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Vanessa Barker (OurThriftyIdeas)
Worked at Our Thrifty Ideas and MommyNess Adventures
Attended Pleasant Grove High School
Lives in Utah
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This geometric pineapple is so cute. And can you believe it's made out of a sheet of styrofoam?!

This geometric pineapple is so cute. And can you believe it’s made out of a sheet of styrofoam?! Some days I just feel like I need to play with color. I can have a rough start to the day, and after some perfect bright color combos, my day can get…
This geometric pineapple is so cute. And can you believe it’s made out of a sheet of styrofoam?! Some days I just feel like I need to play with color. I can have a rough start to the day, and after some perfect bright color combos, my day can get completely turned around. The other …
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Temporarily color your child's (or your own) hair using Kool-Aid

This Summer we are trying to do some fun things that are unexpected, fun and things we can’t do during the school year. My son’s very first thing he wanted to do was buy flip flops and never take them off his feet (which he hasn’t, a week into Summer…
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Help your kids turn their boring summer flip flops into an amazing and fun accessory!

It’s flip flop season and my kids couldn’t be more excited. Moving to a new school and having the policy of no flip flops was DEVASTATING for my son, to say the least. Every day he would get home from school and throw some on just to wear around the…
It’s flip flop season and my kids couldn’t be more excited. Moving to a new school and having the policy of no flip flops was DEVASTATING for my son, to say the least. Every day he would get home from school and throw some on just to wear around the house! My daughter is the …
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Treat Yo Self - Wooden Sign Tutorial Find Your #Aah AD

Some days you just need a little “Me Time” and this sign is a great daily reminder to treat yourself! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Find Your #Aah #CollectiveBias It’s Summer time…
Some days you just need a little “Me Time” and this sign is a great daily reminder to treat yourself! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Find Your #Aah #CollectiveBias It’s Summer time and boy is it busy. Sometimes it’s hard to have the little ones home …
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I am currently LOOOOVING pineapples. All things pineapple are catching my attention. So today I thought I would share some of my all time favorites. Just click on the link to be directed to the tutorial or the online shop to purchase! Crafts: Mason Jar…
I am currently LOOOOVING pineapples. All things pineapple are catching my attention. So today I thought I would share some of my all time favorites. Just click on the link to be directed to the tutorial or the online shop to purchase! Crafts: Mason Jar Pineapple Craft from Yesterday on Tuesday DIY Pineapple Shoes from …
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Campfire Pizza Pockets recipe. The perfect Summer lunch or dinner to cook over the grill or open fire.

It’s camping season and I am SOOOOO excited! We are going to de-winterize the trailer this weekend (is that the right wording?!) and get it all ready to take out for our Summertime adventures. I am already stocking the cupboards with snacks and all the…
These Campfire Pizza Pocket Sandwiches can be cooked over an open fire, or grill. They are great for a backyard cookout or while camping!
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Create Oreo Poké Ball Pops that will have every Pokemon Lover excited! #PokemonGo

We just got done with another crazy FB live video that involved the kids, the UPS man showing up, and a very excited 6 year old who got a new stuffed animal. But even more exciting than all that, is the cute Poké Balls that we created out of Oreos!!!…
We just got done with another crazy FB live video that involved the kids, the UPS man showing up, and a very excited 6 year old who got a new stuffed animal. But even more exciting than all that, is the cute Poké Balls that we created out of Oreos!!! Supplies: Oreos Sucker Sticks White …
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DEEP Clean Your House For a Move or Yearly Check #CleanHomeSavings @Walmart

This post is sponsored by P&G through Acorn Influence I know we are not alone in renting a house/townhome/apartment for YEARS and every experience is so different. Sometimes you have the best landlords; other times you want to move just to never have…
This post is sponsored by P&G through Acorn Influence I know we are not alone in renting a house/townhome/apartment for YEARS and every experience is so different. Sometimes you have the best landlords; other times you want to move just to never have anything to do with them again. We have had a wonderful mixture …
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This mini Party Hat is such a fun idea for a birthday cake. And it's a really easy and simple tutorial too!

This post is part of my relationship with Make It Fun Creative Team. Gracie is going to be 5 in just 2 weeks. Somebody PLEASE make my baby stop growing up. Seriously, how did we get here?! Anyway, the more we have been talking about her birthday, the more…
This post is part of my relationship with Make It Fun Creative Team. Gracie is going to be 5 in just 2 weeks. Somebody PLEASE make my baby stop growing up. Seriously, how did we get here?! Anyway, the more we have been talking about her birthday, the more worried she has been. We moved …
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Turn Your Child's Drawings into Canvas Wall Art

This post was previously seen on Design Dazzle Turning your child’s artwork into wall art is such a fun way to remember how they draw for years to come! Hey everyone. Vanessa here from Our Thrifty Ideas, a blog all about family, crafts, food and fun! I’m…
This post was previously seen on Design Dazzle Turning your child’s artwork into wall art is such a fun way to remember how they draw for years to come! Hey everyone. Vanessa here from Our Thrifty Ideas, a blog all about family, crafts, food and fun! I’m so excited to be here sharing a fun Summer …
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Get the kids outside and active this Summer with this printable Scavenger Hunt game.

Remember last year’s  alphabet scavenger hunt, and color scavenger hunt? This year I wanted to do a few more hunts that the kids would enjoy doing around the neighborhood or even at a park. When the flowers started blooming on the bushes at our new house…
Remember last year’s alphabet scavenger hunt, and color scavenger hunt? This year I wanted to do a few more hunts that the kids would enjoy doing around the neighborhood or even at a park. When the flowers started blooming on the bushes at our new house it was fun to see what colors would appear, and that’s how I …
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Mini cheesecakes only take 10 minutes to make, and you'll never guess what I used for the crust! #BiteSizedBitsOfJoy #ad

These mini cheesecakes have a fudge stripes cookie base and only take 10 minutes to make! Delicious AND fast! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BiteSizedBitsOfJoy #CollectiveBias You…
These mini cheesecakes have a fudge stripes cookie base and only take 10 minutes to make! Delicious AND fast! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BiteSizedBitsOfJoy #CollectiveBias You all know that I LOVE entertaining, no matter the reason or season. But Summertime cookouts are by …
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