Easy Easter Egg Tulips & Hydrangeas Arrangement


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Easter Egg Tulips and Hydrangeas This looks so pretty when finished. Always wonder what to do after you color an Easter egg? Now you can gather up a few and make this gorgeous arrangement! Easter Egg Arrangement Supplies: 6-8 large stems of hydrangeas 12-18 stems of tulips a couple stems of filler greens one large, deep vase. The one we used is about 14 inches tall and 8 inches wide at the mouth plastic Easter eggs, the type that can be opened and filled. You may use as many … [Read more...]

Riveted Burlap Heart Wreath


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Riveted Burlap Heart Wreath Add a touch of country or Primitive design to your Valentine’s day decor with a Riveted burlap heart wreath. This wreath is very cute and also very frugal to be kept for yourself or given to the ones you love. You only need Burlap ( in any color you choose) a Heart shaped styrofoam wreath and scrapbook brads to make your own Riveted Burlap Heart Wreath. Heart Wreath Instructions: Take your heart and roughly measure the amount of burlap you’ll need by … [Read more...]

Valentine Garland – Easy and Frugal


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Valentine Garland – Easy and Frugal Decorating your house for Valentine’s day doesn’t have to be costly. Make an inexpensive Valentine’s Garland reminiscent of those pastel heart candies . hang them on a wall, across a mantel or doorway or drape them on a banister. The delicate pastel doily hearts create a sweet, romantic effect. It’s also a great Valentine’s craft to do with kids, since it is relatively easy and the results are dramatic. Stop by the supermarket and pick up a dollar package … [Read more...]

Felt Easter Egg Garland


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Felt Easter Egg Garland Materials: 4 to 8 different colors of craft felt thread card stock or stiff paper for the egg shape template Tools: sewing machine scissors Steps: Create an egg template by hand or print one and then cut out.  Use the template to create your felt eggs.  We cut four of each color used. When the eggs are ready, decide on the order you would like the colors to and lay them out ahead of time in stacks by the sewing machine.  Use a decorative stitch, set … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Freebies, Discounts, and Activities


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Valentine's Day Freebies, Discounts, and Activities Do you have your Valentine's Day plans set yet? If you are still deciding, check out this list of Valentine's Day Freebies, Discounts, and Activities available!! Nobody said you can't save while have a fun and enjoyable Valentine's Day! Boston Market Head to Boston Market on Valentine's Day and get a FREE Individual dessert with any meal purchase! Just go HERE and print your coupon!  Bob Evans Looking for a fun dinner out with the … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Wall Hanging


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This Valentine’s wall hanging is easy and fun to make.  It can display any message and be as large or small as you like.  You can also use different fabric to make Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving or any other seasonal decor. To make this Valentine’s wall decor you will need : Mini Canvases ( usually in an 8 pack at the craft store) Mod Podge for Fabric Paint Brush Fabric (amount will vary) Paper Scrapbook letters Ribbon 24” Hot glue and Hot glue gun Cut fabric large enough to … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day – Love Coupon Book


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Valentine's Day - Love Coupon Book I LOVE homemade gifts for ANY occasion! Valentine's Day is no exception. I actually made one of these for my husband a couple of years ago, and he LOVED it!! He loved the thought I put into it, and for him it was much more special than if I had went to buy him something. I still bought his something, but this was just a little extra in a card for him! You can do this easy, and very thoughtful gift for your Valentine too this year! All you have to do is go … [Read more...]

5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas for $10 or Less


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5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas for $10 or Less Love is priceless but the expression of it seems to cost an arm and a leg these days.  Fortunately you can give a lovely Valentines gift to your sweetheart with just $10 and some creativity and preplanning.  Here are 5 ideas for Valentine's gifts for him or her. Boudoirs photos :  Grab a camera, a friend, and a white sheet.  Make sure the lighting is good in the room and snap away. Printing a 8x10 photo is around $4 at most Drug Stores … [Read more...]

Kids Valentines Party-Dollar Store Style


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Throwing a kids valentines party doesn't have to be expensive.  I put together one every year for the kiddos in my family. The majority of the party items came from the Dollar Tree or Target's Dollar Spot. I did purchase a few things that were in the $2.00-$4.00 range, but only a few.  I decided to have the kids over on a Friday night, so I made a big batch of spaghetti up too. That way they had dinner before having some valentine goodies! Kids Valentines Party Decorations that I used All of … [Read more...]

Holiday Lights: Displays & Events around the Nation


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Nationwide Holiday Lights Displays & Events I've researched the web and come up with the best and coolest holiday lights and displays from around the country.  I've included links to websites for more information and tried to find at least one for every state. I'm sure there are many more great places, so make sure to leave a comment and a website link to any events you know of and I'll add them to the list. Holiday Lights Displays & Events Listing by State Alabama Birmingham, … [Read more...]

