10 Party Items Not to Pass Up at a Garage Sale

If you love entertaining and throwing parties, but you don't like spending a lot of money, you need to hit the spring and summer garage sales!  I have scored so many great deals on treasures from garage sales and flea markets that I now use for entertaining,...

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The Best Garage Sale Find of the Year

Do you like entertaining?  Let me tell you about my best garage sale find of the year and why you might want to start searching, too! All spring, I looked at garage sales and flea markets for a beverage cart.  I wanted a wooden cart (affiliate) but only seemed to find...

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How to Make a Bagel Stand

Did you catch last week's fun breakfast for a kids' sleepover?  Milk, fruit cups and a bagel bar with a DIY chalkboard serving tray.  But what I didn't show was how I made these adorable bagel stands.  And that, I saved for today.  Whether you're serving bagels or...

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How to Make $2 Tassel Garland

I love making my own party decorations.  But what I love it even more is when it costs a fraction of what you can buy it for in the store.  Today, I am showing you how to make a simple tassel garland for only $2. The secret that makes this tassel garland so...

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How to Make Simple, Yet Gorgeous Dollar Tree Luminaries

(This post contains my affiliate links.) Oh friends, when my eyes caught a glance of these decorative glass bottles, I knew I had to do something fun!  And with a quick little addition, for a whopping total of 2 bucks, I made Dollar Tree Luminaries. Not only are the...

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How to Make New Wood Look Worn for a Rustic Split Bouquet

This little project combines three things I love:  rustic wood, mason jars and fresh flowers.  It is simple in design and will look lovely on your dining table, window sill, nightstand or hearth.  Believe me . . . I've moved it all over the place.  My favorite spot,...

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The Day I Realized My Obsession with Chairs

I was driving down the road, coming home from school one day and passed by a little garage sale.  Just beyond the canopy attached to the garage, I saw it. It caught my eye and drew me like a magnet.  I didn't have time to stop but that internal debate happened...

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My Secret for Protecting Tables from Party Spills & Drips

  Party time.  Guests are serving themselves drinks and blue kool-aid is dripping down the side of the pitcher onto the table.  Or maybe it is the spout of your favorite beverage dispenser leaking iced tea even when turned off in plenty of time.  It happens to...

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My name is Kristen. I'm a former Wedding & Event Planner blogging about fun ways to celebrate each and every day and the special occasions of life. Here you'll find inspiration for family fun, children's activities, party planning and a faith-filled life.