Money Saving VBS Supplies: Maker Fun Factory

Money Saving VBS Supplies: Maker Fun Factory

This post may contain affiliate links.  I earn a small percentage of anything you purchase through these links but you don’t pay anything extra.  Thanks for helping to support Borrowed Blessings! Group has VBS supplies you can order directly from them for everything from advertising to crafts.  However, I've been able to find similar items at half the price (or less) for most of the Group supplies... and if you know me at all, you know few things excite me as much as saving money!  {Can you tell yet that I'm an Amazon…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS: Advertising Postcards

Cave Quest VBS: Advertising Postcards

We are using Group's Cave Quest VBS curriculum this summer.  You can click on the "VBS" tag over at the right to see more of our planning goodies.  We advertise VBS in a variety of ways.  Some years we mail out postcards, while other years we don't.  This year I decided to try the postcards and I couldn't be happier! One of the great things about using Group VBS is that they provide TONS of clipart and graphics that you can use for advertising.  I saw some ideas on facebook from other people…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS Frugal Crafts: Glow Bracelets

Cave Quest VBS Frugal Crafts: Glow Bracelets

This is a sponsored post and may contain affiliate links.  All opinions shared are completely my own. Welcome back to another of my Frugal Cave Quest VBS Craft Ideas!  Make sure to check out the other ideas here.  All great spelunkers need to be able to see while inside the cave!  These glow bracelets are easy and cheap to make {pennies per child}.   This craft is one that could be a great filler if you have extra time in between activities!   These were inspired by Not Consumed. Supplies: Glow in the dark bracelets {only…Read more …
Cave Quest VBS – Frugal Craft Ideas

Cave Quest VBS – Frugal Craft Ideas

  In the past few years, Group Publishing has transitioned from crafts over to “science-y gizmos”.  According to a blurb in this year’s curriculum, it was a move to cut down on the little junk that kids took home and eventually trashed.  My issues with this are that (a) their science-y gizmos are just junk that kids take home and trash…. and (b) we like crafts, doggonit!  The suggestions from group are pricey and not impressive {in my opinion}.  I recently shared the things I love & don’t love about Group’s curriculum and…Read more …
Menards Pre-Black Friday Ad Preview

Menards Pre-Black Friday Ad Preview

So, last night I was at Menards... you know, my home away from home these days.  I was looking at ceiling fans and an employee was helping me.  They didn't have the item I wanted in stock, but he showed me another {more expensive, not on sale} fan that would be on sale this weekend for the Crazy Days sale.  After thanking him for his help, I left the department, called my mom and whispered the great secret leak of the century: this weekend is a Menards Crazy Days sale.  {PS - Totally…Read more …
The Best Black Friday Shopping Secrets

The Best Black Friday Shopping Secrets

As of right now, there are 26 days until Black Friday - WOOP WOOP!  Black Friday is one of my favorite shopping seasons - yep, you read that right - SEASONS.  While it used to be the case that Black Friday was a one day shopping extravaganza, times have certainly changed!  Sales start long before the clock strikes midnight and last long after the day is done.  Here are my best Black Friday shopping secrets! 1. Money, money, money. Okay, so this isn't a secret so much as a tip.  It is SUPER…Read more …
Menards 11% Rebates

Menards 11% Rebates

If you shop at Menards on a regular basis, you have seen the 11% Menards rebate sale.  If you're not familiar with the sale - about once per quarter, Menards has the 11% rebate sale.  Anything and everything you buy during this sale {which they typically run for two weeks} is eligible for an 11% rebate.  {Menards rebates are issued as an in-store credit and mailed to your home after a long and grueling 6-8 weeks.}  I have a love/hate relationship with the 11% rebate {I both love it and I hate it}.…Read more …
Yard Sale Price Tag Printables

Yard Sale Price Tag Printables

Earlier I shared my best yard sale tips for success.  I promised to share the custom yard sale price tags I made with you.  When we're tagging, we usually keep all the tags for each size sorted in small ziploc bags.  I have also used a small tackle/organizing box {as pictured}.  This worked really well for me! I am so excited to share these free printable price tags with you!  They're super simple - you can use with any paper you want.  I usually use colored copy or cardstock paper.  You can cut…Read more …
Keys to Yard Sale Success

Keys to Yard Sale Success

Every year at church we have the Parkview Annual{ish} Mega Sale... well, almost every year {hence the "ish" in the sale name}.  I've organized the sale for several years and I have many, many years under my belt as a seasoned yard sale shopper.  As Michael and I are preparing for our move, we're trying to pare down our unnecessary "stuff" as much as possible.  I am a big believer that physical messes create mental messes, and vice versa... but I'm a horrible homemaker.  I think it's easier for me to keep my…Read more …
Bargain Hunting at Kohl’s {with Insider Secrets}

Bargain Hunting at Kohl’s {with Insider Secrets}

So, in case you've been living under a rock or haven't visited our blog before, my husband and I are purchasing and renovating our first home. It's super fun... sometimes.  The renovation process can be tough at times though {uh, like when you have to scrape your just stained kitchen cabinets}.  I've found that shopping for decor is a fun way to break up the tough moments - and it's a great way to get design ideas!  As I'm shopping, I'm trying to only buy the things I really LOVE... we're trying to minimize…Read more …