News 12- Ugly Holiday Sweater DIY

The holiday section of the dollar store is filled with ornaments, ribbons and bows, poinsettia clips and Christmas tree skirts that all can be used to create some fun ugly holiday wear.

Having a theme party does not have to break the bank. Elizabeth Hashagen and Anne Caminti (Momee Friends of Long Island) have some fun ideas for you to create your party with items from your local dollar store.

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Festive Christmas/ Holiday Drinking Cup

I absolutely love these plastic ornament glasses that you can create with items from your local dollar store.

These DIY Festive glasses are perfect for an Ugly Sweater Holiday party!

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Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

The day after Thanksgiving is full of relaxation, shopping, and lots and lots of leftovers! My fridge is filled to the brim with leftover turkey, stuffing, potatoes, all that good stuff. Does anyone else plan how much food they are going to cook to make sure there are plenty of leftovers to go around?

Lunch the day after Thanksgiving was always my favorite! I would make a big open faced turkey sandwich with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, turkey, and whatever else looked like it would be tasty on there.

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The Physiological Benefits Your Children Gain from Outdoor Play

In a digital age where every individual owns a gadget or even two, it can be difficult to encourage children to play outdoors. Most of today’s kids would rather stay at home and play games on their tablets or smartphones.

Based on Jenny Anderson’s report on, American kids spend about 18.6 hours of play time using their gadgets. Interestingly, it was also revealed that 62% of parents want their children to have more outside play. While this is currently an inescapable reality, it’s the parents’ responsibility to regulate their children’s screen time and introduce more play time. Playing outdoors is proven to give a child a range of benefits, from physical to social, mental and emotional. 

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Pumpkin Pancakes

In our house we LOVE pancakes, and this time of year we are all about PUMPKIN PANCAKES 🎃🥞

I know mornings are often the busiest time of day, at least in our house anyway, so I am always looking for healthy and delicious breakfasts that are quick and easy. These pumpkin pancakes definitely fit the bill. One of our favorite things to do is make a big double batch on the weekend and freeze one to eat during the week. This way every weekday can feel like a Sunday morning .

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DIY Moana Costume

My girls love Moana and I knew I had to come up with my own costume for my oldest daughter to wear.

Of course, I used items I already had to make an inexpensive version of Moana’s outfit in the movie. I even made a cardboard oar to complete the costume.

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Fidget Spinner – Halloween Costume

We are so excited to share with all of our readers a Fidget Spinner costume you can make on your own and it costs very little to make.

Oh and did I mention, the fidget spinners really do SPIN! Are you excited to see how to make it? Because, we are excited to show you how we made it.

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