Santa Mugs

Christmas, DIY, Gift Ideas, Parties, Shopping, Thrift Stores, Uncategorized

My Dollar Store Christmas Party

Comments Off on My Dollar Store Christmas Party 20 December 2016

I just hosted a very nice holiday cookie party. I have been doing this party with the same group of women for years and years – each year at a different house. This year it was at mine – and because I do not have a lot of storage space right now, I do not […]

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bread sliced in a basket

Appliances, Bread Machine, Food, Garage Sales, Household, Thrift Stores

Do You Need a Bread Machine?

Comments Off on Do You Need a Bread Machine? 26 September 2016

Yes, yes you do. I got my first bread machine at a garage sale. It was $20. I was afraid of it and didn’t use it for two years until one day I decided that I was no longer afraid of it and went ahead and made a loaf of cinnamon raisin bread in it. […]

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Decorating, Household, Thrift Stores

11 Easy Bathroom Makeovers

Comments Off on 11 Easy Bathroom Makeovers 20 March 2016

Bathrooms can be fun and bathroom makeovers can be cheap, easy, and effective!  I never thought much about bathrooms until I was in Nevada City one weekend.  After our long drive, we had lunch at a place named Ike’s Quarter Cafe. The restaurant was fun.  The outside patio had a huge tree over shadowing the entire patio […]

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DIY, Gardening, Gift Ideas, Green, Household, Thrift Stores

Mini Succulent Garden in a Mug

Comments Off on Mini Succulent Garden in a Mug 10 February 2016

Make a fun DIY succulent container garden using an ordinary dish like a cup or a mug! If you frequent thrift stores, chances are you could find a mug with a heart on it for Valentine’s Day, or Christmas or birthday themed mugs for a great gift. Or just imagine a collection of these on […]

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Woman with a money fan

Decorating, DIY, Finance, Furniture, Garage Sales, Green, Household, Money, Shopping, Thrift Stores, Tips

Decorate on a Dime from Goodwill and Dollar Store

Comments Off on Decorate on a Dime from Goodwill and Dollar Store 25 January 2016

In this video, Do It On A Dime, Kathryn takes us on a tour around her charming home that was literally decorated on a dime. The Dollar Tree, Goodwill, and Ikea all have great items for a very low cost. When I was outfitting a home, my favorite Goodwill finds were always kitchen ware, kitchen linens, […]

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Spring wreath

Decorating, DIY, Garage Sales, Gift Ideas, Household, Thrift Stores

Five Minute Dollar Tree Spring Wreath

Comments Off on Five Minute Dollar Tree Spring Wreath 06 May 2015

This cute little spring wreath literally takes five minutes and delivers a big impact. It’s also possible to find artificial flowers on sale at craft stores and at thrift stores.

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Household, Shopping, Thrift Stores, Tips

April’s Best Buys

Comments Off on April’s Best Buys 08 April 2013

April is a good time to book vacations, go on cruises, buy TV’s and sneakers, cookware, vaccuum cleaners (new models come out in June, go thrift store shopping (spring cleaning means everyone is donating their old stuff). Keep your eyes open also for Tax Day Freebies. Lots of stores have special deals on April 15. […]

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Bills, DIY, Finance, Food, Garage Sales, Groceries, Household, Insurance, Kids, Money, Mortgage, Shopping, Thrift Stores, Tips

Family of Four Lives On $14,000 / Year

Comments Off on Family of Four Lives On $14,000 / Year 26 February 2013

Good job.  They never mention how medical care is covered.  I think because the husband is in the military, they have family medical care and maybe other benefits, too. I also don’t know how they came up with the money to buy a $22,000 van, pay off $8,000 on a truck and buy a$28,000 house. […]

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Household, Shopping, Thrift Stores

Goodwill Outlet Stores

Comments Off on Goodwill Outlet Stores 06 October 2012

The Goodwill retail stores are not the end of the line for donated merchandise. Products that do not sell after a few weeks at the store are sent on to Goodwill Outlet Stores. Goodwill Outlet Stores are located in warehouses and the merchandise is dumped into shallow bins.Prices range from city to city.  In the […]

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Decorating, Furniture, Garage Sales, Household, Thrift Stores

Cheap Tips for Home Happiness

Comments Off on Cheap Tips for Home Happiness 20 May 2012

Flea markets and estate sales are terrific places to find oil paintings, vintage signs, old maps–even beautiful pieces of wallpaper that can be framed. via Cheap Tips for Home Happiness | At Home – Yahoo! Shine.

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Employment, Garage Sales, Home Business, Household, Thrift Stores

Spring Cleaning for Cash

Comments Off on Spring Cleaning for Cash 15 May 2012

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Clothes, Household, Thrift Stores

12 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

Comments Off on 12 Tips for Thrift Store Shopping 07 May 2012

If you don’t yet shop at thrift stores, why not?  If you picture dingy floors, bad lighting, and torn clothing heaped together, you might be surprised.  There are a few like that in every town, I’m sure, but for the most part, they are a veritable gold mine of unclaimed wealth. With the sketchy economy, […]

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