Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Free huggies sample in the mail today .

From Target .

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Count down to New Year's Eve ! On a budget

I have had old LBD for New Year's Eve . I spruced it up with a sparkly pin . H&M , Asos, Tibi , express , I have bought and find reasonably priced dresses. EBAY like I always say is your best bet. has dresses as low as $50. And you get high end designer without it staying in your closet forever, plus they do dry cleaning . Look on Pinterest or polovore for ideas if you can't pick one look . And ring in the new year under $ 50 for your outfit . You're going to need the extra money for drinks & food :) 

Out with the old in with the new ...

Stores are clearing their racks for new inventory . January is a great month to find rock bottom prices on clothing . And semi-annual sales . Last year I went shopping to old navy , express & Victoria's Secret . I spent less than $100 and saved close to what I spent . Plus I received a coupon from old navy for $20 off. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chocolate cranberry oat bars

1 c dried cranberries 
1/4 c orange juice
1 1/2 c flour 
1 1/2 c oats
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c soften butter
1 1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
4 squares Bakers semi- sweet chocolate ( chopped)
1/2 c planters pecan pieces

Preheat oven to 350. Combine cranberries and orange juice in a microwaveable bowl . Microwave for 30 seconds. Then let stand for 10 minutes . Then mix in rest of ingredients until  well combined.

Spread dough into a 13x9 baking dish . Bake 20-22 minutes or until center is set .

Looking for chocolate and peppermint ? Look now further ... It's probably in your pantry already .

1 pkg Bakers semi-sweet squares (8oz) pkg
1/4 tsp peppermint extract 
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
1 peppermint candy cane ( crushed)

Double boil or microwave in a small bowl the Bakers chocolate . Stir until completely melted . Blend in peppermint extract .
Dip crackers into melted chocolate , completely coating crackers. Place onto wax paper. Sprinkle with crushed candy cane . 
Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Cookies anyone ?

Either make cookies and give them as gifts or throw a cookie exchange party . Both affordable and yummy ( of course).

Come inside and warm up with a hot cocoa themed party for guests.

Make your favorite hot chocolate & give your guests all sorts of treats to mix in it . From peppermint sticks to caramel dipped spoons . Get creative and enjoy a budget friendly and warm holiday get together .

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Easy 1 2 3 holiday crafts you can find a Dollar tree.

Buy mugs at the dollar tree . Get your colored sharpies out and decorate . Let the cups sit out all day so the sharpie stays on . You can DIY on plates too . Then let it bake in the oven on a very low temp to make sure it stays in place . 

Free item from moving sale . Brand new & perfect for my dining room.

My Dad found this at a moving sale . Picked it up for free! Now it's a beautiful accent in my dining room .