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Latest Blog Posts for Thrifty Decorating

  • my word for 2013....
    on Dec 31, 2012 in thoughts
    I don't often jump on the bandwagon of New Year's resolutions..... it's just too easy to set unrealistic goals and expectations and  never meet them. How many people make New Year's resolutions only to forget where they put the list the fol...
  • "Gourmet" Muffins from a $0.50 Mix
    on Dec 4, 2012 in recipe recipes
    I am a bit embarrassed to confess this, but there are moments when I  feel like I just don't have time to even cream butter and sugar together.... The pace of this season in my life feels a little frantic, so making an array of home-baked g...
  • Muslin-Wrapped GarlandI recently saw this muslin garland idea at Down to Earth Style and was impressed by the ease and price to make it. I tore my muslin into strips that were about  12 inches long, folded them, and tied them into knots. Total co...
  • Amazing Art Blog
    on Nov 28, 2012 in crafts homeschooling
    {Winter Tree Art} I recently stumbled across an amazing art blog that is just too good not to share with you all.... Since I am more of a science/math person, art tends to be my homeschooling weakness. I didn't take many (any) art classes be...
  • Dropcloth Ruffle Pillow
    on Nov 22, 2012 in decorating sewing living room paint
    Using THIS as my inspiration, I used dropcloth to make more neutral {inexpensive!} pillows for my living room chairs. Remember the before..... Here's the after..... Instead of buying new furniture, I spent about $35 on a 12 x 9 d...
  • Faux Grainsack Pillows
    on Nov 21, 2012 in decorating sewing living room paint
    I love dropcloth! It is just so inexpensive to decorate with! Recently, I have been continuing to work on my family room furniture.  It's about 10 years old and the fabric is falling apart! Armed with drop cloth, heavy-duty needl...
  • Inexpensive Fall Wreath Idea
    on Oct 23, 2012 in crafts fall decorating wreath
    Have you decorated for fall?   About 2 years ago, I made a wreath using materials from The Dollar Tree and I am still using it on my front door! The whole project cost about $3.00! 1 piece of foam board:  $1.00 2 packs of le...
  • Fall Mantle Reveal
    on Oct 18, 2012 in crafts mantle ideas fall decorating
    I'm staying out of any political discourse, but the reality is......with  gas prices pushing $4.00 per gallon, life is expensive! So when it comes to decorating, my options are to {mostly} use what I have. One thing that I've had for ma...
  • Fall Mantle Peek
    on Oct 17, 2012
    I know that I have been missing for has been a much needed break from blogging.  I realized that I had some evaluating to do about why I was actually blogging. During this break, I've been doing minimal crafting and...
  • On the Grill Potato Packs
    on Jul 31, 2012 in recipe recipes
    I have been a little AWOL....but I have been loving my break from blogging! As I have mentioned before, my boys have been swimming....and swimming...and swimming! It has, by far, been the most exciting summer of swimming!They each made it as fa...
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