Thursday, February 21, 2013

How to Be a Super Mom: Part 3: Growing, Growing, Grown!

The following is the second in a guest post series by Krystal Taylor my good friend and “Super Mom” of three...

A few months after her second and third children were born (surprise, twins!), her husband got laid off so she had to go back to work. Here are a few of the life saving tips that she uses to balance work and home life.

Growing, Growing, Grown :-(

Somewhere along the line of being a parent I started to become crafty. I also realized by me being crafty, I could save money and have something fun to do. I decided one say that I wanted growth charts for my kids. Well, we got paper ones and they were ripped down the first week. I need something more durable. I looked on but to buy three I was going to pay close to $300.00! So I made my own! I
1.        I purchased three pieces of wood from a local hardware store
2.       Then purchased about 10 samples of paint (the small containers at the store with the paint samples, that’s all I needed) its latex paint I paid about $2.75 per container. If you don’t want to buy paint, you could also use leftover paint from painting your house.
3.       Then I went to town! Painted whatever I wanted! The kids love them and so do I! We measure every six months! I can keep these forever and I only spent about $10.00-15.00 per chart  : )
That’s a savings of over $255!
-          Don’t forget when adding the inches on the side to start at two feet. Then hang it two feet off of the ground.
-          I also take pictures every time we measure. I keep a zip lock bag on the back and put the dates on each picture. It’s fun to see how much they grow in just six months!!!

Krystal's Other Guest Posts:

How To Set Up A "House Account" Guest post by Krystal Taylor 

Looking for some more money saving How-To's? Check these out:

How to Peel Fruit to Save Citrus Rind

How to Make Cheap Fruit Cleaner

Want to hear more from Krystal? Look out for the next installment of her guest posts and check out her blog at: Quest Of A Crazy Mom!

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