I’ve read a lot of articles that talk about how junky and poorly made items are that you can pick up at dollar stores and while I agree that you have to double-check expiration dates (like I do even at the grocery store) and that toys can easily break (just like at any other store), for the most part, I enjoy shopping there and find great buys.
I love the taste of homemade ice cream but I haven’t owned an ice cream maker in years and haven’t felt inclined to buy one. Because we don’t eat ice cream that often, I haven’t wanted to spend the money on a new ice cream maker and then there’s the issue of storing it. Over […]
Hope you get the book, have some fun exploring and get out of the house….take time to enjoy life, even if you’re on a budget!
I love entertaining and part of that enjoyment comes from setting a table that fits the mood I want to create. And now that the sun is shining and we’re outdoors again, I thought it would be fun to toss out some ideas of how you can create a colorful table without spending a lot […]
Drinking enough water, especially when the temperatures start to rise, is so important. In fact, keeping hydrated can have a huge impact on your overall health. Water… Increases energy and relieves fatigue. Promotes weight loss. Flushes out toxins. Improves skin complexion. Maintains regularity. Boosts immune system. Natural headache remedy. Prevents cramps and sprains. According to […]
Sometimes hosting a get-together or backyard barbecue can be expensive, with the cost of paper products and supplies adding up to more than the actual food sometimes. Here’s some helpful items that save you tons of money and work great from the Dollar Store.
Entertaining really can be fun and stress-free, where not only are your guests enjoying themselves but you actually are too. I find that when I plan ahead and keeps lists, everything seems to go smoothly. I also like to keep some aspects simple, and put more of my energy into whatever it is I really want to […]
Watermelon is a healthy, juicy and at this time of year, inexpensive summer treat. Here’s some awesome ideas on how to enjoy one!
There are so many different ways you can decorate and you can do so by spending a little or a lot of money. Today’s post is going to feature decorating a table on the cheap, yet fun, end of the spectrum, with 99% of everything having come from the Dollar Tree.
In this article I’m going to focus on one of my favorite ways to make gifts that are unique, personal and shows thought but doesn’t take countless hours to find of make, can fit any budget and that will be appreciated AND again, used…..personalized gift baskets.
This is just an example…you can add more expensive items, less expensive items, use paper products, mix and match….have fun, set the mood, and make your guests feel comfortable. Use what you have, add what you need and celebrate life!
This year I decided to see if I could make our grandchildren’s Easter baskets from the thrift stores or at least get the bulk of the items from there. I went to Goodwill and here’s what I came up with:
Having friends and family over for Super Bowl Sunday can be fun but expensive. If you’ve got guests coming and still need to pick up items, here’s a few easy ways to save money….. 1. Make Your Own Party Trays – Party trays are convenient to pick up but can cost up to twice […]
Having guests over, whether it’s for an intimate dinner for 4, or a cocktail party for 50, it doesn’t have to be stressful, expensive or intimidating: anyone can do it with a few simple guidelines.
A lot of these ideas are things you’d probably do more in the fall/winter but this will give you time to gather pine cones, scent them, and you can have some ideas in the back of your mind of things to look for if you garage sale or thrift store shop.
Tammy and Pat Cone from KOAA met up at Tammy’s home to show off and discuss different table setting ideas for Thanksgiving.
Have company coming over for dinner during the holidays but you don’t have enough dishes? Or perhaps they are chipped or cracked? You don’t have to spend a lot of money to set a pretty table.
We also have a big Halloween party so we of course are entertaining…(HAVE to have people over to make all the decorating worthwhile.) Decorations can be expensive so I always head to the dollar store first.
As you probably know, I was on KKTV’s Moms Everyday on Friday, the 24th (how could you not–we plastered it everywhere!) and I took the host, Jen Lennon a hostess basket with goodies I made and found at Goodwill and the Dollar Tree…here’s the recipes I used and the items I bought that you could find at a local thrift store/dollar store….all for under $9.00….which would be the amount you’d spend on a bottle of wine (or more) or a bouquet of flowers.
“Special Occasions” When I was a little girl about the age of eight, I read a particular advice column article that has stuck with me to this day. The letter was written by an adult granddaughter who was cleaning out her grandmother’s house after her death. She found drawers full of beautiful linen tablecloths and […]