Frugal Living · Holidays

S’mores Gift Basket: Dollar Tree Gift Idea

Here is a food gift idea that is perfect to give to anyone - a co-worker, neighbor, teacher, pet sitter or anyone else on your list. This is what I used for my basket: Everything you need for this basket can be purchased at Dollar Tree! I put it all in a festive tin with… Continue reading S’mores Gift Basket: Dollar Tree Gift Idea

Frugal Living · Holidays

Budget Friendly Christmas Gift Guide: $8-$40 {2021}

When it comes to Christmas shopping, I have two goals: 1) Complete all shopping by December 1st, and 2) Stick to my budget of $45 or less per person. There are already a lot of gift guides that have been rolled out by our favorite bloggers and influencers, but I believe that mine stands out… Continue reading Budget Friendly Christmas Gift Guide: $8-$40 {2021}

Enjoying The Journey · Frugal Living

Meal Planning for Family Vacation {2021}

The eight members of my side of the family (the Ham Fam - Cunninghams) spent 3 full days in Pigeon Forge over Labor Day weekend. We stayed together in a large condo with a full kitchen, so my mom, sister and I decided we preferred to eat most of our meals right there. We planned… Continue reading Meal Planning for Family Vacation {2021}

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5 of My Favorite Dollar Tree Kitchen Tools

There are so many reasons to love Dollar Tree, and their wall of kitchen utensils is definitely one of them! I pulled five of my favorite DT kitchen tools out of the drawer today to share them with you. #1 Small Colander I happen to have a metal/stainless steel version, but this colander is also… Continue reading 5 of My Favorite Dollar Tree Kitchen Tools

Decor · Frugal Living

Dollar Tree DIY’s: Simple Crafts Under $5!

If you're looking for simple, inexpensive crafts - you've come to the right place! My rules for crafting are these: it can't cost more to make than it would to buy the completed item, and it can't be complicated. Here are four crafts I've made using Dollar Tree items. If I can do these, anyone… Continue reading Dollar Tree DIY’s: Simple Crafts Under $5!

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April Dollar Tree Haul: Home Decor, Groceries and More!

You've seen the meme that describes a woman's brain as an internet browser with 15 tabs open all the time. That's definitely true for me, and one of those tabs is always running with holiday plans! Because of that, I found a couple items in the Dollar Tree's summer outdoor decor that I'm putting away… Continue reading April Dollar Tree Haul: Home Decor, Groceries and More!

Decor · Frugal Living

Living Room Inspiration: A New Project and a Surprise!

What would you do if you had $500 to spend on one room of your home? Other than the purchase of our new couch and chairs in 2019, I've never spent more than $150 when updating the decor in a room. Most of the time I just move things around my home and update decor… Continue reading Living Room Inspiration: A New Project and a Surprise!

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Dollar Tree Haul: Household Favorites!

Part of the fun in shopping at Dollar Tree is the chance to find lots of things you never knew you "needed." Seasonal decor, pretty paper products, kitchen gadgets and cute little home decor items are definitely the things that draw me in to Dollar Tree. But even if we're in between holidays or if… Continue reading Dollar Tree Haul: Household Favorites!

Decor · Frugal Living

Framed Botanical Prints | Dollar Tree DIY

I'm slowly working on the area around my new living room bookshelf. I knew I wanted gold framed botanical prints for the left side, but haven't found anything in stores that was exactly what I had in mind. On one of my Dollar Tree trips I found matching 8x10 gold frames. I could have probably… Continue reading Framed Botanical Prints | Dollar Tree DIY