Valentine Tablescape and Recap of the week….

IMG_8827My under $20.00 Valentine Tablescape for 2015.

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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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Glitter Wine Glasses

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This is a very easy, inexpensive and an under 30 minute craft.

Materials needed:

Wine glasses – I bought two from the Dollar Tree $1.25 each                             Mod Podge                                                                                                             Foam Brush                                                                                                                   Glitter Continue reading Glitter Wine Glasses

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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Day 12: Coca-Cola crate for displaying Pointsettia

WELCOME TO DAY 12 (the last day)OF MY 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS DECORATING, CRAFT AND GIFT IDEA CHALLENGE.

Today is the conclusion of my 12 Days of Christmas decorating, craft and gift idea challenge. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed doing it.  It isn’t my last post for this year as I have a few more things I want to cram in to 2014 before it’s over so stay tuned!!! 🙂 Without further adieu – Day 12

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Look at this BIG pointsettia I purchased at Costco this year for $19.97, isn’t it a beaut??

Since I don’t have a lot of Christmas decorations (a story for another day) I wanted this beautiful pointsettia to be more of a “feature” decoration in the house and couldn’t decide how to do that……u n t i l Continue reading Day 12: Coca-Cola crate for displaying Pointsettia

DIY: Easy Beverage Coasters

Check out this awesome DIY easy beverage coaster.

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I am so lucky that I have some very creative and “crafty” friends and fellow bloggers.  All of the colorful pictures were sent to me by my friend and fellow blogger from You Can Always Start Now.

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Blog following update for November

Welcome to November! I have decided that for this month instead of giving you 5 blogs to follow, I am going to share each Monday favorite projects from the blogs I follow each week. I think on other sites they call this Weekend Party Link.

As I promised in my first post regarding 5 blogs to follow, I am listing in my new category (link can be found on my home page)  “My Favorite Blogs” all the blogs I am following to date and of course as that grows it will be updated – so make sure to pop on over to that section to see what’s listed. Continue reading Blog following update for November