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Yesterday, I had the privilege of getting to spend the afternoon with Erin from $5 Dinners and Amy from Amy's Finer Things. Erin was in town for a wedding so it worked out for us all to meet up for a few hours at Borders. It's always fun to meet fellow frugal zealots and Amy and Erin are every bit the real deal.
And Amy, well, she's just as kind and gracious as can be. She's a minimalist after my own heart and I'm so glad she lives somewhat nearby so that I have the opportunity to see her every other month or so.
It was fun to chat about everything from babies to photography (Erin gave us tips on how to make better use of our un-extravagant cameras!) to keeping computer time in check, managing three little ones, and laundry! I only wish we'd have had about three more days to hang out together.
My favorite thing of all, though, was Erin's precious baby boy. Isn't he just the most adorable little guy? At only 5 weeks old, he made my Silas (now 7 months old) look like a budding football player. I was reminded all over again just how quickly time flies and how much I don't want to waste this fleeting years of being a mom to little ones.
I don't know that they qualify as being "simple" and I doubt I'm crafty enough to be able to create them (I was not born with an artsy bone in my body!), but I just had to share them here since I am positive that some of you could pull them off beautifully!
Go here for many more pictures and full instructions.
Still looking for some gift ideas which won't break the bank? Here are a few to check out:
A Southern Fairy Tale shares step-by-step directions for making Oreo Truffles here. These will be sure to please some chocolate-lovers on your list!
Kelleigh posted a tutorial for a very classy photo gift idea here.
Finally, Jen from Beauty and Bedlam blogged here about two gifts she created using things she already had on hand.
Want more inexpensive Christmas ideas? Check out this week's edition of Frugal Friday!
While this is definitely not in the "simple" category, I think making homemade marshmallows would be such a fun and memorable thing to do at this time of year if you have some extra time. Make and Takes has an excellent tutorial over here which you'll not want to miss. I'm inspired to try this!
Photo from Make and Takes