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Sunday, April 20, 2014

I Know.


Happy Easter, friends!







"For I know that my redeemer liveth..."
Job 19:25

My hope for you this Easter, and each day of your life, is that you do know Him, Jesus Christ, the one and only Saviour of the world.

Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday!



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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Super Savings on Springtime Essentials!


This post brought to you by Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.

So the word of the month around here is Spring.  And I know you all are probably as excited as I am to get things ready around the house and in the yard for warm weather fun.  I recently stopped by Dollar General for some Lawn and Garden essentials and, of course, found a few more great things I didn't even realize I needed!

In case you're not aware, Dollar General has a great selection of garden tools, hoses, and even potting mixes and plant food for really great prices!




Two dollars for a great pair of leather garden gloves?  I'll take it.


And I can always use another cute flower pot...


I ended up with a cart-full of stuff for just under $30!


But my favorite thing was this little metal tray table I found for only $10...


And the tray is removable, so it's gonna be great for entertaining on the porch!  Love it.

Don't forget to stop by your Dollar General for your lawn and garden shopping this Spring!
And follow Dollar General on Facebook and on Twitter to keep up with all the latest news and offers!
Let me know what you find!


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Quick and Easy Easter Table


Hosting Easter at your house this year?  It's a great time for welcoming friends and family and serving up some hospitality.  And hospitality looks great on a pretty table setting.

Chances are, you're focusing your attention on the menu, so I've got a few simple ideas for your table that will save you both time and money.

You may have noticed I love using paper for my tablescapes.  Sometimes it's wrapping paper.  This time, it's patterned scrapbook papers.  The 12x12 papers are the perfect size for using as chargers, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to colors.  




You don't need a ton of different table cloths to get a variety of looks for your table.  Just start with a white or ivory, then add on the layers.  Hobby Lobby has this great basic burlap runner for only $7.99 (use a coupon for 40% off), and it can be used a hundred different ways.






I thought a nest would be cute for each setting for this table, so I took some excelsior (other kinds of straw or basket filler would work, too) and formed the little nests.  A couple paper maché eggs in each were just right, and I placed each one on a saucer so guests can easily set them aside when the food is served.







I love basic white dishes because they're so versatile.  A piece of burlap ribbon layered in between plates adds a punch of color, and a chalkboard tag makes a great place card!


For just pennies per place setting, you've got a colorful, custom look.



Need a nice centerpiece?  Why not use a potted plant from your porch?  Place it in a bowl or on a tray, if needed, for a more polished look.  Remember this one I told you about here?  I brought it in, made a chalkboard banner from black card stock and bamboo skewers, and I had an instant centerpiece!










Colorful teacups and saucers can make great little vases, and if you don't have enough sets for each place setting, just put them in the center of the table.







Since I used mainly what I already had for decorating, this tablescape was only a few dollars to put together!

My friend, Denise, used the same general concept in Easter brights and I love how hers turned out as well.  She calls it Kate Spade meets Punky Brewster, but I call it fabulous!










I hope this inspires you to save your dough for the dinner rolls and make a great tablescape for less. I'd love to see how yours turns out!  




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