Here are 5 table settings you can make on a budget that are fun for
fall, but can be modified and used year round!
1. DIY Candy Jars. Do you have a small side table,
or the corner of a buffet table you are looking to decorate? How
about these DIY Candy Jars. We found three separate candle holders
we had around the house. one was wood, and the other two were both
different colors. We unified them with a can of glossy black spray
paint (we were decorating for Halloween, but you could use any
color). We then cleaned out an old pickle jar, pasta sauce jar
and mason jar in our fridge and painted their lids black. We
attached them to the bases with Gorilla Glue and added candy.
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Egads, the Holidays are fast approaching! Whether you're a professional in the kitchen or just dabble at a few recipes this Holiday season, we can all use some great kitchen tools to get us through it all! So I posed the question to the DealPros: "What is your favorite kitchen tool to get you through the Holidays?"....and here's what they had to say:
While your running around try to get ready for Halloween and other
holidays, don't forget to grab some freebies and deals for
yourself. Your going to be spending enough money in the upcoming
weeks, so take advantage of them. Grab free coffee(s), BOGO
sandwich and even a free bag of chocolate truffles! Who doesn't
love chocolate truffles? There's a money saving coupon too.
If your planning on giving out a healthy alternative to candy,
there's something for you too.
It's a freebie you can print at home and hand out! It's definitely
one treat that won't contribute to a dentist office visit.
Freebie #1 - Free medium pumpkin spice cappuccino
at Quick Chek with the printable coupon from their
This is my favorite time of year! December is a busy month full of time spent with family and friends. People go out of their way to spread a little extra holiday cheer. And homes are decorated beautifully. There are so many beautiful trees and lights.
And while some people are sad to see Christmas end, I'm always excited about the thought of the new year. 2012 is just around the corner. It's a time for fresh beginnings and new starts! It's a time to turn your dreams into realities.
This week, my husband and I will sit down and create our budget for 2012. We'll assess 2011, figure out what worked, what didn't work, and what we can do better. One of the items that is now a must in our budget is our home decor/home improvement budget.
This is one of the areas that people often overlook in their budget, especially when they have limited funds. Amazingly enough, it's one of those areas where a little money can go a long way. By setting aside a little money each month, you can transform your home into a place you love to be.
Here are some great ways to make your home look a little fresher without spending a ton of money.
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You know how great inventions seem so simple once someone has invented it? Here is a perfect example: Most modern homes, or renovated older ones, end up with recessed can lighting all over the place. It's cheap, it does the job and it's inoffensive. But it also has no style and looks like you cheaped out on the decor, or couldn't make a decision. On top of that, while it's inexpensive to install, taking them out has always required an electrician, a plaster guy, and then repainting.
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Air drying clothes is a big money saving, eco-friendly tip.
When you air dry your clothes, you save money and energy from not
using the dryer, but you also extend the life of your
Unfortunately many people believe because they don't have a yard or
live in an apartment that it's not possible. I've lived in
apartments and in places where it's so humid it's almost impossible
to air dry clothes outside. I've found ways around hanging
clothing outside to dry.
By MrsMoneyGuest Blogger
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