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So, so quiet….

We’ve been a bit quiet lately.  Not on purpose – but between Half-Pint’s, we’re reminded of all of our other hobbies.  And our jobs.  Oh, and our families.

But we’re not short on thoughts (and as my husband always says – absolutely not short on opinions) so we’ll begin to send them your way again soon, promise.

In the mean time, we’ll post a little link fun.  LOVE this blog (LOVE the color just as much, too).  How About Orange posted these cool book plates.  And because it’s officially summer, your kids might enjoy a trip to Half-Price Books, and this nifty book plate to boot.  Sounds like a perfect rainy-afternoon activity.

-E

Celebrate the Boy

Don’t know if you are crafty (we’re  a mixed bag over here), but even if you aren’t, we had to share this link for a couple of reasons.   It’s Celebrate the Boy month over on the Made by Rae Blog, and for one, boys deserve to be celebrated as much as the ladies (who seem to get more attention in the fashion and overall kiddo world), and two, we LOVE this graphic.  It’s reason enough to share.

-Ellen

Doctor Play Kit

This is a post that could save your next trip to that store that you want to go to but your kids could do without (but they have to go anyway…). These are instructions for how to put together a doctor kit out stuff around your house.
I love the idea – making something out of things around the house.   There is a great list of what to include, but I imagine just scrounging around your bathroom and house you could find a whole bag worth of stuff.

-Ellen

 

Free School Fun

My inbox has been bombarded the last few days with “free printables” and craft ideas for back to school fun.  So I thought I’d pass a few along!

Printable Lunch Notes and ID Tags from Olibollen.com

Printable Lunch Notes and ID Tags from Olibollen.com

More printable lunch box Notes!

More printable lunch box Notes!

How to make a Magnet Lunch Chart

How to make a Magnet Lunch Chart

Printable Notebook Labels

Printable Notebook Labels

And there is more here, here and here.  Us?  We’re going to work on decorating a backpack this week.  I’m thinking paints and a little iron-on-fabric.  Hiding the stains to make a new backpack for preschool…

Ellen

Welcome, Welcome, Welcome

4-20-12

“As long as we have a plan.”

I had a friend who used to always say this to me.  It didn’t matter what the plan was, as long as we attempted something.  So hey, so goes this blog. 

Our plan is to bring to you all of our tips for bringing up your Half-Pint as green and thrifty as possible.  Goodness knows we’d rather keep the green in our pockets these days, but aren’t willing to sacrifice TOO much style and fun in our kids lives. 

So go on, get thrifty, and hang with us.  And share with us your tips, too!   We certainly are Always on the look-out for a good Thrifty tip.