8 Ways to Create a Romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

8 ways to create a romantic valentines dinner for your man

Last year for Valentine’s Day (our first Valentine’s as home owners) I put together a sweet, romantic dinner for two here at home.  I LOVE creating themed tablescapes so today I’m sharing 8 ways to create a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for two!  I had to create last year’s Valentine’s Day tablescape with things we already had on hand because we are just starting out and I haven’t yet collected all the things seasoned home owners have.  I’m enjoying this phase though- the putting a life together piece by piece (on a budget) and making due with what we have.  I thought it would be fun to show you what I put together from my little treasure hunt through the house.  This is one of my first tablescapes and the … Continue Reading

Tip of the Week- Re-purposing/ Recycling Christmas Cards

Recycled Christmas Card 2

For this week’s tip, I thought I would talk about what on earth to do with all of those Christmas cards you received over the holidays.  Don’t throw them out!  You can recycle & re-purpose them like I do and save some money in the process.  In an earlier post I talked about how framing beautiful ( I like to use vintage looking ones personally) cards makes an inexpensive and nice gift.  If you haven’t seen that post and want to know how I do that on a budget, you can click HERE.  So that is one thing you could do with any particular cards you received that are especially pretty.  Either frame them for some inexpensive holiday decor for yourself next year, or frame several of them for gifts … Continue Reading

Antique Framed Vintage Christmas Cards-Inexpensive Christmas Gift Idea & Holiday Home Decor

Vintage Christmas Cards Framed

  I love Vintage things and Shabby Chic or Cottage Decor, so I decided to “Make” a few Vintage looking Christmas gifts this year for some of the people on my list.  It was so simple and so inexpensive to do, yet makes an impressive gift that looks like you spent much more.  There are only 2 things you need to do:   Hunt for 5×7 Antique picture frames Hunt for Vintage Christmas Cards   In my case, I didn’t have to do much hunting, because the things I found are not real antiques, just brand new vintage looking items.  It literally took me all of about 5 minutes to find and put together my gifts.  However, if you are a person who enjoys garage sale hunting, or antique mall … Continue Reading

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Inspired Sandwiches!

Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer…Had a very shiny nose!   And if you ever saw it…  Are you singing along with me yet?  :)   Today’s inspiration is a fun little “recipe” if you will, on how to make Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Sandwiches.  This is a Fun (and yummy) project that would be great to make with kids or grand kids.  I suggest playing Rudolph music or watching the classic Christmas movie about Rudolph while making (or eating) these.  I think the kids will get a kick out of that!  By the way..if you don’t have children, no worries.  I have included an adult variation of this project as well.   To see step by step photos on how to make these, and get the scoop on adult … Continue Reading

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