The Christmas Lights Are Shining Bright – My Favorite Light Display


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 The Christmas Lights Are Shining Bright - My Favorite Light Display My favorite time of the year! I love all of the sights and sounds of the holiday season! It is the one time of the year where I feel it is appropriate to release my inner child! One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is going to as many Christmas light displays as I can! They take me back to being a kid when my parents would take use to see them. Sometimes my parents would pack up my brother and I, … [Read more...]

Building A Beautiful Christmas Village On A Budget


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Building A Beautiful Christmas Village On A Budget I had never really thought about Christmas villages until I got married and saw my mother in law's village for the first time. I fell in love! I had to make one of my own! Then I saw the cost of some of the houses, figurines, etc. and thought...no way can I spend this much. So, I got creative and found other ways of getting my favorite pieces. There are several ways to get all the pieces you want and not spend a fortune. I have purchased … [Read more...]

15 DIY Gifts in a Jar


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With money being tight in many households this Holiday season, what better way to give gifts than something you can lovingly create yourself? In fact, you can make any one of these 15 DIY gifts in a jar and they will be as good or better quality than what you would buy in the store and for a fraction of the price! These are great for family, friends and would make especially awesome teachers' gifts! I can't wait to hear your feedback so that you can tell us which is your favorite! In addition to … [Read more...]

ABC Family 25 Days Of Christmas 2013 Schedule


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ABC Family 25 Days Of Christmas 2013 Schedule This is my favorite time of the year! When the Holiday Season gets into full swing, I love all the Christmas movies! Here is the ABC Family 25 Days Of Christmas 2013 Schedule!! So, get ready to curl up on the sofa with some popcorn and the rest of the family to enjoy all the best Christmas shows! Don't forget to set the DVR for record your favorites! I think I am most excited to watch The Polar Express! I do love Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer … [Read more...]

Dress Like a Cow and Eat For Free at Chick-Fil-A


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Dress like a cow and Eat for Free at Chick-Fil-A! Mark your calendars for the annual Cow Appreciation Day on Friday, July 12, 2013! In honor of cows, Chick-fil-A will give a FREE combo meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes in fully dressed from head to hoof as a cow. Don’t want to go all out? You can get a free entree for going in partially dressed in cow attire. Decision of what qualifies as fully-dressed versus partially-dressed is at the discretion of each … [Read more...]

Stencil Art DIY- How to Get The Font You Want Without A Vinyl Cutter


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Stencil art looks awesome but isn't always the easiest thing to do. Especially if there is a specific font you want, but can't find it in a stencil form or don't have access to a vinyl cutter. After searching Pinterest for an easy DIY, I came across a few ideas. I decided to tweek them a bit and use what I had on hand. You will need: A piece of wood cut to the size you want your sign Paint (I used acrylics and puffy paint) Paint brush A computer with a word program A printer (black and … [Read more...]

Make A Pencil Holder For Only A Buck in Under 15 Minutes!


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A pencil holder is a must have for any desk or work space. Why spend an obscene amount of money when you can make one for a BUCK? Using what most would consider trash and a roll of contact paper from the dollar store, I was able to make an organizer large enough to hold not only my pens and pencils, but my paint brushes, fabric markers, and cutters! Pencil Holder How To: All you need is a small cardboard box (I used an empty envelope box) some empty toilet paper rolls, and a roll of contact … [Read more...]

DIY Yard Ornament Restoration


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I love having pretty garden statues and the cute little garden gnomes in my yard, but with the hot Louisiana sun we have, it really takes a toll on the paint and appearance of them. I hate to get rid of them and buy new ones, so I decided to take it upon myself to make them look brand new again! Spring time is here! All the trees and flowers are starting to bloom. Grab those faded and dirty yard ornaments and make them new again! You can also see a couple of decorative rock figurines I am … [Read more...]

Shaving Cream Easter Eggs


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Shaving Cream Easter Eggs     Shaving cream Easter eggs is as simple as it gets. I've tried many different ways to dye Easter eggs through the years and this is the best I've found yet. I didn't have neon food color and they still came out great. Easy to make, easy clean up and very fast!  I covered my pan with plastic wrap for easy clean up and I processed each egg twice for a richer color. If you also want more color, wipe the egg off, do not rinse, then roll in shaving cream again … [Read more...]

A Wreath is a Great Way to Dress up Your Front Door!


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Wreaths are a cute way to decorate for the holidays and they are super simple to make! I made this Easter wreath in about 20 minutes! I used a wreath form, some plastic eggs, ribbon, tulle, and a glue gun. Cut (12) 6 inch pieces of tulle and tied them at their center on the form. The push the knots as close together as possible. Pull the ends of the ends of the  tulle forward to create a full bow. Tulle is very easy to fluff and the ends can be trimmed if needed. Using the glue gun, attach … [Read more...]

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