Shop Smart This Holiday Season

Wrapped Christmas Gifts

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s holiday crunch time and I’m starting to break a sweat ~ literally, I start to feel all stressed in August about the holidays and feel behind even then.  As of now, I have a few gifts purchased but I still have so many more to

What Do You Do When You Need a Refrigerator…..like NOW!

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This post is sponsored by Kmart and the Kmart Lease It program but all opinions and the story are my own!  What to do when you need a refrigerator or some other appliance right now?  Some of you may have no idea what this is like and I am honestly truly happy for you ~ but for some {raising hand} you know what it’s like

10 Ways to Save Money Easily

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10 Ways to Save Money Easily and Painlessly! Source 1.  Washing your laundry in Cold Water vs Hot Water ~ I’ve read a lot of articles about washing your clothes in cold water versus hot and the consensus seems to be that using hot water does not make much of a difference when it comes to getting laundry clean especially if you use a detergent made

The Elegant, Rustic and Free Way to Wrap Potted Plants

How to Wrap a Potted Plant for free ~ a rustic look for gift giving, weddings and parties cupcakesandcrinoline.com

The Elegant, Rustic and FREE Way to Wrap Potted Plants for a Get Together or for Gift Giving A few weeks ago I was at Costco and they had a great deal on mums in a box of 4.  I was having a party the day I was there and bought the plants to give as gifts to those attending my son’s birthday.  I got home

DIY World Globe

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DIY World Globe from a Thrift Store Light Globe Did you know that today is National Thrift Store Day?  In honor of Thrift Stores all over the world and what you can do with the treasures you find there a group of my blogger friends and I got together to repurpose Thrift Store Finds.  

Inexpensive Lamp Makeover

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A lamp makeover in the form of simply changing your shade can have a huge impact on a small space.   When I was a young bride I had ‘a’ lamp.  Yes…just one and it was not so pretty.  I remember going shopping to a local mall with my mother and one of the department stores was having a sale on lamps.  My mother was

T-Shirt Tote Bag for Kids

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T-shirt tote bags are such a great way to repurpose an old t-shirt.  The cost is nothing, you can do so many different things with them and they are one of the easiest things you will ever make.    Click to continue reading  

10 Ways To Get Organized {Now} for Next Christmas

10 Easy Ways to Get Organized Now for Next Christmas via Cupcakes and Crinoline

I can’t believe that Christmas Day has passed by already but that just means it’s time to start getting organized for next Christmas.  I started practicing some of these tips in the last few years and they have helped me save time and enjoy my holidays with a little less stress! Photo Source 1.  When wrapping gifts I make a list of what I need

This Holiday Be The Hostess with the Mostest

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“This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleHoliday  http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.”  The Holidays are upon us and it’s time to entertain your guests in style and Cottonelle Triple Roll can help with that!    One of the hardest things about being the Hostess is making sure every last detail

Things I Like Saturday ~ Ikea 365+ Cookware

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I need new pots and pans…there….I said it.  My cookware, for the most part, is an embarrassment but good cookware is really expensive so, I don’t have it.  I was over at my niece’s house a few weeks ago.  She has All-Clad.  That stuff is amazing.  I had never used it before but I  have a thing for hand washing dishes, I actually really like