Organizing is one of my favorite things.
Even if it’s not my idea and one I’ve found elsewhere, I have a sense of satisfaction knowing things are clean and in their space. Everything has its own space.
It’s even more important the smaller your space is. And I know the budget is a concern. Nonetheless, keeping an organized home is a must.
If you’re anything like me, you’re always looking for a bag to carry your things. Whether it be the beach or wherever, we want unique, right?! I don’t want what everyone else is carrying. I want to make an impression or a statement. Because of my love for totes, I’ve compiled 11 amazing DIY totes that you can make yourself. You’re going to really love all of these and you’ll have fun making all of the bags, too.
For me, sticking to a budget includes gifts for others. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t special. I always look for ideas that I can keep and turn into something meaningful for them. Now, you may be the type to think homemade gifts are tacky. This is not true for the majority of those receiving a gift. For example, my job is working with college girls and the best gift I ever received was a box of cards that they each wrote things they loved about me and our time together as well as photos.
Truth be told, the dollar store is one of my favorite stores. Whether it is Family Dollar in Greenville SC, or Florida, your nearest Family Dollar has great stuff! Before going to a pricier retailer, you should always hit up your local dollar store first. I am not a super cheap person either. But why would anybody pay full price for everyday items that you can get for cheap?! They have many amazing items for your home, crafts, and so much more from the dollar store. And everything is just a dollar.
This helpful collection of gift inspiration will help you year round for any gift giving occasion. It will especially save your neck during the busy holiday season when you realize you’ve missed some people on your shopping list. Gift cards are an easy save in a pinch, but they also are a bit impersonal and can feel like a cop out. Even if you think it will go over well, it’s always best to avoid the guilt. Not sure what to get, but want it to be more meaningful than a gift card? I’ve compiled this list to help you create spectacular gift baskets for anyone, even the hardest person on your list to buy for!
The best Christmas ornaments are those that the family makes together. The times spent doing these activities are memorable and those ornaments are keepsakes and remind us of the time spent. Some of my best memories are of my time spent with my grandmother making ornaments. They are also the best gifts. I love the ornaments I get from the kids! I’ve compiled the cutest keepsakes that your family can spend time on together. I’d love to see what your kids make!
If you are like me, you look for ways to save for the holidays without actually skimping. Dollar Tree is ALWAYS where I start! It’s a great place to pick up holiday gift wrap, Christmas cards, candy, stocking stuffers, table decor, and much more! If you saw my holiday decor post, then you already know just how much you can do at Dollar Tree. Here are my GO-TO items for Christmas at Dollar Tree:
Christmas Decor, Garland, Stocking Holders
Ornament Hooks, Ornaments, Christmas Tree Skirts, and Christmas Florals
Christmas Wrapping Paper, Gift Tags, Bows, Gift Boxes, Gift Bags, Ribbons, Tissue Paper, and Tape
Christmas Party Supplies
Christmas Tablecloths and Runners
Christmas Tree Skirts
Christmas Coffee Mugs, Dinnerware, Cooking Supplies
Christmas Kitchen Linens
Christmas Candy, Candy Canes and Peppermints
Christmas Treat Bags
These ideas will save you time, energy and stress!
If you are like me, we need to stay within budget at Christmas but we have such an extensive list of people to buy for. Well, this list of Fun & Festive Gifts in a jar I’ve compiled will help you come up with practical gifts that your recipients will love. Everyone loves a gift that has shows you thought about them it and these do just that! So for those secret Santas, neighbors, mailman, teachers, well…just about everyone on your list, all you need to do is make a few jar gifts and you’re prepared. My personal tips: make a few extra for those unexpected gifts you get and for ease in making, use wide mouth jars.
We all want and need to stay on budget during the holidays and what better way than with DIY decor. This doesn’t mean that it has to look cheap or skimpy either! These fantastic bloggers have come up with festive ways to stay in budget with their holiday home decor and have graciously shared so that you can copy in your home too! Looking at these ideas prove you don’t have to break the bank for elaborate holiday decor. I hope you love these like I do and let me know if you create any yourself. I’d love to see your photos!