• Flea Markets

    Chatting With Potential Customers


    Small talk, despite being uncomfortable for many people, is a very effective way to reel in otherwise reluctant customers.  If you aren't used to small talk, it's difficult to engage in it without being awkward or unsure of what to keep conversing about.  If you have a flea market stall an...
  • Family Activities

    Starting a Family Comic Book Series


    There are lots of creative endeavors on which you can venture as a family, and here's a particularly fun one: starting a family comic book series! Even four-page mini-issues can delight those involved and make great gifts for those outside of your immediate family, as souvenirs of what your combined...
  • Family Activities

    Games to Play in the Rain


    When the weather starts to turn foul, you may be tempted to call in your children and keep everyone indoors for the duration of the rain's falling. However, though there are plenty of rainy day activities you can do to keep the youngsters occupied while the sky is gray, there are also rain games you...
  • Family Activities

    Imaginary Cooking Adventures for Kids


    Do you have a budding chef amongst your children? Still a little wary of letting him or her have command of the kitchen? You can help your youngsters have imaginary cooking adventures in the safety of your backyard! All it takes is some natural "ingredients" that can be found in the average backyard...
  • Garage Sale Shopping Tips

    A Fun Weekend Plan


    Looking for a fun weekend plan for you and someone you love -- a friend, a child, a sibling, or a significant other? (Or a way to get away from it all on your own?) Look no further than this article! You can modify the plan to your preferences, but these are some basic ideas you can incorporate into...
  • Family Activities

    Family Fun with Homemade Bubbles


    Bubbles aren't exactly an expensive playtime activity, by themselves. However, considering the amount of times those little bottles of soapy chemicals are knocked over, the price can really add up. Wouldn't you prefer to have free bubble time? Follow the tips and ideas in this article for the frugal...
  • Flea Markets

    Entertaining at Flea Markets


    Most people see flea markets as venues at which they can sell their artwork or a certain line of merchandise that would be difficult to market elsewhere. However, if you consider yourself more of an entertainer than a salesperson, you may want to think about taking your art form to the flea market s...
  • General Frugal Tips

    The Benefits of Tiered Friendships


    "Tiered friendship" sounds kind of forced and strange, but it's actually a very helpful concept for frugal parents with youngsters in the early stages of childhood. Tiered friendship happens when a parent with, say, a three-year-old befriends a parent with a four-year-old and a parent with a two-yea...






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