$5 Family Fun – Gingerbread Joy

Hard to believe that Christmas is just 8 days away!  For just $5, create a little holiday magic with you kids over the break by making individual gingerbread houses.

Directions can be found in the e-Book $5 Family Fun. Available on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Books & Things.

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BLOG TOUR – Day 6 (Past Becomes Present)

Another friend of mine is a very talented blogger.  Beth Wylie of the genealogy blog “Life in the Past Lane” is today’s stop on the $5 Family Fun Blog Tour. Life Past LaneBeth highlighted the Family Tree craft project from the e-book on her blog today as a great way to introduce an appreciation for family history to our little ones.  A nice plus is that it can double as a gift for Grandparent’s Day, which is a month away.


In the blog post, Beth also shares a sweet pic of her daughter next to a family grave marker.

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Beth Wylie’s daughter learning about family genealogy.

Since my mother, Beverly Burch Jackson, is a family genealogy aficionado herself, I too have posed for my fair share of family grave marker pics.  It gives you a sense of where you come from.

Check out Beth’s blog “Life in the Past Lane“.


Thank you to the blog “My Book A Day” for being the first stop on the $5 Family Fun blog tour.

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Check out the blogger’s (Cathy Jeppsen) book review and a post of one of the $5 Family Fun projects, Once Upon a Time, for some storybook fun with your kiddos.


BLOG TOUR – $5 Family Fun

I’m excited to announce the “$5 Family Fun” (Cedar Fort Publishing & Media) blog tour, scheduled for August 1-14, 2016.

If you are a blogger interested in participating in this blog tour, please e-mail megganspicer@yahoo.com.

About the book:

$5 Family Fun: 50 Craft Activities That Won’t Break Your Budget – Doing fun activities with the family gets expensive, but now you can make, bake, and do incredibly fun things with your young family for under $5. Using dollar store finds, free local services, generic bands, and common household items, you can make every day an adventure. Gather your whole family together for inexpensive family fun activities and memories that last forever.

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$5 Family Fun” Blog Tour schedule:

August 1: My Book A Day

August 2: The Gifted Gabber

August 3: Shelli Proffitt Howells  &  Singing Librarian Books

August 4: Drink, Sleep & Be Kerri

August 5: Literary Time Out

August 6: Life in the Past Lane

August 7:

August 8:

August 9: An Awesome Amazing Life  

August 10:

August 11:

August 12: Storeybook Reviews

More Blog Tour stops to be announced…



Happy Release Day!!!

Today I received an e-mail from my Editor at Cedar Fort Publishing with “Happy Release Day” in the subject line.  It’s official – $5 Family Fun is now an e-book! 

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I began the project in October 2013 so it’s strange to think that my work is now out in the world.  It’s available currently online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books & Things and soon on iBooks. 

I’d like to thank the many who have supported me throughout this project!