More Valentine Tablescapes

Here is a lovely dollar store centrepiece made by Rhona G from Rambings of a Southern Girl  be sure to click over to her site to get all the deets on how she made this inspiring creation. (Note the etched hearts on the glass).

This one is from Susie at Cake Plate and Other Treasures, she dug into her storage unit and went through EIGHT (8) tubs of dishes etc that she already had and created this amazing tablescape…I’m still stuck on the eight tubs – I could only wish :)))

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Valentine’s Day Tablescape from Plum Creek Place

Candy (even her name is sweeeeet..)from Plum Creek Place was the first blogger to answer the call of my Frugal Valentine Tablescape Challenge, which was to create a tablescape for $20.00 or under using thrift store, dollar store or already owned items.
Her tablescape(s) are truly amazing and oh so beautiful.
I am so jealous envious of all the fabulous “stuff” she has collected/thrifted over the years.  Candy was even so kind as to list prices for each item used.

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10 Things I Love About You!!

Last year around this time, I was absolutely flat broke (I was new to this Province and was still not employed….).   Since I am a lover of Valentine’s Day and needed a gift for my sweetie, I knew I only had one choice -I had to make the gift. It had to be meaningful, yet cheap :).

I came up with the 10 Things I Love About You Jar….. Continue reading 10 Things I Love About You!!

February is Heart Month so here is my challenge …..

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February is synonymous with being associated with the heart.  Here in Canada, the Heart and Stroke Foundation does it’s major fundraising campaign in the month of February. Click here if you are interested in reading more about Heart Month.

I continue to be a supporter and in past years have volunteered as a door to door canvasser. Gosh, nowadays, I think you can do most of it on-line (did I just date myself..???) Continue reading February is Heart Month so here is my challenge …..

Frugal Living Tips – Post #4

More frugal living tips from A Wandaful Thing….

Ever since Mylo the kitty cat joined the family I’ve had to come up with ways to deal with cat hair.

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Don’t throw away your used paint rollers – you can use them to pick up pet hair...they don’t even need to be washed, just dry.  If I use a cheap paint roller, when I am finished the job, I just throw it out without washing it – NOT ANYMORE!!!

 

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Frugal Living Tips Post #3

Frugal Living Tips Post #3

Ways to reuse or repurpose mason jars, glass jars and their lids:

There are many websites and loads of pins on Pinterest about how to use and reuse mason and glass jars.  I recently saw one that said “101” ways to reuse mason jars – WOW – and here I was all proud of myself because I use 4 or 5 of these tips to save money..lol

 

Mason jars can be used as drinking glasses (glue a glass candle stick to the bottom and you’ve got yourself a redneck wine glass). You can use them as storage for beans, rice, or any kind of dry good. Continue reading Frugal Living Tips Post #3

Day 10: 4×4 Tiered Candle Holders

WELCOME TO DAY 10 OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

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We had a temporary “get us through the winter safely” fix up on our front door step recently and I was so excited when I discovered there was left over 4×4 lumber.

So, just like back in October re the wooden pumpkins I made with the pieces of 4×4 that L cut for me.  Shown here…IMG_0660I had L do the same thing with the leftover 4×4 from the front door fix.  He cut and sanded for me 1 x 6″ high, 1 x 8″ high and 1 x 10″ high, only this time he drilled a hole in the middle on top using a 1 3/4″ spade bit for a tea light candle. Continue reading Day 10: 4×4 Tiered Candle Holders