Free Things to Make Your Life a Little Better


Here’s a roundup of Good, Free Things to Make Your Life a Little Better. Just a few things we’ve come across recently:

New Uses for Old Things
Leave it to Real Simple Magazine to create this inspiring list of things you can make out of things you already have. Love the citrus peels as bowls and the kazoo bubble machine. This is one to bookmark, stumble and share.

One Liners Word Art Free Digital Scrapbooking Download
From – This collection is a free download of phrases. Beautiful (and free).

Printable School Lunch Notes with Jokes
These printable school lunch notes with silly jokes are adorable. A love and a giggle from you. So perfect to help with those first few weeks of back to school.

Birthday Cake Gallery, from Family Fun Magazine
These are some of the coolest birthday cakes I’ve ever seen. Alas, my poor kids will still have to settle for my lame attempts, but these are inspiring… The sweet little crown, the amazing sand castle cake. Okay, maybe I could do the rainbow…

Recipe: Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte
If you’re a fan of the Starbucks variety, save yourself a dollar (or four) and try this at home. Sure to warm even the most crisp of autumn days, from

Printable Christmas Planner Sheets
You can download and print each of these planning sheets for free – everything from baking planner sheets to printable gift tags to decor inventory to shopping lists to thank you note checklists. I think she’s thought of everything!

And a couple of freebies for you (from our Susies-Coupons Daily Deals blog):

Free travel size Aveda Hand Relief (Print and present to your local Aveda boutique.)

Free customizable journal from PaperCoterie ($15 value. You pay shipping)

10 Free downloadable workbooks from Scholastic Teacher Express. Use code 10THANKS.

Free Printable Christmas Planner – Download and print a variety of useful christmas planning pages.

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Free Stuff for Moms – This Week’s Free Samples

Here are some new free samples for you to enjoy this week, from Freeflys:

Free sample of Garnier Fructis® anti dandruff shampoo.

Free sample of four new Mary Kay® perfumes.

Free sample of Astra Candle® Flora Reeds.

Free sample of Post-It® Super Sticky Notes.

Free sample pack of U by Kotex.

For more Freebie Offers, bookmark and visit our Freebies page:

Things we love – Wonderopolis

Have you – or your kids – ever wondered:

“Why do bees buzz?”
“Why are they called ‘ears’ of corn?”
“Why do you yawn?”
“Why do birds fly in a ‘v’?”

There’s a brand new website set up to helping you discover answers to questions such as these, in a fun way that you and your kids can explore together. It’s called, and it’s devoted to fueling the passion for learning and literacy in your family.

Each day, you’ll find a clever wonder that is specially designed to kindle learning, fun, and further curiosity. Each “wonder” gives you an immediate new bit of knowledge, as well as more activities, vocabulary words and videos to help you all learn more.

These daily wonders are brought to you, free of charge, by the National Center for Family Literacy and are designed to help you find learning moments right there in everyday life.

Check it out today with your kids. Read the wonder together and maybe try an activity. You might just discover a new daily tradition.

Here’s today’s wonder: