Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sunny Day

On a beautiful spring day, what is better than  Strawberry w/ cream cheese frosting and Yellow sprinkle  Cupcakes?

Saturday, March 20, 2010


I am as cheap thrifty as they come. My kids get annoyed that I won't buy them clothes unless they are on clearance. It's not that we can't afford to buy things at full price, I just like to spend my money practically and frugally. I have mastered grocery shopping so that we spend $100/week on food. That is $100 a week for a family of 6. This 100/week includes breakfast, lunch (we all pack a lunch from home daily), snacks, fruit and dinners.

Today, we were on the prowl for inexpensive, high quality bedding. We were due for new bedding, I have had the same comforter for over 5 years. We SCORED. Macy's had an additional 30% off all clearance bedding and the nice lady at the counter had an additional 15% off coupon. The comforter set was originally 350, we purchased it for $60. We found 750tc sheet set on sale for 60 (originally over 200). Our total bill was a little over 120 (sales tax) for merchandise that retails for over $500.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

a small glimpse of my weekend projects

This weekend was full of crafts, thrifting, yard work, cooking and even a nice hike with the family. I spent Saturday morning at a softball clinic with my daughter and all of Saturday afternoon thrifting..bliss. I found some great vintage pyrex bowls and a few milk glass pieces to add to my collection.
Between yard work and laundry I found time to complete a few craft projects.
This candle holder was made out dollar store finds. I made two of them for my fireplace mantel. The base is a tea light candle holder that I super glued to a glass vase. I used 2 pillar candles that I hot glued together ( the dollar store didn't have taller candles) and glued a ribbon around the center of the candles. The total cost for each vase $4.00.

I needed a spring wreath, this again was made out of materials from the dollar store. It fits perfectly on my wreath stand in the entry way. Total cost $4.00

The kids computer chair was plain black. I felt that it needed a new look. With a few staples and fabric, it's as good as new. My wonderful hubby helped me take it apart and put it back together. I had the fabric in my stash so the total cost was FREE.

When I was out working on the yard, my neighbor came out and asked if I wanted this table. She was going to give it to goodwill. I love the lines on it. I am going to paint it heirloom white and it will be a great TV stand for my girls bedroom.

I have more projects that were completed this weekend. I will post them later in the week.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


In an attempt to redecorate our porch without spending money, I spray painted some ugly green chairs that have been accumulating dust in the garage. I recovered pillows that I purchased for 99 cents from the thrift store.

Next weekend, we are going to power wash the front porch and I will be planting flowers in my newly painted flower pots. I like the look of the black chairs and table. I added a Pier 1 candle holder that I also purchased while thrifting for 1.99-added a coat of Heirloom White spray paint and she is as good as new.

I will post more pictures next weekend with the flowers.