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If your following our Home Clean Home series than you know that every Saturday is Family Day. Our Family Day always starts with our family meeting, which we have over breakfast. In a future post I will share with you more about our family meeting. Once we finish our meeting and completing our daily responsibilities we work on a household project together. This weekend we are working on some organizing tasks and some household repairs that need to be done. When all of our work is finished that is when we get to spend time together doing something fun.

Sunday's are our families Planning Day and last Sunday as we were planning our Family Fun Activity the kids suggested that we have a movie night.  Whenever we plan movie night we always try to make a big production out of it. Wreck-It Ralph, which was released on DVD this week, was the movie that we all agreed on. I like to plan activities around the movie theme but I always worry when it's a new release that it might not be available. However, being the Fluster Buster that I am, I found that I could reserve the movie ahead of time through Redbox. Yay! Now on to the activities.

Planning activities around a movie that you've never seen can be challenging. Luckily for me this is a Disney movie so it's pretty easy to find information. Here are some of the things that we'll be doing to make our movie night a big production. 

1. Roll out the red carpet - because this is a new release I wanted the kids feel like they were going to a movie premier. I have some cheap red material that I had picked up for another movie premier that we did and will lay it out on the floor leading to our living room.

2. Decorating - I found Wreck-It Ralph party supplies on clearance at Party City. For under $10 I was able to buy a Wreck-It Ralph table cloth, plates and napkins.

3. Dinner - We make homemade pizza at least once a week in our house. Whirlwind of Surprises has a really fun Wreck-It Ralph twist that we'll be using..

4. Dessert - Spoonful has a delightful recipe for creating Sour Bill cupcakes. I'll definitely be serving these little sour pusses. 

5. Activities - I'll be pulling out some sugary yummy's so we can all try to recreateSpoonful's Sugar Cone Race Cart

6. Movie Time - Once we're done with dinner and our activities, we'll walk the red carpet to our Wreck-It Ralph movie premier. 

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I was riffling through my recipes the other day and came across a forgotten family favorite. Pork tenderloin was on sale this week so this was the perfect opportunity to dust off the old recipe and reintroduce it to the family. It was still a hit especially when I served it with a little rice and some edamame. 

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Here is another one of those inexpensive products that our grandparents used that has multiple applications. I have been using it for a couple of years in my Homemade Laundry Detergent but never really thought about how else I could use it. Of course my family had a huge laundry list, no pun intended, of uses for it. 

Not all of the items on this list are from WWII. 
As my family and I were coming up with the list 
we've added our uses so that they can be passed down to our children.
 As times change, wonderful products like this can be adapted for modern uses.

There are also a number of other fun and scientific things that you can do with the kids using Borax:

I would love to hear the different ways that you use Borax

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** If, by some small miracle, you worked at Amway in Ada, MI in the 1980;s and were the person my mother loaned the notebook to, please contact me. The notebook is a small (approx 6x9), black leather, 3-ring binder, and contains hand drawn patterns (teddy bear), recipes, and household tips and tricks. It would mean so much to my family to have it back.

30 Uses for Borax was featured on:

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I just won another $5.00 Amazon gift card!  

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When you sign up and complete your profile you automatically earn 30 swag bucks to get you started. Then you can earn between 20-50 swag bucks a day by doing your searches with them. Besides earning swag bucks by using their search engine they offer a number of different ways to build up your swag bank account quickly. Check out all of the other ways HERE.  
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A Life Unprocessed

What a wonderful post! It's frugal and a much healthier alternative than the cat litters that are on the market. For being the featured link, A Life Unprocessed received a special trophy to display on her blog as well as her link being shared on Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest. She also received one week of FREE ad-space on my sidebar. The best part is that she is my co-host this week. Congratulations Emily!

Fluster's Creative Muster
Party #11
(begins Tuesday @ 6pm and ends Sunday at 11:59pm)


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St. Patrick's day has always been a big to-do in my family. Just two generations ago my mother's entire family lived exclusively in Ireland. A lot of their Irish customs and traditions were brought here and passed down. In honor of our families heritage we try to carry on some of these traditions and St. Patrick's day is the perfect day to do that.
In honor of St. Patrick's day I decided to use this weeks craft excursion to find crafts that centered around this holiday. I didn't have the slightest idea what I wanted to do but I did know that it had to be green, inexpensive and easy. I walked up and down the isles of my favorite craft store keeping my eyes peeled for anything green.  As Irish luck would have it I found some green pieces of felt that were the same size as placemats. All of a sudden my crafty little brain went to work and decided that I would do a St. Patty's day tablescape to go with my Irish menu of corn beef and cabbage.

This project only cost me around $2.00, it took 20 minutes to complete and was super easy to do. 

I used a cookie cutter as my template.

I painted the inside with some Elmer's Glue.

Then I sprinkled the glue with a little gold glitter
removed the cookie cutter
and pressed the glitter into the glue.

I shook off the extra glitter and was left with a beautiful gold clover.

I repeated the same process on all four corners and ended up with
these beautiful, festive placemats.
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Attention all of my crafty friends 

UPDATE: Ace is offering up another free quart of paint again this Saturday 3/16/13. 

You can pick up a FREE quart of Clark + Kensington flat enamel paint at Ace Hardware on Saturday March 9th 16th. Each store will have 40 quarts available for this promotion. 

All you have to do is print out the coupon  coupon (new link) and bring to your local ACE Hardware.