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Where to go Sledding & Snow Day Fun in Wichita

Snow Day Fun and Where to Sled in Wichita

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 some of your own if you have […]

Wichita Trick or Treat and Fall Fun Events for Halloween 2023

Trunk or Treat Wichita

Trick or Treating and Trunk or Treat near me in Wichita 2023. We have the ultimate list for you if you want Halloween fun.  Leave the tricks at home, you’re in for a treat! Below we have compiled the full list of all of the great places to take your family this October for a […]

Free Naturally Crafty Program at Great Plains Nature Center

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.  As of September 2021, naturalists at Great Plains Nature Center have designed take-home activities to replace their in-person programs.  It’s still running in […]

Start the New Year with WSU’s Community Education!

Adult students enjoying Community Education from WSU Center for Workforce, Professional & Community education

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, recreation, health and fitness. Here are some of the fun and educational courses offered this semester! How to Finance […]

Michael’s Kids Club Craft Workshops in Wichita

Michaels Kids Club Craft events

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 broadcasts for family-fun activities at noon CDT every Wednesday.  The company says it will resume […]

Quick, easy and inexpensive lunch: Jalapeno Chicken Pita Pockets recipe

Recipe by Alea Milham in Prep-Ahead Breakfasts and Lunches

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 all have to eat, but who has time to make breakfasts and lunches on a school […]

Free enrollment in meal prep cooking class with purchase of Prep Ahead Breakfasts and Lunches cookbook

Prep Ahead Breakfasts and Lunches cookbook by Alea Milham

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 enrollment in Alea’s online Meal Prep Cooking Class. https://prepaheadmeals.com/158/learn-how-to-meal-prep-in-an-online-cooking-class/ The recipes look fantastic – and […]

Free Painted Rock Swap Night

MakeICT painted rock swap night

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 rocks that you have painted, sealed and labeled.*  Then everyone will […]

Spreading Kindness with Painted Rocks

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 know how important it is to wash your hands!  Painted rocks are […]

Free Michaels Store Holiday Kindness Rocks MAKEbreak Event

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 brightening someone’s day, these rocks spark joy in the heart of their beholder. Supplies will […]

Best Kitchen Tools Under $25

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 the exact items I use and love myself, or the nearest I could find. Silicone Scraper/Spatula Silicone […]

FREE Printable Party Invitations from Disney

FREE Printable Party Invitations from Disney

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 party. They look pretty nice and will work well if you have a good printer. (Since these are […]

Recipes on the Cheap: Leftover Ham

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 kind.) Don’t have any ham leftovers? You still may be able […]

$2 Off Coupon for Pork Loin

  I was so excited to find a coupon for $2 off pork loin in my inbox today. (And just when I was gathering coupons for my grocery list for the week.) It came in the Kansas Pork Association’s Quick Bites Newsletter I subscribe to. If you’re already a subscriber, check your inbox for the […]

Make Your Own: Hummus on the Cheap

Ever since Hutchinson on the Cheap blogger Patsy Terrell introduced me to Bella Luna’s excellent hummus, it’s been the late-night snack of choice around our house. But I’m cheap, and Bella Luna doesn’t deliver at midnight, so we started buying pre-made hummus in the deli department at Dillons. Even with coupons, it gets expensive. I […]