Come Home For The Holidays With Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra #BRSO


Come Home For The Holidays With Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra #BRSO I am so excited to announce that Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom will be enjoying the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra in two weeks to enjoy Home For the Holidays!  I have not been to a symphony since I was a teenager.  I have fond memories of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra on the banks of the Mississippi River during the holiday season.  I cannot wait to share this amazing experience with my husband and all 3 of our children.  This is a tradition that

Slow Cooker Hot Apple Cider

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Slow Cooker Hot Apple Cider I’m going to be honest with y’all, this slow cooker hot apple cider is my regular hot apple cider recipe that I adapted to my slow cooker.  I love cooking holiday beverages in the slow cooker because I can leave them on warm all day while people are coming in and out and they will have a warm drink all day long.  This hot apple cider will make your house smell amazing and get everyone in the holiday mood!  We always make this when we’re

Best Thanksgiving Appetizers #Thanksgiving

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Best Thanksgiving Appetizers #Thanksgiving Next to the turkey, appetizers are my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner.  Appetizers are what gets everyone to your house early and keeps them at bay while the turkey and dressing are finishing up in the oven.  I don’t know about you, but I look forward to deviled eggs and a veggie tray every year.  I also look forward to the “new stuff” that people bring to snack on.  We have an amazing list of terrific appetizers of more than just deviled eggs and black olives.  I

Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

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Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate Okay y’all, I’m going to share one of my all-time favorite holiday recipes with you.  Everyone in our house absolutely loves this Slow Cooker Peppermint White Hot Chocolate.  Not only does it taste delicious, but it’s a change from the same ole hot chocolate you always have.  One of the most appealing features of this recipe for me is that it is super easy peasy to make for everyone in our house.  You can easily double the recipe to take to the office or

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FREE Meals For Veterans on Veteran’s Day 2015 #VeteransDay

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FREE Meals For Veterans on Veteran’s Day 2015 #VeteransDay Thanks for Sharing this list of places where Active Duty Service Members, Guard Members and Veterans can get FREE Meals on Veteran’s Day. Make sure you pass on this information to anyone you know who is a Veteran or Active Duty so they can snag a free meal too! Plus don’t forget that there are FREE Haircuts for Veterans! All places require proof of military service, proof of service includes Military ID, Discharge Papers, DD214 and being in uniform. What

ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Schedule 2015 #25DaysOfChristmas

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ABC Family’s 25 Days of Christmas Schedule 2015 #25DaysOfChristmas I am so excited to have this list for all of you!  Christmas is my very favorite time of the year <3  Every year many families it around and every movie/show that appears on the ABC 25 Days of Christmas event. What if you could watch them year round without cable? Did you know almost every one of those movies are available on DVD too? Thanks to I Heart the Mart for the list.  Time to grab the popcorn and hot chocolate

Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas #Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas

 Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas #Thanksgiving How about a list of amazing Thanksgiving decoration ideas? We have found a great list of ideas from around the blogosphere. These are all from trusted bloggers and you can do them all yourself! Have fun with them and share with your family. Send us a picture once yours are complete. We’d love to share them here 🙂 Painted Mason Jars Vases Idea for Your Tablescape Thanksgiving Art Low Cost Decorative Pumpkins Luminary Thanksgiving Vase Burlap “Grateful” Sign Thanksgiving Banner Felt Flowers for Autumn “Organic” Centerpiece

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Make Your Very Own Arlo Pumpkin #GoodDino

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Make Your Very Own Arlo Pumpkin #GoodDino Oh my goodness!  I could not wait to get started once I saw these come in my email.  We could not decide what to carve on our pumpkins this year, but now we know 🙂  New family activity sheets inspired by Disney/Pixar’s THE GOOD DINOSAUR including a pumpkin stencil, coloring sheets, mazes, connect-the-dots and more are now available from Disney/Pixar!  We quickly printed out the Arlo pumpkin stencil and headed to the grocery store for pumpkins.  Yes, we all got our own pumkin to

Easy Pumpkin Recipes #Pumpkin


Easy Pumpkin Recipes #Pumpkin Can’t get enough pumpkin?  Me either!  I have found a great list of some of the most delicious pumpkin recipes around the web.  There are so many pumpkin recipes out there this time of year, it can be hard to decide which ones will actually turn out great and which ones will flop.  I’m a true believer that with a little pumpkin, cinnamon, sugar and eggs; anything can taste yummy LOL  Here are a few of the best out there.  Be sure to let me know

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Halloween Prank Ideas That Are Sure To Make Them Scream #BestBuyHalloween

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Halloween Prank Ideas That Are Sure To Make Them Scream #BestBuyHalloween Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free Do you love Halloween? I never thought of Best Buy for Halloween decorations before this year!  They have some amazingly fun ideas for pranking your kids or neighbors that are sure to make you the Halloween star of your neighborhood.  Do you look forward to decorating and setting up scary Halloween pranks and