Looking for fun and affordable activities to kick off 2021? Wichita State’s Community Education has you covered. We offer a variety of exciting classes for this season. Categories include, arts and crafts, culinary, home and DIY, … [Read more...] about Start the New Year with WSU’s Community Education!
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Yes, it's a snow day in Wichita. The first order of business is to make a snow fort or have a snowball fight or sled down the stairs on the back deck, but once our hands are frozen, what's there to do? Here are some ideas. Please add … [Read more...] about Snow Day Fun!
Looking for something free and educational for the kids to do? The Great Plains Nature Center offers a FREE nature-based craft activity for kids on Tuesday mornings from 10 a.m. and noon. The free craft time is especially geared toward … [Read more...] about Free Naturally Crafty Program at Great Plains Nature Center
Check out these online boredom busters from Michael's craft stores for kids and parents stuck at home. For now, the in-person craft events have been canceled. But a notice on the store's website says it will be hosting Facebook LIVE … [Read more...] about Michael’s Kids Club Craft Workshops in Wichita
Here at Wichita on the Cheap, we're already getting into saving on back-to-school stuff. And one of the big, big challenges when school starts is having inexpensive (but nutritious) lunches and breakfasts for the family ready to go. We … [Read more...] about Quick, easy and inexpensive lunch: Jalapeno Chicken Pita Pockets recipe
It doesn't take money to make the holidays special. It helps, but there are just some years when gifts aren't in the budget. Other times, you just may be so exhausted by the rush and pressure to buy things that you decide to opt out. (I can … [Read more...] about How to make the holidays special when you can’t afford presents
I recently received a free review copy of Alea Milham's Prep Ahead Breakfasts and Lunches (because those are my most challenging meals, guys!) and I just discovered that if you pre-order the cookbook before May 14, you can get FREE … [Read more...] about Free enrollment in meal prep cooking class with purchase of Prep Ahead Breakfasts and Lunches cookbook
Bring your painted rocks, swap a rock and join in the fun! If you like to paint rocks, get together with other rock painters at MakeICT for a painted rock swap night on Thursday, December 7. The rules are simple: Bring at least 6 … [Read more...] about Free Painted Rock Swap Night
UPDATE: Painting kindness rocks has found a resurgence during the Covid-19 pandemic! Painting and hiding rocks is a great way to relax and pass the time. When you are hunting rocks, make sure you carry a sack and some hand sanitizer. We all … [Read more...] about Spreading Kindness with Painted Rocks
Spreading kindness rocks! Make your own holiday themed gift of kindness at a Michaels Store MAKEbreak event near you. Paint holiday rocks for free with the whole family. Perfect for a pop of festive color around the house, or for … [Read more...] about Free Michaels Store Holiday Kindness Rocks MAKEbreak Event
Having the right tools in the kitchen will actually help you save money. These basic kitchen tools help me prepare great meals quickly and inexpensively, and they are surprisingly affordable! As much as possible, I've included links to … [Read more...] about Best Kitchen Tools Under $25
Thanks to my friend Amy for sending me this tip. The Disney website Spoonful has a whole section of free printable party invitations, thank you cards, and Disney-themed crafts, recipes, and games for your next children's birthday … [Read more...] about FREE Printable Party Invitations from Disney
Since Father's Day is coming up (it's always on the third Sunday in June), I want to share with you my favorite recipe for sausage gravy. This would be a terrific breakfast for dads this weekend. Make it a bit healthier by pairing it with … [Read more...] about Father’s Day Breakfast: Easy Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
If you had ham for your holiday meal, you might want some new ideas for using up the leftovers. (Cheap tip: Now is the time to make all those recipes that call for cooked, diced ham! It's much less expensive than buying the pre-packaged … [Read more...] about Recipes on the Cheap: Leftover Ham
My favorite potato soup recipe follows. This is a post that I like to pull out whenever someone asks me for leftover ham recipes, or when it gets cold outside and only potato soup will do. Not long ago, I found a great deal on whole hams … [Read more...] about (Cheap and) Delicious Ham and Potato Soup