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D.I.Y. Flower Centerpiece

Being the frugal gal I am, it is rare for me to have a centerpiece full of fresh flowers and real cranberries. Yet, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity when I realized this arrangement would cost me $2.50. ($4.50 if I had to buy the vase and dish, which I didn’t) and it only took me

27 Neighbor Gifts in 27 Minutes

This Christmas I was able to assemble my neighbors’ Christmas gifts in 27 minutes. (I did not include the shopping time). Not only was I able to completely assemble these gifts in under half an hour, they only cost an average of $1.47 cents each! That is 27 gifts for $39.42!! * Note (esp to

3 Simple Ways to Keep Christ in Christmas

  1. Serve others. Christ’s every action and decision was based on the welfare of others. He thought not of Himself but of His Father in Heaven, His brothers and sisters, and the eternal nature of His calling. He sacrificed not only His very body and life, but each and every moment He lived, and

Easy D.I.Y. $3.50 Wreath

I made this wreath (which I think is pretty cute) for $3.50 in about 30 minutes. You can make a $3.50 wreath too, with these 3 simple steps: #1- Buy an old wreath from a thrift store (I got mine for $1.50) and take off the old decorations/things on it. If you have an old

How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree Like a Pro.

This Christmas we donated a tree to the Festival of Trees. It is a non-profit charity that donates all the money raised to the Primary Children’s Hospital. The trees are sold and need to look as professionally-decorated as possible. Many decorate using a theme and others just decorate based on color schemes. This year we did

Christmas Tree Ornament Guide

Ornament Guide:  For the first 8 feet of a Christmas tree, each foot needs at least 12 medium/standard sized ornaments per foot totaling: 2 foot= 24 ornaments 3 foot= 36 ornaments. 4 foot= 48 ornaments. 5 foot= 60 ornaments. 6 foot= 72 ornaments. 7 foot= 84 ornaments. 8 foot= 96 ornaments. As the tree grows

Wood Pumpkins

Fall themed wood pumpkins will work as decor from September through Thanksgiving. They are very inexpensive, and they are easy to make.  I was able to easily put them together without the help of step by step photos, so until I can add some (mine got deleted), I’ll just leave the step by step instructions.

Why You Should Shop 364 Days Early

Thrifty people look for deals any time of the year. Even if the deals are for holiday goods 364 days early. You can save big by buying holiday items after the holiday has just past. Usually stores will discount their holiday merchandise the day after that holiday has past. This is the best time to

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