Friday, December 27, 2013

{FREE} New Years Printables!

Hi Loves! I pray that you all have a Blessed, Safe, Prosperous & Happy New Year!

We are celebrating from our home this year, so today, I got started early for next week's festivities!






I purchased the Happy New Year countdown champagne bag from TJ Maxx for $2.99. Food Lion currently has a 2/$5 Sale for Welch's Sparkling Cider. The New Years party supplies: eye mask, {plastic} champagne cups, colorful bead necklaces, party horns and purple & gold ribbons were purchased from The Dollar Tree ($1 ea.). You can also purchase a gold picture frame from The Dollar Tree to put these awesome printables (below!) in. Just right click on the photo, save to your computer and print!


See you next year! ; )

Linking up with:

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Saturday, December 7, 2013

{FREE} COOKIE EXCHANGE PRINTABLES!

Happy Saturday, friends!

I hope you all are enjoying your weekend so far.

It's so hard to believe that Christmas is just 18 days away! Geez.

I don't know about you, but this time of the year can be quite stressful and chaotic, so I'm looking forward to getting together with some girlfriends next week and participating in a Cookie Exchange, and drinking wine. Lots. of. wine.

Are you hosting a Cookie Exchange? Participating in one?

Spruce up those cookie bags with some decorative tags. Here ya go, I made some just for you!

Enjoy!


Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

{more} CHRISTMAS JAR GOODIES & FREE PRINTABLES!




Earlier today, while scrolling through my Facebook feed, The Idea Room posted a link to her recent blog post for 12 Free Christmas Printables/Neighbor gift tags. It couldn't have come at a better time, considering the Neighbor Gift & Chocolate Chip Cookies Mix in a Jar I posted earlier this week.

Her post inspired me to search Pinterest in hopes to find more! Several downloads later, I was ready to put my laminated printables & tags to use. Check it out!


If you're traveling for the Holidays this year, this would be an awesome gift to let the ones you're leaving behind how "blue" you'll feel without them. ; )









Printables & Supplies used:
Find FREE printables here, here & here.
Gold Picture Frame ($1.00, Dollar Tree)
Gold Lid Jars ($1.00 ea., Dollar Tree)
Christmas Linen Napkins ($1.00, Dollar Tree; used to decorate some of the jar lids)
Miniature Christmas Bells ($1.00, Dollar Tree)

Lindt Lindor Chocolate ($1.00, Target)
Decorative Ribbon ($1.00, Target)
Hershey's Kisses ($2.29, Target)
M&M's ($3.19, Target)
Chex Mix ($2.79, Target)
Jute twine (already had, but purchased from The Home Depot)
Red & White Christmas twine (already had, but purchased from Michaels)

Happy Holidays, friends!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

BUDGET FRIENDLY CHRISTMAS DECOR & TREATS!

Create your very own Christmas décor. The most you'll spend on these projects is your time









Visit your local Goodwill/CHKD thrift store, in hopes to find pillows.



DIY Plastic spoon (and fork!) Christmas trees. Inexpensive frames at your local thrift store can get a quick Chalkboard makeover too! Simply remove the glass and spray paint it Chalkboard ($3.67, The Home Depot)!


I used some pine tree scraps & $.50 - $1.00 (Dollar Tree!) Christmas embellishments to fill up my glass cake/punch bowl and its being used as a centerpiece on my dining room table.






Visit your local The Home Depot, or anyplace selling Christmas Trees. Ask for pine tree scraps and create your very own chair decor, like I did. Use glitter glue/glitter spray paint to decorate pine cones and purchase some Christmas embellishments at your local Dollar Tree! Chalkboard tags available at Target ($1.00!) Use burlap to tie around the chair.







Happy Holidays!

DIY: Chocolate Chip Cookies Mix in a Jar!

This delicious gift would go perfectly with a gift card to that someone special. See how to make one below!



 


What You'll Need:
Gold lid "Mason" jars ($1.00, Dollar Tree)
Christmas Linen Napkins ($1.00, Dollar Tree)
Christmas Twine (I already had some from Michaels, but Target's $1-$3 bin has some!)
Chalkboard Tags ($1.00, Target)
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Sticks

Ingredients in Jar:
Flour
Baking Soda
Baking Powder
Salt
Light Brown Sugar
Chocolate Chip Morsels*

*Target currently has a special going on for baking morsels, $2.29 each!

Are you getting creative this year and giving homemade gifts?

Happy Holidays!

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Sunday, December 1, 2013

"Just Poppin' By To Say Merry Christmas!" Neighbor Gift Idea & a FREE PRINTABLE!


Love thy neighbor with a poppin' gift this year! Just fill 'er up with anything POP related. Here's what's inside mine:

Popcorn container ($1.00, Dollar Tree)
Soda "Pop"! Classic Coke Bottles ($3.99, Target - Limited time, Hurry up!)
Pop Secret microwave popcorn ($2.18, Walmart)
Ring Pops ($1.00, Walmart; our neighbor's have a little girl)
Home Alone 1-3 (DVD Set, $4.00, Target, Limited time, Hurry up!)
Hershey's Peppermint Bark Chocolate Bar ($1.00, Target)
White Cheddar Seasoning ($1.98, Walmart)

Be sure to get a gift receipt for everything.

Fill up the popcorn bucket with faux snow to make it even more festive!





Have a "jolly" Christmas instead and put Jolly Time popcorn in their bucket!

Happy Holidays, y'all!

Linking up with these lovely ladies:
Wildly Original link party #81.
All Things Thursday Blog Hop #22.
Work It Wednesday, No. 26.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

DIY: Thanksgiving Wreath - a $.97 Pipe Insulation Transformation!

What You'll Need:
Pipe Insulation ($.97 - The Home Depot)
Duct Tape (Available at The Home Depot)
Hot Glue/Glue Sticks
Burlap (Available at Wal-Mart)
Artificial Garland & Flowers (Check your local Dollar Tree!)
Chalkboard Tag ($1.00 - Target)
Battery Operated Lights (Available at Michaels)

1. Wrap your burlap around the insulation before forming a circle.
2. Form a circle and use duct tape to adhere both ends together.
3. Wrap garland around half of wreath.
4. Add your flowers. No need for glue. The garland will hide the wired stems!
5. Tie a Chalkboard tag onto a piece of garland, write "Happy Thanksgiving" in a metallic pen.

Wrap your lights around the garland and that's it!




Happy Thanksgiving, friends!