Thomas the Train Trackmaster Toys {say that 3 times fast!}

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Thomas the Train Trackmaster Tale of the Brave toy review

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fisher-Price for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I'd like to use the word 'obsessed' when it comes to how my son feels about trains, but I think it's a bit more. He eats, sleeps, and breathes trains. His career goal is to drive a train (last week he told me that when he grows up, he'll still visit me even on days he's not driving his train, bless him). He can spot a train track half a mile away, and even happily visits thrift … [Read more...]

25 BEST Bake Sale Treats and Recipes

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25 Best Bake Sale Treats and Recipes

With all the fairs, holidays, church and school events going on right now we're smack dab in the middle of bake sale season. You know at some point you'll have to face the bake sale table so might as well be prepared. Here's a host of ideas that range from 'I only have 10 minutes to whip up some insanely clever treats' to 'I worked on these for 3 hours and wanna ROCK the bake sale this year!' Choose the one that works best for you, and happy Bake-Saleing! How to Have a Fabulous Bake Sale from … [Read more...]

How to Make a Leaf Garland {more DIY Dollar Store Fall Decor!}

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Make this reusable fall leaf garland for just $1! LOVE fall decor that's pretty AND budget-friendly!

I know I should probably hide my head and pretend I bought all my fall decor from some upscale retailer, but I can't help myself. I promised more budget fall decor ideas up my sleeve, so here you go-- a faux leaf garland with supplies from, da da dum... The Dollar Store. There goes the neighborhood, right? BUT! These leaves looked realistic enough I figured buying them wouldn't lower my home's value but rather serve as an easy way to create chic decor on a dime. Here's how to make them. If … [Read more...]

Burlap & Pumpkin Fall Wreath {Dollar Store Wreath Idea!}

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This festive fall burlap wreath was made with Dollar Store pumpkins!

This fall I wanted to really cut back on seasonal spending for fall and Halloween decor so my wheels started turning on how to create a higher-end look for a LOT less than retail. Browsing the Dollar Store last month, I found these bags of mini-gourds and a fall wreath idea was born. The green speckled look wasn't horrible, but it wasn't what I was looking for in terms of an upscale style wreath. A quick hit of spray paint in glossy white... ... and high style pumpkins were born! I simply … [Read more...]

Front Porch Outdoor Decor for Fall {hello, Chili Peppers!}

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Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas on the cheap!

Fall is in full swing around here, though I have to admit that we bought our pumpkins so early (in a month when the temps were unseasonably high) that they started to get mushy! So I had to toss our pretty pumpkin stacks and go for living specimens to adorn our front entryway instead. My sidekick and I made several trips to the farm to pick out just the right pieces. I'm happy with our colorful and easy to care for entryway, and he's thrilled because he has little pumpkins to truck … [Read more...]