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.

 

 

Halloween Meets Colors

 

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.

 

 

KISS Gift Guides For Everyone On Your List

I love to find the perfect gift for everyone on my list.

 

I use the KISS method: KEEP IT SIMPLE SILLY, by shopping though suggested gift guides.

 

My faves are below, and remember to look for coupons, cash back, and free shipping offers at places like:

 

Rakuten

 

Honey

 

Top Cash Back

 

Ibotta

 

Be Frugal

 

Amazon

 

 

Ya’ll know I love me some Amazon, and here’s some super gift guides that they have already curated!

Beauty Gift Guides

 

Fashion Gift Guides

 

Electronic Gift Guides

 

And…don’t forget to visit my Christmas Crazed Fanatics Unite page!

 

 

Wal-mart

 

Walmart has done a super job on helping all of us find the perfect gift.

 

The two pages I would start at are:

 

Gift Guide List

 

Gift Finder For All Occasions

 

The gift finder list allows you to break down age groups, unique gifts, pets, and so forth.

 

It’s a place that should be book marked for all occasions.

 

 

 

eBay

 

eBay’s Seasonal Sales Events Page

 

I personally buy from eBay all the time.

 

It’s a great way to gage prices, and yes they compete well with Amazon and Walmart.

 

Don’t be afraid to by refurbished electronics either!  eBay’s money back guarantee is awesome, and I have made

 

friends with many of the ebay sellers.  (They are real people by the way)  🙂

 

Just pay attention to their reviews, and ask questions.

 

I have bought Mac products, kitchen appliances, pools, and hard to find vintage items.

 

 

 

The Dollar Tree

 

 

The Dollar Tree is a fantastic place to find DIY crafty ideas for cheap!

 

Times are tough for many this year, and we all could use a little help with our Christmas budgets!

 

I encourage you to go the main page and click on the different tabs to get inspired!

 

They have gift basket ideas, DIY crafty gifts, and wonderful care packages for the loved ones who life far away.

 

Also, if you don’t want to go into the store, (which I admit can get a little crowded), you can have your items shipped

 

to your home!

 


 

 

The above stores are just some of my favorite places to find gift lists.

 

Many of us just don’t have extra time to spend looking, and the simplicity and ease of buying online works for many.

 

I hope that all of you have a wonderful, safe, holiday season, and I am blessed to have you stop by.

Now Ho! Ho! Ho and a shopping we will go!

Light It Up For The Holidays

If you’re a decorating, seasonal, holiday diva like me, then every year you look forward to creating a be-dazzled scenery for all the world to enjoy.

But, let’s face it, all that magic can get really expensive, so I like to light it up with these seasonal, budget friendly tips below.

 

 

• This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission fee if you decide to buy. Thank you for your continued support.

 

1. Fairy Lights

 

If you haven’t discovered the magic of fairy lights, your really missing out.

I have one plugged in year round, like the picture above, and below is the light strand that I bought on Amazon for $10.

Super Saving Tip:  You can get micro LED battery operated light sets and add them to a mason jar, wine bottle, or any vintage glassware.

It’s a great way to decorate and personalize any themed celebration.

 

 

2. Lighted Canvas Prints

 

I purchased this LED musical snowman at my local craft store, and it brought some elegance to my Christmas theme, in fact I love it so much, I left it up all through the entire winter season.

I also like how you don’t need to plug it in, and this allows you to literally place it anywhere in your home.

You can find some great pictures and prices on Amazon, e-Bay, or Led Holiday Canvas Wall Art – Walmart.com

 

 

 

3. Holiday Light Projectors

 

Star Shower Slide Show

 

I’m 49 years old, and I’m over hanging outdoor Christmas lights!  I don’t like putting them up or taking them down, so the newer holiday projector lights have become my best friend, and here’s why:

● With the switch of a button, you can change your holiday season.  Halloween, Christmas, or other celebrations.
● You just stick it in the ground and point it where you want it to shine.
● It has an on and off timer, so you don’t have to worry about turning it off.
● It’s cheaper in the long run, and I don’t have to replace light bulbs.

Of course, you can also make it really, really, easy and get some really fun inflatable lawn ornament, such as this Christmas Doxie.

These are just a few inexpensive ways that I use to add some fun seasonal decor, and I would love to know what all of you do.

So, leave a comment or link below so that I can all of your bright ideas.

Why I Love Ugly Christmas Sweaters!

 

Call me crazy, but I love ugly Christmas sweaters!  

Not only are they festive, but they remind me of all the crazy, colored, outfits that my late grandmother would wear around the holidays.  

For instance, her plaid, red & green, polyester pant suit set was her pride & joy go to outfit for Christmas Eve!  

I suppose when I was really young, I didn’t think anything about it, but as I became older I realized what a, “WOW GRAMS” outfit it really was.  🙂  

So, when I see ugly Christmas sweaters I can’t help but think of all the wonderful times I had with my grandparents growing up, and really that’s what Christmas is all about, being with your family & friends and making memories that will last a lifetime.  

Now comes the fun part, I thought that I would share some of my favorite Ugly Christmas Sweater picks, and hopefully they will give you a laugh, help you remember past Christmases, or maybe you just might want to keep the tradition going by getting one for yourself.  (That’s if your brave)  LOL

 

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Crackling Fireplace Knit Ugly Christmas Sweater

This lighted up crackling fire place Ugly Christmas Sweater is so cool!  You basically download the FREE app, slide your phone in the see through fireplace, and it comes alive!  

Light it up I say, and at Amazon with various sizes and colors.  

   

Men’s 8 Bit Santa Ugly Christmas Sweater

Alex Stevens Men s 8 Bit Santa Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ho! Ho! Ho!  This sweater totally reminds me of my grandmother’s plaid Christmas outfit.  It’s so ugly its beautiful.

Ugly Christmas Sweater 3D Printed Funny Graphic Pullover Sweatshirt

Well, I suppose if you’re a cat lover this Ugly Kitty Christmas 3D sweatshirt makes total sense.  I love this cat’s grumpy face and the bells look like hair balls to me.  LOL  

 

 

 

 

(Bucktooth Rudolph Sweater Dress

Reindeer Christmas Tunic Sweater Dress

 

This Reindeer is ugly but cute with his pom poms.  I love the length, and you could really glam it up by wearing these sparkle leggings that come in regular and plus sizes.  

 

 

Women’s Ugly Christmas Leggings

 

Maybe you would rather go with some Ugly Christmas leggings?  These come in a variety of sizes and styles, and if you really want to get noticed at your next party, pair it with the shirt below.  LOL  Amazon $5

Faux Real Men’s Ugly Cardigan with Tie

Faux Real Mens Ugly Cardigan with Tie

Finally, here are two ugly, long-sleeved t-shirts for both ladies & men who don’t like to wear sweaters!  Both of them are available at Amazon.com.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Cardigan

Cardigans are pretty much flattering on anyone, and the variety on the link above is perfect for all shapes and sizes.

Finally, if your really into crazy Christmas decor and more, check out my

Christmas Crazed Fanatics Unite! page on Amazon!

 

I hope that you have had some fun looking at my fun, festive, Ugly Sweater picks, and just so ya know that some of the links above are my referral links.  This means that if you decide to have some holiday fun this year and buy one I may get a small commission fee.  Thank you so much for your continued support.    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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