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Every Sunday after church, I stop by my local Dollar Tree store to see what seasonal decor, gifts, and food items they have.

Since everything is only $1.25, I get a little Christmas crazy and start dropping some of these items in my cart.  It’s so easy to do!

The Dollar Tree also has some Dollar Tree Plus items for $3 and $5 dollars.  Really cute stuff, so check it out!

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Here’s to a beautiful, memorable, but budget-friendly holiday season!  Please stop back by and share your wonderful creations with your Dollar Tree finds.  

Super Cute Pet Costumes For 2022!


I can’t believe that Halloween is next month?  This year has flown by, and I have a brother & sister mini Doxie duo who will be one years old on 10/18/2022.

Of course,  I’ve been looking online and in store for some cute pet costumes to celebrate the day, and here’s what I’ve found below:

Aye Matey!


I love how Puff looks like he actually has some additional hair.  This has been the family favorite so far, so I’m pretty sure that this pirate hat will be the pick of the night.


Lion Hat


Ok….this Lion hat is really made for cats!  But, since my Doxie is a mini, it fits him.  I just can’t with that face!

Halloween Bandana



So, my little CoCo is probably going to wear a Halloween bandana.  She wants absolutely nothing to do with having something put on her head.

So, I took advantage of this 12 Piece Holiday Pet set!  It’s pretty much got every holiday, plus notice the boy & girl birthday bandanas!!  (I’ll post that picture later)!



2 Pack Halloween Dog Shirts




These little shirts are easy to put on, light weight, and washes well.  They’re perfect for warming our fuzzy family members up!

And finally, here’s a another spooktacular costume that has caught my eye!

24 LED Spider Dog Halloween Costume



Might as well light your pup up with this purple & orange lighted spider costume!  It’s a little pricier, but if your a Halloween fan like I am, it makes perfect cents!  Get it?

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How K.I.S.S. Gifts Are Perfect For Valentines Day!


Maybe I’m just old, but whenever I think of Valentines Day I get transported back in time to my early years of school.

I couldn’t wait to decorate my Valentine’s Day shoe box, and cut that slit on top, so my friends could put their cards & hopefully candy into it.

It was such a simple time, and that’s why today I think KISS gifts, (keep it simple silly) are perfect for Valentines Day.

Here are some gift ideas below that are not only cheap, but cute.

Valentines Day Cards

You have to start with the Valentines Day cards.  I went two places to get mine.

Check out the retro cards I got on Amazon:

Hallmark Mini Valentines Day Cards

And the The Dollar Tree for only a buck!  (Got to love that)!

Also, here’s a little DIY post from The Dollar Tree, it’s from 2019, but you get the idea.  Just mix and match, and if it’s not in store you can always buy online!


Affordable Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day

An Ebay Valentines! 

I am a huge eBay shopper, and right now they have a 15% of select Valentines Day gift with code: VDAY15OFF

There is entirely too much to list, but I think heart shaped themed kitchen, home, fashion or jewelry would do just fine.  I’m loving the Crocs above!

Tech Me Love

135 Piece Household Tool Kit Pink 

If you have a DIYer to love on, the perfect gift to me is tools!  (My hubby doesn’t want me touching his tools, because I don’t put them back.  Ooops!

Heck, here’s an entire page of pink tools if you’re interested!

Also, see those cute red ear bud beats in that Walmart ad?  LOVE

Finally, I just have to mention Amazon Explore, one more time!

If you love jewelry, then check out this

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30% off until 02/05/2022.


I bought this Travel through Tokyo on a Traditional Rickshaw for Valentines Day for my hubby and I.  I am so excited to experience this live with my guy, might even get some sushi!

These are just a few simple heart day gifts to try, and no matter what, I hope you get to experience this day with your family and friends.  Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate all of your love.


Here’s another post if your interested:

Valentines Day Gifts That People Don’t Want!

Cheap, Cute, Halloween Costumes


I’ve been on the search for some cute, cheap, Halloween costumes this year. 

I have had so many other costly projects lined up this past year, that I’ve put myself on a holiday spending budget.  


So below are some ideas that I think are really fun, and all you need to do is add a little make up and accessories!  


Poncho Costumes


Who remembers wearing a poncho as a kid?  I know I’m sharing my age right now, but thank goodness they’re back.  


Spider Poncho


Scarecrow Poncho



Costume T-Shirt



As much as I love dressing up for Halloween, sometimes these costumes are really itchy and uncomfortable. 


 So, a costume T-shirt with simple added accessories is a perfect fit for anyone who wants to celebrate the holiday but be comfy.  This Mini Mouse set is available at Walmart!  




Costume Kits




I love when my hubby dresses up for Halloween with me, but he likes to keep his costumes simple.  So costume kits, like the Hippie one above is a great idea.  There are a ton of varieties on Amazon.


