Spring has Sprung (for some of us…)

Spring Has Sprung Watercolor Printable

I don’t know about you but for the last couple of weeks I’ve been doing nothing but thinking about Spring.

Could it be that the weather has warmed up ever so slightly? Could it be that the snow is starting to melt?

Could it be that the time change has taken place? I think for me it is a combination of all three AND the fact that Easter is just around the corner. Continue reading Spring has Sprung (for some of us…)

Valentine Tablescape and Recap of the week….

IMG_8827My under $20.00 Valentine Tablescape for 2015.

PicMonkey Collage (1)

The items purchased for my tablescape were:

Heart scarf, red dish cloths ( used as napkins) (2 per pkg), small glass vase and clear beads, strings of red and pink hearts, foam heart confetti for the table, pink and white paper plates (all purchased at the Dollar Tree) = $10.00 total

Everything else used in the tablescape I found in the house 🙂 It is not as elaborate or visually pleasing as the other tablescapes featured but I am sure mine will improve over the years as I add more thrift items and keep my eyes open for deals when I am out foraging some of my favorite places (thrift stores, Dollar Tree, Dollarama, auctions and antique stores).

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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!!

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

WELCOME TO 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2014!

Welcome to 12 Days of Christmas 2014! 

Welcome to 12 Days of Christmas 2014!

This is my first year of blogging about crafts and gift ideas for the holiday season.

There’s going to be 12 straight days of easy, elegant and inexpensive decorating, craft and gift ideas coming your way!

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what Wandaful Things I’ve been up to. :)

See you back here tomorrow!!!