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50 Things to do with Pears (and Asian Pears!)

If you were on Instagram yesterday, then you may have seen the post I shared about all the Asian Pears I picked from my fruit trees.  Our harvest this year has been amazing, but holy fruit, batman!  There are literally pears for days (maybe even years) here at my house, and I don’t quite know

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Super Simple Homework Station Ideas you will ACTUALLY use in your Home!

Whether we like it or not, another school year is about to begin, and with that comes the H-word…HOMEWORK.  (Lots and lots of homework in some cases…) I’m a huge believer in creating a homework space, or homework station as it is often called, where you post assignments, keep a due-date calendar, keep all the

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DIY edible finger paint recipe for kids – PUDDING finger paint (doubles as a snack!)

As much as I love summer, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that my kids occasionally drive me nuts during this time of year.  You feel me? Today I have a fun and easy pudding finger paint DIY for you! Without school to entertain their little brains, my kids quickly get bored; and I

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DIY 3 Ingredient Sidewalk Chalk Paint

  Summer. Summer. Suuuummmmeeeerrrr. Is it killing anyone else?? My dear sweet lovely adorable children are…well…DRIVING ME NUTS! Their little brains are bored without school to keep them occupied, no matter how many time we swim in a day. However, with 5 kids I don’t have the time to do intricate, completed activities like I

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15 Last Minute Father’s Day Ideas- Quick, Easy, and Cheap!

True confessions time… I am THE WORST gift-giver on the planet. No really, like, it’s a miracle I’m still married, bad. So naturally, I break into cold sweats as Father’s Day approaches, stressing about what to do for my husband, Dad, FIL, and Grandpa. Add in my tendency to procrastinate and I’m a wreck just

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The Best Teacher Appreciation Gifts – Cute, Cheap and Easy!

  Teacher Appreciation Week is just around the corner! Lucky for you I’ve scoured Pinterest and found some of the best, cheapest, and easiest last minute Teacher Appreciation ideas for you! (P.S…find them all and more HERE). Here are some of my Teacher Appreciation Ideas: Food Gifts:  Food is one of my favorite gifts to

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Natural Allergy Remedies! (Let’s Beat Those Fall Allergies!)

Hey Freebs! Mary from the FCF Team here with some of my best tips for beating allergies, and specifically this time of year, FALL allergies! My kids and I all suffer from seasonal allergies and Fall is one of the hardest times for us. Over the years we’ve picked some tricks for preventing flare ups

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DIY Frozen Costume: No-Sew Halloween Costumes for the whole family!

If you’ve been a Freeb for a while, you know that every year we do family-themed halloween costumes. I just realized that I failed to blog about our costumes from the last few years! Better late than never, eh? First up, our DIY Frozen Costumes. These were SO EASY because they were no-sew, and took

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DIY Eggo Waffles! Breakfast Hack Straight From HEAVEN. [Foodie Tuesday]

Has anyone noticed that Foodie Tuesdays are back?! That’s right, every Tuesday you can expect a favorite recipe or food tip of mine! I’m no cook and certainly don’t take the best pictures, but food is such an important part of our day I figure it’s time to bring back an old tradition! Today is

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That time I threw a Valentine’s Day party in like, 5 minutes

You know “when it rains, it pours?” Well, I’m in a bit of a monsoon season it seems, ha! I swear I’ll have weeks with nothing going on, then a time where everything lands on the same week and is no-showering-what-day-is-it-have-i-eaten-today-have-to-be-in-3-places-at-once B-U-S-Y. That was this week (if you don’t remember my breakdown and tears on Instagram…). Once

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How to Cut Boys Hair at Home! (in under 15 minutes!!)

Recently on Instagram I mentioned how I cut my boys hair at home which saves a ton of money. I asked if you wanted a tutorial and you answered with a resounding HOLY-COW-YES! Have no fear, my “How to Cut Boys Hair” tutorial is officially here!! (Aren’t you proud I actually followed through when I said

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Easy DIY Snack Stadium Tutorial for the BIG GAME! #GameDayGlory

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameDayGlory #CollectiveBias I was challenged to make a DIY Snack Stadium Tutorial using SNICKERS®, Skittles®, Pepsi™, and TOSTITOS®. Though I am NOT crafty and can’t even attempt complicated projects, I promise this Snack Stadium is an easy, fun, and obviously delicious way to display

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