Work Wear Cardigans, Dresses, And Tunics


Yes….I do dress up at work, and boy have we come along way with choices.  Check out some cool Halloween work wear ideas that are super duper cheap!



LOVE me a cardigan!  Covers my butt, and looks cute with jeans or leggings.


Or you could get a Halloween Tunic, like this one available at RoseGal.





And finally, how about a Halloween dress.  I especially like the vintage style dresses like these below:









These are just a few Halloween costume ideas that are budget friendly.

I would also invite you to check out my SPOOKTACULAR page on Amazon for more decor, party, and costume ideas for everyone.










Top Ten Valentines Day Gifts For Under $10



Valentines Day is almost here, and if your in the mood to share a little love with that special someone but short on cash, here’s 10 gifts under $10.



Sips by Tea Discovery







For all tea lovers, here’s a cute curated tea discover subscription box for $7.50 for first time customers.
You can cancel at any time.



Hallmark Valentines Day Pop Up Card








There’s something special about getting a card that was picked out just for me.
I love these various Hallmark pop card’s for Valentines Day.   



Heart Shape Window Pendant Crystal Suncatcher







If you have a outdoorsy, artsy fartsy kind of love, this is so sweet!
Crystals and light go hand in hand.



Couples Keychain Valentines Gift






There are other styles to choose from, but I kind of like the puzzle piece. 



Valentine’s Day Dachshund Decorative Pillow







I just recently lost my Doxie after 16 years, and this pillow is just precious.
The vintage feel and message is perfect for anyone. 





Heart Face Masks





I work in the healthcare industry, and masks are just a way of life right now.  Might as well be cute while I’m at it.




The Dollar Tree




The Dollar Tree is not only affordable, but a crafters dream.
You can make a Valentines Day basket easily for under $10.
If you don’t see what you want in store or need a larger quantity, buy online.


Heart Be Mine Teddy Bear Pendant Necklace





This little Teddy bear necklace is so cute, and just above $10 but worth sharing.
It’s perfect for anyone who loves bears & bling, like me!  🙂


2 Packs Essential Oil Diffuser Necklace



Perfect gift for those who love essential oils. You just add 3 to 4 drops of your favorite scent and away you go!




Dream Loom Wooden Music Box





This little hand cranked wooden music box, let’s your loved one know, that they are the sunshine in your life.
They have other versions, and songs, but the loving message is still the same.


Well that’s my Top Ten V-Day gifts under $10 bucks.
I hope that some of these gift ideas might give you some inspiration, but more importantly I hope that you get to spend the day with the one you love.

Hugs & Kisses xoxoxoxo

Time To Reflect About My Past Time Christmas Memories


What a crazy year we have had, and I don’t know about you, but getting into the Christmas spirit has been hard.

The only joy I seem to find, is reflecting on my past time Christmas memories with my family.

So, I thought I would share what I remember most, and hopefully help you reminiscence about all those great memories and traditions of your own.


Cooking with my Grams

Top 3 cookies were:

Candy Cane Cookies

Snowball Cookies shaped into crescent moons.

Christmas Butter Cookie Cutouts

All of these recipes are from the Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, I have her original book below with all of her beautiful scribbles.  (Perfect gift by the way)


And home made Pierogies with potatoes, onions, and cream cheese.  What a mess it was, but Lordy, Lordy, oh so good.

Here’s an authentic recipe from the Polinist, and check out her other Polish dishes, which reminds me of my Grams.

Potato and Cheese Pierogi “Ruskie”



Out Door Decor


You knew that Christmas had begun when my Grams put up the big, lighted Santa face on the outside of her home.  Check out this one below.



She also lined her kitchen window bright, beautiful, colored Christmas bulbs, like the ones below!



The Gaudy, Beautiful, Christmas Tree


For goodness sakes, back then you had a big Christmas tree, with big lights, regular ball ornaments, candy canes, garland or tinsel.

It wasn’t a designer tree, because it was meant for the family of all ages to put up together.

It didn’t have to be perfect and that’s what made it beautiful.

Here’s my tree from 2002, I’m still trying to figure out why I put the tree up on that side of the room.  LOL





The Plaid Christmas Pant Suit


I wish that I had a picture of my Gram’s polyester plaid Christmas pant suit.

As I grew older I realized how ugly that pant suit was, but I would trade anything to have it now.

I’m almost tempted to wear this Christmas plaid dress just to tribute to the polyester suit.  LOL



The Big Present

Of all the presents, the BIG ONE was this

1975 Ideal Baby Dreams Velvet Skin Doll.

Believe it or not, but my mom still has this doll wrapped up somewhere in her house.

Here’s one I found on eBay, the price is crazy, buy hey that velvet face was so cool, and she’s still perfect.



I hope that you could relate to some of these family traditions.

I was born in the late 60’s, and of course times have changed, but creating family memories are more important than ever.

I hope you all have a safe and Happy holiday season, and thank you for stopping by.



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