orville Redenbacher’s Kettle Corn that’s available at Kroger in a convenient 2-3 count size and it’s on sale as part of the Kroger Mega Event (November 1 thru 15). Your kids are going to flip for this movie snack on the sweeter side! Time to build your shopping list now, from your local Kroger store.

Seven Seas Popcorn Snack Recipe & Kroger Mega Event

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From now until 11/15/17 save $0.50 on Orville Redenbacher’s 2-3ct packages as part of Kroger’s “Buy 10 Save $5 Mega Event.” Mix and Match participating items in multiples of 10. Participating item varieties and sizes may vary by store.  You’ll find this coupon in the Snacks section of the Kroger digital coupon site.

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Snack 630It’s so fun to customize your popcorn snack with superhero-themed candy! Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn makes it easier with a variety of flavors including Kettle Corn, Movie Theater Butter, Pour Over Movie Theater Butter, Ultimate Butter, Butter, Light Butter, Melt On Caramel, Tender White, Home Recipe and Cheddar Cheese.

See the wide variety of Orville Redenbacher’s products that Kroger carries. I like that Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn has no artificial ingredients and no dyes. I used the secret ingredient of a box of cake mix to make my popcorn snack really pack a punch of flavor. When my kids saw all of the ingredients, they were really excited for me to make the Seven Seas Popcorn Snack so they could try it!

Overhead Product 630Be creative and experiment with different candy add-ins inspired by your favorite JUSTICE LEAGUE superheroes. If you love Aquaman too, here’s my recipe for you to try:

Seven Seas Popcorn Snack
Serves: 16 servings
Prep time:
Total time:
An easy superhero movie night snack for you and your kids to enjoy!
  • 2 bags Orville Redenbacher's Kettle Corn Popcorn (11 oz.)
  • 11 oz. White Chocolate Chips
  • ¼ cup Canola Oil
  • 1½ cup White Cake Mix
  • 1.2 oz. Star Sprinkles
  • Gummy Fish
  • Vanilla Fish Grahams
  • Blue Chocolate Candy
  1. Pop 2 bags of Orville Redenbacher's Kettle Corn Popcorn and pour into a large bowl
  2. Take out any unpopped kernals of popcorn
  3. Melt White chocolate Chips in microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds
  4. Add ¼ cup of Canola Oil to the melted white chocolate
  5. Add 1½ cups White Cake Mix to the melted white chocolate mixture
  6. Add 1.2 oz. Star Sprinkles to the melted white chocolate mixture
  7. Microwave melted white chocolate mixture for 15 secons before pouring on the large bowl of popcorn
  8. Stir to coat pocorn evenly
  9. Pour popcorn onto cookie sheets covered with wax paper
  10. Refridgerate for 10 minutes
  11. Remove popcorn from wax paper and break apart into large bowl
  12. Add Gummy Fish, Vanilla Fish Grahams and Blue Chocolate Candy then serve

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Which #OrvillePopcornJustice Superhero is your kids favorite?

I hope you’ll shop at Kroger so you can make your own Seven Seas Popcorn Snack!

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