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