Tuesday, October 4, 2016


Happy Tuesday!

I'm a sucker for a new hashtag. I'm a bigger sucker for Target! That place literally pulls you in with their hypnotizing bulls eye, and let's face it - their décor is just as captivating!

I'm quite the bargain shopper, so you can find me in the Target One Spot or perusing the CLEARANCE aisles 7 days a week, it seems. Totally not kidding, though - if you follow me on Instagram (@the4thquarterhome), you'll notice how frequently I post my Target finds, and it appears as if I shop every day. Yikes!

  • Stool [CLEARANCE] - purchased for $14.98.

  • Dip bowls were purchased - all [CLEARANCE] between $.98-$1.18.

  • The One Spot, Mason Jar (2ct.) - $3.
  • The One Spot, napkins (2ct.) - $3.
  • Dip bowls - (green, $2.48; blue, $3.99 ea.)
My home is still under construction. We are hoping for hardwood floors early in the new year, as well as a fireplace renovation. Stay tuned!
If you have any questions or need a source, please let me know!

Have a wonderful week, friends!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This little piggy, er, THESE little piggies!

If you have been following me on Instagram, you are already aware of the new additions to our family.

If you don't know, now you know... - Piggie Biggie Smalls.

A few weeks ago, we brought home Theodore, our very first guinea pig. After feeling guilty for separating Theodore from his other buddies, and after reading how it's best to adopt them in pairs; the following day, we brought home "PAPuA New Guinea", also known as "New-New".

The reaction from Theodore was PRICELESS. The chutting, purring and wheeking was in full force now! They're still a bit skittish with me and my family, but that is to be expected this early in.

As the days went by, and the more information I gathered from books, YouTube, Pinterest and #guineapigsofinstagram, it was imperative that I replace their Beginner's Kit/Cage with something more interactive and expandable, hence why I purchased the Midwest Guinea Habitat Plus.

Even though they are caged throughout the night, my daughter and I like to close the door behind us and play with them throughout the day. During the many times we've done this, we've witnessed the infamous "Popcorning", which can be seen in a 30+ secs. video clip on my Instagram.

Without further ado, here they are: Theodore and "New-New" in their new humble abode.

Trust me, there's two guinea pigs in the pictures below, but New-New was too busy doing was he does best: eating. Also, Guinea pigs cannot store Vitamin C, which is why their water bottle is a tinted yellow - Vita-drops are added daily to ensure that they get enough Vitamin C. Occasionally, they get treats: Kale, orange...

Next on the [purchase] list:
Bigger cage
Fleece bedding
An abundance of Timothy Hay!

P.S., As I typed this blog post...

My husband went to the market.
My daughter and I stayed home.
My dog, Princess, had a staring contest with Theo & New-New.
My other dog, Gizzy, sat numb. (Not a fan of the new additions. Ha!)
These little piggies went wee-wee-wee all in their home. (insert eye roll)
BUT, HEY! There's poop in their little box, so I'm as happy as a pig in mud.

Special thank you to my fellow IG'ers: @dundermifflinpigcompany & @mypetquartet for answering the many questions I had! Thank you so very much.

Have a great week, folks!

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

KILIM me softly...

Hey, you guuuuuys, look what arrived in the mail today from 3potato4. As many parents were sending their children off to school today, I patiently waited for UPS to deliver a package I've been tracking since Thursday. So many emotions parents and kids are feeling today and I'm over here giddy about this letter board! I mean, c'mon; look how cute it is! It'll be just as cute next week when my daughter will be holding it up for her first day of Pre-K.

Last week, I found this shelf [above] at a local antique shop. I must've stared at it a good 15 minutes contemplating whether I needed it or not. $26 seemed just way too high for a piece covered in cobwebs and torn wicker, but the vision I had for this piece won the battle. Oh, and to my surprise, it was an extra 20% off! I also found some awesome [vinyl] records to add to the collection.

And, if you follow me on Instragram, you'll notice more greenery in my house. I've become obsessed with house plants since the ones I've had the past 3 months haven't died on me. I have a green thumb after all!

I purchased three aglaonema plants, one of which I gave to my Mother, some more ferns and a snake plant.

I did some rearranging once again, and added a few "drop zone" baskets to the rattan shelf, so my husband and I can place our keys, sunglasses, etc. in there since the shelf is next to the front door. Very convenient!

As for this rattan chair, I purchased from a local thrift shop, I think a faux sheep skin pillow will suffice.

I hope you all enjoyed your Labor Day weekend!

Have a great day!

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Where do I Vegan?

Eeeek! It's been over a year since I updated this ol' blog of mine. I am sorry for not being consistent, y'all; I will try my best to update more often.

I wanted to share with you what has been going on the past 6 months of my life. For one, I am Vegan.....ish. I have not committed myself wholeheartedly; however, I am proud of the many changes I have made since I began this lifestyle in February, and if I had to label it, it is more of a Raw ’til 4 way of living. However, I am well on my way to avoiding meat and dairy altogether!

Secondly, our home is getting a complete makeover. Big. HUGE! I've always struggled with this, not knowing exactly what color scheme to go with, what art I should hang on the wall. Crazy enough, it took a change in my diet to realize that brighter walls, mismatched textures and all things rattan is what my home has been missing.

There's still plenty to do, like replace the carpet with hardwood floors, but I wanted to give you a sneak peak into what has been going on so far. The new items in my home were either Target clearance, thrifted, or purchased from the OfferUp app. The couponer in me still likes a bargain!

Follow me on Instagram @thepinteresthousewife for daily photos!

Thank you for stopping by!
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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Father's Day Printables FROM THE KID(S)!

June is a significant month for me. Not only is it Father's Day this month, but it's also my wedding anniversary. But, that's another post. We're here for a fun little coupon book from the little(s).

Although I've been creating coupon books for years (my husband gets at least one every year for Valentine's Day, Birthday, Christmas, etc.!!), I was inspired by Etsy to create one for Father's Day, as a gift from our 3-year-old daughter.

For printing, I fit the picture to frame and chose a 3.5 x 5 in. layout.


Happy June, folks!

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

DIY - [inexpensive] BIRD FEEDER!

One day, while perusing Pinterest, I stumbled across a bird bath and was immediately inspired....

Bird Bath, Pinterest.
We already have a bird bath in our flower bed, and the fact that I was in search of a bird feeder just days prior to my Pinterest find, I knew creating one similar to this not only would be less of a hassle but definitely less expensive. And, of course, more fun!

Supplies Used:
Basket ($1.00, Dollar Tree)
Faux bird ($1.00, Dollar Tree)
Plastic plant saucer ($1.00, Dollar Tree)
Hole puncher*
Jute twine*
Hot glue gun*
Glue sticks*
Bird seeds ($3.xx, Walmart)

(*Items I already had on hand; however, they can be found at the Dollar Tree)

Using the hole puncher, I punched 4 holes in the saucer (as seen below). Then, I fed jute twine through those holes as well as the basket to make it more secure. I combined and tied the twine at the top [for it to hang from the pole]. The faux bird came with a clip underneath - which I removed and replaced with a bit of hot glue before attaching it to the edge of the saucer. Add bird seeds and you've got yourself a bird feeder!

Took me less than 15 minutes to make!

Happy Spring and Happy Weekend to you All!

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

DIY - [inexpensive] DREAMCATCHER!

noun: dreamcatcher; plural noun: dreamcatchers; noun: dream-catcher; plural noun: dream-catchers
  1. a small hoop containing a horsehair mesh, or a similar construction of string or yarn, decorated with feathers and beads, believed to give its owner good dreams. Dreamcatchers were originally made by American Indians.

When it became difficult for me to find the perfect sized hoop for my project, I did what any other frugal DIY'er would do - I searched for inspiration in my own home. Part of an old, dirty bird feeder, that was collecting dust in our garage, caught my eye and got put to new use.

Supplies used:
Jute twine*
Doily ($1.00, Michaels)
Faux feathers ($1.00, Dollar Tree)
Colorful beads ($1.00, Dollar Tree)
Embroidery thread ($.39 ea., Michaels)
Hot glue gun & sticks*

(*Items I already had on hand)

Good thing my daughter approves, as it is going in her room!

Happy Friday, Folks! ;-)
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